Director of Administration
Founded in 1974, Mass Humanities is
a private non-profit organization that serves as the statewide affiliate of the
National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grant-making to small nonprofits
throughout the state, partnerships with educational institutions, and community
engagement programs, Mass Humanities leads and supports programs using history,
literature and other humanities disciplines to improve civic life in
Mass Humanities seeks to fill a new
position, Director of Administration. The Director of Administration will be a
strategic thought-partner to the Executive Director, and work collaboratively
with the Executive Director to manage all internal operations, including Human
Resource management, staff professional development, budget and finance, databases,
facilities, and internal communications. Successful candidates will have
experience in most or all of these areas along with the desire for ongoing
professional development to remain abreast of best practices. Specific duties will include the
Use best practices to develop and improve internal
systems, and to ensure effective internal communications between department initiatives.
Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and
planning process in conjunction with the ED and Fiscal Officer;
Administer and review all financial plans and
budgets; monitor and report on progress and changes; enforce all
finance-related policies and internal control responsibilities.
Improve and enhance current human resources processes
including professional development of staff, performance evaluation process, benefits
administration, open enrollment, training, and recruiting.
Strive to enhance corporate culture related to diversity,
equity and inclusion.
Support and enhance IT infrastructure and usage,
including managing current databases used for fundraising, donors, and grant
Supervise part-time Fiscal Officer to ensure
compliance with internal financial and accounting policies, procedures and
Manage consultant agreements and ensuing
consulting relationships with third-party (independent) contractors to ensure
delivery of services; approve related invoices and payments.
Manage compliance and reporting related to state
and federal program funding
Mass Humanities offers generous
benefits to include fully paid individual health insurance, life and disability
insurance, retirement contribution, as well as vacation, personal and sick
leave. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree
or CPA a plus.
7 to 10 years of overall professional
experience; Five plus years of broad financial and operations management experience
Track record of supporting organizational
development and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience growing strong HR and organizational
structures and systems, including training programs that maximize individual
and organizational goals across the organization.
Prior relevant experience selecting and
overseeing software implementations and
managing relationships with software vendors; solid knowledge of accounting and
reporting software; experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor software a
Excellent communication and relationship
building skills with an ability to multitask, prioritize, negotiate, and work
with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent computer skills including excel
Previous experience in non-profit management,
education, or public administration a plus.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility,
and dedication to the mission of Mass Humanities.
How To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
letters can be addressed to: Brian Boyles, Executive Director, Mass Humanities,
66 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060.
May 07, 2021
$65,000 - $75,000
About this Organization:
Mass Humanities is a nonprofit grantmaking organization. Mass Humanities promotes the use of history, literature, philosophy and the other humanities disciplines to deepen our understanding of the issues of the day, strengthen our send of common purpose, and enrich individual and community life.