Finance Director


Over the past decade, New Orleans has witnessed unprecedented growth in student performance, including dramatic increases in ACT scores, high school graduation rates, and college enrollment rates. While we have moved beyond a state of crisis, New Orleans still has a long list of systemic challenges, gaps, and inequities. NSNO estimates that approximately 16,000 students in New Orleans are in unstable or low-performing schools. We must do better. New Schools for New Orleans’ (NSNO) mission — delivering on the promise of excellent public schools for every child in New Orleans — drives everything we do. To achieve this mission, NSNO invests in proven, promising, and new charter organizations to open new schools, turn around low-performing schools, or expand existing high-quality schools. NSNO uses data around academic performance and growth, system-wide capacity needs, equity practices, and other quality indicators to ensure that NSNO’s investments will have maximum, long-term effects on improving the life outcomes of New Orleans’ students.


Role and Responsibilities

The Finance Director will support the Executive Director of Finance and the COO to ensure strong financial health of the organization. The right candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, solid understanding of core accounting concepts, and commitment to accuracy in data management.


The key functions of this role are the following:

  • Manage vendor contracts and payments
  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations, including A/P and A/R
  • Execute payroll and benefit procedures
  • Ensure timely and efficient monthly close cycles
  • Track NSNO’s various revenues and expenses across its investment and program initiatives
  • Assist development team in creating budgets for grant proposals


Requisite Qualifications

  • 3-4 years of accounting or financial management experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Hands-on experience with financial software systems, preferably familiarity with Blackbaud
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to build professional, trusting, and collaborative working relationships with a variety of  stakeholders
  • A commitment to NSNO’s core values of Solutions, Excellence, Passion, and Equity


Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess a CPA or equivalent certification
  • Knowledge of New Orleans public education system



How to Apply

Please send a resume to Phone calls or mailed applications will not be accepted for this position.

New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to building a diverse and inclusive team. As such, it is the continuing policy of NSNO to consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.




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