The mission of New Moms is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives. New Moms is a 35 year old nonprofit organization, with a budget of about $4 million and a staff of about 50, focused on serving young moms in Chicago and the near western suburbs. New Moms’ model provides a comprehensive range of services to young moms and their children including supportive transitional housing, workforce development, early childhood services, and parenting support and education. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms, is located nearby in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. We also have a building in Oak Park serving the near western suburbs.
Our Commitment to Equity:
New Moms was founded to break the cycle of generational poverty for young moms and their children. We pursue equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work including hiring, program services, and through our strategic partnerships. We strive to attract extraordinary professionals, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission.
About the Job:
This full-time Contracts Manager provides leadership and direction in the management of designated public and private contracts and grants, including finance functions. S/he reports to our Director of Performance Management and works closely with the Director of Finance to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with various funders. The position is located at New Moms’ Transformation Center in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Salary: $47,500
New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, vision, FSA, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 16 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.
Manages assigned contracts/grants. Establishes and maintains relationships with point of contact for each funder. Ensures complete files on all contracts/grants.
Completes and executes annual contract renewals.
Works with program staff to submit all monthly, quarterly, and annual programmatic reports to assigned funders.
Completes monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal reports and vouchers on all assigned contracts/grants, including annual budgets, budget to actual reports, and budget revisions.
Assists Finance Department with other accounting functions, including employee payroll allocations, monthly financial statements, and maintaining vendor files.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess:
Commitment to and passion for the mission of New Moms.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Two years accounting experience
Proficiency in the use of personal computers and Microsoft software applications, specifically Excel, is required.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing required.
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines concurrently.
Requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices.
Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Endorses a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practice model that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing, executive skills, infant mental health, and positive youth development practices in working with young moms and their children.
About New Moms
Our mission is to express the love of God by surrounding young moms and their children with all they need to transform their lives.