Director Of Budget And Reporting
The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women’s equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law.
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Location: New York, USA
Organization: Center for Reproductive Rights
Center Background: Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a non-profit organization that promotes women's equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights in constitutional and international human rights law. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental rights that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center is unmatched as a reproductive rights organization in its expertise in U.S. constitutional law, comparative law, and international human rights law. The Center works across the globe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information. In the U.S. Legal Program, the Center's preeminent litigation team has helped millions of women and their families by securing government funding for abortions, striking down abortion bans and other access restrictions, and protecting teens' access to emergency contraception and confidential reproductive healthcare services and information. The Center's complementary legislative advocacy initiatives and strategies have helped local advocates fight restrictive abortion legislation in over 25 states as well as promote reproductive rights and access to health care for millions of women. Through our human rights advocacy, the Center has been able to promote the integration and adoption of human rights principles in the domestic sphere while systematically norm-building and elevating local reproductive health issues within international treaty monitoring bodies and partner organizations.
The Center's Global Legal Program has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. committees, and regional human rights bodies, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in over 50 countries. Our Government Relations Program, based in Washington, DC since 2009, focuses on both U.S. domestic and foreign policy, providing leadership within the community of reproductive rights allies. In recent years, the Center has been able to dramatically expand its pro bono support from U.S. and non-U.S. based law firms, supporting not only the work of our U.S. Legal Program, but also our Government Relations Program (engaged in federal advocacy in Washington D.C.) and our Global Legal Program (engaged in advocacy and litigation before the United Nations and various regional and national bodies throughout the world).
The Director of Budget and Reporting will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. As opponents of women's rights are mounting a scorched-earth campaign to turn back decades of hard-won progress, the Center is fighting back with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, to reverse the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establish the right to affordable reproductive healthcare in the U.S. A key component of our strategic plan is to restore heightened protections for abortion rights, as promised to American women in the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade (1973).
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go towww.reproductiverights.org.
The Center seeks a Director of Budget and Reporting who will lead the Budgeting and Reporting team in the Finance department, supervising the work of the Financial Grants Manager and Budget Assistant. This position will directly report to the Vice President of Finance.
The position will be based in New York.
The Director of Budget and Reporting's primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Managing the Center's budgeting process:
- Annual budgeting process for future fiscal year
- Quarterly re-projection process for current fiscal year
- Year-end process for current fiscal year
- Managing the budget review meetings with all departments to collect and compile their forecasts and updates.
- Making recommendations for modifying existing budgets.
- Providing budget estimates for future years.
- Managing the initial development and final review of budgets. Presenting final draft of the organizational budget to the Vice President of Finance.
- Working with the VPF to prepare financial materials for distribution to the Finance & Audit Committee and to the full Board prior to their meetings. Preparing drafts of narratives.
- Considering cost efficient distribution of funds and other resources among various departments and programs; ensuring correct coding information.
- Reviewing and approving budget modifications; preparing ad hoc reports, and tracking revenues/expenditures; developing cost and funding analyses as required.
- Developing and delivering reports comparing actual expenditures and budgeted amounts specific to each active grant as required.
- Compiling, reviewing and delivering monthly performance reports and variance tracking by program and department.
- Working with the Financial Grants Manager, Development department and other program departments to ensure that the grant proposals are developed in accordance with the Center's institutional budget.
- Working with the Financial Grants Manager to provide financial analysis to secure grants and satisfy related reporting requirements including the preparation of grant-specific budgets and tracking related expenditures.
- Working with the Financial Grants Manager to monitor activities to ensure compliance with grant restrictions.
- Preparing the Center's quarterly/annual lobbying reports and other compliance reports.
- Additional tasks as assignedQualifications:
- Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values.
- Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree and/or certifications preferred.
- 5-10 years of senior level budgeting & financial planning and/or accounting experience including supervisory experience.
- A strong analytical background
- Highly proficient in Excel; experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and PowerPlan a plus
- In-depth knowledge of not for profit accounting principles and practices.
- Experience with grant reporting.
- Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. The Director of Budget and Reporting will be expected to prepare, present, and defend budget proposals at the Senior Management level.
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects successfully, while maintaining collaborative relationships with subordinate, program leaders and peers.
Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
Duration of Position: Permanent
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Mailing address: Center for Reproductive Rights Attn.: VP, Finance - Code * 120 Wall Street, 14th Floor New York, NY 10005
Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in and we will not hold the position open for any specific time period.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.www.reproductiverights.org
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