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Finance Manager

Job Summary

Day One seeks a Finance Manager to support the work of our interdisciplinary team of professionals focused on prevention and intervention services for young people affected by intimate partner violence. Candidates to be considered should have nonprofit accounting experience, great attention to detail, organizational and time-management skills. The Finance Manager is a member of a 3-person administration team and reports to the Director of Finance & Administration. Day One’s Administration Team (The A-Team) implements inclusive and equitable practices to ensure financial stability, run efficient operations and creatively improve office culture in order to push forward Day One’s mission.

About Day One

Since 2003, Day One has been the only organization in New York devoting its full resources to preventing dating abuse among young people. Day One partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Day One’s Community Education Program trains youth and adults about dating abuse and the law. Serving citywide youth under the age of 24, the Legal Services Program provides direct representation, advice and information to youth.  The Social Services Program delivers counseling and case management services to young survivors of abuse.

Day One is a growing and vibrant organization that is fully committed to continuing its work to support young people. The ability to take initiative, coordinate with others and follow through in a dynamic and highly confidential environment is a must in this role. 

Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.

Responsibilities

  • Process Accounts Payable, ensuring vendors are paid correctly in accordance with their terms and related expenses are properly recorded.

  • Process Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts: including daily check deposits, update and maintain pledge and accounts receivable schedules.

  • Analyze and reconcile on a monthly basis  the balance sheet and expense accounts. 

  • Support management of grants and contracts, including compliance with funder requirements.

  • Ensure accurate quarterly and year-end close processes.

  • Support the annual audit, including preparation of year-end closing, balance sheet accounts analysis and pre and post year-end journal entries.

  • Assist with updating internal controls, accounting and fiscal policies and procedures guide.

  • Perform monthly revenue reconciliation with Development department.

  • Support preparation of financial statements and management reports including monthly budget reports,vouchers, cash flow and payroll reports.

  • Review and post bank and credit card statements via Expensify imports.

  • Import benefits schedule and payroll for both full and part-time staff members to  Accounting software.

  • Annual and periodic reporting:  Assist in preparation and understand the org budget, internal financial reports and external financial reports.

  • Work with various directors and managers 

  • ensure proper billing and completion of financial reports and budgets.

  • Creating budget documents for new and potential grants

  • Monitoring grant spending in accordance with grantor’s policies and expectations

  • Assisting with grant management as necessary

  • Assist in all aspects of insurance coverage including the annual renewal and claims.

  • Streamline inefficiencies within the organization; develop systems and processes

  • Record Keeping: Maintain organized and accurate financial records including archiving. 

  • Perform any other ad hoc duties or tasks assigned by the Director of Finance & Administration.

  • Participate in ongoing organizational conversations around race equity and anti- oppressive practices. 

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2 year of relevant experience in non-profit accounting systems and fund accounting.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles.

  • Strong attention to detail, great time-management and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office systems, with advanced Excel skills required.

  • Experience with FundEz.

  • Experience with Expensify a plus.

  • Enthusiasm for Day One’s mission.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Day One offers a generous benefits package, including but not limited to health, dental and flexible spending accounts, 401(k) retirement plan and generous vacation.

To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter, along with salary requirements to Laurie Lessage (she/hers), Director of Finance and Administration, at llessage@dayoneny.org, and Danika Colucci (she/hers), Human Resources & Operations Coordinator, dcolucci@dayoneny.org. Please include Finance Manager in the subject line. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.

Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work. 

Deadline: July 31, 2019


Staff Attorney

Job Summary

Day One seeks a Staff Attorney to join our legal team which uses the law to fight for young survivors and promote healthy relationships. Candidates should have strong collaboration skills and work equally well with young people, community leaders, social service providers and volunteers. The staff attorney will report to the Director of Legal Services.

Day One Overview

Since 2003, Day One has been the only organization in New York devoting its full resources to preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal, social service and education service provision. Serving New York City youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to clients.

Through the Community Education Program, Day One educates young people in schools and youth programs about IPV, consent, and healthy relationships, and trains professionals and parents to support teens experiencing abuse. Our Youth Voices Network is a group of young survivors who conduct awareness and advocacy projects, sharing their stories to promote healing and prevention. Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

● Represent clients in Family Court and the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (IDV) in cases including: orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, and special findings orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

● Advocate for young survivors of IPV criminal justice, school administration hearings, housing, immigration, and public benefits

● Collaborate with Day One’s social service providers to deliver holistic services to clients

● Conduct trainings for lawyers, law enforcement, judges and other adults related to IPV among youth and the laws impacting young survivors

● Coordinate community outreach and awareness activities related to teen relationship abuse

● Represent Day One at meetings, conferences and panels, and forge collaborations with other community-based organizations

● Participate in policy and program development to reduce IPV among youth, maintain high quality services and design innovative programming for youth

● Develop educational materials for teens, young adults and professionals who work with youth

● Help complete grant reporting and data collection

Qualifications:

● Enthusiasm for Day One’s mission a demonstrated commitment to social justice

● Admission to the New York State Bar

● At least two years of legal experience working in Family Court, with youth/survivors of IPV OR representing clients in affirmative immigration applications before USCIS,

● Respect for young people and commitment to implementing youth-empowerment programming

● Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred

● Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills

● Excellent judgment, attention to detail and time management skills

● Creativity, energy and a sense of humor

● Knowledge of additional areas of relevant law including education law, housing law, child protective proceedings or public benefits a plus

● Experience working and communicating with youth, victims of dating and sexual violence, immigrants, students, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+

Benefits:

Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 401k retirement plan with match; and generous vacation.

Level of Language Proficiency:

Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred

How To Apply:

Please send by email a resume and a cover letter, to Andrew Sta. Ana at astaana@dayoneny.org using the subject line “Staff Attorney.” Please describe your interest in the position, include your gender pronouns, and provide your salary requirement in your cover letter. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.

Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.

Deadline: Rolling

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