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Senior Finance and Operations Officer

The Foundation

The DC Bar Foundation is the leading funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. We are committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. Our mission is to fund, support, and improve the legal representation of people who are financially disenfranchised or who are otherwise underserved in the District of Columbia.

Our Beliefs

We believe that everyone should have access to justice regardless of wealth, knowledge, or power. We seek to be community-rooted, led by the voices of those most impacted by our decisions. We believe in working collaboratively and demonstrating mutual respect for each other’s capacities, contributions, and ideas. We believe that we must work within ourselves, our networks, and our institutions to challenge racism with each decision we make. Finally, we believe in Team. It’s not just about getting the work done; it’s about HOW you get it done.

Position Summary

The Senior Finance and Operations Officer manages fiscal duties, internal and external organizational processes, and office functions for the DC Bar Foundation. This position collaborates with DCBF staff and external providers to develop, maintain, and improve work quality, productivity, and efficiency, and to maximize the impact of the Foundation.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated, results-oriented, and proactive. You’re a natural problem solver who meets adversity with tenacity. We’re looking for someone who is eager to tackle new projects and has the ability to prioritize, manage timelines, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Experience with IOLTA, LRAP, Asana, BoardEffect, SalesForce, and/or ADP is preferred.

Primary Job Duties

  • Oversee day-to-day operations that support the Foundation’s mission and strategic framework

  • Operate as the primary administrator for the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program

  • Champion the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

  • Work alongside other departments to ensure smooth functioning of Foundation systems and administrative operations

  • Lead administration of Asana, the Foundation’s project management software

  • Oversee management of BoardEffect (the Foundation’s board engagement portal) and SalesForce

  • Coordinate and manage the internship program as well as temporary employees

  • Manage Information Technology needs for the office in partnership with IT contractors

  • Manage all aspects of Audit, Finance, and IOLTA Board Committees

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and assess sound and compliant financial management practices

  • Collaborate with Finance and Accounting to manage accounts receivable and accounts payable

  • Act as the primary staff liaison with banking institutions

  • Provide guidance to employees regarding the ADP platform and timekeeping matters

  • Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors and service providers

  • Act as the primary liaison for WeWork and facility management

  • Assist with planning and execution of internal events, such as team lunches and celebrations

  • Ensure safe office conditions, sufficient inventory of supplies, and maintenance of equipment

  • Oversee general administrative functions


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of relevant experience; Master’s degree preferred

  • Five years of professional work experience in finance and operations

  • Proven ability to plan and manage operational processes for efficiency and effectiveness

  • Expertise in budget preparation, financial controls, and management best practices

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Enthusiasm for organizational change and passion for ongoing evolution and improvement

  • Comfort in taking ownership of all strategic, tactical, and administrative duties of the position

  • Conscientious and thorough with the ability to anticipate and correct for errors before they happen

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy with standards of excellence and high-quality work

  • Strong computer skills, with a passion for technology and the ability to quickly master new systems

  • Sound professional judgment and demonstrated professional maturity

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and diversity

  • Demonstrated commitment to creating and sustaining a positive workplace

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

Compensation and Benefits

We believe in paying fairly and competitively. To execute this, we utilize a strategic compensation review process to determine starting pay rates as well as annual adjustments. The hiring range for this position is $76,000 to $84,000 with some flexibility to move above the hiring range based on experience and qualifications. Decisions regarding each individual’s compensation are made using a holistic analysis of market rates, experience, competencies, education, performance, internal equity, annual budget, and economic state.

We also believe in supporting employees’ professional development, health and wellness, and work/life balance. Our benefits include health insurance, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k) retirement plan, commuter assistance, home office allowance, summer hours, professional development allowance, and generous paid time off.

Work Environment

The DC Bar Foundation is part of the WeWork community located at 655 New York Ave in Northwest DC. You’ll be expected to work remotely and within the office space. The work involves frequent use of computers, phones, and virtual meeting platforms, such as MS Teams and Zoom. The role may require periodic work outside of regular business hours, as well as occasional local travel.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to safely and successfully perform the essential functions of this job, including meeting productivity standards. All employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is made based on a protected status. Persons with mental and physical disabilities are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.

The DC Bar Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter outlining how your qualifications align with the requirements for this position. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. No calls or emails, please.


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