Director, Finance Hope Center

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DescriptionThe Hope Center for College,Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking a Director of Financeand Administration to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organizationwe take seriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement,communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed tocommunities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education fromhigh school through higher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why#RealCollege matters: we have collectively lived the challenges of navigatinggovernment bureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma andperils of living without financial stability, and experienced marginalizationalong nearly every possible line.


The Hope Center seeks a Director of Financeand Administration who is passionate about addressing structural inequality andracial disparities and committed to sustaining a team that gets into what JohnLewis called “good trouble” on a regular basis.


We are looking for an individualwith experience and a strong skill set in the financial management of bothgrants and contracts, as well as strategic financial planning, within a ResearchI university. The Director of Finance and Administration should be prepared towork closely with the Executive Director and the Executive Team to problem-solve,take ownership over business and strategic initiatives, and “fight fires” whererelevant. The Director of Finance and Administration will work very closelywith the Finance teams in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and TempleUniversity. The right candidate will build and oversee the Hope Center’s internalfinancial and administrative procedures to ensure Center goals are achieved andexpand our portfolio to establish the Center as a Service Core at TempleUniversity.


It isan exciting and difficult time to be working on creating significant socialchange. We seek teammates who are committed to our mission, committed tocreating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment,and are capable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-paced environment.Performs other duties asassigned.


RequiredEducation & Experience:   

Master's Degree and at least 3 years of grants administration and financial managementin higher educational institutions and/or governmental agencies. An equivalentcombination of education and experience may be considered. 


RequiredSkills & Abilities:

*A desire toreduce structural inequality and racial disparities

*EmotionalIntelligence and ability to excel in and immerse oneself in an environment thatengages sensitive cultural, gender, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues.

*Provenexperience managing finances and administration for a substantial portfolio ofgrants and contracts

*Ademonstrated track record of excelling at internal and external stakeholderrelationships, especially internal relationships across departments

*A strongwork ethic: ability to be self-motivated and take ownership over tasks

*Adaptabilityand the ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and think creatively

*Proactive,self-directed mentality with a hunger to learn and a willingness to take onresponsibilities sometimes outside of one’s “lane”

*Ability tocommunicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels ofthe organization

*Provenability to rapidly improve inefficient processes

*Naturalrelationship-building skills, with a focus on integrity and reliability

*Expert atMicrosoft Office Suite and Google Apps (the Hope Center also uses Slack, Asana,and Dropbox





This is agrant funded position.

Thisposition requires a background check


TempleUniversity values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for allpersons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status,national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or anyother status protected by law.


ComplianceStatement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the positiondescription employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial andother conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activitiesdo not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at theinstitution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliancewith applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations,including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essentialfunctions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 1/1/2021
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