Office: National Office
Location: New York or Boston
The Senior Director of Corporate Development reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is principally responsible for long term financial planning and analysis, the maintenance of the Year Up enterprise model and financial presentations for fundraising purposes. The Senior Director will impart standards for presenting financial projections to funders and analytical decision-making for long term planning purposes.
To be successful in this role, you must appreciate the importance of analyzing the financial implications of operating and strategic decisions. You understand the connection between financial reporting, financial planning and analysis and corporate development. You are committed to working as a constructive member of a team, avoiding the creation of silos.
In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Senior Director of Corporate Development will have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
Financial Planning and Analysis
- Collaborate with the CFO on the on-going development of the enterprise model, the organization’s long term financial planning tool. Quantify the financial impact of changes to the standard staffing model, the corporate partner and development revenue portfolio and changes to the organizational structure as the enterprise grows.
- Collaborate with the CFO and the Senior Director of Finance to facilitate a robust annual budget process. Engage senior national departmental leadership in translating strategy into budgets and long term financial projections. Actively participate in the monthly financial analysis process.
Systems and Strategy
- Create a standard Year Up financial presentation for fundraising purposes. Support the preparation of fundraising documents and annual reports.
- Create a process for updating development revenue forecasts and analyzing major grants to identify the cost and compliance implications of each grant. Anticipate organizational changes needed within finance to support the fundraising process as the organization grows.
- Create a process for proactively meeting with Executive Directors to create, on a timely basis, site projections for funders, local boards and the Year Up investment committee.
- Supervise a team of analysts who support site fundraising efforts, including grant applications and reporting.
- Supervise the preparation of materials for the Finance Committee, Board of Directors and other board committees that request financial information.
- Collaborate with senior leadership colleagues on the creation and on-going production of key performance indicators and pipeline reports.
Leadership Style and Personal Qualities
- The successful candidate is a results-oriented leader who possesses a combination humility and self-confidence
- The successful candidate brings proven leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively with senior management
- The successful candidate demonstrates a collaborative, team-oriented style
- The successful candidate leads by example and is willing to teach.
- The successful candidate demonstrates integrity, diplomacy and professionalism
- The successful candidate values mission driven work and recognizes the importance of cultural and racial literacy