Lead by Learning is Hiring: Hybrid Budget Manager/Program Assistant


Lead by Learning is hiring.

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Position Title: Hybrid Budget Manager/Program Assistant

Job status: 1.0 FTE


Organizational Relationships:

Reports to: Executive Director at Lead by Learning at Mills College/Northeastern

Partnerships: This position works closely with the Remote Administrative Coordinator


Summary of Position:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, manage budgets for all Grants and Funds; manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable; manage contracts with Independent Contractors as well as School Sites. The Lead by Learning Budget Manager is expected to exercise frequent independent judgment within the assigned areas of responsibility. This role will also be responsible to work closely with the program team on any administrative matters including setting up for meetings and events both onsite and offsite.


Essential Job Functions:

Assist the Executive Director in all aspects of budgeting, strategic planning, systems upgrade and maintenance

Lead by Learning at Mills College/Northeastern is looking for a full-time hybrid Budget Manager and Program Assistant for immediate hire. Join our team for great benefits and a learning environment! 

Budget Manager- Key Responsibilities

Assist Executive Director To:

  • Resolve complex internal and external questions and issues related to operations (except within financial concerns)
  • Handle administrative work related to the establishment of policies and procedures
  • Synthesize, analyze and present information for use by Executive Director
  • Assemble, organize and prepare data for records and reports.  
  • Prepare and present program reports, as needed, for Executive Director, Advisory Board manage part-time staff and  student workers 
  • Arrange meetings and manage calendar

Grant Management

  • Administrate grant proposal and grant reports to existing and prospective funders
  • Manage budgets for the Non-Profit, School Sites, Grants & Funds, and special projects; 
  • Organize transfers between budgets internally, and with external departments; 
  • Prepare budgets for grant interim reports and final reports 
  • Ensure paperwork is completed for time sensitive check requests and reimbursements 
  • Monitor budgets and notify director of variances 
  • Liaise with the school site business offices and Mills accounting office
  • Creating budgets for grants 

Budget Management

  • Manage the use of funds and other fund-related responsibilities, as appropriate 
  • Coordinate payments for classes, workshops, and events
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of database creation and management.

Systems Development

  • Together with the Administrative Coordinate, you are responsible for a data management within the department 
  • Assist in the development of new ideas and solutions for improving existing methods, systems, or services.
  • Systems reporting, collect data and provide assistance for various studies and reports; develop, maintain, and update record tracking systems; provide statistics and reports as necessary. Compile, edit and format complex documents such as the annual reports and grant proposals according to established guidelines. 

Hiring and Recruiting Assistance

  • Responsible for managing the timeline for Lead by Learning for hiring and recruiting employees
  • Responsible for creating PAFs for Lead by Learning employees
  • Orientation of new employees to Mills College Campus
  • Employee assistance with  Lead by Learning’ conventions per credit card, personal travel, vacation and holiday time off

Human Resources Assistance

  • Work with the Executive Director to implement quarterly and year-end employee evaluation processes.

Program Accounting Support

  • Submit all business receipts and catering invoices to Administrative Coordinator 

Program Assistant – Key Responsibilities

Event Management

  • This role is responsible for the following functions of on-campus meetings/events:
    • Coordinate and discuss with Administrative Coordinator on all event details
    • Work with Bon Appetit or off-campus catering to provide catering needs for meeting
    • Liaise with Mills/NU Events and AV Team to secure meeting room reservations and requests meeting resources through 25Live
    • Create and maintain layout to meet event specification, communicate this info to Events Team and AV Team
    • Service all in-person events hosted by Lead by Learning on campus
    • Offsite Program Meetings
      • Make copies of all forms needed for meetings
      • Gather materials and snacks needed for off-site program meeting
  • This role is responsible for the following functions of program support:
    • Playbook mailings with note to recipient
    • Create Certificates at end of program year and mail to recipients
  • This role is responsible for the following functions of maintaining and creating procedures:
    • Maintain Daily upkeep of office
    • Inventory and order office supplies
    • Inventory and order catering supplies (service ware, bins, linens, etc)
    • Order snacks/catering for off-site in-person meetings via Amazon

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and Training

  • Minimum of B.S. or B.A., M.B.A preferred/M.S./M.A.
  • At least 6 years of experience in managing budgets/office management/program management
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership exhibiting personal integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Lead by Learning’s’ mission
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating budget models, and assisting the program team to plan events.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and collaboration
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands:

  • Work involves considerable sitting time at desk/computer, but also entails moving about the building and campus to obtain/deliver materials and meet with people
  • Much of the work is conducted in a busy area; interruptions and interactions with others are common, especially when school is in session
  • It is occasionally necessary to lift or move somewhat heavy or awkward items
  • Responsibilities entail occasional evening or weekend hours 
  • Deadlines are a routine part of the work

This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.