Helping Education Job Announcement

Position Title:            Director of Finance
Reports to:                Executive Director
Job Type:                   Full-time
Location:                   North Carolina (Research Triangle area preferred)


Overview of the Position

Do you care deeply about promoting equitable access to high-quality education? Do you enjoy creating value and advancing organizational impact with your financial insights and expertise? If YES, consider joining our dynamic team in the fight for educational equity!

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 4-6 years of successful finance and accounting experience
  • Experience with non-profit accounting and bookkeeping processes, controls, and procedures
  • Thorough understanding and use of major accounting software suites (QuickBooks preferred)
  • Experience working with external agencies to process financial audits
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with multiple staff and a range of external agencies (e.g., banks, community partners) relevant to accounting operations.

Although it is not a requirement, experience with managing the accounting needs for foundation, state, and federal grants is desired.

Helping Education is committed to cultivating a diverse environment and continues to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, socio-economic class, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Overview

Since its inception in 2010, Helping Education has maintained its mission of advancing educational equity by partnering with educators and community organizations that serve a high percentage of historically underserved students, schools, and families. Through collaborative partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally, we provide low- or no-cost programs and services that meaningfully improve student learning. These programs and services are collaboratively developed and rigorously evaluated, creating a true bridge that connects educational research and practice.

Although Helping Education began in 2010 with only a small group of volunteers, we have grown to a diverse team of nearly 40 staff -- each of whom is passionate about improving educational equity through community engagement and authentic partnerships. We’re now looking for the right person to join our team to oversee the accounting and financial reporting functions of the organization as well other administrative duties.

Questions about the position should be sent to Dalia Wimberly, Director of Operations, at