Director of Finance & Administration

Your Position Is vital to Y-Knot


​​Reporting to the executive director (ED), the director of finance and administration will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years.  The director of finance and administration will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.


 As a member of the senior management team, the director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for Y KNOT’s expansion to multiple new sites both locally and in other cities.  In keeping with Y KNOT’s values, the director will also interact with program recipients as a mentor.

Duties and responsibilities

Financial Management

Review and approve the preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for Y KNOT’s board of directors.

Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites.

Coordinate all audit activities.


Administrative Leadership and Management

Serve as a business partner to ED on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes – including HR, payroll, and benefits functions-with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.

Lead Y KNOT’s technical staff to design an IT plan for the future, and implement it successfully to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows.

Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning supplies, etc.).


Program Recipient Mentoring

Develop successful and trusting relationships with the program recipients and create and sustain an environment at Y KNOT that support these relationships.

Teach/facilitate classroom activity approximately three hours per week, and serve as an advisor for approximately five program recipients (required of all Y KNOT staff).



The director of finance and administration will have at least five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least 1 million.   The incumbent will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization.  The director of finance and administration will have the following experiences and attributes:


Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance.

Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.

Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.

Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.

Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.

Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.

Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.

Flexible and self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detailed oriented.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, a commitment to Y KNOT’s mission.