Job Opportunities

November 2017

Director of Finance and Administration
(full-time, 40 hours per week)

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a member of the mission center’s senior leadership team, reporting to the executive director (ED). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead the development of cross-departmental processes to support the following areas: finance, human resources, administration, and IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role as the mission center continues to grow. She or he will ideally have accounting experience in a complex nonprofit with revenue of $1M+, with multiple programs and funding sources.

Responsibilities Accounting & Financial Management

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly , quarterly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Monitor and approve all employee expense reports.
  • Prepare and file certain necessary tax forms, assists in preparation and research of Form 990.
  • Manage accounts receivable and petty cash.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Implement a robust financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the overall finance policy and procedure manual.
  • Proactively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.

 

Human Resources, Technology and Administration

  • Further develop the mission center’s human resources and administration, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Establish and manage a training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including donors, grant makers, vendors, as well as our CPA and audit firms.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

 

Qualifications

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the mission center’s mission, vision and values
  • A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with a business or finance degree
  • At least five years of accounting, financial and operations management experience preferred
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data reporting
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software · A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

 

The Wesley Mission Center provides a work environment where staff care for and support each other. We are motivated by our faith, are passionate about the work we do, and we also like to have fun together. If you have a passion for serving others and want to be part of our growth – we would love to hear from you.

To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume before December 15th to Carmin MacMillan, Executive Director: [email protected]

 

 Employment Coach (Full-time)

The Wesley Mission Center (WMC) is committed to supporting Mansfield ISD residents experiencing financial crisis, and working with them towards long-term financial stability. We do this through the organizational delivery of integrated or wrap-around services to clients in three key areas: employment, income supports, and financial services.  Reporting to the Director of Programs, this role is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive employment services to Mansfield ISD residents with the goal of attaining long-term financial stability.  The following is a list of related job tasks, however, others may be assigned as needed:

Employment Coaching (60%)

      Partner one-on-one with unemployed/underemployed participants to develop a client-driven action plan leading to employment paying a livable wage

      Immediately assess and address any obstacles to participant gaining employment or completing training/certification (lack of childcare, transportation, education, work skills, etc.).

      Conduct career assessments to help participants discover their natural strengths and abilities and how these can translate into the workplace

      Provide employment coaching to educate participants on high demand career opportunities  matching their career goals; make referrals to and help clients connect with appropriate training and/or certification programs as needed

      Provide one-on-one or group career coaching to participants such as: resume development, job search strategies, interviewing skills, or mock interviews.

      Seek out and utilize resources to help “special populations” obtain employment (criminal background, disability, etc.)

      Offer employment retention support for up to 1 year to participants reaching employment goals

      Engage all newly employed/promoted participants in financial coaching

      Collaborate with empowerment coaches to ensure participants’ progress toward career goals

      Assist Program Director in developing employer partnerships aimed at providing targeted job opportunities for program participants

      Assist Program Director in developing partnerships with agencies offering certifications/trainings aligned with program participants’ employment goals

      Collaborate with Social Enterprise and Program Directors  to develop and implement internship and job skills training opportunities for participants utilizing WMC based social enterprises

      Help to develop, coordinate, and lead employment workshops and/or employment program orientations independently or in conjunction with Wesley Mission Center partner agencies

      Under the Working Family Success (WFS) model provide wrap-around client services that may include other Wesley Mission Center programs and/or referrals to community programs for income supports, housing, benefit-supports, and mental/physical health services

      Manage daily/weekly schedule to meet program and/or grant requirement outcomes

       Participate in required trainings and ongoing professional development

 Financial Coaching (15%)

      Provide financial coaching  to participants  in group and/or one-on-one settings 

      Collaborate with program participants in identifying and achieving their financial and life goals

      Be highly motivated to assist low to moderate income families and individuals change behaviors to become financially empowered and begin to build assets

      Build rapport with mission center clients

      Using the Change Machine platform as a coaching tool, develop action plans to assist clients with their specific financial goals related to: credit improvement, expense and debt reduction, budgeting, increasing income, increasing savings, asset accumulation or education/certifications.

 Resource Coaching and Crisis Care (15%)

      Create and maintain a database of community resource providers capable of meeting participants’ needs as they successfully move through their employment action plan (housing, transportation, childcare, etc.)

      Assist participants in utilizing community resources to remove barriers to employment goals

      Provide follow-up coaching, additional support,  and financial assistance through applicable programs (ex: Food Pantry, Emergency Assistance) as needed

 Metrics Tracking and Reporting (10%)

      Document attendance and outcomes for all one-on-one sessions, workshops, and education classes, using agency specific database

      Compile and submit monthly metric reports to Program Director in accurate and timely manner.

      Utilize company designated software such as Change Machine, or ETO to track client outcomes.

 The ideal candidate should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

      Confidence and enthusiasm when communicating with both external and internal stakeholders

      Passion for advocating on behalf of marginalized, high needs and low-income clients

      Enthusiastic approach to work, including the humility and grace to work effectively with others in a collaborative workplace

      High degree of professionalism and ability to uphold participant confidentiality

      Possess a high level of energy; is self-motivated

      Excellent verbal and written skills

      Ability to work some evenings and weekends

      Attention to detail

      Strong personal boundaries

      Strong computer skills including experience with Google and/or MS Office Suites

      Demonstrate the ability to articulate and promote the WMC’s mission, vision and values

 Education & Experience: 

      Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, preferably in the area of Business Administration, Social Work, Education, or a related field

      3+ years relevant work experience in workforce development and/or employment coaching

      Knowledgeable in credit building/repair, predatory lending, debt reduction, and money management practices

      Demonstrated ability to serve the community and coach clients in new ideas and behaviors

      Prior experience in one or more of the following capacities:  social worker, case manager, financial coach, or delivery of financial education curriculum

      Prior demonstrated ability to collaborate with various community agencies to meet program outcomes  (ex: non-profits, colleges/universities, churches, governmental agencies, businesses)

      Experience working with Change Machine Platform a plus

      Experience with the Working Family Success (WFS) Model a plus

      Experience working in a non-profit environment preferred

      Bilingual preferred (Spanish)

      Master’s degree preferred         

 The Wesley Mission Center provides a work environment where staff care for and support each other.   We are motivated by our faith, we are passionate about the work we do, and we also like to have fun together. Our staff breakfast potlucks are famous! If you love helping others, enjoy a moderately-paced work environment, and want to be part of our organizational growth – we would love to hear from you.

 To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Charlene Hurst, Director of Programs: [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Our Core Values

ü  Christ-centeredour love for Jesus motivates our work and centers our purpose.

ü  Relationalwe foster supportive networks of people among community members, volunteers and staff.

ü  Community-focusedwe are responsive to the needs of the community and recognize the importance of partnership with churches and other agencies to attain the greatest impact.

ü  Compassionatewe care deeply about those we serve which include clients, customers, volunteers and staff and we are responsive to their unique situation.

ü  Stewardswe do our best to maximize donations and to nurture the staff and volunteers entrusted to us.


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