Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The Opportunity

The Foundation has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing in size from 4 staff in a single office to nearly 100 staff across 5 cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Fairfield, IA). It has also earned broad public interest and support for its evidenced-based work and impact, especially on the heels of CEO Bob Roth’s New York Times bestselling book Strength in Stillness — The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

The VP, Finance will help lead the organization to its next level of growth by overseeing all financial matters for DLF. The VP will report to the COO and work closely with the CEO, the Leadership Team, and the Board’s Finance Committee to develop and implement effective finance, accounting, and budget strategies across the organization. The VP will ensure sound reporting and fiscal compliance with regulatory and funding agency rules and requirements (federal, state, and local). The VP must be able to positively adapt and thrive within an evolving environment, while managing functions including finance, accounting, payroll, billing, purchasing, and fund accounting. The VP will set the direction and priorities for all fiscal operations.


Strategic Thinking and Organizational Leadership

  • Play a key role in DLF’s operations team, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in addressing issues related to organizational growth and development
  • Lead financial and organizational effectiveness matters; lead and implement the development assessment of risks and the implications of decisions, and long-term plans
  • Oversee strategic policies, processes, tools, dashboards, and systems necessary to manage the organization’s financial operations in an effective and efficient manner

Financial Management

  • Direct all financial operations of the organization including tax, accounting, bank relationships, corporate credit cards, treasury, cash management, payroll, and forecasting
  • Collaborate with General Counsel to assess risk management and ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Instill a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by the DLF’s Board and Leadership Team
  • Partner with development staff to ensure responsible tracking of funds raised and spent and to develop a fundraising strategy that will appropriately diversify funding sources
  • Partner with programs staff to provide clear and timely finance and accounting support
  • Prepare accurate financial reports for the Leadership Team, the Board, and its Finance Committee
  • Lead audit preparations and maintain relationship with the external auditors


  • Relevant undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; an MBA or equivalent advanced professional degree
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in finance or accounting management, including 5+ years of in-depth financial management experience working with or for the nonprofit sector and in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies, ensuring responsive compliance support, and bringing energy, initiative and resourcefulness to strengthen DLF’s financial abilities
  • Demonstrated fiduciary experience, commitment and in-depth knowledge of accounting rules including those specifically focused on non-profit organizations, IRS and international regulations relating to public charities, and experience managing government and private foundation grants
  • Ability to strategically analyze financial data, both at an overall organizational level as well as the detailed program/project levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to develop positive and productive relationships and decisively build buy-in across the organization
  • A track record of improving processes across finance, bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to a growing organization
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills contributing to organizational vision – comfortable with a high level of visibility, responsibility, and accountability
  • Strong manager with emphasis on team building and staff development, with emphasis on timely delivery, attention to detail, and prioritizing work flow to meet deadlines

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: