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Nonprofit Finance Fund Analyst, Advisory Services - New York, NY in New York, New York

The COVID crisis and the uprising for racial justice have shone national light on both the urgent work required to build a more just and vibrant society for all Americans and the potential for positive action when our communities mobilize. We have also celebrated the ?heroes?, who primarily work in nonprofits delivering essential services like affordable housing, social justice advocacy, health, youth development, to the arts. Yet these nonprofits continue to rely on a flawed, inequitable funding system that often impedes their ability to make a difference. Nonprofit Finance Fund is setting out to change that. We are a nonprofit lender, consultant, and advocate with 40 years of experience committed to reforming the nonprofit funding system. We know that financial knowledge and access to appropriate lending products are power for nonprofit leaders. We are now evolving our strategy to focus on helping to shift funding and financing practices so more money flows equitably and with less restriction to community-centered organizations led by and/or serving people of color.

Position Summary:

Advisory Services Analysts support the delivery of NFF?s services to social sector clients and serve as an integral member of the team. As an entry-level position, Analysts engage a wide cross-section of the team and work closely with practice managers and senior consultants by providing project management, relevant sector research, and analyses of quantitative and qualitative data.

The NFF Advisory Practice is a fast-paced environment, and Analysts help to manage a substantial portfolio of work. Successful Analysts exercise excellent time and task management skills; work efficiently within a team structure; communicate in a clear, compelling, and accessible manner; exhibit a high level of individual accountability; and embody NFF?s values in all tasks and responsibilities.

This position can be based out of any one of NFF?s office locations which are in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, and Philadelphia. Though we are currently working remotely and will not require attendance in any office until 2021 at the earliest.

The Analyst will report to the Associate Director, Advisory Services who is based in New York, NY.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work internally with the Advisory Services Operations and Knowledge teams and externally with initiative teams to support rigorous systems and data management, capacity and project management, and organizational learning.

  • Support initiatives by working closely with senior consultants to plan and manage project work plans, timelines, and deliverables.

  • Demonstrate comfort communicating with clients and funders around initiative timelines, client financial information and data capture, and scheduling as well as track and manage progress against budget, capacity, and delivery targets.

  • Coordinate and arrange logistics for in-person and virtual events, including inviting and assisting workshop and clinic attendees, internal team coordination, venue/platform selection, and overseeing marketing, timeline, and other event logistics as needed.

  • Manage report timelines, and invoicing and billing for program engagements and funders, including disbursement and tracking of re-grants where applicable.

  • Support the development, distribution, collection, and analysis of pre-engagement and post-engagement client outcomes surveys.

  • Conduct financial analysis and sector research. Synthesize analyses into observations about the financial health and performance of NFF?s clients and the social sector.

  • Organize and synthesize knowledge-related documents and track new content or tools in development.

  • Contribute to high-quality client deliverables, including PPT presentations, engagement letters, research reports, and workshop/training curriculum.

  • Work closely with other Advisory Services Analysts to synthesize learnings and improve overall team coordination.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:

  • Professional maturity and ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients, funders, board members, and leaders in the field in a way that is consistent with NFF Values: Equity in Action, Generosity of Spirit, Rigor without Attitude, Responsiveness and Leading by Doing (For more information on the NFF Values, visit: https://nff.org/page/our-values).

  • The position requires close coordination between multiple divisions within Advisory Services (Operations/Knowledge/Client Services Delivery/Business Development). As such, the applicant must have strong communication skills and an ability to work closely with their manager and other senior consultants to meet a broad range of responsibilities.

  • The ability to analyze, synthesize, and present complex data and information in an accessible manner.

  • Project management skills and familiarity with the development of work plans and Gantt Chart project plans.

  • Time management, attention to detail, and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a close-knit group of professionals.

  • Interest and ability to travel nationally, year-round, up to 15% of the time.

  • Demonstrated interest in the social sector and an openness to learning about new things.

  • Flexible, curious, creative, and enthusiastic, with a sense of humor.

Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • Prior experience with SharePoint, Salesforce, and other data analysis tools.

  • Facility with nonprofit accounting, finance, financial model building, and/or statistics.

  • Bachelor?s Degree.

Compensation:

At NFF, we are invested in discussing the depth and breadth of each candidate?s background and experience during the interview process and using that information to determine the best offer. The salary range for this position begins at $44,000. NFF also provides an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, standard holidays, and commuter benefits.

Please Note:

All salaries are commensurate with experience and include an attractive benefits package.

Nonprofit Finance Fund is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its workforce. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

NFF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, NFF complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. NFF also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

This job posting provides a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for this position. It does not represent a contract for employment and NFF reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without notice.

When applying, please DO NOT include any of the following information with your job application: Social Security number; driver's license number or state-issued identification card number; financial account number, or credit or debit card number.

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