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Managing Director, Finance and Operations

About the position

We are seeking an experienced leader who is committed to using their excellent skills in managing people and making organizational systems thrive in order to advance the ambitious HIV and health justice mission of our organization. 

You will be responsible for strengthening and supporting Health GAP’s administrative and financial systems including finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and internal communications. As a member of our senior management team, you will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives.  

Working at Health GAP

Health GAP is an international advocacy organization that is dedicated to eliminating barriers to universal access to lifesaving medicines for all people living with HIV around the world. Our team combines pragmatic policy work with audacious grassroots action to win equitable global access to treatment, care, and prevention for people living with and affected by HIV.

At Health GAP, we have a clear goal: to be a place where a diverse group of passionate, high-impact people want to come and do their best work. Health GAP recruits, employs, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital status, sexual orientation and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Our dedication to diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion and equity is core to our mission. We know that to end the HIV pandemic, we must fight to dismantle the systems of oppression—racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and homophobia and other forms of injustice—that fuel HIV. Our team is one place that we are committed to doing this work. Health GAP has a compensation policy that aims to undo structural inequity by setting pay according to the position, not the individual. We also provide a competitive package of benefits and paid time-off, including fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and any legal dependents under the age of 18.


Primary responsibilities 

Finance and Budgeting

  • Responsibility for overall financial management including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Oversight of budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow and coordination of audit activities as well as accounts payable and receivable
  • Demonstrate the relationship between our goals and resultant fundraising needs
  • Work closely with the Director of Development in delivering financial requirements our grant applications and reporting


  • Partner with the Executive Director to ensure strong administrative and operational systems and processes; 
  • They must continuously evaluate and improve Health GAP’s financial systems, internal communications mechanisms, staff management and work planning systems, and information technology infrastructure; implementing new technologies to support key capabilities as required for continued organizational growth, and to support and drive key human resource initiatives.

Staff Management

  • Overall responsibility for personnel recruitment processes including marketing, operations and management  
  • You will also partner with other managers to ensure that the focus remains on the organization’s mission while maintaining Health GAP’s unique collaborative and dynamic activist culture.


Candidate Profile 

As an ideal candidate, you would already have a familiarity with and respect for Health GAP’s role in the fight against the global AIDS pandemic as well as knowledge of public health issues, particularly global HIV-related issues, along with at least 10-plus years of experience, with at least five years managing the finance and administration of a $1 million or more organization or business unit. You will have experience leading planning efforts and running operationally effective organizations. You must have the ability to harness technology solutions in order to more quickly and efficiently manage the resources needed for key activities and to compare performance against plans. Nonprofit experience is a plus, with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast growing environment that has limited budgets and resources.


Specific requirements include:

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting
  • Experience with audit, legal compliance, and budget development preferably in the areas of HIV, the not for profit sector, health care access, human rights, social justice or related fields 
  • Organization development, human resources management experience
  • Excellent management skills
  • Proven effectiveness managing others, empowering them to make decisions
  • Technologically savvy, with experience overseeing information technology staff and vendors
  • Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Board or other outside partners/funders/influencers
  • Success seeing beyond the numbers, identifying trends and new possibilities


Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial
  • Outstanding communications skills, written and oral
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Hands-on, leads by example
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining vigilant attention to details
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices among advocacy and activist organizations and networks
  • Excellent mentoring and management skills with the ability to foster professional development in others
  • A deep connection to and passion for a mission such as Health GAP’s mission or to health justice issues.


Further Details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of factors, including level of experience and the cost-of-living in the city you work from. For example, the annual salary for this position in New York City will be between $99,000 to $115,000.                         

We offer significant benefits, including the ability to work from home, flexible hours, four weeks’ vacation time per year, additional paid-sick/personal leave, paid parental leave, fully-employer paid health insurance for the employee and any legal dependents under the age of 18, access to flexible spending and dependent care accounts, and opportunities to travel internationally. This position will report to the Executive Director.

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