Director of Finance

William Temple House | Portland, OR

Posted Date 1/23/2024

William Temple House was created in 1965 to provide high quality mental health counseling to our Portland neighbors regardless of their ability to pay.   Since that time, we’ve provided life-affirming care to thousands of individuals and families from our location in NW Portland while also helping train hundreds of master's level interns from some of our region’s most respected universities.   Over the past three years, over 95% of participants in our intern program have continued serving Portland and other Oregon communities. Our food pantry and social services team help meet the needs of thousands of additional Portlanders and their families every year. We are proud of our history and also eager to write the next chapter. 

We are committed to:

 Expanding our mental health counseling and social services to meet the changing needs of our diverse Portland community.

 Helping build the next generation of diverse, highly skilled, professional counselors through our competitive graduate internship program.

Are you ready to lead us to the next level?

Portland is in a mental health and poverty crisis – which has its roots in a long history of social injustice and discrimination. At William Temple House we are ready to do more and to do better. As the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for the fiscal and financial aspects of our operations, a partner to the Executive Director and a key member of the William Temple House leadership team. With your vision and collaborative leadership, we will:

  • Align our diversity and impact goals with our financial plans to support:
    • Continued development of equitable, living wage jobs for our staff
    • Reach more Portlanders with our urgently needed services
    • Refine our diversity-focused graduate intern stipends
    • A long-term transition away from unpaid internships for our +20 graduate interns.
  •  Maximize the performance of our current revenue streams and develop at least one new stream to ensure long-term, sustainable growth.
    • Our current model rests on:
      • a solid history of individual and foundation fundraising,
      • Net proceeds from a long-standing, popular thrift store and
  •        Return on investments equal to roughly 8 months of operating expenses
  • Potential new revenue streams include the possibility of accepting some forms of health insurance and/or government grants.

 As the new Director of Finance, you will collaborate with the Leadership Team to achieve our long-term goals. You will exercise full responsibility for the financial health of our organization, providing a solid foundation for our current operations and our aspirations for the future.

Salary & Benefits $95,000-$105,000 based on experience

  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee (100%)
     Life insurance, Long term disability and AD&D
     Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    401K retirement plan with employer match
     Paid Time Off (PTO): 160 hours 30 days after hire date; 200 hours on 2nd year anniversary; 240 hours on 3rd anniversary and years following
     Paid holidays: 10 designated holidays
     Parking permit or transit reimbursement
     Employee Assistance Program
     Thrift Store Discount (20% off regularly priced merchandise)

Qualifications & Skills

The Finance Director will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience. (Diversity in lived experience is important to the health of our team therefore equivalencies will be actively considered)

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years progressive experience managing accounting, finance and daily operations of a business, nonprofit, or foundation.
  • Proficiency in non-profit accounting, specifically restricted funds required
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in QuickBooks Desktop required, solid record of project management and goal attainment, working across groups and teams of paid professionals and/or volunteers.
  • Experience with annual audits by CPA firms and IRS 990 reporting preferred. Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and other information/data systems required. Experience with Donor Perfect, TheraNest, and Thriftcart systems is a bonus; ability to quickly master new technologies required.
  • Knowledge of forecasting, budgeting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience in insurance processing and billing is strongly preferred.

 Successful candidates will have:

  • Drive and motivation to excel in an operational support role in a collaborative environment.
  • A big picture thinker who is also task-oriented and able to roll up their sleeves and get things done.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to WTH’s mission.
  • Strong business writing, organizational and administrative skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to leadership, board or other outside partners.
  • Professional, polished and enthusiastic demeanor in person and on telephone.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with other departments, with donors, colleagues, and community/business partners.
  • Proven commitment to DEI and ability to operationalize DEI concepts within plans, policies and procedures.

 Work Environment

  • This position works directly with volunteers, employees, contractors, donors, vendors, and a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • William Temple House is a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all employees, volunteers, and clients, whatever their gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, disability, or socioeconomic status, are valued and respected.
  • William Temple House is located in an historic building and may experience fluctuations in hot and cold, dust, and other irritants.

 Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; talk; and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Sit for prolonged periods and work in front of a computer monitor.

 A Plus, But Not Required

  • Lived experience related to being a person of color, LGBTQIA+, having a disability, living in poverty, being an immigrant, or being part of a community that has been historically marginalized.
  • Bi-cultural and / or bi-lingual

How to Submit Your Application

Please send a cover letter and chronological resume to

In your cover letter, please answer these questions, supplying a one-paragraph answer to each:

  •  What are your best qualities as a senior leader and how do you know?
  • What have you done in your professional and/or personal life to promote equity and justice?

 An email acknowledgement will be sent to all applicants within two business days. The position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, women, and people with disabilities. The board and staff believe they can meet the organization’s mission only with a diverse range of members, employees, and participants who actively cultivate a culture of equity and belonging.

William Temple House is proud to be recognized as an Oregon Food Bank LGBTQ Affirming Agency


Listing Type
Accounting | Finance | Management | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$95000 - $105000
Salary Type

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