Director of Finance and Administration



 

Director of Finance and Administration

New Orleans

 

A legal services non-profit organization based in New Orleans seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as Director of Finance and Administration.  

 

The Director of Finance and Administration will supervise the Administration & Finance Division.  The mission of this position is to manage all fiscal operations of the agency.



Essential Functions

 

  1. Experience managing federal and state grants form multiple sources preferred.

  2. Experience with cost allocation and multi-fund budgeting required.  

  3. Manages all fiscal functions for the agency.

  4. Prepares and monitors agency-wide budgets.

  5. Prepares financial reports as needed.

  6. Monitors financial compliance with contracts and grants as needed.

  7. Prepares and files required tax reports and returns.

  8. Trains and supervises accounting staff, including the Accounting Assistant and the Human Resources Generalist & Accounting Assistant.  Supervises staff within the Administration & Finance Division.  

  9. Monitors agency agreements.

  10. Manages capital assets.

  11. Manages agency cash and investments.

  12. Ensures fiscal audit is completed annually.

  13. Fulfills other duties in a timely manner, as assigned.

  14. Adheres to all policies and procedures as delineated in the Policies and Procedures Manuals.  

 

Competencies:

 

  1. Decision Making.

  2. Leadership.

  3. Technical Capacity.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit all for extended periods of time and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and moves up to 10 pounds.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day.

 

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, CPA preferred.

  • Eight to ten years experience in accounting, at least four of which were in a senior financial management role.

  • Demonstrates full understanding/knowledge of substantive issues related to work.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to communicate complex financial information.

  • Well-organized and ability to manage a wide variety of complex projects and details.

  • Excellent computer skills in spreadsheet and accounting applications.

  • Dependable automobile, valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.

  • Some in-state travel may be required.

  • Must be available to work weekends, as needed.


Submission options: This search is being conducted by LCB Consulting.  Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; subject: CFO.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary: Depending on Experience

 

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer.  

 

Employment Opportunity: Ombudsman / Monitor in Alexandria

 

   Ombudsman/Monitor

Alexandria

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization based in New Orleans, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as an Ombudsman in Alexandria.

The Ombudsman/Monitor works as a part of a team of caring, compassionate advocates to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities in state licensed facilities.

Essential Functions

1.  Regularly visits individuals with disabilities who are residents in facilities to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect them from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities. 

2.  Monitors facilities and advocates for individuals living in those facilities when care and treatment is inadequate; they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or their rights are being violated.

3.  Prepares reports regarding activities and specific cases as requested by the

Regional Coordinator/Program Director.

4.  Performs trainings and outreach to the community, facility staff and facility residents as assigned by the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the Rights Team leader on issues affecting the services and benefits available to, and the rights of, persons living in facilities.

5.  Coordinates with other agency staff as needed to ensure appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect residents from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities.

 6.  Report to the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the Rights Team Leader and, as directed, work cooperatively with AC legal staff, whenever it is suspected that residents are not receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; that they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or that their rights are being violated.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services related discipline preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the human services field, -preferably working with individuals with disabilities; experience with advocacy and/or social work (preferred); excellent communication, organization, and training skills 
  • Experience with advocacy and/or social work preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Willingness to travel across a large geographic area to various facilities.  

This is a field-based position and candidate must have a dependable automobile, valid driver’s license, and current liability insurance.  Candidate is required to pass a background check to work in this role.

Submission requirements: Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (504) 273-6040, Subject: Ombudsman.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary: Depending on Experience 

Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer.  

Employment Opportunity: Client Advocate

 

 

   

Client Advocate New Orleans

 

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization based in New Orleans, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as a Client Advocate in New Orleans.

 

The Client Advocate will work in our Aging In Place Program.  The mission of this position is to provide case management services and housing-related advocacy services to eligible persons aged sixty-two (62) or over in Orleans Pariah who are seeking minor home repairs totaling up to $5,000.

 

 

Essential Functions

  1. Provides high quality, person-centered, and outcome-oriented case management services to eligible individuals and their families who are seeking minor home repairs.
  2. Based on established eligibility and selection criteria/policies, provides high quality, person-centered and outcome-oriented case management services to eligible Orleans Parish homeowners aged sixty-two (62) or over, who are seeking minor home repairs.  
  3. Establishes and maintains participant files, (electronic and hard copy) as required by funding agent.
  4. Collects and reports accurate program data in a timely fashion, as required by funding agent.  
  5. Participates in project-related meetings, including preparing meeting agendas, as appropriate.  Completes resulting action steps and reports status in a timely manner.  
  6. Under the direction of the Program Director and/or other AC personnel, conducts research and other pertinent activities regarding housing-related policy issues.Contributes to development of a corresponding agency position statement, as assigned.
  7. Under the director of the Program Director and/or other AC personnel, conducts research and other pertinent activities related to the conceptualization, design, and development of grant proposals.  Serves as a member of grant writing teams, as assigned.  
  8. Attends pertinent, housing-related community meetings and serves on housing-related committees, coalitions, task forces, etc., as assigned.  Completed resulting action steps by utilizing information to broaden and expand knowledge base and skill sets needed to serve AC clients effectively and efficiently.  
  9. Participates in required outreach activities and in relevant training events.  Completes resulting action steps by utilizing information to broaden and expand knowledge base and skill sets needed to serve AC clients effectively and efficiently.  
  10. Arranges testimony before legislative bodies about selected housing-related issues of importance, as requested.
  11. Adheres to all AC policies and procedures as delineated in the AC Policies and Procedures Manuals.  
  12. Fulfills other duties in a timely manner, as assigned.

 

Competencies:

  1. Decision Making.
  2. Leadership.
  3. Technical Capacity.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. The employee works in varied residential environments based on assigned caseload.  This position performs tasks that involve no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned category I procedures.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit all for extended periods of time and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and moves up to 10 pounds. 

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day.

 

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in behavioral science, legal studies, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years experience in advocacy, case management, legal field, or related field. 
  • Strong customer service skills effectively applied across a diverse clientele.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with construction or housing programs preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized work style.
  • Equally comfortable contributing as part of a team, as well as working independently.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to address multiple, concurrent activities in a timely manner.
  • Strong time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional and ethical conduct.
  • Regular, reliable, predictable performance of tasks.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Some in-state travel required.  Dependable automobile, valid driver’s license, and current liability insurance.
  • Regular, reliable, predictable performance of tasks.
  • Regular, reliable attendance.
  • Frequent travel required within city limits. Dependable automobile, valid driver's license, and current liability insurance.


Submission options: Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (504) 273-6040, Subject: AIP Client Advocate.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary: Depending on Experience

 

Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer.  

Employment Opportunities

Client Advocate

Shreveport

 

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana (AC) seeks a Client Advocate with three to five years of experience to join our Client Assistance Project (CAP) team. The successful candidate will work closely with the CAP Project Director and the Community Advocacy Team in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities to gainful employment.


Who We Are:

AC is the designated non-profit Protection and Advocacy agency providing free legal and advocacy services to people with disabilities throughout the state.  AC protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

CAP was established to advise and inform clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of the available services and benefits related to employment. CAP Client Advocates work closely with the CAP Program Director and Community Advocacy team members to rigorously advocate for our clients to receive timely and comprehensive services resulting in gainful employment. Typical issues include denial of eligibility and placement in Vocational Rehabilitation services and problems with the implementation of service plans developed by Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.

This position presents an excellent opportunity to contribute to impactful work on behalf of people with disabilities in an underserved region of our state.

Responsibilities:

1.    Works closely with the CAP Program Director and members of the Community Advocacy Team, as well as partnering advocates in multiple jurisdictions.

2.    Interviews and follows up with clients and works with other staff on shared cases.

3.    Performs research on employment related issues.

4.    Collects evidence to support appeals and/or litigation.

5.    Drafts and finalizes appeal letters, memos and other documents.

6.    Participates in due process proceedings.

7.    Performs administrative duties, such as scanning and data entry.

8.    Occasionally travels to conduct interviews, investigations and attend meetings/trainings.

9.    Participates in outreach activities to minority and underserved populations.

10.    Works with other AC team members to strategize on how to advance other AC policy objectives, and to collect data for that purpose.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree.
  • Three to five years of case management experience. 
  • Fluency in a second language is highly desirable but not required.
  • Familiarity and passion for civil rights and the rights of people with disabilities. 
  • Commitment to advocating on behalf of marginalized communities.
  • Collegial, collaborative approach.
  • Strong writing, analytical and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with a high quality work product.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid in-state drivers’ license.

Compensation:

Dependent on experience. Advocacy Center also offers a benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 401(K) retirement savings plan; and vacation policy.

Submission requirements: Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (504) 273-6040, Subject: CAP Client Advocate.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary: Depending on Experience

Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer. 


 

 

 

Administrative Assistant

New Orleans

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization based in New Orleans, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as an Administrative Assistant in New Orleans.

The Administrative Assistant should be passionate about protecting, empowering, and advocating for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.  The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Legal Division team.

Essential Functions
  1. Organizes and maintains filing systems, (hard copy & electronic).
  2. Enters prospective client information into intake database.
  3. Duplicates and prepares agency publications for distribution, (assembles booklets, laminates documents, mass mailings, etc.)
  4. Assists with scheduling of meetings, trainings, and conference calls.
  5. Communicates with outside vendors to coordinate services for agency, (meeting rooms, interpreters, etc.)
  6. Regularly runs reports from agency database.
  7. Maintains agency law libraries. 
  8. Provides general administrative and clerical support to staff including proofreading, typing, filing, faxing, online research, etc.
  9. Provides relief to Secretary/Receptionist as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services related discipline (preferred). 
  • Two years experience in office administration, -preferably in a legal environment.
  • Must have excellent communication, organization, and time-management skills.
  • Must be able to work independently with little direction.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Power Point are required.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel, including how to use functions and formulas, preferred.
  • Must have very good math and grammar skills.

Submission options: Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (504) 273-6040, Subject: Administrative Assistant.  Applications will be accepted through September 8, 2017.

Salary: Depending on Experience

Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer.