We are currently in search of a Finance and Operations Manager for a Social Service Organization. The position is based in the West Side of Chicago.  This is a full-time permanent position.



LOCATION: West Side of Chicago

POSITION TITLE: Finance and Operations Manager

DURATION: Full Time, Permanent

SALARY: $65,000-$72,000


Is This Your Dream Job?   The Finance & Operations Manager will be a hands-on and collaborative leader who will develop and implement policies and procedures related to finance, agency planning, budgeting, human resources, grant management and administration. The position will play a critical role in partnering with the Executive Director and other staff members to assist in developing and enhancing programming within the agency and the greater Continuum of Care. This position is a new position that will work closely with the executive director and office manager/bookkeeper to scale up this growing organization’s human resources capacity and help maintain its high standard of fiscal health. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization and assist in pushing its critical, mission-driven work forward.


 Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Further develop the human resources and administrative policies and procedures, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and
  • Further develop the HR policies related to equity and inclusion in hiring and personnel
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent, equity and inclusion forward, culturally competent, and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive orientation, onboarding, and ongoing training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, cultural competency, equity, inclusion, and best practices policies and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and
  • Oversee administrative functions and facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization



  • Working closely with the Office Manager/Bookkeeper, prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, and oversee all financial project/program and grant
  • Work closely with the finance committee and board members on finance-related policies and procedures. Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; periodically review and propose updates to the written fiscal policy and procedure
  • Establish and coordinate an inclusive annual budget process that includes the executive director, the three program directors, the office manager/bookkeeper and finance
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditor and the finance committee of the board, implement any recommended changes.
  • Manage the billing process and grant administration for a small number of interagency partnerships for which is the lead agency, maintain quality control standards for grant
  • Improve the reporting capability and interface between the current accounting software (QuickBooks) and donor management software (Donor Perfect)
  • Implement a robust contract management and reporting system; ensure the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational


How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • BA in finance or related field, MA/MBA

At least 3-7 years of financial, HR, nonprofit or other relevant experience. The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination, and has preferably overseen a human resource function previously.

  • A track record in grants
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, a growth mindset, and dedication to the values and mission of the Alliance.
  • Ability to work with and collaborate effectively with a diverse team of staff and


We’d love to hear from you.


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Tagged as: Finance, Finance Manager, nonprofit, Operations Manager, Social Services

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