Creative Arts Team
$70,000.00 - $75,000.00
Oct 16, 2017 (Or Until Filled)
The Creative Arts Team (CAT) at the City University of New York uses the power of drama to support education, build social-emotional competencies and foster success in hundreds of classrooms, CBOs and other sites across NYC each year. Now in its 42nd year, CAT has worked with more than one million youth –students who reflect the City’s economic, ethnic, and cultural diversity. CAT’s professional Actor-Teachers use the key components of drama – character, collaboration, story, and the dynamic relationship between actor and audience – to create one-of-a-kind interactive learning experiences for young people to acquire concrete skills they can reapply in their own lives. As a $3 million program within The City University of New York (CUNY) – Office of Academic Affairs, CAT also collaborates with a wide range of CUNY programs that strengthen the educational experience of future and current college students.
The Budget Director provides oversight, management and hands-on coordination of CAT’s financial functions. The Budget Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the senior staff to set organizational priorities, develop financial forecasting, and generate internal and external financial reports. The successful candidate will be a participatory manager of the finance department and will develop an internal team to support all areas of finance, business planning, budgeting, and personnel to ensure CAT’s program quality, fiscal strength, and effective administration.
Specific areas of responsibility:
- Serve as CAT’s primary financial liaison to the Research Foundation of CUNY (RFCUNY), CUNY, and government and private funding agencies
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director and senior staff
- Administer and review all financial plans and budgets
- Manage organizational cash flow
- Establish budgets, allocate salaries, create encumbrances, and approve timesheets on RFCUNY system for bi-weekly payroll.
- Oversee maintenance of time and leave records
- Invoice for performance or fee based work
- Prepare sponsor reports required for the collection of funds
- Oversee the collection of invoices
- In conjunction with the Human Resources staff at RFCUNY, manage the human resource functions for CUNY Creative Arts Team, including hiring procedures
- Gather payment documentation and oversee the payment of invoiced supplies and services
Minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree; ideally an MBA/MPA degree
A track record in government and private sector grants management
At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of financial and human resources management experience
Knowledge of accounting and reporting software, including Excel, Quickbooks and fund accounting systems
Keen analytic, organizational, and problem solving skills
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.