Center for Law and Social Policy (Clasp) – Sr Mgr Finance & Administration

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded nearly 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all of our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status. Low-income people are under greater threat than at any time in CLASP’s history, making our work more urgent than ever.


CLASP seeks an entrepreneurial, high energy, solutions-oriented senior manager for finance and administration. This recruitment is part of a broader expansion at CLASP, including expanded capacity in policy as well as legislation, outreach, and communications. This will enable us to address emerging threats to low-income people, including immigrants and people of color, while also working to advance a positive vision.
Under the leadership of the deputy executive director for finance and administration, the senior manager for finance and administration is responsible for financial and administrative management. The senior manager will work with the deputy ED to identify needs, and lead implementation of new systems. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, an independent thinker, resourceful, and eager to learn.


The senior manager for finance and operations will report to the deputy executive director for finance and administration and will supervise/mentor the finance and operations associate.


This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.




Financial Management

  • Oversee and take final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordination for a significant program area;
  • Translate financial concepts to other management members and effectively collaborate with program colleagues who may not have finance backgrounds;
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow, coordination of audit activities, IRS 990, and accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepare or assist program staff in preparing budgets for new programs, proposals, grant reporting, and contracts;
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements, ensuring timely filing of all financial and other reporting; and
  • Oversee banking and investments, financial statements and review.



  • Ensure CLASP has excellent standard operating policies that reflect the organization’s culture, including operational and financial policies that are accurately documented, routinely updated to reflect best practices, and implemented throughout the organization;
  • Oversee processes to maintain all business licenses, insurance and corporate reporting, and organizational files;
  • Manage relationships with information technology consultant and other general office personnel to ensure smooth operation; and
  • Collaborate with the human resources manager and provide guidance and input to implement personnel recommendations.


Additional qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the circumstances of vulnerable and low-income people, immigrants, and communities of color.
  • Effective implementer and comfortable in the environment of a small- to mid-sized nonprofit, where everyone takes on multiple roles and responsibilities, including strategy and implementation;
  • Bachelor’s in finance, accounting, or business administration (ideally with MBA/CPA or related certification);
  • At least 7 years of progressive relevant experience; ideally 5+ years of broad financial and operations management experience at nonprofit organizations with budgets over $5 million;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Flexibility, including ability to handle multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines;
  • Able to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and mentor staff and develop systems; and
  • Knowledge or experience in accounting, FMLA, and human resources to include managing payroll is also a plus.



SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  CLASP offers exceptional benefits, including health insurance; dental insurance; life and long-term disability insurance; long-term care insurance; a 403(b) retirement program; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

APPLICATION:  Please send your resume and cover letter by email to


Reference Senior Manager for Finance and Administration in the subject line.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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