JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES AT SSBx AND THE HOPE PROGRAM

 

MANAGER OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND SPECIAL EVENTS: FULL-TIME

Background
The HOPE Program (HOPE) has a 32-year track record of successfully empowering New Yorkers to lift themselves out of poverty through training, jobs and career advancement. HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization.  Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  We are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services. Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001.  SSBx prepares low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector through training and transitional employment opportunities.

The Position
HOPE is seeking a dynamic and outgoing professional with a demonstrated ability to succeed in a performance-driven environment. This position is an active front-line fundraiser, meeting and interacting regularly with donors and prospects. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer. 

Responsibilities:

  • Individual Giving
    HOPE currently achieves approximately 15% of our annual budget from a base of 500 individual donors. We are seeking a Development Manager with major donor experience to grow this revenue stream by 10% in the first year.

    • Develop, pilot and implement an individual donor program which leverages HOPE’s existing base of donors and volunteers to increase major gifts
    • Leverage corporate engagement opportunities to identify and cultivate prospective individual donors
    • Support Development Department in all aspects of the annual appeal
    • Maintain meticulous records of donor engagement through Fund – EZ and Salesforce.com databases
  • Special Events
    The Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events has lead responsibility for HOPE’s signature annual events. These include A Taste of HOPE, a cocktail-style gala that takes place in May and the Hunts Point Hustle, a 5K run/walk event celebrating and supporting our work in the South Bronx. Additional events include our Humor for HOPE comedy show as well as our annual graduation ceremony and holiday party.

    • Work with Development Department, Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify event leadership, build and support a committee, and engage sponsors to achieve A Taste of HOPE fundraising goal ($300,000 in FY’17)
    • Identify and solicit in-kind food and beverage sponsors for A Taste of HOPE
    • Coordinate all logistics for A Taste of HOPE, including venue, catering, audiovisual, presentations, sponsors, journal, volunteers and others.
    • Cultivate existing and prospective sponsors for the Hunts Point Hustle, growing this event from $20,000 to $50,000 in three years
    • Engage community partners, media and other resources to achieve goal of 200 – 300 Hustle participants
    • Coordinate all logistics for the Hustle, including permits, vendors, food and beverage partners, and volunteers
    • Work with Gotham Comedy Club to secure a date and book talent for Humor for HOPE; coordinate outreach and communication with Board and staff to meet or exceed attendance goals.
    • Coordinate logistics for two annual student events, graduation and holiday party, serving approximately 200 program graduates and their families
    • Identify opportunities for new and innovative events to support HOPE’s mission
  • Other
    • Leverage HOPE’s active social media to support event and other fundraising goals
    • Participate in weekly team meetings and monthly staff meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing long-term relationships with funders, including corporations, individuals, and the board of directors
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent computer, writing and interpersonal skills


Salary/Benefits:
Salary is dependent upon experience. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.

 

SENIOR FINANCE MANAGER: FULL-TIME

Background:

The HOPE Program (HOPE) has a 32-year track record of successfully transforming lives by empowering New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement.  HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization.  Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes.  Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001.  SSBx is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is SmartRoofs, LLC – SSBx’s social enterprise.

The Position:

HOPE is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional who is extremely detailed oriented, self-driven financial manager.  This position is a member of the Finance Team and reports directly to the CFOO.  The Finance Team supports two non-profits and a Social Enterprise across two offices in Brooklyn and in the Bronx.  This position provides direction for our accounting needs, contributes to the development of a strong team and partners with our Executive Director and Senior Management Team to ensure that our financial systems and processes support them in achieving targets for growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis in accordance with GAAP, as well as provide ongoing financial information to the Executive Director, members of the Senior Management Team and Board to inform decision-making.
  • Distribute departmental budgets and oversee monthly meetings with Directors to review Budget to Actual.
  • Ensure accurate general ledger coding for all P&L and balance sheet items.
  • Manage and forecast cash flow.
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll including deductions for retirement savings program and benefits; support the plan administration of the retirement savings plan.
  • Leadership of financial planning/analysis to support key operational decisions.
  • Maintain existing annual audit/control procedures and implement new controls as needed; coordinate all tax filings, including filing of Form 990 and CHAR500.
  • Partner with Government Grants Administrator in the production of budgets to ensure compliance with grants from Federal and Local Government; perform grants accounting, create vouchers and monitor usage of funds (i.e. SNAP, SBS).
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Set up allocations for salaries and overhead expenses at the beginning of the fiscal year.
  • Process invoices, allocate expenses to the proper GL accounts and department, follow up with vendors and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. Perform vendor maintenance in online expense processing system. Record loan and stipend checks for students.
  • Process payments, produce statements of accounts, collections on overdue accounts and account reconciliation when required. Perform customer maintenance in enterprise accounting system.
  • Process bank deposits and bank reconciliations as well as managing associated bank entries.
  • Verify expenses are within the company guidelines, correct errors, question abnormal expenses, and enter expenses into the accounting system.
  • Communicate with staff to obtain supporting documentation for reconciliation of company credit cards.
  • Update internal training guides and procedure manuals.
  • Perform Month End Close including oversight of metro card/target card inventory, review of accrued and prepaid expenses.
  • Perform filing and records retention.
  • Petty Cash reconciliation.
  • Assist with special projects as required.

Qualifications:

  • CPA required.
  • Deep functional knowledge of day-to-day financial and accounting management for non-profits; understanding of the financial needs of a social enterprise is a plus.
  • Ability to switch between multiple priorities and to function in fast paced environment across two office locations and multiple business needs.
  • Knowledge of Fund E-Z non-profit accounting software is a plus.

Valued skill sets:

  • A commitment to our mission.
  • Ability to identify errors on large spreadsheets/models and ability to dig into the data to understand the source of the errors.
  • Ability to identify when a process needs to be implemented, changed or left alone.
  • Intellectual curiosity and strategic thinking.
  • Capacity to take the initiative without being asked.
  • Driven to getting the end-result on/before deadline and with exceptional accuracy.
  • Possession of both a “big picture” understanding of the role of the finance function while simultaneously being comfortable digging into the details of the business.
  • Comfort in an entrepreneurial environment that seeks to implement new processes and enjoys the challenge of growing a business.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience required to support change throughout our organization.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is dependent upon experience. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.

HOPE is Robin Hood-funded and holds the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.  Read more about our work at www.thehopeprogram.org and www.ssbx.org.

 

SSBx and The HOPE Program are equal opportunity employers.