The Massachusetts Children’s Trust (CT) is the state’s preeminent public-private partnership whose sole mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Trust leads statewide efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents, strengthening families, educating the public, and partnering with state agencies.

The Children’s Trust Director of Finance & Administration will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer of CT and will be responsible for directing and managing all activities of the Finance and Administrative functions for the Children’s Trust.  This includes finance, contracting, and procurement activities.  The Director of Finance & Administration is responsible for fiscal activities of both the public agency and 501c3, The Children’s Trust, Inc.  

The Director of Finance & Administration provides the analysis and guidance necessary to leverage both the public and private dollars to best sustain and expand opportunities at CT and for the families of the Commonwealth.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Budget and Fiscal Director
  • Leads the development of the annual agency budget throughout all stages of the budget process.

  • In partnership with ED and COO, builds the final state agency spending plan for submission to the Massachusetts Administration and Finance Department

  • In partnership with ED and COO, develops the CT internal spending plan and partners with each department to ensure optimal fiscal planning.

  • Assures policies are implemented and monitored; and that funds are expended consistent with program, statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Tracks federal grant awards and expenditures, reconciles federal revenue and expenditures, supports the development and preparation of federal reports, and plans federal spending according to the federal regulation and CT’s priorities.

  • Manages team to facilitate the processing of all contracts, encumbrances, payments, and other MMARS activities

  • Evaluates and provides analysis, justifications, and updates for Secretariat, Federal, and Legislative requests

  • Audit liaison for state auditors

Administrative Management
  • Manages two full time employees; Contracts Manager and Fiscal Business Administrator

  • Provides technical assistance to all Children's Trust staff on fiscal policies and procedures

  • Oversees the procurement of all purchased goods and services.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with officials from other state agencies and key stakeholders and convene meetings to build and strengthen existing and new partnerships.

  • Ensures functions of the Finance team supports the needs of all CT units. 

  • Facilitate and lead the Board of Directors Finance Committee in partnership with the Finance chair(s) of the public agency and 501c3.

Children's Trust 501(c)(3) Administration 
  • Leads all fiscal efforts to maintain compliance with 501c3 non-profit status 

  • Manage the 501c3 Annual Audit and Tax Filing preparation by outside auditing firm

  • Oversees accounting processes (QuickBooks Pro)

  • Advises and partners with CT leadership to build long-range initiative opportunities

  • Manage endowment funds 

  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting & the state budget process

  • Ability to develop, analyze and interpret spreadsheets and budget reports

  • Ability to perform high quality, objective research, and data analysis to support policy or budget-related decision making

  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing and supporting a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds

  • Results-oriented professional with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently

  • Intellectual curiosity, creativity, flexibility, and a proactive approach to problem solving

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and excel at multi-tasking without sacrificing attention to detail

  • Ability to write concisely and communicate effectively

  • Ability to present/communicate complex financial concepts in an accessible, easy to understand way

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in finance, business administration, business management or public administration

  • At least five (5) years of experience in positions focused on budget, forecasting, accounting, or related field.

  • Familiarity with the MA state budget process

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Prior experience with 501c3 fiscal management is a plus

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