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27 Mar 2024

Full-Time Director of Finance, HR, and Operations

jhalzen@avp.org – Posted by jhalzen@avp.org New York, New York, United States

Job Description


In 1980, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) was born in the streets of Chelsea, created by community activists in response to a series of brutal attacks against gay men. From the start, AVP took to the streets, pushed back on the police, and demanded safety and justice for our community at a time when few believed it was our right.

Today, AVP’s work is more critical than ever. The national climate has become increasingly hostile and dangerous for LGBTQ people and in particular, transgender, gender nonconforming and non-binary people (TGNCNB) people of color. Over 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced across the country. Twenty-nine states have passed or are considering passing laws banning care for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth. AVP’s core work addresses the prevention of violence and prioritizes those in our community most marginalized and impacted including QTBIPOC, TGNCNB, immigrants and low-income people, and people living with HIV.

New York City Anti-Violence Project envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP services include a 24/7 hotline, counseling and legal services for survivors of violence, national advocacy, training and community organizing.


The Director of Finance, HR and Operations is a part of AVP senior leadership as a member of the Management Team (MTeam) and reports to the Executive Director. They lead the Finance & Operations department, champion the organization’s strategic vision and directly supervise three positions: Senior Finance and Contracts Manager, Senior Manager of Human Resources and Operations, Senior Finance Administrator.

The Director of Finance, HR and Operations leads three critical areas of AVP’s functions: Finance, Human Resources and Operations.

  • Manages the finance team, providing planning and oversight for all fiscal functions of the agency including budgeting, accounting, grants administration and management.
  • Provides leadership for a human resources infrastructure as well as policies and benefits, ensuring that AVP’s staff can bring their best selves to work.
  • Facilitates smooth organizational operations including facilities and IT systems, ensuring supportive workplaces for AVP’s physical and virtual work.

The Director will ensure that AVP is truly a safe, welcoming place for staff and community members that matches our anti-oppressive, survivor-centered and trauma-informed framework.


Strategic Leadership

  • Collaboratively help lead organization-wide visioning and participate in AVP’s senior leadership, the Management Team.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure effective internal communication and cooperation.
  • Own strategic goals within Finance and Operations and drive organizational growth.
  • Foster a positive, healthy, sustainable, innovative, results-oriented work environment.
  • Contribute to AVP’s Anti-Oppression projects and initiatives.
  • Ensure that AVP Board of Directors are knowledgeable about the organization’s finances, human resources and operations by preparing reports and presentations and staffing board Finance and Audit committees.
  • Support fundraising efforts by attending select events, developing and maintaining relationships with funders as needed.

Oversee Fiscal Systems and Management

  • With staff and the Board of Directors, generate the agency’s annual budget and periodically reforecast the budget throughout the year.
  • In collaboration with Senior Finance and Contracts manager, manage staff responsible for day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping systems (using FUND EZ, Bill.com, and other applications).
  • Maintain updated Fiscal Policies and Procedures.
  • With support from Senior Finance Administrator, develop, maintain and review financial reports to be presented regularly to Department Directors, Executive Director and the Board.
  • Manage the production of all annual financial statements, including supervising audit, Form 990 and Uniform Guidance.
  • Administer city, state and federal government contracts and support the administration of corporate and foundation grants through creating and modifying budgets, allocating staff time, monitoring and tracking expenditures applications and reports.

Oversee Human Resources and Workplace Culture Initiatives

  • Manage Human Resources and Employee Benefits.
  • Manage and maintain a collaborative working relationship with the staff union and lead the Management team that engages in contract negotiations.
  • Supervise maintenance of personnel records and administer AVP benefits plans and payroll.
  • Ensure that all staff receive appropriate supervision and support, including coordinating staff trainings, coaching staff on effective supervision, assisting with individual performance management and improvement, periodically reviewing salary scale, overseeing staff evaluation processes.
  • Support HR and Operations staff, providing guidance and assistance with hiring processes and ensuring consistent staff onboarding and offboarding.

Lead Operations and Office Management

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager of HR and Operations, oversee responsibility for facilities in downtown Manhattan office, continue to evaluate office space needs, and prepare for and lead possible real estate search and office move in 2025.In collaboration with Senior Manager of HR and Operations, oversee responsibility for all of IT, computer network and security system management to increase technological capacity and security.
  • Prepare and maintain all records required by law and associated with the program’s 501c3 status.


  • At least eight years of nonprofit administration experience.
  • A minimum of four years each of experience with (1) financial management and (2) human resources management.
  • A minimum of four years of experience supervising staff, with demonstrated experience building a highly collaborative and supportive team culture.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and fund accounting principles.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and city contract processes a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities.
  • Superior oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be highly organized, solution-oriented and willing to roll up sleeves to get the job done.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating anti-racism, anti-oppression and intersectional values and principles into daily practice.

This is a director-level, exempt position with a salary range of $95,000 – $110,000, depending on experience.

Competitive benefits package and an excellent and dynamic work environment, including flexible 32-hour week, over 4 weeks off, paid holidays with holiday substitution options, generous sick time, paid family leave, flexible/remote work options. Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. 403(b) retirement investment plan (employee contribution only) and flexible spending accounts for medical and transit costs.

Hours are generally 10am – 6pm, Monday through Thursday and 10-2pm on Friday. This position may require some work during the evening and/or weekend to support AVP programming. This position is based in the AVP office in Manhattan and will require a hybrid of both remote and in-person work.

AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. This is no minimum education requirement for this position.

AVP is a unionized workplace and members of the bargaining unit are represented by the Office Professional Employees International Union Local 153. Employment in non-management positions requires membership in the staff union. Director of Finance, HR and Operations is a management position, and not part of the union.

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How to Apply

At AVP.org upload cover letter, resume at as well as an example of an all-staff communication, an all-staff email or other similar writing sample. No phone calls, please. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of the high volume of applicants, it will not be possible to respond to all inquiries.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance, anti-violence, HR, lgbtq, nonprofit, and operations. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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