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VP, Finance

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Classification: Full Time
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

The Opportunity
The Foundation has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing in size from 4 staff in a single office to nearly 100 staff across 5 cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Fairfield, IA). It has also earned broad public interest and support for its evidenced-based work and impact, especially on the heels of CEO Bob Roth’s New York Times bestselling book Strength in Stillness — The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

The VP, Finance will help lead the organization to its next level of growth by overseeing all financial matters for DLF. The VP will report to the COO and work closely with the CEO, the Leadership Team, and the Board’s Finance Committee to develop and implement effective finance, accounting, and budget strategies across the organization. The VP will ensure sound reporting and fiscal compliance with regulatory and funding agency rules and requirements (federal, state, and local). The VP must be able to positively adapt and thrive within an evolving environment, while managing functions including finance, accounting, payroll, billing, purchasing, and fund accounting. The VP will set the direction and priorities for all fiscal operations.

Responsibilities
Strategic Thinking and Organizational Leadership

  • Play a key role in DLF’s operations team, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in addressing issues related to organizational growth and development
  • Lead financial and organizational effectiveness matters; lead and implement the development assessment of risks and the implications of decisions, and long-term plans
  • Oversee strategic policies, processes, tools, dashboards, and systems necessary to manage the organization’s financial operations in an effective and efficient manner

Financial Management

  • Direct all financial operations of the organization including tax, accounting, bank relationships, corporate credit cards, treasury, cash management, payroll, and forecasting
  • Collaborate with General Counsel to assess risk management and ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Instill a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by the DLF’s Board and Leadership Team
  • Partner with development staff to ensure responsible tracking of funds raised and spent and to develop a fundraising strategy that will appropriately diversify funding sources
  • Partner with programs staff to provide clear and timely finance and accounting support
  • Prepare accurate financial reports for the Leadership Team, the Board, and its Finance Committee
  • Lead audit preparations and maintain relationship with the external auditors

Qualifications

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; an MBA or equivalent advanced professional degree
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in finance or accounting management, including 5+ years of in-depth financial management experience working with or for the nonprofit sector and in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies, ensuring responsive compliance support, and bringing energy, initiative and resourcefulness to strengthen DLF’s financial abilities
  • Demonstrated fiduciary experience, commitment and in-depth knowledge of accounting rules including those specifically focused on non-profit organizations, IRS and international regulations relating to public charities, and experience managing government and private foundation grants
  • Ability to strategically analyze financial data, both at an overall organizational level as well as the detailed program/project levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to develop positive and productive relationships and decisively build buy-in across the organization
  • A track record of improving processes across finance, bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to a growing organization
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills contributing to organizational vision – comfortable with a high level of visibility, responsibility, and accountability
  • Strong manager with emphasis on team building and staff development, with emphasis on timely delivery, attention to detail, and prioritizing work flow to meet deadlines

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

SVP, Development

Reports to: Executive Vice President
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

The Opportunity
The Foundation has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing in size from 4 staff (<$3 million annual budget) in a single office to nearly 100 staff (>$15 million annual budget) located across 5 cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Fairfield, IA). It has also earned broad public interest and support for its evidenced-based work and impact – especially on the heels of CEO Bob Roth’s New York Times bestselling book Strength in Stillness The Power of Transcendental Meditation – from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons, as well as visibility with recent appearances on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Bloomberg Business Week among others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. In order to support its ambitious plans, DLF seeks a growth-minded, experienced fundraising executive to become its next SVP, Development. The SVP will be the top executive charged with strategically enhancing all development funding streams. Working in partnership with the Executive Committee, CEO, and Board of Directors, the SVP will develop a multi-year fundraising strategy that supports DLF’s programs and operations.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and enhance a robust fundraising strategy that includes cultivation of principal gifts (>$100K), major gifts ($25K-$100K), individual gifts (<$25K) corporate giving, affinity groups, regional fundraising (LA, Chicago, NY, DC), Board giving, foundation giving, government support, and planned giving
  • Grow existing $15+ million annual budget to $20+ million annual budget (by working with solid and large foundations and high-capacity supporters – to start both planned giving and endowment)
  • Instill a growth-minded culture that engages the CEO, Board members, and other key stakeholders and donors in a manner that nurtures a collaborative approach to raising funds to support DLF’s mission
  • Prepare thoughtful, development-minded materials (e.g. bios and briefs) that support the CEO and other DLF leaders as the organization solicits major funding prospects
  • Maintain and deepen donor relationships through frequent, relevant, and insightful cultivation communications
  • Work with DLF’s programs team to create and develop funding proposals that target mission-aligned funding opportunities
  • Develop clear expectations, metrics, and performance measures to reach goals
  • Work with finance to fully understand and communicate progress toward fundraising goals
  • Staff and guide the Board’s Development Committee with the CEO and EVP
  • Assist CEO and Board Members to realize their annual goals and objectives
  • Identify and recruit prospective Board members, in coordination with CEO and Board Vice Chairs
  • Develop planned giving funding stream
  • Maintain a flexible and thoughtful leadership style that empowers staff and promotes teamwork

Qualifications

  • At least 15 years in nonprofit fundraising roles
  • Excellent interpersonal and cultivation skills
  • Demonstrated success in leading, managing, and growing a development team
  • Ability to effectively persuade and influence
  • Attention to detail and highly responsive
  • Collaborative
  • A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is a plus

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Senior Executive Assistant

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Full Time
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

The Opportunity
The Foundation has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing in size from 4 staff in a single office to nearly 100 staff across 5 cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Fairfield, IA). It has also earned broad public interest and support for its evidenced-based work and impact, especially on the heels of CEO Bob Roth’s New York Times bestselling book Strength in Stillness - The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

The Senior Executive Assistant will play a critical role in our organization by providing exceptional administrative support to the CEO to ensure that the CEO operates efficiently and effectively. Specifically, the Sr. EA will manage the CEO’s email, travel, and daily calendar; prepare for meetings and events that include the CEO; and oversee a variety of administrative tasks that require unwavering, close attention to detail. The Sr. EA serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Organization and Communication: Manage and organize the CEO’s email inbox in Gmail. Serve as the primary point of contact for external constituents for the CEO, receiving and tracking numerous requests via phone and email for meetings, speaking engagements, and other action items. Work closely with the CEO to help prioritize the CEO’s evolving list of responsibilities and requests against organization-wide goals and deadlines. Ensure that the CEO’s schedule reflects most current priorities. Regularly communicate directly and on behalf of the CEO, in a highly professional manner, with Board members, high donor clients, foundation staff and others.
  • Collaboration and Preparation: Regularly collaborate with colleagues, including senior leadership team members, to effectively prepare and brief the CEO for meetings, events, and speaking engagements.
  • Travel and Scheduling: Coordinate the scheduling and logistics for internal and external meetings on the CEO’s calendar. Book and confirm meeting times, participants, and locations; build prep time, work time, and follow-up time into CEO’s calendar to effectively manage top priorities. Arrange CEO travel including flights, lodging, and ground transportation. Manage, reconcile, and submit expense reports for the CEO.

Qualifications
The Sr. EA will be a highly motivated self-starter with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience providing effective administrative support to a top-level executive. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized with an ability to multitask and respond to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including foundation staff, board members, major donors and external partners.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who works well independently and with professional discretion to anticipate needs of and opportunities for CEO.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent management, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong ethic of service and desire to be a part of a fun, hard-working team.
  • An unwavering commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • High level of interpersonal maturity, grace, self-awareness, and sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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