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Director of Finance and Administration

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South Growth of America


Washington, DC

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Organization Overview

SGA is a national non-profit organization that envisions a country where no matter where you live, or who you are, you can enjoy living in a place that is healthy, prosperous, and resilient. That vision is our North Star, and we empower communities through technical assistance, advocacy, and thought leadership to realize our vision of livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity.


Position Overview

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Finance and Administration will provide day to day management on all financial, accounting and audit functions for Smart Growth America (SGA). The Director creates, in collaboration with the CEO, the overall financial strategy for the organization, and provides strategic recommendations to the CEO, to top executives and the BOD. The Director is a member of the senior management team, acting as an internal resource and advisor.


The Director will support the CEO and BOD in organizational strategy development through the creation of financial strategies, priorities and tactics that help with overall strategy execution.  The Director will provide the leadership and hands-on management to ensure the organization maximizes financial results and performance, effectively budgets and forecasts cash flows, and is compliant with generally accepted accounting principles and all funder requirements. The position will also focus on sound financial management and controls, efficient and cost-effective financial operations, policies, procedures, processes and performance. This position oversees a finance associate, and applicable vendors and consultants.


The ideal candidate for this position will have 10+ years of progressively responsible senior level operational leadership experience in a nonprofit organization with foundation, federal government, corporate, donor and fee revenue streams, and a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or relevant field required. CPA or MBA (financial management) preferred. This includes demonstrated experience in financial strategy, planning, management, trend analysis, projections, variance, cash flows, balance sheet, payroll, auditing functions and grants management experience.

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EHR has been retained to search for this position. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Stacey Berk, Managing Consultant, or Erica Raphael, Sr. Consultant, For a full job description and more please visit SGA's website.

Salary And Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience, with a set range of $120,000-130,000 per year

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Stacey Berk, Founder & Managing Consultant Expand HR Consulting Latest Article: Creating People Advantage Study Reveals New Focus Website: Email:

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