Director of Finance and Administration

Job Type

Full Time




520 8th Avenue, #801
New York
United States


About Theatre Development Fund

Theatre Development Fund, Inc. (“TDF”), a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1967 to promote the performing arts, is a broadly-oriented service and advocacy organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. TDF’s activities fall into three areas. TDF expands access, making the performing arts accessible to all by removing cultural, physical and financial barriers. TDF cultivates communities of theatergoers, by engaging, educating and encouraging people to make the performing arts an essential part of their lives. TDF supports theatre makers and sustains creators and advances the industry through convenings, research and the TDF Costume Collection. Through its programs, TDF brings theatre into the lives of over 2,000,000 people per year. TDF’s efforts are primarily focused in New York, but it has also been involved in audience development efforts for the performing arts across the United States and, on a limited basis, internationally.

About the Position

The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director and the Managing Director. The Director of Finance and Administration works closely with the Board’s Finance and Audit Committees.

The Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership to support the sound financial operation, continuing growth and overall success of the organization. Areas of involvement include:


  • Work with the Managing Director to provide overall leadership for all aspects of the organization’s financial management, planning, reporting and analysis and setting annual budgets (currently approximately $18 million) that guide organizational priorities and decision-making
  • Manage finance department staff
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of accounting, financial reporting, grants management, cash flow analysis and yearly budgeting process
  • Ensure compliance with standards and reporting requirements of external stakeholders, including government agencies, funders, auditors, donors, foundations and other relevant entities
  • Develop and maintain a system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures and educate and assist staff with the stated policies
  • Other duties as required by the Executive Director or Managing Director


  • Oversee office management, including Office Manager and Receptionist
  • Manage Payroll/Benefits Coordinator and outside PEO vendor for HR Administration, including benefits administration, payroll, HR advisory and policy and procedure development
  • Negotiate and manage external vendor relationships for banking, accounting, benefits, insurance and facilities

About You:

  • You are passionate about the performing arts, education and/or accessibility
  • You are inspired by the mission of TDF and eager to join others working to achieve it
  • You are highly self-motivated and driven by a strong work ethic and deep integrity
  • You create a positive work environment for those who report to you, fostering teamwork

In addition, you meet the following requirements:

  • At least 5 years of senior level management experience in finance and administration
  • Strong non-profit finance experience, including overseeing audits
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, with demonstrated competencies in substantially all aspects of the role described above
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across departments to accomplish strategic initiatives and improve organizational performance
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including presenting to the board, committees and staff


Salary will be commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package is offered.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to

TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our

work, both in our programs and in our workplaces. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package is offered.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to