10 Mar 2020

Full-Time Director of Finance & Operations

Bard Prison Initiative – Posted by axistalentpartners Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States

Job Description

About BPI:

Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcollege. BPI currently enrolls 400 women and men across six New York State prisons and two microcollege campuses. To date, students have earned 550 Bard college degrees.

About the Opportunity:

The Director of Finance and Operations serves as the de facto chief financial and human resources officer of BPI and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director’s main charge is in identifying and implementing the infrastructure and systems needed to support BPI’s growth. The Director ensures that BPI responsibly manages its finances and financial responsibilities; that it can enter into and maintain effective contractual relationships; that it can expand its infrastructure and staff size; and that staff can rely on consistent and equitable administrative policies and practices, as well as support opportunities for professional development.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes:

BPI’s contractual and financial relationships are centralized, organized, and optimal

BPI employees recognize the fairness, logic, and transparency of employee policies

Develop comprehensive knowledge and communicate all BPI’s contractual obligations with colleagues to ensure that those contractual obligations are met

Establish new BPI office buildings or spaces in Annandale and NYC

Conduct financial reconciliations on a quarterly basis with appropriate record-keeping

BPI always satisfies financial reporting and auditing requirements

Develop a smooth and efficient process to communicate necessary budget information for grant proposals and reports with the BPI Development team

Handle invoices and payments in an efficient and organized manner

Effectively manage the negotiation of new contracts, including leases

Manage all new staff positions in an organized process from initial announcement and recruitment to appointment details and on-boarding

Oversee process and timeline of staff evaluations and reappointments, working with supervisors, ED, and the Bard College Human Resources office

Develop a BPI employee handbook to include established policies concerning reimbursement, time off, confidentiality, conduct, etc.

Supervisors follow consistent policies to create meaningful opportunities for staff professional development

Key Qualifications:

Commitment to BPI’s mission of defying expectations of who college is for and where it might lead

Experience managing budgets, producing budget projections, reconciliations, and reports

Experience in an operational or financial leadership role for an organization or division

Experience building and improving operational, financial, and HR systems

Significant knowledge in HR practices and policies and employee engagement/relations issues

Experience negotiating and managing contracts and leases

Strong steward of partnerships, customer service oriented

BPI’s Benefits & Culture:

This position is fully benefits-eligible through Bard College. Staff benefits include health insurance with prescription, vision, and dental, as well as employer contributions to a retirement plan.

A private institution serving in the public interest, Bard College is committed to critical inquiry, civic engagement, and the expansion of educational access to underserved communities.

How to Apply

This search is being managed by Axis Talent Partners. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position and their interest in BPI’s mission specifically to: https://axistalentpartners.applytojob.com/apply/qQAAfvfBVn/Director-Of-Finance-Operations-Bard-Prison-Initiative-BPI?source=PinkJobs

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 60 days.

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