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Posted: 03/12/2023

Director of Finance and Administration




Founded in 2011 as a ministry of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church to serve homeless children in Springfield Public Schools - District 186, and then a program of the Family Service Center from 2012-2016, Compass for Kids became an independent not-for-profit organization in 2016. Compass for Kids’s mission is to provide academic and social-emotional support to empower children and families underserved by our community. Our vision is that all children in our community experience success and reach their full potential. For more information, please visit




Compass for Kids is a local, volunteer-driven, community-based, not-for-profit organization.  Compass for Kids is unique and exists to meet needs in our community that are not met by other programs/organizations. Compass for Kids has innovative programs and is committed to high standards of excellence and continuous quality improvement.


Job Summary


Compass for Kids is seeking a professional with financial and human resources experience. The Director of Finance and Administration will have a leadership role within Compass for Kids and will be able to make a meaningful impact by implementing the systems and processes needed to support future organizational growth.  The successful candidate will be a highly capable professional who takes initiative, solves problems, pays attention to details, and is able to work independently with minimal supervision. 


Reports to


Assistant Director.





  • Banking (e.g. bank deposits, online banking, approve payroll) and disbursements (checks, credit cards, donation processing platforms, reimbursement requests)

  • Budgeting (Annual organizational budget, program budgets, project budgets)

  • Policies & Procedures (e.g. Savings, Investment, Fiscal) 

  • Coordinate all audit and 990 activities 

  • Grant reporting

  • Insurance 

  • Liaison to Board of Directors’ Finance/Compliance Committee

  • Review Contracts

  • Oversee risk management and crisis management task forces



  • Personnel files

  • Performance management / evaluation

  • Job Descriptions 

  • Recruiting processes

  • Policies & Procedures (e.g. Flexible Work, PTO, Travel)

  • Organize and streamline On-Boarding, Staff Training (e.g. Sexual Harassment, Mandated Reporter) and Professional Development

  • Manage current (e.g. Retirement, Health Insurance, FSAs) and work to add new Employee Benefits 

  • Record-keeping (e.g. PTO tracking)


  • Office Space

  • Information Technology

    • Hardware

    • Software

  • Work closely with external partners such as vendors and consultants

  • Adhere to goals outlined in strategic plan

  • Other duties as assigned



·         Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

·         Excellent technical and computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets), Phone, Copier/Scanner/Printer

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Highly detail oriented; conscientiousness; quick learner

·         Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines

·         Work independently with minimal direction; takes initiative, a self-starter

·         Adaptable team player

·         Proactive problem solver

·         Ability to peacefully resolve conflict



·         Bachelor’s degree, required

·Business, Management, or Finance, preferred 

·         Graduate degree, preferred

·         At least five years of professional experience in financial management and accounting, required

·Familiarity with Quickbooks, required

·Not-for-profit experience, preferred


Compensation: This is a full-time position. The pay range is between $50,000-60,000/year, depending on education and experience.


How to apply


Send a cover letter and resume to:

Cindy Thayer, Assistant Director


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