Director of Finance & Administration​

National Women’s History Museum
Washington, DC

Creating a Physical Presence in D.C.​

Beginning in 2022, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) will begin a groundbreaking partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. to create a community in which visitors can experience women’s history, in-person for the very first time, together, through innovative physical exhibitions and robust public programming that explores women’s struggles, triumphs, and contributions to American history. ​

​The Museum’s inaugural exhibition will highlight trailblazing African American women activists and their presence in Washington, D.C. It will explore their barrier-breaking and tenacious work to ensure equality, representation, and justice. NWHM will engage the community and contemporary artists to interpret and present history through their work.​ For the last 25 years, the NWHM has served as the largest online cultural institution dedicated to U.S. women’s history. As an institution, it has focused on sharing the powerful history of women in America.​

NWHM seeks a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to oversee finance, operations, IT, and human resources. Specifically, responsibilities will include directing and managing the Museum’s finances, operations, and human resource administration to support short- and long-term strategic goals. As the Institution expands, the Director will have the opportunity to work with the President to support the work of the Board of Directors, in particular the Board Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair. The ideal Director of Finance and Administration will be a confident and strategic leader, with a track record of overseeing financial operations for growing organizations; an expertise in strategically allocating resources; and a proven ability to foster confidence and trust in administrative decisions. Specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of successful financial leadership and management roles within complex and dynamic organizations.​
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business Administration is required; MBA and CPA are preferred.​
  • Strong record of strategic and tactical decision-making that has reinforced financial health and organizational growth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a comprehensive range of financial activities, including long-range planning, budgeting, and accounting; direct experience writing and managing operating budgets and coordinating external audits is required.
  • Experience and familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Successful experience serving as a collaborative partner on a senior team, offering exceptional reasoning and analytical skills and steady, clear-eyed judgment.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the National Women’s History Museum.

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