Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, DC, is a research institute, museum, and historic garden located in Washington, D.C. and affiliated with Harvard University. The research institute supports scholarship in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies through an international fellowship competition, scholarly meetings, exhibitions, and publications. The museum and garden welcome thousands of visitors every year. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Director, Executive Director, and department heads to provide excellent stewardship and to ensure the efficient financial management of the organization. Dumbarton Oaks is supported by an endowment and has revenues from garden admission, the museum shop, an annual concert series, and several publication series. The Director of Finance will lead a team of four finance professionals to support these diverse activities and provide financial oversight of significant capital projects. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional with proven leadership skills and a strong collaborative ethic to contribute to the mission of a non-profit organization that supports the humanities and arts.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
MBA (Master's degree in a business, financial or related field or equivalent work experience), CPA or equivalent, with at least 8 years' financial management experience and 5 years of experience as a senior budget/finance officer.
Experience working in a higher education environment (including grants and fellowships), or non-profit institution highly desirable.
Experience with construction accounting desirable. Strong knowledge of accounting and fund accounting; high-level analytical skills; ability to provide financial forecasts and models; deft use of financial software. Excellent communication skills; ability to exercise discretion and show independent judgment and initiative. Demonstrated ability to motivate, develop, and lead a team.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48738BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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