SEIU Local 73 seeks to fill a newly created position Director of Operations and Finance to manage the union's Finance, Personnel, IT, and Data systems. The Director of Operations and Finance will be a member of the Senior Staff and will be a key advisor to the Leaders of the Union in the implementation of the Union's strategic plan.
The ideal candidate for the position will have senior level leadership experience in a small to mid-sized not profit organization and functional experience in finance, budget management, personnel and data systems. S/he will be an experienced manager with the ability to effectively manage a small staff and will possess the capacity to work collaboratively with a diverse staff and stakeholders.
Successful managers at SEIU Local 73 have a progressive orientation and can be nimble in shifting priorities to the changing needs of a growing, dynamic organization. The successful candidate for the position will have a passion for the mission of Local 73 and will be able to connect and align the administrative functions of the union to the Local's strategic goals.
About SEIU Local 73
With nearly 30,000 members, SEIU Local 73 has a proud history of raising standards for workers and their families. The Local represents service, technical and professional workers in the public sector in Illinois and Indiana who are employed in state government, local government, school districts, publicly funded social service agencies and colleges and universities.
Local 73 is committed to bettering the lives of working people through organizing workers to create a powerful voice on their job to win fair wages, meaningful benefits, a sustainable retirement and job protection. SEIU Local 73 is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) with more than 2.2 million members in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Local 73 is united with those 2.2 million members in a shared belief in the dignity of workers and the value of their work and in a commitment to a more just and humane society.
Responsibilities of the Director for Operations and Finance
· Budget development and management
· Supervise the finance department including payables, receivables and collections
· Oversight of annual audit and production of required LM 2 and 990 forms
· Evaluate financial controls and implement policies and procedures as required
Personnel and HR
· Provide direction to the work of Personnel Manager
· Manage relationship with staff union
· Advise Local Leaders on matters of labor relations with staff
· Ensure personnel policies are up to date and recommend additional policies or modifications to policies to Leaders of the Union
· Oversee the work of the IT service provider contracted by the Union to ensure up to date and secure computer network
· Periodically evaluate the work of the IT service provider
· Develop a long-term capital equipment retention and disposal schedule in collaboration with the IT service provider
· Supervise the Data Manage and Analyst
· Align the administrative functions to support the priorities, campaigns and programs of the Local.
· Provide Local leadership and Directors input administrative support the Local's internal and external campaigns including establishing systems that support accountability and member engagement and activism in the Local.
· Serve as the union's representative to the SEIU Member Benefits Program
Education and Experience Requirements
The ability to thrive and operate in a fast-paced mission driven environment requires that the ideal candidate will possess a quick thinking and adaptable style that understands the benefits of “leading from the side” to affect change and drive progress. Additionally, s/he will be an experienced professional who performs successfully and with good humor, in the face of ambiguity and complexity. While no candidate is expected to possess all of these qualities, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
· A bachelors degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience in an organization of similar size and complexity
· At least five years of experience in nonprofit finance and administration functions
· Strong project management skills; the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines within tight timeframes; demonstrated adaptability, flexibility, and resourcefulness in setting priorities and organizing work; a results-driven approach to setting goals and celebrating accomplishments
· Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills
· Commitment and capacity to maintain the highest level of integrity, judgment, confidentiality and discretion in leading, and in managing information and resources
· Strong organizational skills teamed with a flexible and adaptable style
· Proficiency in MS Office
· An energetic, collaborative leader with a proven ability to mentor and motivate a talented and committed staff
The position is based in the Chicago headquarters of the union.
Long and irregular hours frequently required.
Minimal amount of travel and very occasional overnight travel may be required.
The position includes a competitive salary based on experience and a package of benefits that includes paid holidays, vacations, paid health benefits including health, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits. All staff in the union are participants in a defined benefit pension plan fully paid by the employer.
A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for Local 73, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.