Associate Director, Finance / Operations – The Children’s Partnership – Santa Monica, CA

The Children’s Partnership (TCP) is seeking a highly motivated self-starter and seasoned professional with expertise in nonprofit management and operations, including finance, human resources, contract administration, compliance, and risk management. The Associate Director of Finance and Operations directs the day-to-day operations of TCP offices and information technology-related systems and manages key functions within finance, contracts/compliance, risk management, and human resources. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys wearing several hats and working with a number of individuals across program areas and organization functions to help advance cutting-edge advocacy on behalf of America’s children.


Direct office operations, including day-to-day management of the Santa Monica office and support to Washington, DC and remote locations.
Direct day-to-day functionality of information technology-related systems and spearhead improvements & systems changes
Manage in-house accounting/bookkeeping function
Direct accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other finance activities
Administer benefits, payroll, and time off/leave
Spearhead new hire orientation
Maintain personnel records
Manage lobbying tracking and reporting activities
Manage the execution of contracts and agreements
Procure, monitor, and manage business insurance
Ensure filing of documents required by local, state, and federal entities
Provide training to staff, as needed

Full-time position. Available Immediately. Reports to Senior Director of Finance & Operations. Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent health, retirement, and other benefits.


Proven track record managing an office and experience supporting remote locations
Knowledge of general accounting rules and procedures
Experience carrying out general human resources functions (benefits and payroll, a plus)
Ability to manage multiple tasks with a high level of attention to detail
Strong project management skills and ability to devise and implement strategic plans
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of individuals at all levels, independently and as a member of a team
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, resolving issues proactively and creatively
Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Macintosh OS, and Quickbooks
Experience integrating new technologies (including cloud-based & mobile) into operations functions, a plus


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field or equivalent combined education/experience
Graduate degree, a plus
Minimum of five years relevant experience
Management experience
Commitment to and experience with
nonprofit organizations

How to apply


Email resume, cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, and brief writing sample to Please state “Associate Director” in the email subject line. No phone calls.

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