Director, Corporate Development (Finance)

Posted by
Year Up
New York, NY
Published 28 days ago

The location for this position is flexible and open to candidates in any city where there is a Year Up site. Preference to candidates located in New York or Boston.


The Director of Corporate Development reports directly to the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Strategic Analysis and is principally responsible for preparing long-term strategic models for sites and the enterprise. The Director works closely with colleagues on the development team to provide financial projections to funders in a timely fashion. The Director supports Regional Finance Directors and program launch teams by leading all modeling efforts and the vetting and evaluation of alternative and cost-effective approaches to promote financially sustainable growth for the organization.

To be successful in this role, you must have a deep understanding of finance processes and systems. You are naturally curious, analytical, detail-oriented, organized, and capable of synthesizing and clearly presenting large volumes of information. You have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong track record of producing quality work. You must be a team player with an ability to work effectively as a member of a team diverse in race, gender, and ethnicity.

In keeping with Year Up's values, the Director of Corporate Development will have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment. They will be expected to strive to learn more about the opportunity divide and embrace Year Up's diversity, equity, and inclusion practice.


Corporate Development

  • Working closely with the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Strategic Analysis, oversee updates to the enterprise model, the organization's long-term financial planning tool
  • Quantify the financial impact of changes to key operational variables, the corporate partner and development revenue portfolio, and changes to the organizational structure as the enterprise grows
  • Working with Regional Finance Directors and the new market launch team, provide guidance and insights around the financial implications of new initiatives; analyze and compare site cost structures to minimize operating expenses
  • Develop and support team of analysts through on the job skill development, stretch assignments, and elevating direct reports' visibility across the organization
  • Drive and implement improvements to existing modeling practices and other financial processes to bridge the gap between modeling and execution
  • Support the preparation of quarterly board materials and other key deliverables
  • Other duties as assigned

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings


  • A minimum of 7 years of financial management experience in a domestic, geographically dispersed organization of similar size
  • Excellent analytical, attention to detail, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate economic and financial concepts, verbally and in writing
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP and high standards for financial reporting, planning, and analysis
  • Excellent excel skills and experience with automated financial management software. Experience with Adaptive is a plus
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults-no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country-a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults; and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up's intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 35,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.

The location for this position is flexible and open to candidates in any city where there is a Year Up site. Preference to candidates located in New York or Boston.


The Director of Corporate Development reports directly to the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 30, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 26, 2022
  • Experience Level
See below


New York, NY, United States

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