CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has provided nearly 18,000 children with high quality representation in their immigration proceedings by training more than 41,000 attorneys and legal staff and cultivating partnerships with over 600 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.
KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.
To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.
KIND is expanding its presence internationally with expansion in to Mexico where it looks to protect vulnerable unaccompanied children on the move, preserve access to justice, and strengthen local capacity and support policies to ensure children’s wellbeing, advance the development of regional solutions to migration, and conduct public outreach on the root causes of migration and solutions that respect children’s rights and safety.
KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with NGOs in the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Ireland, and Belgium.
KIND has ten field offices across the United States with nearly 200 employees nationwide. Led by a Board of Directors comprised of legal, policy and financial leaders KIND supports a $35M operating budget and nearly $100M pro-bono budget.
Based in our Washington, DC headquarters, KIND is seeking an experienced individual to join the senior leadership team and lead our financial activities. We are searching for a dedicated individual with a passion and commitment for uniting their talent and expertise with the growing needs of unaccompanied migrant children navigating the US immigration system alone.
KIND offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability; life insurance; flexible spending accounts for medical and transportation; 403(b) with organizational match; as well as voluntary benefits, including prepaid legal services and pet insurance. In addition, KIND offers generous leave benefits including paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, and paid parental leave.
KIND places great emphasis on providing employees the ability to balance their professional and personal responsibilities. Flextime, telecommuting, parental leave, and wellness activities are some of the benefits that promote this value—and we are consistently searching for ways to support our staff’s ability to enjoy successful and fulfilling careers while taking care of themselves and their families.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and based in KIND’s Washington, DC headquarters, the Chief Financial Officer serves as a member of the senior leadership team. The Chief Financial Officer works in partnership with the President and Executive Vice President and is responsible for the development, interpretation, coordination and administration of the organization’s policies on finance, accounting, insurance, payroll, and internal controls and auditing. They are responsible for maintenance of records and procedures to adequately safeguard the assets of the organization. They provide leadership to focus on long-range solutions for cost-effective support, encouraging excellence in the department staff, and modeling behaviors and attitudes for a progressive financial function.
EDUCATIONAL & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A minimum of 10-15 years’ of proven financial management experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior level role and demonstrated experience; a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) required; master’s degree in finance, business, or related concentration and is strongly preferred. Experience in a not-for-profit environment is a plus.
Commensurate with education & experience.
Executive Vice President
Finance Manager, Staff Accountant
Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes regular interaction via phone and email with KIND’s national team.
Position requires minimal travel.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and…
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted online at: https://supportkind.org/jobs/. Applications that do not contain all of the above-listed required materials will not be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews will be duly notified. Please no inquiries or phone calls.
KIND is an EOE committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in both its staff and work. The selected applicant will be asked to undergo a background check before acceptance of the final offer.
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted…