St. Stephen’s Human Services
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • $110,000-$120,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Career Opportunity


Director of Finance and Administration

Reports to:

Executive Director


40 hours per week

Job Type:

Salaried Position


$110,000 to $120,000


Fully Benefits Eligible

Union Representation:

This is not a union represented position


St. Stephen's Human Services is an innovative and collaborative nonprofit organization whose mission is to end homelessness. We progress toward this goal by providing emergency services, shelter, and housing programs for individuals and families. We meet people experiencing homelessness where they are and accompany them on their journey to safe, stable housing and a healthier life. We believe that housing is a basic human right.

St. Stephen's Human Services' values are:

Equity: Housing is a basic human right.

Dignity: Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Integrity: We expect honesty and accountability of ourselves and others.

Self-Determination: Each person has the ability to know and realize their own success.

Mutual Responsibility: Investing in our neighbors results in a healthy community for all.

St. Stephen's is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAE, offering competitive pay and exceptional benefits including: medical insurance, employer paid dental and life insurance, short term disability, 20 days of paid time off in the first year of employment, and a 401k retirement savings with an employer match. Visit for an overview of our benefits.

St. Stephen's is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and strives to promote an environment that is diverse and inclusive where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Employees at St. Stephen's actively participate in various committees that give voice to staff to create active participation and involvement in shaping the future of our agency.

St. Stephen's Human Services is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.


The Finance Department of St. Stephen's records and reports financial information about the performance, financial position, and cash flow of the organization. This information is then reviewed by program leadership and St. Stephen's Board, and available to public and private funders.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is primarily responsible for the organization's finance department and its functions which include, but are not limited to financial reporting and review, maintenance of all accounting records, general accounting, general ledger, payroll, accounts payables, and accounts receivables. This position also coordinates the annual audit with external auditors and is responsible for preparing budget forecasts. The organization expects this role to expand to include tracking and accounting for the upcoming building development project and capital campaign.


Organizational Leadership

  • Serve on the organization's leadership team, helping to develop and execute multi-year business plans and strategies that advance priorities and intended impact.
  • Provide financial analysis and decision-making support to the Executive Director, the Leadership Team and Project Leads, and the Board Finance Committee.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all strategic business development plans and projects and keep the leadership team, Board of Directors and staff up-to-date on THE ORGANIZATION's financial status.
  • Participate in all internal meetings regarding current and proposed program expansion, budget revisions, new funder kick off meetings and training plans with program leaders to meet financial projections.
  • Manage business relationships: legal, banking, investment and insurance renewals.
  • Utilize technology and accounting software to optimize all reporting and analytical functions.
  • Keep up with new trends in the financial industry by attending conferences, participating in professional development and sharing this information with the finance and leadership team.
  • Mentor and coach direct reports, delegating work streams effectively and holding team members to a high standard of excellence.

Financial Strategy and Management

  • Lead the design and assessment of financial strategy and performance as it relates to managing against the annual budget and long-term goals while fostering organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate development of budgets, financial reports, and models that will assist the Executive Director, Board, and other senior managers in making informed program strategy, resource allocation, and investment decisions.
  • Ensure records systems are maintained and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Review and manage (and establish as needed) internal systems, controls, processes, and procedures to ensure the integrity, accuracy, compliance, and usefulness of financial information and reporting.
  • Oversee successful completion of annual audits, IRS filings, and other mandated reporting for our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Partner with the fundraising department, Executive Director, and project directors to develop successful proposals and other resource acquisition strategies, while establishing systems and processes to help steward donor/client intent in the management and reporting of funds.
  • Oversee day-to-day finance and accounting operations including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, prepaids, credit card expense reporting, payroll processing, monthly reconciliation, and monthly and year-end close.
  • Lead and manage short and long-term budgeting and financial forecasting in light of existing programs and projected growth.
  • Generate monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash-flow and liquidity.

Property Development

  • Provide advice and support and participate in meetings during the pre-development phase for the project.
  • Experience in tax credit financing and long term debt agreements for funding property development.
  • Review closing documents and provide feedback from a financial perspective.
  • Create new company in financial software and establish bank accounts needed.
  • Assemble all draw invoices/documents and classify per project budget. Update draw form, allocate sources, and reallocate budget lines as needed.
  • Complete and review the draw form and payee's list and submit required forms to funding agencies.
  • Obtain and process the draw disbursement ledger from the title company.
  • Assemble all draw documents and file for later financial reporting/cost certification process.

Staff Development and Management

  • Hire, supervise and train staff in accordance with protocols, including providing remedial training when needed.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance, providing coaching and mentoring when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, and as needed, to further the goals of the organization and in alignment with our mission.


Successful applicants will embrace the following perspectives:

  • Commitment to St. Stephen's values and mission of ending homelessness.
  • Commitment to working towards an anti-racist culture both within St. Stephen's and the broader community.
  • Holds the belief that every household can achieve housing stability.
  • Commitment to harm reduction and housing first philosophies.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work respectfully with clients, coworkers, and key stakeholders who are diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religion.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with people experiencing a crisis through use of trauma informed care, client centered care, and strengths-based approaches.
  • Ability to meet expectations regarding paperwork and documentation through organizational skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and accurately, competency and comfort using technology and computers.

Experience that gives applicants the required skills, abilities, and perspectives listed above are commonly gained through one or more of the following:

  • Personal experience with homelessness;
  • Experience working, interning, or volunteering with people experiencing homelessness;
  • An Associates, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in a relevant field such as Social Work (with accompanying licensure), Human Services, or Family Studies.

We encourage applicant with lived experience to apply. However, if you have received services from St. Stephen's Human Services within the last two years this will make you ineligible for employment.

In addition, applicants must have the following skills and education:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify useful information in data sets that will support decision making.
  • Desire to work with an ethnically diverse population.
  • Ability to work as a team member with fellow-co-workers and agency staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple stakeholders and collaborative working relationships.
  • Skills in written and verbal communication. Ability to prepare and give oral presentations and reports.
  • Strong computer skills in utilizing Office 365 programs, accounting software, and database programs.
  • Excellent project management skills and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards.
  • Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources
  • Ability to work occasional evenings

Education and Experience

  • MBA, graduate, or Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant fields (or equivalent employment and learning experience).
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a senior-level accounting position.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in nonprofit accounting.
  • Successful experience managing a budget of at least $18M and multiple government contracts.
  • Experience with grants management and technology-enabled operations/accounting systems preferred.
  • Supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to develop and lead others.


Visit and select the opening for which you wish to apply. Submit your information under "Apply Now" and you will be directed to the full application, where you can upload your resume and cover letter both are required. If you have previously created an account to apply for a position at St. Stephen's, login to your account before attempting to apply for another position.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified applicants will be selected for interviews as applications are received. No phone calls please.

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