Interim Deputy Director of Operations

Location Norristown, PA 19401
Date Posted January 27, 2023
Job ID 9736
Employment Type Contract To Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for an Interim Deputy Director of Operations for our client, a legal aid nonprofit providing support to underserved communities, located in Norristown, Philadelphia! This is an exciting onsite contract to hire opportunity to join a supportive team and organization!
The Interim Deputy Director of Operations is a key member of the executive team and will share supervisory responsibility alongside the Director, Director of Community Engagement, Director of Development, Director of Communications, and a team of attorneys. This role will help guide daily finance and accounting, information technology, human resources, and facilities operations. 

  • Direct all aspects of operations, including in the areas of finance and accounting, information technology, human resources, and facilities.
  • Ensure, most significantly through a monthly cost allocation process, that casework is accurately assigned to appropriate funding sources and that accounts payable and accounts receivable operations function smoothly and effectively.
  • Identify and employ online and automated processes and new technology to enhance efficiency of operations.
  • Serve as point person for the annual audit.
  • Play a key role on the executive team and in collaboration with the Executive Director and Chief Counsel. provide input on organizational policy, resource allocation, budgets, and day-to-day decision-making.
  • Work with Chief Counsel and management team to develop appropriate and meaningful measurements of staff performance and develop methods to use outcomes data to assess the impact of programs and promote its work.
  • Directly supervise and periodically evaluate the Finance and Accounting Manager, the Human Resources Manager, the Grants and Compliance Specialist, and 2-3 other supervisory staff
  • Contribute significantly to a program-wide strategic planning process, which will set the course for the future direction of the service delivery and operations of, and which will seek to create and nurture a culture that values excellence, energy, innovation, collaboration, respect, trust, and accountability.
  • Supply budgeting, financial and staffing input to the Development Director for development proposals
  • Participate in management meetings and report on project progress.
  • Consult with staff and local management on day-to-day operational issues including those relating to grants and compliance, technology, and facility needs
  • Assist the Executive Director and Human Resources manager in the recruitment and retention of excellent staff and orient new staff to policies and grants and contractual requirements.
  • Contribute to initiatives that will enhance and advance commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Employment and Fiscal/Accounting procedures and manuals.
  • Participate in Board meetings (and Committee meetings as needed) and review and provide feedback on Treasurer’s reports to be delivered at meetings.
  • Engage with other providers of civil legal assistance to persons with limited income in Pennsylvania and nationally to ensure that benefits from the experiences of similar programs and adopts best practices.
  • Abide by all applicable professional standards of ethics and practice.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required by the Executive Director

  •  Advanced degree required, J.D. and bar admission highly preferred. 
  • Extensive years of experience in a nonprofit legal services or similar environment
  • Management experience, preferably in a nonprofit legal services environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Case Management Software, online legal research tools. SAGE 50 is a plus!
  • Demonstrated excellence in planning, implementing, and evaluating organization-wide management initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with a wide range of people. 
  • Strong coaching, teaching, training, organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to take initiative in development and completion of projects.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with diverse clients, client communities and organizations.  Strong sense of customer service and the ability to follow through on projects and deliverables. 

The hourly rate for this position is $50/hr - $62/hr. DOE as well as health, dental, vision and other benefits! This position works on an amazing team and makes an incredible impact on people in your community!
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and more information about your candidacy and interest. Apply here today!

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes list of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a Clearly Rated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.

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