Director of Finance, Development, and Operations - TAG Treatment Action Group [NYC]

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $80,000
Details: The salary will be $70,000-$80,000 per annum commensurate with experience and skills. TAG offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, and generous paid vacation.



Start Date


Application Deadline



90 Broad Street
Suite 2503
New York
New York
United States


Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a highly motivated and organized Director of Finance, Development, and Operations to manage and help execute its operations and development, with a strong focus on building systems for more efficient work and communication within and across the organization. This position will report to the Executive Director, and be based in New York City.

The Director of Finance, Development, and Operations will supervise TAG’s Finance Manager, Administrator, Communications Officer, and Development Manager.

The Director of Finance, Development, and Operations will work closely with program staff – especially the Deputy Executive Director of Programs – and with the Board of Directors and its committees.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Directly supervise TAG’s Finance Manager; work with Executive Director, Finance Manager, Board Treasurer, and staff to oversee and implement TAG’s financial budgeting and reporting cycle, including budgeting, analyzing monthly financial reports, grant budget and compliance requirements, evaluating and negotiating with vendors and supervising contracts and grants;
  • Have a firm understanding of TAG’s budget and the reasons for any variances in actual revenues and expenses;
  • With the Executive Director, Finance Manager, and with input from the Board’s Treasurer and Finance Committee, oversee and manage financial information flows among the board, executive director, and relevant staff;
  • Lead processes to strengthen long-term financial planning at TAG, managing cash flow over multiple-year grants, maximizing reserves, optimizing bequests;
  • Manage annual audit performed by external accounting firm.


  • Directly supervise TAG’s Development Manager; develop, manage, and oversee TAG’s development plan and calendar and assume responsibility for driving its implementation with TAG’s Development Manager, working with the Executive Director, the Board’s Development Committee, and staff;
  • Support Development Manager, Executive Director, and Development Committee in finalizing and implementing five-year development strategy;
  • Work with the Executive Director, Development Manager, Development Committee, and other staff to identify prospective new funding targets, track funding proposal submissions and outcomes, to develop funding proposals for private, corporate, and foundation support and to conduct grants administration;
  • Execute contracts, grants, and MOUs, and oversee compliance;
  • Oversee and implement overhaul of TAG’s customer relationship management databases including Salsa CRM.


  • Directly supervise TAG’s Communications Officer; oversee planning and implementation of TAG communications audit, new five-year communications strategy, and overhaul of TAG’s website, CRM, and communications systems;
  • Oversee and implement overhaul of TAG’s external communications systems including Salsa Engage;
  • Coordinate, with the Communications Officer, redesign process and implementation for reorganized TAG website;
  • Oversee and manage ongoing activities, including print and internet publications, reports, webinars, e-blasts, direct mail appeals, other donor publications, newsletters, the annual report, and communications about special events.


  • Directly supervise TAG’s Administrator/Office Manager, and manage and coordinate all aspects of TAG’s administration and operations;
  • Systematize TAG’s approach to file sharing and storage;
  • Build management system to allow for tracking of contracts, grants, memoranda of understanding (MoU), payments and invoices and negotiate and manage MoUs with vendors/consultants;
  • Manage TAG’s internet and telecommunications infrastructure, including updating information and internet technology (IT) and digital security to ensure best standards are in use;
  • Lead human resource functions for TAG, including managing benefits and posting of new positions and interview process for and hiring of new staff;
  • Lead and oversee renewals of TAG’s insurance policies, staff policy and procedures manual, and other standard operating procedures (SOPs) to more systematically codify, simplify, and streamline the organization’s ongoing work, and ensure that these are updated periodically to reflect changes in federal, state, and local law and regulatory requirements;
  • Assist Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director for Programs with special projects as needed.


  • Self-starter with strong leadership qualities who is willing to roll up sleeves and work hands-on;
  • Demonstrable experience (at least five to seven years) with non-profit administration, and especially in building effective, and sustainable organizational systems to improve efficiencies;
  • Excellent financial skills including experience developing and implementing grant-based budgets;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Highly organized with strong follow up skills;
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to quickly grasp complex concepts;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; Quickbooks; Google Drive and Dropbox; and project management and customer relations management software (Salsa CRM and Salsa Engage experience and expertise would be helpful);
  • Experience simultaneously managing multiple projects;
  • Ability to work effectively with staff members and supervisors who are often traveling or located out of the office;
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and human resource issues;
  • Excellent financial skills including experience developing and implementing grant-based budgets;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent desirable; advanced degrees in management, development, or administration preferred.
  • Passion for TAG’s mission and work.

Founded in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) NGO, Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus.


TAG offers a competitive benefits package including health and vision/dental insurance (premiums fully paid by TAG; coverage may include FTE, spouse and dependent children); also long-term and short-term disability insurance, including NYS Paid Family Leave. Employee elected options include Flexible Health/Medical Spending (pre-tax withholding); TransitChek cards and vouchers (pre-tax withholding); and 403(b) retirement investment withholding.

TAG also offers generous paid vacation.

Level of Language Proficiency

English language

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, current CV/résumé, writing samples, and three professional references and their contact information by Friday, November 2, 2018, to, with “Director – FDO” in the subject line. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.