Senior Associates/Managers/Associate Directors, Advisory Services - Boston, MA

Nonprofit Finance Fund

  • Boston, MA
  • $69,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
  • Apply easily
The COVID crisis and the uprising for racial justice have shone national light on both the urgent work required to build a more just and vibrant society for all Americans and the potential for positive action when our communities mobilize. We have also celebrated the “heroes”, who primarily work in nonprofits delivering essential services like affordable housing, social justice advocacy, health, youth development, to the arts. Yet these nonprofits continue to rely on a flawed, inequitable funding system that often impedes their ability to make a difference. Nonprofit Finance Fund is setting out to change that. We are a nonprofit lender, consultant, and advocate with 40 years of experience committed to reforming the nonprofit funding system. We know that financial knowledge and access to appropriate lending products are power for nonprofit leaders. We are now evolving our strategy to focus on helping to shift funding and financing practices so more money flows equitably and with less restriction to community-centered organizations led by and/or serving people of color.

Position Summary:

NFF’s Consulting team works with nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and other mission-driven partners to address issues of finance within the flawed nonprofit system. The team engages most often with nonprofit leaders who are at an inflection point in their organization’s journey and experiencing tremendous change and systemic inequities. We support these leaders by being a thought partner, providing advice on ways to build financial strength, and informing decision-making through analysis. We believe we can only succeed when recognizing and complementing the organization’s unique strengths, aspirations, and values. Therefore, we are looking for an individual who has experience working with communities of color and who is able to make numbers accessible to even the most finance-averse.

NFF is looking to fill up to 5 positions on its Consulting team. All consultants will be a member of a close-working national team and will play an integral role in client delivery. This will include one-on-one consulting engagements with nonprofit leaders, workshops and webinars, team management on larger initiatives, and data analysis to inform initiatives. NFF’s Consultants are client-facing and required to quickly pivot with different audiences and problem-solve for different situations. For example, in a given week, they may need to coach an Artistic Director on budgeting for the first time, partner with a Finance Director to analyze a government-funded program, present a webinar on financial tools, or speak to structural inequities within the nonprofit financial system at a national conference.

The range of positions to be filled ask that individuals manage work across four major areas—content knowledge, financial analysis, presentation and facilitation, and project management.

Regardless of the situation, the Consultants will need to have good judgment for when to lean into numbers and when to shift away from them. Consultants must be able to handle complex or ambiguous situations with clarity and aplomb.

Positions could be based in Los Angeles, Oakland, Boston, Philadelphia, or New York with potential for travel.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an experienced member of a team working with clients to solve for key financial, strategic, and organizational issues
  • Lead conversations with nonprofit leaders in a way that demonstrates empathy while also advancing the work to address core strategic and financial issues
  • Present NFF content in workshops and conferences
  • Design and conduct financial analyses, organizational assessments, and sector research
  • Synthesize financial data into accessible materials; write and present reports that outline key findings, options, opportunities, risks, scenarios, and recommendations
  • Develop and execute work plans to meet client needs within the project’s scope, budget, and timeline
  • Manage a portfolio of complex engagements and initiatives
  • Potentially manage team-based initiatives and/or individual team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the social sector
  • Experience working with resource-constrained communities or communities of color
  • Familiar with nonprofit or business management
  • Typically, individuals able to perform at the levels of Junior and Senior Consultant will have about 5-10 years of relevant experience
Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:
  • Professional maturity, adaptability, and ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients, funders, board members, and leaders in the field in a way that is consistent with NFF Values. (For more information on the NFF Values, click here:
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities with good judgment for what is appropriate in a given context or situation
  • Comfortable analyzing financial and non-financial data
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey complex dynamics in accessible ways
  • Self-starter with the ability to proactively manage a complex portfolio of work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and be a strong contributing member of a high-functioning team

At NFF, we are invested in discussing the depth and breadth of each candidate’s background and experience during the interview process and using that information to determine the best offer. The salary range for the Senior Associate position begins at $69,000 and the Associate Director begins at $101,000. NFF also provides an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, standard holidays, and commuter benefits.

Please Note:

All salaries are commensurate with experience and include an attractive benefits package.

Nonprofit Finance Fund is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its workforce. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

NFF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, NFF complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. NFF also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

This job posting provides a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for this position. It does not represent a contract for employment and NFF reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without notice.

When applying, please DO NOT include any of the following information with your job application: Social Security number; driver's license number or state-issued identification card number; financial account number, or credit or debit card number.

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