At Segal Family Foundation (SFF), we believe in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders and power is shifted into the hands of communities. We work across Sub-Saharan Africa and strive to be true partners to our grantees. We support 200+ incredible organizations who are finding local and scalable solutions to Sub-Saharan Africa’s most pressing challenges. We offer our grantee partners financial and capacity building support. Our vibrant team of 18 passionate changemakers is spread across the globe. We work virtually across continents, and our team of 12 in Africa is spread across four countries. We move fast and adapt quickly as we find new and exciting ways to push our mission forward. We’ve got a lot of ambition, and we are building a team that will continue to help us punch above our weight.
About the role
We are looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented leader to manage, direct, and implement financial systems and administrative processes across our five offices (New Jersey, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania). The hired candidate will be a “get it done” leader who enjoys thinking big and working small, with the technical and organizational skills necessary to ensure our team and grantee partners can work to their highest potential. You will handle a full spectrum of activities related to grant disbursements, payroll, journal entries, financial statements, reconciliations, budgeting, office management, governance, compliance, and more. We are looking for someone who will share our passion for SFF’s work and will be eager to find new and better ways of operationalizing our core values: Be Bold, Fight for Fairness, Trust, Learn & Innovate, and Build Community.
The position is based at Segal Family Foundation Headquarters in Warren, New Jersey. This person will work cooperatively with the staff in the Operations Department, led by the Director of Operations.
Role Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Financial Management and Accounting (70%)
Governance and Compliance (15%)
Administration and Logistics (15%)
Who we are looking for:
You must have experience and strong skills in:
It would be really nice if you had experience in:
Why work with us
At Segal Family Foundation, we believe in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders and power is shifted into the hands of communities. We work across Sub-Saharan Africa and strive to be true partners to our grantees. We want to change the power dynamics inherent in traditional philanthropy and prove that a new, more equitable, and responsive approach is not only more fair, but more effective.
We're building a community of creative collaborators. The mission of the Segal Family Foundation is to partner with outstanding individuals and organizations that improve the well-being of communities in Sub Saharan Africa. We pride ourselves on finding grassroots solutions to poverty that might otherwise be overlooked. Our goal is to help high-performing organizations reach their full potential and work together.
Be bold. We dream big and punch above our weight.
Build community. We create a space to inspire each other and celebrate one another.
Fight for fairness. We use our platform because we have power but others who are deserving do not.
Learn and innovate. We challenge the status quo…including our own.
Trust. We believe in one another.