About Acacia Center for Justice:
The Acacia Center for Justice is a new non-profit created through a collaboration between the Vera Institute of Justice (“Vera”) and the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (“CAIR”) Coalition. The CAIR Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on providing legal assistance to adult and child immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region. CAIR adheres to the fundamental belief that all people – no matter their story – deserve to be free, safe, supported, and have access to a just legal system.
The objective of the Acacia Center for Justice (“Acacia”) is to expand on Vera’s work over the past twenty years in providing legal support and representation to immigrants facing deportation through the development, coordination and management of national networks of legal services providers serving immigrants across the country. Acacia’s goals are twofold: to support immigrant legal services and defense networks to provide exceptional legal services to immigrants and to advocate for the expansion of these programs and the infrastructure critical to guaranteeing immigrants access to justice, fairness and freedom. Acacia will focus the collective power of both Vera and CAIR on delivering accountable, independent, zealous and person-centered legal services and representation to protect the rights of all immigrants at risk of deportation.
Who you are
Reporting to the Associate Director (AD) of Budget and Resource Management, Unaccompanied Children's Program, the Finance Manager will be responsible for supervision of finance coordinator and mentoring and supporting a team of at least three financial analysts, collectively overseeing and facilitating subcontractor and vendor budgets totaling ~$200M annually for the Unaccompanied Children Program.
The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations and will help develop tools and resources to strengthen systems and improve budget and financial monitoring. They will regularly assess UCP’s financial operations and provide the AD with best practices recommendations to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maintenance of a fund system of UCP subcontractors and vendors in Acacia’s administrative systems, to track revenues and expenses against budgets;
- Project manage processes of budget modifications, contracts reporting, revenue vouchering, drawdowns for UCP; and
- Partner with AD in overseeing the small business subcontracting plan implementation among UCP subcontractors, preparing schedules as needed to submit to Vera for consolidated reporting.
- Ensure UCP subcontractors and vendors are in compliance with terms and regulations governing contracts from post-award to closeout;
- Lead UCP BRM team in subcontractor and vendor contract close-outs and year-end close-outs for Acacia processes; and
- Support AD in subcontractor and vendor new contract start-ups.
- Supervise the regular monitoring of budget-to-actuals expenses among subcontractors and vendors and report to the AD; and
- Work with financial analysts, research evaluation & data analysis (REDA), and program operations on proactive forecasting with regular reports to the AD for options and decision making.
- Partner with the AD in design and preparation of relevant financial invoice and report templates for subcontractors and program team; and
- Develop analytical tools and key performance indicators with REDA, program operations, and learning and development for reporting to the AD.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Familiarity with federal acquisition regulations (FAR).
- Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for not-for-profit organizations as well as Uniform Guidance for Federal awards.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; must be able to effectively communicate financial information in a way that is easy to understand.
- Demonstrated ability to carry out complex and diverse tasks with significant self-direction.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
- Ability to work collegially in an open and collaborative team environment; patient and approachable.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite programs Outlook and Word.
- An uncompromising commitment to immigrants' rights and race equity.
- Experience with expense allocations and managing multiple contracts or projects at a time;
- Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing large sets of financial data
- 6+ Experience in grant and contract financial analysis and compliance in a not-for-profit or social service setting
- Bachelor's degree in business management. Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered. Masters Degree preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Acacia has established an internal compensation philosophy that centers equity and pay transparency. The salary for this position is set at $118,200. The salary listed is just one component of Acacia’s total compensation package for employees. Supporting Acacia staff—both personally and professionally—is our priority.
- Medical/Dental/Vision- Some plans at $0 cost to the employee
- Employee Assistance Program
- 20 days per year of vacation time
- 12 days per year of sick time
- 4 personal days
- 11 observed holidays, including the last week of December
- $2000 Professional Development Stipend
- Home office set-up stipend
- Internet Stipend
- 401k with 5% employer contribution, no employee participation required.
- Student loan repayment assistance.
- Gym Reimbursement
People of color and those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system are strongly urged to apply.
Please upload a resume and cover letter at the link provided or email firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: ATTN: Human Resources / [Job Title], Acacia Center for Justice
Equal Opportunity Employment:
Acacia is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support their retention and advancement within the organization. We are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other characteristic. Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and engaging.
As a federal contractor, and in order to ensure a healthy and safe work environment, Acacia Center for Justice is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine before their start date. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities and requirements but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function within our organization.
Acacia Center for Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.