Start Date: ASAP

Applications accepted until position is filled

Organizational Mission, Vision, and Strategic Commitments

One in five children experience learning and attention challenges that limit their school success. For twenty-five years, Lee Pesky Learning Center has worked together with individuals, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Our vision is to create a pathway to learning for every child. We have positioned ourselves to positively impact learners throughout the country.


The Director of Finance and Operations ensures that Lee Pesky Learning Center’s (LPLC’s) everyday activities run smoothly. The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for the financial systems, operations, and accounting for the Center so that we can fulfill our strategic commitments. The position works closely with: the Advancement Director to account for and project revenue from donations; our Academic/Clinical Services Director to assess revenues for services, provide cost accounting for all functions therein, and provide support for the smooth operation of services; the Professional Development Director to monitor and report on grant allocations; and with the Executive Director to execute careful management of resources across the entire organization. We are seeking a candidate who is highly skilled in accounting, audit preparation, operations management, and systems thinking, and who wants to use their skills to make deep impacts for individuals and broad impacts for the educational systems that sustain them.

Essential Attributes

  • Believes in our mission and works tirelessly to help accomplish it
  • Clearly communicates information
  • Adapts to different audiences, venues, and challenges
  • Attends to details and demonstrates organizational skills
  • Is self-aware, self-determined, strategic, and resilient
  • Contributes as part of a cohesive team

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Systems:

  • Manage and oversee Center finances and processes including accounts receivable and payable, payroll, donations, grant accounts, and financial analysis and reporting
  • Develop, monitor, and revise annual budgets and generate cost analysis reports

Center Operations and Information Systems:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Center (facilities maintenance, business contracts, ordering supplies, record keeping, etc.)
  • Supervise Front Office Staff and oversee contracted bookkeeping and IT support
  • Oversee databases (i.e., Salesforce)

Human Resources:

  • Administer the HR functions of the Center to ensure employment practices are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (i.e., pesonnel handbook, benefits, etc.)

Other Support:

  • Oversee financial and HR procedures and record-keeping systems to ensure Center compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Support board communication (take meeting minutes, distribute meeting agendas/documents, and maintain board documents)

Essential Job Functions 

  • Plan, supervise, and direct the financial operation of the Center including preparation of accurate financial reports
  • Plan, organize, and direct Center operations in accordance with Center policies
  • Develop, implement, and update internal procedures to assure smooth and efficient delivery of services
  • Administer financial, operational, and HR functions of the Center to ensure practices are in compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws
  • Cultivate in-depth knowledge of budget and Center finances
  • Hold management team accountable for departmental budgets
  • Support management team through financial planning and tools to maximize efficiency within each department
  • Develop, maintain, and control standards for database information, usage, and updates
  • Communicate effectively through written and spoken English
  • Compose, edit, and/or coordinate the preparation of complex documents
  • Maintain files and records, including confidential ones, as mandated by professional standards and federal, state, and local regulations
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with all Center clients and personnel
  • Maintain confidential records and files
  • Report to work promptly and regularly
  • Follow directions and work well with others
  • Work under the stress of deadlines
  • Concentrate on tasks to complete and perform accurately
  • React to change productively


  • Minimum education and experience required:
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field – graduate degree preferred
    • Five years of experience in one or more responsibility areas
    • Minimum of 3-5 years management experience in operations
  • Knowledge of:
    • Generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits including budget preparation and controls
    • Administrative and office management procedures
    • Applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
    • Computers and computerized office programs (MS Word, Access, Outlook, and Excel)
    • Database administration
  • Abilities:
    • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable in a team work situation
    • Skilled in using computerized office programs, writing queries, and generating database reports
    • Read, interpret, apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
    • Design, write, and explain detailed policies and procedures
    • Work independently and meet schedules and time lines
    • Good problem solving capabilities
    • Maintain confidentiality


  • Salary commensurate with experience and skills
  • Employee medical benefits for full-time employment. Simple IRA

To Apply

  1. Complete the Application for Employment
  2. Send these, a cover letter, and a resume to [email protected], or fax to 208-333-0888. Or mail to:

Matt Scott, Director of Operations
Lee Pesky Learning Center
3324 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705