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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.

Mentoring Program Associate
Director of Finance

Mentoring Program Associate

The Mentoring Program Associate will assist Mentoring Program Manager in growing the mentoring program to meet the need in the community. Implementation and participation in grant related deliverables and activities; data collection and reporting are also part of this position.


  • Support Spectrum’s existing Mentoring Program matches. Assist with recruitment, screening and training new mentors/mentees as needed and identified. Adhere to healthy protocol for match closures.
  • Provide ongoing check-ins for all matches, also plan, and execute periodic events.
  • Responsible for continued communication with referral sources, community partners and coordination with programs in the Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN).
  • Ensure mentors are accessing the mentoring database to log mentoring time and are offered assistance as needed. Other documentation/reporting as indicated.
  • Work with all Spectrum programs to facilitate and match identified clients/youth with mentors.
  • Participate in any relevant staff meetings and supervision pertaining to essential functions of the job.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field necessary.
  • Experience being a mentor or working with mentor programs preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
  • Maintenance of professional relationships and boundaries with mentors/mentees and community partners
  • Ability to work independently, manages time effectively, meet deadlines, set priorities, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person
  • Ability to work according to the NASW code of Ethics.
  • Participate in supervision by identifying needs and issues, asking for support and training, and being able to accept and utilize feedback.
  • Critical thinker, considering creative ways to problem solve and improve the functionality of the program
  • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.


This position is part-time and an office and field position.

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Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial information and systems for the organization. Duties include establishing, implementing and maintaining all systems for recording, reconciling and monitoring all agency financial transactions. The Director of Finance supervises accounting and employee benefits staff.  This position is a member of the leadership group.


Accounting and Reporting

  • Initiate, collaborate on, prepare, and issue standard practices relating to accounting policies and cost procedures
  • Prepare agency monthly financial statements for board Finance Committee and full board
  • Oversee annual independent financial audit , single audit, F-990 tax return preparation and funding agency audits and reports
  • Supervise finance staff responsible for on-line bank transactions, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, account reconciliations.
  • Prepare journal entries to record various accounting transactions

Control, Analysis and Budgeting

  • Prepare and interpret financial statements, cost data and management information, including comparisons with budgeted amounts
  • Prepare the annual operating budget in collaboration with program and department  managers
  • Prepare and interpret individual program budgets with all program managers to review actual results. Work with Executive Director in responding to significant variances.

Grants and Contracts Management

  • Coordinate and collaborate with Director of Development and grant writers in the preparation of private funder grant budgets and subsequent grant expenditure reports per donor criteria.
  • Communicate with state, Federal and agency funding organizations regarding contract renewals, budgets and financial reporting
  • Prepare financial reports and coordinate with appropriate staff for program reports for timely submission as required by each funding source

Accounts Receivable, Collections, Cash Management, and Cash Receipts

Human Resources

  • Develop and maintain agency employee compensation package, including benefits, to remain competitive in the labor marketplace and add to the agency being a favored place to work
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of human resource and payroll records
  • Supervise HR administrator

Other Fiscal Duties

  • Oversee annual worker compensation and property/liability insurance contract renewals and reporting during the year
  • With members of the Investment Committee, meet quarterly with investment managers to review portfolio performance and future investment strategy
  • Oversee accounting for an external mentoring program for which Spectrum acts as fiscal agent


  • Minimum four-year degree in accounting or related field, MBA or CPA preferred
  • At least five years’ experience in financial management and accounting as Controller, CFO, Director of Finance or similar position, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
  • Basic understanding of human service financial issues, including government contracting and grant funding


  • General office environment with occasional travel required

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