About the Position

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc. (PVPSA), based in Watsonville, California, is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager to lead the finance and operations of a highly effective, multi-service nonprofit. PVPSA’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the student and families of the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, counseling and prevention services, and by advocating for public polices that protect the health of our community. Working in partnership with local education and children serving systems, PVPSA team members provide an array of social and health services to thousands of children and families per year at school sites and in the community.


About the Agency

The Finance and Operations Director will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, human resources, facilities, and IT. The Finance and Operations Director will play a critical role in partnering with the CEO in strategic decision making and operations as PVPSA continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.


Responsibilities - Financial Management:

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO;

  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status.

  • Reconcile all monthly financials and produce monthly program financial summaries.

  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

  • Ensure the development of financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; annual financial statements to the CEO and Board of Directors.

  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.

  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.

  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.

  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the CEO.

Facilities, IT and Human Resources:

  • Oversee and respond to agency’s facility needs to ensure efficient and consistent operations of the organization.

  • Ensure facility safety plans are in place and effectively implemented.

  • Oversee the technological functions of the agency and ensure sound operating technology supports.

  • Direct and oversee all functions pertaining to Human Resources.

  • Ensure applicability of all employment related laws and regulations.


  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree

  • At least 3-5 years of overall professional experience; ideally 5+ years of broad financial and operations management experience

  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously

  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds

  • A track record in grants management

  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software

  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of PVPSA.

  • Experienced in leading human resource oversight and activities


Annual Salary Range:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications. PVPSA offers employer sponsored competitive health benefits inclusive of medical, dental and vision. Additionally, the agency offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan and life insurance plan.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter via email or mail to:

PVPSA Human Resources

c/o Beatriz Collazo, Sr. Analyst email:

mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

PVPSA is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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