Special Olympics Vermont

Director of Finance and Administration | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: South Burlington, VT, USA

Director of Finance and Administration


POSITION: Full Time, Salary

SOVT is expanding our team and is looking for enthusiastic team players to join us!



Driven by the power of sport, inclusion is at the heart of all that we do at Special Olympics Vermont. We strive to celebrate and promote unity and create a world where everyone belongs. We value and respect differences, backgrounds, and perspectives, and understand that greater diversity, equity, and inclusion make us stronger and more innovative to deliver better results as we work together in all communities.


The Director of Finance and Administration plays the primary leadership role with respect to the management and oversight of Special Olympics Vermont finances. The person in this position works very closely with the President and CEO, as well as the Board Chair, Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Committee. The Director will obtain a thorough understanding of SOVT finances and maintain financial reporting and GAAP standards to ensure accurate and timely monthly and year end close, including related financial reports.


Special Olympics Vermont is a fun, closely-knit and dynamic non-profit that provides a variety of opportunities to, and advocates for the inclusion of, people with intellectual disabilities. Employees must demonstrate personal discipline, self-motivation, and a commitment to working as a team.  Each staff member is expected to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, attention to detail and flexibility in assignments, tasks, schedules, and roles. Employees treat everyone with dignity and respect. They are expected to engage in constructive, creative problem solving, as well as pro-actively foster communications in a collaborative and professional manner with all members of the Special Olympics Vermont community, including co-workers, volunteers, individual and corporate supporters, business vendors, and athletes.


  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Generous Combined Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • HSA Employer Contribution
  • Fun, Flexible Work Environment with Great Coworkers!
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Disability, Life, ADD Insurance
  • Cell Phone Stipend
  • Mission-Driven Work
  • Opportunity for Professional Growth


The Director of Administration and Finance is responsible for all areas relating to financial management and reporting, responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position manages a multitude of accounting activities including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and financial reporting, as well as the annual audit process. The role serves as a primary contact with the finance committee of the board of directors, auditors, contractors, sponsors, and program contacts.


  • Serve as key member of office Leadership Team
  • Lead the annual budget and planning process
  • Follow, and as needed develop, essential financial internal controls, processes, systems, and reports for SOVT to track revenue and expenses
  • Provide thoughtful and thorough financial analysis
  • Oversee and prepare payroll through service and submit 401K contributions locations
  • Conduct accurate AP/AR functions, including invoicing, payment, deposits, etc., and manage 3rd party relationships to ensure compliance with all reporting
  • Oversee application, management, and reporting of grants, including federal, state, and foundation awards, in collaboration with Director of Programs
  • Identify opportunities to reduce costs that do not impact quality of programming, as well as opportunities to increase scalable revenue
  • Provide financial statements and support AP/AR for all local and school SOVT programs
  • With the President & CEO, prepare periodic budget reviews with staff, Board Chair, Finance Committee (Chair), and full Board.
  • Lead annual audit process, including field work, review of financial statements, 990 and additional external reporting.


  • Prepare annual documentation related to staff benefits and payroll
  • Distribute W2’s and 1099’s
  • Oversee and facilitate technology functions of the organization
  • Manage contracts with and prioritize the work of service providers
  • Perform office administration functions
  • Oversee safety, contracts, relationships, and procurement of office and cleaning supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Genuine commitment to and passion for Special Olympics Vermont’s mission and vision
  • BA/BS Majors in Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field preferred
  • Strong budget building and management experience
  • Innovative strategic thinker who offers analysis and workable solutions
  • Knowledge of basic human resources functions
  • Respect for and professional management of confidential financial, personal identification, medical, and other sensitive information
  • Understanding of technology,
  • Strong computer skills – Quickbooks, MS Office, Excel, online platforms for payroll, banking, grant management, database software. Experience with CRM database and management highly desired
  • Outstanding executive function – leadership; organization; time and project management; ability to prioritize; attention to detail; capacity for strategic thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills – verbal and written communication, emotional intelligence
  • Energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, creativity, a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to remain calm, focused, and productive under stress


Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Long periods of sitting, standing, and moving around, depending on the day.
  • Every employee must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position without posing a threat to their own health and safety or that of other individuals.
  • Assist in loading and moving various materials, around the office and a variety of event locations, sometimes into personal or other vehicles as needed.
  • Work sometimes requires occasional nights, weekends, and travel. Travel by automobile to communities throughout VT for events and competitions may be required. Employees must maintain a valid VT driver’s license. Employees manage their own travel within the applicable guidelines and policies of Special Olympics Vermont and are responsible for tracking and reporting reimbursable expenses.
  • Safe driving by SOVT employees is required, including the wearing of seat belts. When driving for business purposes, SOVT employees are expected to follow motor vehicle laws of each state, including laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving.


SOVT is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, age, parental status, socio-economic background, military service, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law.

Special Olympics Vermont strives to create an organization that reflects our communities and where everyone feels empowered to do their best work. SOVT will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or bullying. Anyone who does not comply with this policy and/or is found to have engaged in discrimination, harassment, or bullying will be subject to appropriate action, up to and including separation from the organization.

Deadline: January 28, 2022 12:00 am

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Missy Siner Shea, President & CEO – mshea@vtso.org