Are you a finance guru with an interest in leveraging your super powers for good? Are you passionate about startups and entrepreneurship? Are you constantly on the lookout for a better solution, and ready to offer your expertise to a growing organization?


The Director of Finance will report directly to the COO and is responsible for all of VFA’s money matters. From the standard (AP, AR, payroll, budgeting) to the exciting (financial modeling, cash flow forecasting, grant reporting, seed fund investing)!


What you’ll do:

  • Own Quickbooks - While others may do the monthly recs, the buck stops with you

  • Manage and develop one direct report, our Finance Associate

  • Ensure that the P&L, balance sheet and cash flow forecast are up to date and accurate

  • Collaborate with our accountants to file our 990 and produce audited financials

  • Maintain repeatable processes to streamline monthly accounting

  • Partner with the Development team to manage the pipeline and produce grant budgets

  • Guide department heads the the creation of annual budgets for Board approval


What you may have already done:

  • Earned a bachelor's degree in finance

  • Earned a graduate degree

  • Worked in non-profit finance for 7+ years

  • Worked at an early stage company


The good stuff:

  • High performers at VFA are given substantial opportunity to grow and develop

  • You’ll earn a competitive salary, commensurate with experience

  • We offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter benefits, flexible spending account, and gym, tech, and professional development stipends

  • We have a generous vacation policy, plenty of paid holidays, and regular work from home Fridays

  • VFA is a dynamic startup environment with varied responsibilities and a different challenge each day (we mean it – always plenty of interesting problems to work on!)

  • You’ll work alongside a team of exceptionally motivated, high-caliber people


About Venture for America:

Venture for America is a nonprofit fellowship program that recruits, selects, and trains highly talented recent college grads, places them at startups in emerging US cities for two years of hands-on experience, and provides them with access to the network and resources to become company builders and job creators. The Fellowship is highly selective, as is our team, and we’re looking for people who can jump in and make a huge impact.


How to apply:

To apply, please fill out our application. If you seem like a good fit, we will contact you with next steps.

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