AVAC is a 24-year-old organization focused on accelerating ethical research towards and implementation of new biomedical prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to HIV. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and communities most affected by HIV.
AVAC has an annual budget of approximately $17 million and approximately 35 employees, based in AVAC’s office in Harlem, New York, with several employees working remotely along with a team of senior consultants supporting various aspects of programs and operations. Both staff and budget have more than doubled over the past three years.
The Director of Finance has responsibility for defining the organization’s objectives, strategy, planning and operations with respect to the use of financial resources. The Director oversees and supervises its financial management, cash and investment management, financial and donor reporting, accounting, auditing, budgeting, grants and contracts, and procurement functions. The Director ensures AVAC’s compliance with the organization’s by-laws, policies and procedures, public and private donor regulations, and pertinent US and overseas country laws and regulations.
Candidates should have experience managing a multi-million-dollar, not-for-profit organizational budget; exceptional communication and inter-personal skills; proven senior supervisory capabilities; be a “hands-on” problem solver with a strong service orientation; and be able to motivate staff.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director reports to the Chief Operations Officer, works closely with senior management members and the board of directors. The Director supervises the Finance, Sub-Grants & Contracts team. This position is based in AVAC’s New York office.