Associate Director of Finance

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The pay range for this position is $72,635 – $92,610.

Work is currently remote through June 2021.

Who We Are:

Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes.  We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.

We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase  the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.

Who You Are:

You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism.  You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Finance & IT

collaborates with the Director of Finance & IT (FIT) to provide leadership and strategic oversight of solutions to advance Oregon Food Bank’s (OFB) mission through the functions of finance, analysis, and IT. With the guidance of the Director of FIT, the Associate Director designs and develops strategies for the implementation of processes, tools and methods to support core organizational functions of budgeting, forecasting, audits, accounts payable and receivable, information systems & technology and data management. The Associate Director drives long and short term planning, budget processes and evaluation; inspires and leads high-functioning and diverse teams and maintains collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including the OFB Finance & Audit Committee and Board of Directors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial leadership by working cross departmentally to ensure that OFB achieves its 10 year vision and strategic goals through effective financial management.
  • Provide recommendations to the Director of Finance & IT, Leadership Team, Board and Finance Committee’s in the creation of Financial Statements and Dashboards, Operating Reserve Reporting, and all other financial reporting and modeling.
  • Assist the Director of Finance in drafting annual budget and forecasting, and work with supervisors and other Directors in the creation of the budget and in routinely tracking budget to actuals with various methods of tracking and reporting.
  • Manage a team of direct reports across accounting, finance, information systems & technology and data management.  Ensure that these areas are completed accurately and timely, including grant tracking, payment, and reconciliations; inventory journal entries and reconciliations, and operational reporting to successfully track and monitor food that is received and distributed.
  • Manage a team of direct reports across accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring that invoices are paid and processed in a timely manner and financial guidelines are consistently met.
  • Manage the Data Manager in the creation of a Data Warehouse to successfully and safely store all OFB data in one location to increase the efficiency of reporting and analysis.  This will be done in conjunction with the IT department and an IT consultant.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Finance, manage and direct the IT department in providing the organization with security, improvements, and ensuring successful and regular IT operations.
  • Coach department staff to develop and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, divergent and convergent thinking for problem solving, passion and authenticity, skillful delegation and time-management, and compelling presentation skills.
  • In partnership with the Director of Finance and IT, build and maintain practices and structures that support an inclusive, collaborative and high-functioning department
  • Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
    • To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good. Provides leadership and examples professional communication and behaviors to OFB standards.
    • In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to:
      • cross-departmental efforts
      • work culture activities and programming
      • advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
      • plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Five+  years of applicable finance and accounting management experience including  a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated team leadership experience that includes staff supervision and performance management responsibility.
  • Experience in management, monthly accounting and reconciliations, audits, and inventory reporting. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy while operating in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience developing mission-driven staff; including strategies to address mission-creep, burn-out and compassion fatigue.
  • A collaborative spirit, open communication skills, and an eagerness to learn
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organizational level skills and experience for exempt employees include:
    • Disposition and willingness to innovate, problem solve, test, fail and adjust.
    • Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
    • Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; meet deadlines, ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work.
    • Self – directed, meets benchmarks and checks assumptions about results and end goals. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; provides role clarity, shows willingness to support others to build momentum and share success, comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
    • Ability to thrive in a creative, responsive, and fast-paced culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior leadership experience or experience managing managers/multiple teams
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Sharepoint, Wizehive, and Dynamics Budgets.
  • Professional, volunteer, or personal experience within food banking, hunger relief programming and/or community food systems work, or any type of non-profit, social services work.
  •  An academic background in mathematics, accounting, physics, economics, statistics or an equivalent subject, as strong mathematical skills are required
  • Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
    • Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
    • Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
      • Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to the world view and perspectives of others.
      • Integration is defined as being able to “code-switch” or move in and out of one’s worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
      • Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
      • Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
      • Personal living/lived experience of hunger and/or systemic inequity/oppression.

The Fine Print:

Work environment:

Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computer and phones extensively.

May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur.

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