Director of Finance and Administration

About the Organization

80,000 youth ages 16-24 in the San Francisco Bay Area are disconnected from employment and education. Without connecting to school and work, these young people are at high risk to be poor, unemployed, homeless, or incarcerated throughout their adult lives. All youth should have the opportunity to transition to a fulfilling, economically sustainable adulthood.
At New Door Ventures, we believe youth are assets. To connect young people to paid jobs and support, we offer three programs, serving 250+ young people each year. We are currently seeking a Director of Finance & Administration (“DFA”) to provide leadership, strategy, and management for all aspects of the organization’s finance department, as well as contribute to organization operations and annual planning processes.

About the Role

Under the leadership of the CEO, the New Door operations team provides the supportive structure to the organization, allowing staff to focus their efforts outward on program delivery and success. While the tactical work can often be transactional in nature, the team prioritizes relational task management in order to build trust and shared accountability across all functions of the organization.

A senior member of the operations team, the DFA also sits on the organization’s leadership team and staffs the finance committee of the board. They monitor the fiscal function, supervise the staff accountant, and partner with the CEO. The ideal candidate will be a strong manager and strategist, adept in analysis, finance, and accounting and able to uphold GAAP for the organization.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Strong Managerial Practices- a well-developed and nimble finance team, able to pivot seamlessly to emergent needs; an approachable thought partner for staff across functions and levels
  • Productive training of financial practices across the organization
  • Effective Monitoring and Reporting: hands-on budget monitoring across the fiscal year; timely month-end close practices; general ledger quality assurance
  • Practical Cross-Functional Knowledge: Grant budget development and management and participation in the grant reporting process
  • Constructive Strategic Thought Partnership: analysis and financial planning including seamless annual planning processes, cost/revenue analysis, board finance committee support, and capital budget development and monitoring

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support organizational financial planning and monitoring
    • Lead budget process, working with program leaders to develop budgets as necessary
    • Conduct financial forecasting for the organization
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with the auditor and lead the annual financial audit
  • Ensure that the finance office is effectively carrying out its operational responsibilities
    • Analyze financial reports to assist leadership across the organization with decision making
    • Communicate the financial story to internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform day-to-day accounting functions, data entry, and administrative tasks
    • Monitor and review finance transactional duties including payroll
    • Ensure compliance with tax filings and audits


  • At least four years of successful management-level experience in finance and accounting including budgeting, A/P, A/R, and financial reporting; experience in nonprofit human services organizations is highly desired
  • At least three years’ experience managing/supervising staff
  • Experience engaging and motivating diverse individuals and groups toward accomplishing goals
  • Ability to evaluate and assess current financial infrastructure, prepared to expand with the organization and implement time and cost-saving practices where needed
  • Self-starting, goal-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to serve constituents across all levels and knowledge sets
  • Ability to think cross-functionally and consider far-reaching implications of decisions outside of their own team
  • Results and impact-oriented. Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and attend semi-monthly evening board meetings
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the mission of a leading human services nonprofit organization; ability to articulate and advocate for organizational vision and goals clearly and persuasively
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills, skilled at building relationships both internally and externally


The Director of Finance & Administration will earn a starting salary of $95-$110K annually, dependent on experience. New Door offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, matched 403(b) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, 13 vacation days per year, 10 sick days, and 13.5 company holidays per year.

Organizational Benefits 
New Door Ventures challenges staff professionally and provides ample professional development opportunities and on-the-job growth. New Door culture is stimulating and motivating, populated with dedicated, intelligent staff and a strong, established leadership team. 

New Door Ventures is a safe space for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, country of origin, religion, or ability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. New Door Ventures is a 501(c)3 community-serving nonprofit and an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to have a diverse team representative of the young people it serves.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a thoughtful cover letter letting us know why you think you’d be a great addition to our team. Please include DFA in the subject line and email the resume and cover letter to:

Questions: Please submit any questions about the position to:

**Submissions sent without a cover letter will not be considered**