Director of Finance and Administration

Museum of African American History, Boston, MA

The Museum of African American History (MAAH) was founded in 1967 and is a small but ambitious and significant museum whose mission is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Museum is comprised of four historic sites in Boston and on Nantucket Island. We are seeking a Director of Finance and Administration, a strategic thought-partner who will reporting to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT. The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Museum continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. Qualifications: Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree; At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience; Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds; Technology savvy with ability to manage relationships with computer and software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making; Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Arlene Hobson at Posted on: 04/22/2016