Associate Director of Finance and Delivery

The Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy (“the Institute”) has an ambitious vision to propel transformational ideas, grounded in rigorous research, that dismantle structural inequalities and advance the realization of economic rights, inclusion, equity and civic engagement in the US and across the globe.

We are hiring an Associate Director of Finance & Delivery that will report to the Head of Executive Strategy & Delivery who also functions as a “Chief of Staff”. This individual will serve as the Institute’s primary leader on financial management, tracking cash flows, providing budgetary guidance and analysis to the Director and Chief of Staff, and monitoring delivery requirements to our funders. 

We are looking for someone who has strong organizational skills, a background in grant accounting and budgeting, and experience working with senior leaders in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment. Values matter to us: we require someone who is collaborative and driven, who recognizes the importance of fostering solidarity-centric and inclusive cultures, with a genuine passion for achieving racial and economic justice.

This position is envisioned as an on-campus position; however, the Institute has many employees with various work modes.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. 


Financial Management  

  • Develop budgets for grants, projects, and the Institute as a whole 

  • Advise and support the entire Institute team in allocation of budgetary resources to accomplish goals and assess the institute’s financial performance

  • Create agreements for grant subawards and independent contractors in collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations

  • Partner with project leaders, the Director, and the Head of Executive Strategy & Delivery on grants, including drafting the financial components of grant proposals, developing budgets, monitoring spend down, and submitting financial reports

  • Evaluate grant and donor letters for restrictions and revenue recognition and track the receipt, allocation, and expenditures of restricted and unrestricted donations

  • Coordinate across university systems and departments to manage budgets,  make purchases, and pay invoices  

  • Provide regular reports to ensure oversight and compliance with all university policies  

  • Reconcile spending to create budget to actuals reports 

  • Create reports on actual spending for internal and external constituencies, such as grant-makers 

  • Monitor relationships with vendors and contractors, working to ensure that they provide on-time, on-budget, high-quality products and services and are paid appropriately in collaboration with the Associate Director of Operations

  • Research and purchase goods and services needed by Institute personnel 

  • Collaborate with colleagues and other university departments, most especially but not limited to the Finance and Business Department and the Office of Research Support,  who contribute to tasks above Institute Delivery

  • Monitor delivery requirements of all grant agreements 

  • Regularly communicate with the Head of Executive Strategy & Delivery, Director, and project leads to ensure Institute are aware of upcoming delivery requirements

  • Work in collaboration with Institute personnel and other university departments to deliver reports to funders


  • At least 5 years of experience with grant tracking, managing donor restricted net assets, payroll management, and general business systems and functions.

  • Demonstrated success in developing, utilizing, and monitoring financial systems

  • Displays discretion and trustworthiness as the keeper of sensitive and confidential financial information

  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity

  • Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy 


  • Experience in a variety of workplace environments from higher education, nonprofit advocacy, research, and campaigns, and the ability to adapt

  • Knowledge of Workday or similar platforms is a plus

  • CPA and/or CRA is a bonus, similar education in business, accounting, research administration and finance desired

  • The Institute is a small, but growing organization.  Start-up experience, good humor, and flexibility are a plus. 


This position is envisioned as an on-campus position; however, the Institute has many employees with various work modes.

  • On-Campus Position - Employees in this position are expected to work on-campus during regularly scheduled work hours due to the nature of the work being that which is not feasible, or not in the best interest of the organization, to be performed remotely.


$90,000 - $100,000 per annum, commensurate with experience

We look forward to receiving your application!

Contact Information

The New School





Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Finance, Operations
  • Department Administrator
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time