Director of Finance & Administration, Ruth Mott Foundation

The Ruth Mott Foundation’s mission is to advocate, stimulate, and support community vitality. Based in Flint, Michigan, the Foundation envisions communities of hope and pride, whose neighborhood environments and urban core are safe, attractive, and healthy, enriched by cultural diversity and an engaged citizenry. Ruth Mott's values inspire the Foundation today and its commitment to be welcoming, inclusive, and just, treat everyone with respect and dignity, act with kindness and good humor, promote civic hope and pride, encourage personal responsibility, practice prevention, and maintain the "long view." As part of the Foundation’s 2016-2025 strategic plan, the Foundation is pursuing its mission by finding and fostering place-based interventions, including social innovation, that emerge from and are focused on achieving positive outcomes in north Flint.

Based on a process of deep research and reflection – including discussions with residents, community leaders and grantee partners – the Foundation concluded that a focused, place-based approach to philanthropy is the best way for it to serve the Flint community. To that end, the Foundation is committed to using all of its tools, including Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, convenings, grants, technical assistance, engagement, and expanded organizational capacity, to achieve its goal of helping north Flint residents create and sustain opportunities to contribute and thrive.

The Ruth Mott Foundation seeks nominations and applications for a new Director of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the President and working in close partnership with the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance & Administration (the Director) will manage the finance, accounting, human resources, and facilities administration of the Foundation, including payables, payroll, benefits administration, and computer networking. As a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership, the Director plays a significant role in strategic planning and policy development at the Foundation. Providing leadership and coordination in the administrative, foundation planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts of the Foundation, the Director holds significant financial and administrative responsibility and exercises discretionary authority in significant matters. The Director serves on several initiative-specific and ongoing Foundation committees, including the Applewood Master Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Human Resource Committee, Investment Committee, and the Impact Investing Ad Hoc Committee. In these capacities, the Director routinely partners with and presents to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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How To Apply: 

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen and Emily Wexler of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

Hiring Organization: 
Ruth Mott Foundation
Director of Finance & Administration
City and State: 
Flint MI

The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit team members who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.