Director of Finance and Administration

At an exciting juncture in its 37-year history, as it enters a period of growth and increased impact, the Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI)) is seeking a new Director of Finance and Administration. The position manages the Institute’s finances, including accounting functions, reporting on expenses relative to budgets and revenue, budget planning, financial policies and controls, and vendor relationships and contracts. Government funding is a major part of NEMWI’s revenue stream, so managing government grants and reporting as well as indirect cost calculation and compliance are major responsibilities of the job. The position also manages human resources, including fringe benefits, and general administrative responsibilities. The position supervises the Staff Accountant, and reports directly to the President and CEO.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess at least a B.A. or B.S., preferably in accounting, and have significant experience in accounting, including a strong working knowledge of GAAP. A solid track record in budget planning and in preparing reports on spending relative to budgets is essential. Five to ten years of experience in nonprofit accounting and finance is required.

Background: The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan research, education, and policy organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for the northeast and midwest region. NEMWI has unique standing in the regional policy-making process in that it was founded in response to calls by the Congressional Northeast-Midwest Coalition for a stable and trusted source of regional data and research as well as policy options and analysis. Building on its strong track record of advancing the well-being of the 18 states of the northeast and midwest, NEMWI is entering a new period of growth and impact, enhancing its strengths in the areas of the environment and conservation, water quality, the Great Lakes and Mississippi River, and policy-monitoring and analysis, and exploring new initiatives in areas ranging from economic vitality and the needs of older cities, to state-focused programs and new regional issues such as regional waterways.

Compensation: Compensation includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent package of health and other employee benefits.

To Apply: Candidates for the position should submit a letter of application presenting their experience and interest in the position, resume, and listing of five references (which will not be contacted without prior permission), to: Michael J. Goff, Ph.D., President and CEO, Northeast-Midwest Institute, at

The Northeast-Midwest Institute is an equal opportunity employer