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Careers at Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBT community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.

Director of Finance
Location: Washington, DC

Justice in Aging seeks a Director of Finance with at least seven, and preferably ten, years of financial management experience. The Director of Finance plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing the organization’s financial strategy, driving financial excellence, and contributing to the overall financial health of Justice in Aging. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record in steering financial operations in the nonprofit sector. The Director of Finance works in partnership with and reports to the Executive Director. This role is instrumental in driving the financial success, stability, and sustainability of Justice in Aging. ¬†

The Organization:

Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in health care, economic security, and elder justice to fight senior poverty and advance equity. Founded in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, and strategic advocacy. We also run the National Center on Law and Elder Rights through a federal contract with the Administration for Community Living, providing training and education to over 50,000 advocates across the country. The organization has a staff of 38 and an annual budget of over $7 million.

Join us and become part of the only national organization focused solely on advancing the rights of low-income older adults. Watch this short video to learn more about how, over the past 50 years, we have used the power of law and our expertise in all of the programs older adults rely on to fight senior poverty. And learn why, in 2021, we launched a new strategic initiative to center our work in advancing equity. Through this initiative, we are intentionally pursuing systemic changes in law and policy that improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities deeply rooted in structural racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You can be a part of this meaningful work.   

Justice in Aging has offices in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, California. Our staff primarily work remotely across eleven states, with many in Washington DC, the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The Director of Finance will work in Washington, DC, and will require in-person work at least three days a week. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.

The Position:

The Director of Finance will play a crucial role in steering the financial direction of Justice in Aging. As a strategic partner to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance will guide financial decision-making that aligns with our organizational values and contributes to realizing our goals. This role requires a unique blend of financial expertise, mission alignment, and a keen understanding of the nonprofit landscape. The Director of Finance will oversee fiscal operations and compliance and play a crucial part in financial planning, budgeting, and reporting activities to allocate resources to our organizational initiatives efficiently.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, prepares and periodically revises Justice in Aging‚Äôs (JIA) annual operating budget and presents it to the Board Executive Committee and Board of Directors for approval.
  • In collaboration with senior program staff, prepares budgets for foundation grants and federal and state contract proposals.
  • Prepares periodic budget-comparison financial reports for review and approval by the Executive Director and Executive Committee, which functions as the organization‚Äôs Finance Committee.
  • Participates in JIA‚Äôs Investment Committee, along with Board members and the Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Executive Director, periodically makes recommendations for short-term investments and long-term investment strategy.
  • Prepares all required external financial reports, including for foundation grants and federal and state contracts and the draft annual audited financial statements.
  • Prepares all required schedules and provides all the necessary documentation to JIA‚Äôs auditors for the annual audit fieldwork and preparation of the final annual audited financial statements and federal Form 990 and other state income tax returns.
  • Maintains JIA‚Äôs general ledger and prepares all necessary journal entries. Reviews and approves journal entries that are prepared by the accounting associate.
  • Reconciles JIA‚Äôs operating and investment accounts on a monthly basis.
    Supervises the processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable and other general accounting functions.
  • Processes the semi-monthly payroll and maintains all JIA personnel records. Files federal and state payroll reports as required.
  • Maintains employee leave records and organizational time tracking.
  • Administers JIA‚Äôs employee benefit programs, including health and dental insurance, life and LTD insurance, Employee Assistance Program, cafeteria plan, workers comp insurance, and retirement savings plan.


Requirements:
 

  • At least 7 years of experience in financial management of a nonprofit organization
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or another related field
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant financial software
  • Ethical behavior and ability to handle sensitive financial information with confidentiality
  • Experience managing fiscal aspects of federal and state contracts


Desired: 
 

  • 10 years of experience in financial management of a nonprofit organization
    CPA license
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively to achieve outcomes
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic and a proactive attitude
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Willingness to take on challenges and learn quickly
  • Passion for social justice, including interest in working on behalf of older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency


Compensation: 
 

The salary range for this position is $135,000-$155,000 depending on experience. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health that covers 100% of employee premiums and 50% of spouse and dependent premiums, dental and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, and generous vacation policy.

To Apply:  

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org, with your name and position that you are seeking in the email subject line. We will begin application review on February 16, 2024. 

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question: 

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume; 

(3) Three professional references. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process or if you have a question about any aspect of this position, please contact hiring@justiceinaging.org.  

Finance and Operations Associate 
Location: Washington, DC

Justice in Aging seeks a Finance and Operations Associate with 1-2 years of experience and a commitment to operational excellence. The Finance and Operations Associate plays a pivotal role in supporting the execution of finance and operations related tasks, which supports the overall financial health and operational efficiency of Justice in Aging. The ideal candidate will bring a blend of accounting skills and operational acumen to support administrative execution across the organization.  

The Organization:

Contrary to portrayals of financially secure older adults engaged in healthy, active aging pursuits and enjoying their retirement, over 7 million people over 65 have trouble making ends meet. And millions are living in deep poverty. Older adults are increasingly at the center of the housing and homelessness crisis. Poverty is much worse for those who have experienced discrimination and inequities throughout their lives, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ older adults, those with limited English proficiency, and others. These individuals are members of our families and communities. They raised families, worked, cared for many of us, taught our children, and built our economy. Yet, because of ageism, racism, and other forms of discrimination, their lives are continually devalued and they experience barriers to meeting their most basic needs. 

Join us and become part of the only national organization focused solely on advancing the rights of low-income older adults. Watch this short video to learn more about how, over the past 50 years, we have used the power of law and our expertise in all of the programs older adults rely on to fight senior poverty. And learn why, in 2021, we launched a new strategic initiative to center our work in advancing equity. Through this initiative, we are intentionally pursuing systemic changes in law and policy that improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities deeply rooted in structural racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You can be a part of this meaningful work.   

Due to the nature of this job, this position is hybrid, with both in-person and remote work, based in the Washington, DC Metro area. The Finance and Operations Associate will spend three days a week working in person in our Washington, DC office, supporting our finance work. The remaining two days of the week will consist of remote work supporting organizational operations. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law. 

Applications should be submitted by January 26, 2024 for first consideration. Questions about the positions can be directed to hiring@justiceinaging.org.

The Position:

The Finance and Operations Associate will work closely with both the Director of Finance and the Director of Operations to support administrative goals and initiatives. This individual will be expected to spend roughly 50% of their time supporting finance and accounting initiatives, and 50% of their time providing other general operational support. This individual will spend three days a week working with the Director of Finance and two days a week working with the Director of Operations. The Finance and Operations Associate will be responsible for financial compliance and documentation, supporting organizational procurement, execution of day-to-day operational tasks including scheduling meetings, managing financial documentation, and supporting operational projects to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. This role requires a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. 

Key Responsibilities: 

Finance Responsibilities 

Provide support to the Director of Finance and Administration and day-to-day finance operations through:  

  • Accounts Receivable: Processing accounts receivable, including processing cash receipts for deposit and maintaining customer files.¬†
  • Accounts Payable: Processing accounts payable, including processing invoices for payment and maintaining vendor files.¬†
  • Assisting with Audits: Preparing documentation and providing support during internal or external audits.¬†
  • Daily Operations: Assisting with various other accounting tasks and supporting day-to-day financial operations, including inputting financial data into accounting software and spreadsheets and organizing and maintaining other financial records and documents.

 

Operational Responsibilities 

Provide support to the Director of Operations and the operations team through:  

  • Procurement and Purchasing: Assisting in the procurement process by requesting quotes and purchasing on behalf of the organization.¬†¬†
  • Compliance and Documentation: Ensuring compliance with company operational policies by maintaining and updating operational documentation and records.¬†
  • Recordkeeping: Maintaining accurate records of operational activities, transactions, and processes.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Inbox Management: Monitoring our Justice in Aging inbox and responding to outreach. Coordinating responses for external requests from the appropriate internal staff.¬†
  • Event Support: Providing event support for Justice in Aging internal and external events.¬†¬†
  • Daily Operations: Implementing and maintaining operational policies, procedures, and best practices.

Requirements: 

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience¬†
  • Strong organizational and time management skills¬†
  • Attention to detail and accuracy¬†
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant financial software¬†
  • Ethical behavior and ability to handle sensitive financial information with confidentiality¬†
  • Basic understanding of financial principles and accounting practices¬†

Desired:  

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal¬†
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively to achieve outcomes¬†
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new processes¬†
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills¬†
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team¬†
  • Strong work ethic and a proactive attitude¬†
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively¬†
  • Willingness to take on challenges and learn quickly¬†
  • Interest in and/or experience with working in nonprofit environment¬†

Compensation:  

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 depending on experience. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, and generous vacation policy. 

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.  

To Apply:  

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.org, with your name and position that you are seeking in the email subject line. Applications received by January 26, 2024 will receive first consideration. 

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question: 

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume; 

(3) Three professional references. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process or if you have a question about any aspect of this position, please contact hiring@justiceinaging.org.  

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