Established in 1946, the National Cutting Horse Association is a nonprofit headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with approximately 16,000 members. The Association produces 6 world-class shows annually, and sanctions over 2,000 affiliate produced shows in five countries. Financially sound, the Association boasts an annual operating budget in excess of $25 million with no debt.
JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for directing the organization's financial planning and accounting practices. Additionally, this position manages the administrative and business management functions of the Association Headquarters consistent with the policy direction of the Executive Director and the goals of the Association. Minimal travel required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Focus on process improvement and business enhancements. Responsible for all internal business processes and procedures.
Oversees and directs budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, long-range forecasting, and insurance activities for the organization.
Directs the Controller in providing and directing procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
Appraises the organization's financial position and issues scheduled reports on the organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
Manages and directs Human Resources Department including overseeing employee evaluations and payroll.
Coordinates tax reporting for both the Association and the Foundation.
Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports for formal presentation to the NCHA Board of Directors and Association general membership.
Oversees and directs the preparation and issuance of the corporation's annual report.
Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations.
Analyzes operational issues impacting functional groups and the whole institution, and determines their financial impact. Ability to evaluate department silos and look for efficiencies in practice.
Must be able to present financial information to small and large groups, i.e. executive committee, various committees, members, employees, and general membership.
Proficient in technology development trends and the importance of strategic software development.
Experience in both 501.c.5 and 501.c.3 non-profit associations beneficial.
Equine association background beneficial.
Proficient with business computing and financial reporting systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Access.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting or Finance.
Strong understanding of accounting theory.
5+ years accounting/finance experience; CPA a plus, but not required.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Must have strong interpersonal skills to support leadership, management, negotiation, and problem-solving functions of this role.
Excellent judgement and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required.
Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
Remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude.
Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
Recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve routine problems.
Team player with a "can-do" attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain professional atmosphere for employees, clients, and customers.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and rules governing work requirements for nonprofit organizations; organizational development, human resources, and operations.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB TITLE: NCHA Youth Coordinator
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating programs and activities for youth in the cutting community.
SCOPE: The Youth Coordinator reports to the Director of Shows. The Youth Coordinator will consult with the youth committee and management to determine their needs and develop programs in response to those needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Research and develop programs for youth.
- Assess the program requirements of youth in the community
- Communicate with youth to determine their needs and interests
- Communicate with organizations that represent youth to determine needs and interests of youth
- Research funding sources and project requirements
- Access funding and prepare funding proposals
- Ensure program information is available
- Develop youth organizations and monitor participation
- Encourage existing organizations to include youth
- Evaluate the effectiveness of programs
- Identify areas where new programs and activities are needed
- Update and manage all the content on the current youth website to assure the information is up to date
- Liaison with NCHA Content Marketing Manager on all content for NCHA website and all social media platforms
- Liaison with NCHA Marketing Department on all youth program sponsor contracts to assure all elements are accurately fulfilled
- Provide support and guidance on the transfer of all content from the current youth website to the new NCHA website youth section
2. Plan and implement activities for youth
- Schedule activities, facilities and volunteers as required
- Supervise and lead activities for youth
- Recruit, train and oversee volunteers
- Encourage local youth to participate in regional and area programs
- Monitor the use of equipment and facilities
3. Promote youth programs
- Ensure that youth are aware of available activities
- Coordinate a community relations campaign to promote youth programs
- Arrange for advertising of youth programs and activities
4. Administer youth programs
- Prepare a plan for youth activities
- Prepare the youth program budget
- Prepare financial and program reports
- Record information on and prepare reports concerning youth programs, costs, numbers of participants and equipment and facility use
- Provide monthly and yearly reports about youth programs and opportunities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge: The applicant must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
- Office administration
- An understanding of the NCHA Youth Program
- An understanding of scholarship application and awarding processes
Skills: The application must demonstrate the following skills:
- Ability to administer and track youth programs
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervisor oversight
- Event coordination and production skills
- Team building efforts
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Decision making skills
- Effective verbal, written and listening communications skills
- Effective negotiation and mediation skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to conduct fundraising activities
- Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics and website development programs at a highly proficient level
Personal Attributes: The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
- Be honest and trustworthy
- Be respectful
- Organized and timely
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Be flexible
- Demonstrate sound work ethics
Physical Demands: The Youth Coordinator may deliver programs in a variety of locations and may have to transport, lift and carry equipment and supplies. The Youth Coordinator will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain, and may also be involved in a number of high energy activities.
Environmental Conditions: The Youth Coordinator may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of youth, parents, the youth committee and the association. The Youth Coordinator may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.
Sensory Demands: Sensory demands include use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches. The youth activities may be noisy and busy, making it difficult to concentrate.
Mental Demands: The Youth Coordinator deals with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. The Youth Coordinator must remain patient and committed to the activities, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com