The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for providing direction, support, and strategic leadership for the Native American Youth and Family Center. The position reports to the Executive Director and has direct oversight of the finance and operations departments. This position leads the operations and finance management team in the coordination of fiscal management, asset management, and operations. The Director of Finance and Operations will play a critical role in partnering with the leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as NAYA continues to enhance its quality programming and community development. This is a tremendous opportunity for a visionary finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
Education & Training: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, CPA strongly preferred • Familiarity and/or experience with Sage MIP Accounting system, preferred • Knowledge of local community resources and social service agencies, especially with low-income and ethnic minority clientele • Knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience
Experience: • 10+ years of Accounting experience in the non-profit sector, of which at least 5 years includes supervisory experience • Experience working within diverse populations is strongly preferred, specifically with the urban and reservation Native American population, including working within a tribe, board, or other organization • Demonstrated initiative, discipline, and ability to perform under pressure and to meet deadlines • Demonstrated experience with annual budgeting process including calendar of steps, economic factors, staffing, and financial assumptions • Working knowledge of managing a diverse portfolio of grants, including developing grant budgets and reporting • Experience developing and applying an indirect cost allocation methodology
Skills: • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills • Ability to deal with different people and situations appropriately, including effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds • Highly articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization • An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image • A visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus • Excellent interpersonal skills • Communication skills, active listening, verbal and written, including public presentation skills
About Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
The Native American Youth and Family Center is a Portland Oregon based nonprofit serving the local Native American community. The Mission of NAYA Family Center is “...to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education”.
Impacting the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year, we believe that traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and building self-esteem.
With the goal to provide stability for families and community members, moving them out of poverty and on to the path to prosperity, NAYA’s wraparound programs serve everyone from babies to elders. Offered free of charge to participants, our four programmatic areas include our alternative high school, the Many Nations Academy, Youth and Education Services, Family Services and Community Economic Development Services.