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Chief Financial Officer

Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) is seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for our nonprofit organization with a commitment to our mission and core values. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFO will oversee the financial operations of our nonprofit organization including investments and audit activities. As CFO, you will be an integral part of the leadership team in discussing the best practices for the nonprofit’s finances and coming up with strategic plans to improve its overall financial health and making decisions based on the organization’s financial stability.

The ideal candidate will oversee cash flow planning, prepare and review budgets, and track operational metrics (KPIs.) This vital role will entail an in-depth knowledge of risk management and forecasting Return on Investment (ROI) for current and future programs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and monitor all strategic planning and organizational and grant budgets
  • Prepare detailed financial statements and footnote disclosures in accordance with GAAP
  • Develop financial policies and procedures
  • Oversee cash flow management, track important KPIs and analyze trends
  • Forecast return on investment (ROI) for current and future programs
  • Ensure all financial operations comply with federal and state laws
  • Review and interpret federal grant requirements, accounting & reporting, specifically federal grants
  • Coordinate audit activities
  • Supervise the Fiscal Manager/team to ensure smooth day-to-day transactions including day-to-day
  • financial reports and accrual accounting; reviewing and approving fiscal reports, cash management, and
  • bank reconciliation; monthly financial reports; and preparing and reviewing accounting entries
  • Oversee and/or manage payroll and benefits.
  • Prepare 990s for the nonprofit
  • Inform key stakeholders of financial status and investment plans
  • Present monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements to executives and board of directors
  • Represent the company to investors and public officials
  • Actively participate in annual, monthly and quarterly business and financial reviews with the nonprofit’sExecutive Director

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Proven work experience as a CFO in a nonprofit organization and knowledge of relevant nonprofit
  • accounting
  • Familiarity with the way nonprofit organizations are structured
  • Familiarity with federal grant management including Uniform Guidance and cost allocation
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis, risk management and forecasting methods
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills and ability to explain financial terms in simple language
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills (especially regarding writing budget
  • narratives, communicating with board members, communicating with leadership team and staff)
  • Strong business insight and strategic thinking/planning skills
  • Critical thinking with an entrepreneurial attitude to identify and resolve potential problems
  • Honest, ethical, and moral behavior regarding Company operations/interactions and customer confidentiality
  • Hands-on experience with accounting and financial management software (MIP)
  • Expertise in MS Excel including importing and exporting data to/from other platforms, creating andmanaging reports, using advanced formula features, etc.
  • Experience using report writing software
  • Capable of managing multiple deadlines routinely
  • Collaborative, inclusive team approach
  • Commitment to DRO’s mission statement

KEY DELIVERABLES
The key deliverables expected of the CFO in this position includes clean audit, timely grant and corporate filings including 990, monthly board reports, annual agency budget, internal budgeting tools and reports for leadership, and financial policies and procedures.

CREDENTIALS AND EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a similar field is required with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) preferred. Also, a preference for a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or comparable accounting experience/educational background. Non-profit experience a must with 7+ years of financial management experience or relevant work experience and 5+ years people leadership experience preferred.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PARTNERING WITH GO-HR TO FILL THIS POSITION. Any inquiries to Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) will be directed to GO-HR at info@go-hr.biz.

Attorney

The Attorney provides legal advice to Disability Rights Oho (DRO) clients, conducts legal research and prepares legal memoranda as needed, engages in individual representation and complex litigation, participates in community outreach and policy determination on disability issues.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides legal advice, consultation and research on general issues to DRO clients, receives and investigates complaints regarding civil and human rights of DRO clients and negotiates resolution, settlement and litigation of legal matters.
  • Conducts legal research and prepares legal briefs, memoranda and pleadings on complex litigation on behalf of Disability Rights Ohio.
  • Prepares cases for trial and independently tries cases in state and federal courts, examines witnesses, presents legal arguments and evidence and handles appeals for DRO clients.
  • Reviews provider rules, programs and policies for client’s rights implications.
  • Works in cooperation with other program staff, answers inquiries and provides referrals and technical assistance concerning client’s rights to government officials and the general public.
  • Performs related legal and administrative work (e.g. serves subpoenas, prepares reports and maintain records, including time logs in cases where attorney fees are available).
  • Confers with team leaders, administrators and other attorneys concerning difficult legal problems.
  • Attends conferences and participates in continuing legal education.
  • Conducts intakes as assigned.
  • Writes publications and conducts public speaking to clients and related groups as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of law school and admission to Ohio Bar and admitted or eligible for admission to the Northern and Southern District Courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Commitment to mission of the P & A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • Understanding of and commitment to client directed advocacy.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication and computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.
  • Ability to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

Special Education Fellowship

Job Description

Disability Rights Ohio is pleased to announce the Ingram White Castle/Columbus Foundation Fellowship in Special Education Advocacy. The Special Education Fellowship position is a one-year fellowship that will begin as soon as it is filled and run through July 2023. The fellowship may be extended contingent on continued funding. The Special Education Fellowship is a paid position.

The Special Education Fellow will be employed by and directly support the Education Team at Disability Rights Ohio, a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. The Fellow will provide advocacy to students with disabilities who are eligible for an Individualized Education Program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Fellow will counsel parents and their children, and attend IEP meetings with families in schools in Franklin and surrounding counties (Central Ohio area). The Fellow will receive supervision from the Education Team Leader at Disability Rights Ohio.

The fellow must have a Juris Doctor, and have taken the Ohio bar exam in July 2022 (or new date set for the exam by the Ohio Supreme Court due to COVID-19), or been admitted recently to the practice of law in Ohio as a licensed attorney.

As an employee of Disability Rights Ohio, the designated system under federal and state law to protect and advocate the rights of people with disabilities in Ohio (P&A), the Fellow will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • Understanding of and commitment to client directed advocacy.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities and meet court or other deadlines.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication, computer literacy.
  • Ability to take direction and work with teams of agency professionals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

Attorney Team Leader

Reports To: Director of Advocacy and Assistant Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt


Job Summary

The Attorney Team Leader will be responsible for directing client and P & A investigative advocacy work for one or more priority /issue areas of responsibility based on the current work and funding priorities of Disability Rights Ohio. This person will also mentor staff, review the team’s work for compliance with program guidelines and quality assurance, and participate in monitoring of the team budget. Coordination of systemic issues is also an important function of this position.

Essential Job Duties

  • Mentors staff on all client matters and P & A investigative and monitoring activities within the scope of the team’s priorities and issue areas.
  • Reviews matters for compliance with the Program Activities Manual.
  • Coordinates systemic efforts for team priorities and issue areas.
  • In conjunction with senior management and fiscal staff, develops and monitors the team’s budget as it relates to team activities, including responsibility for review and approval of client matters and P & A investigation of monitoring-related expenses.
  • Develops training for team issue areas.
  • May be assigned additional responsibilities by Assistant Executive Director.
  • Will also perform job duties listed on Attorney and Senior Attorney job descriptions.


Qualifications

  • At least 4 years’ experience as an attorney, demonstrated competency to handle complex legal matters, and leadership in managing projects and teams.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and computer literacy.
  • Ability to analyze and apply legal standards and exercise independent professional judgment within a legal framework.
  • Commitment to mission of the P & A and to the civil rights of all people. Understanding of and commitment to client-directed advocacy.
  • Graduate of accredited law school, admitted to the Ohio Bar and a member in good standing.
  • Must be admitted to U.S. district courts for the Northern and Southern Districts, and registered for Federal Court Electronic Case Filing in both the Northern and Southern District Courts.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.
  • Ability to travel.


  • To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.
INTAKE SPECIALIST

Job Summary

The Intake Specialist performs intake functions over the phone and in person for people requesting services from the agency. This person will also provide short term assistance and referrals to callers when appropriate and will discuss self-advocacy options.

Essential Job Duties:

Conducts intake functions by telephone or in person for people requesting services or information from the agency, including obtaining complete and accurate information in order to determine eligibility for and level of service or referral needs. Enters information in the electronic case management database.

  • Determines appropriate course of action and consults with Intake Supervisor, advocates or attorneys as needed for direction and guidance in providing short term assistance or referrals.
  • Provides immediate assistance if needed and self-advocacy information.
  • Timely enters documentation and closes service requests in the electronic case management system.
  • Develops updates and maintains resource and referral information.
  • Completes timely documentation, referral and client correspondence per agency procedures and case management policies.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services related field and knowledge of community resources.
  • Commitment to mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • Understanding of and commitment to client directed advocacy.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication and computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE REVIEWER

Job Description

A Representative Payee Reviewer monitors Social Security Representative Payeeships, onsite, throughout the state. Reviewer’s will be responsible for reviewing financial records of individuals receiving cash benefits through the Social Security Administration as well as interviewing these beneficiaries in concern with the Representative Payee services they are receiving. Reviewer’s work independently of others and will be required to travel to beneficiaries and Representative Payees.

Essential Job Duties:
• Conduct assigned financial reviews of individuals, agencies, and/or entities holding Representative Payee duties through the Social Security Administration in order to ensure accounting rules are properly maintained.
• Complete interviews with Representative Payees and beneficiaries, as well as their guardians, when applicable.
• Observe the physical surroundings in order to determine the safety and security of the beneficiaries, and make referrals when necessary.
• Identify problems or needed changes after reviews and assist with completing all required reports within a timely manner.
• Ensure confidentiality of all information received or provided at all times.
• Maintain and keep organized files and reports.

Qualifications:
• An Associate’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and experience closely related to position.
• A functional knowledge in basic financial record keeping.
• Upon hire, successful completion of the Social Security Administration conducted background checks and fingerprinting in accordance with the Social Security Administration personnel suitability requirements. Adherence to the Social Security Administration’s Code of Ethics.
• Upon hire, successful completion of required Social Security Administration Representative Payee training.
• Commitment to mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
• General knowledge of social security and community benefits.
• Generally proficient in Microsoft Office and computer literacy as well as effective writing and communication skills.
• Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
• Ability to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

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