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Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Leominster, MA

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Contact: Nicole Gakidis at ngakidis@eesrecruit.com or Jay Caparole at jcaporale@eesrecruit.com

Known nationally for its innovative programs, The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster (BGCFL) seeks an experienced and mission-driven finance leader to enhance and build out financial operations and other administrative services at a time of strategic growth across the organization. This is a newly created position designed to take a highly visible, multi-location nonprofit – that is fiscally strong with a young and growing endowment – to the next level of excellence.
BGCFL was one of the first Boys & Girls Clubs in the United States to focus its curriculum in STEAM —science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The $1.5 million organization serves more than 600 children and youth in North Central Massachusetts communities, providing after school, summer, and vacation programming ranging from robotics to beekeeping. A recent recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, BGCFL program partners include NASA, MIT, Boston Scientific, and area colleges and universities.
In addition to STEAM offerings, members of the Junior Clubhouse (ages 8 to 12), the Teen Center (ages 13 to 18), as well as the Club’s Gardner satellite, benefit from initiatives in health, nutrition, community service, entrepreneurship, recreation, sports, and additional opportunities to practice and reinforce the skills and concepts they learn in school. The organization is a vital civic and educational asset to the region where half of students attending Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner schools are considered economically.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the new Senior Director of Finance and Administration will extend the Club’s leadership in directing and reporting on all aspects of finance, budgeting and forecasting, and accounting/bookkeeping; as well as managing human resources policies, procedures, and benefits; payroll; facilities; and third party contracts. As a member of the organization’s executive team, this position will be a strategic thought partner to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Treasurer in strengthening the organization’s financial infrastructure and capacity.

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, results-oriented manager with the experience to develop this newly added tier of management. S/he will have a strategic vision for the organization’s financial position and how to systematically support its future growth.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; MBA/CPA or related degree preferred
  • 8+ years’ progressively responsible experience in finance; 5+ years’
    broad financial and operational management experience, preferably non-profit
  • demonstrated knowledge of accepted accounting principles and auditing standards
  • outstanding relationship building and communications skills
  • a passion for community service and social welfare.
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