Director of Finance & Operations
Bard Prison Initiative
About the organization
Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcollege. BPI currently enrolls 400 women and men across six New York State prisons and two microcollege campuses. To date, students have earned 550 Bard college degrees.
The Director of Finance and Operations serves as the de facto chief financial and human resources officer of BPI and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Director’s main charge is in identifying and implementing the infrastructure and systems needed to support BPI’s growth. The Director ensures that BPI responsibly manages its finances and financial responsibilities; that it can enter into and maintain effective contractual relationships; that it can expand its infrastructure and staff size; and that staff can rely on consistent and equitable administrative policies and practices, as well as support opportunities for professional development.
Commitment to BPI’s mission of defying expectations of who college is for and where it might lead
Experience managing budgets, producing budget projections, reconciliations, and reports
Experience in an operational or financial leadership role for an organization or division
Experience building and improving operational, financial, and HR systems
Significant knowledge in HR practices and policies and employee engagement/relations issues
Experience negotiating and managing contracts and leases
Strong steward of partnerships, customer service oriented
$100,000 - $125,000
Contact email: [email protected]
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