Deputy Director

Promote participation in democracy

Salary: $85,000-$95,000

Location: New York, NY; some remote from home days allowed/encouraged

HeadCount seeks a savvy nonprofit professional who is solutions-focused and passionate about operational efficiency to join the team as Deputy Director. This new position will lead all finance, business management, office administration, and daily operational functions. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in budget development, financial planning and analysis, information technology and administrative operations in a non-profit setting. The Deputy Director will work closely with HeadCount’s Executive Director and will supervise the Administrative and Finance Manager.



  • Oversee the organization’s finances, legal compliance, data security, insurance, risk management, and general administration

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases and other legal documents and agreements as needed

  • Oversee office management and related administrative functions ensuring smooth daily operations of physical space, equipment, procurement and staffing

  • Manage organizational budgeting and finance (working with a controller): budget reconciliation, audit, and financial analysis

  • Develop and document internal procedures and operations to bring consistency across the organization

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal legal requirements

  • Streamline internal operations including reporting structures, team goals, daily standup meetings, and organizing of staff calls

  • Assist with new project development



  • 5 years in non-profit operations, finance or administration.

  • Demonstrated experience in budget development, financial planning and analysis, information technology and administrative operations.

  • Experience with QuickBooks and budgeting

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with peers and staff

  • Exhibits good-judgment and quick-thinking with a results-oriented approach to work and management

  • Appreciation and understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Strategic problem-solving approach

  • Comfortable and able to thrive in a “start-up,” creative and changing environment

  • Successful working in a group as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a nonpartisan environment without a political agenda

  • Passion and appreciation for the mission of HeadCount

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in non-profit management preferred.



While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to exchange accurate information, detect/identify documents and the information contained in them, move between areas in and out of the office to complete their role and attend off-site events in a professional capacity. The employee may need to move various equipment including a computer to their work location.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

HeadCount is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we are better together. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.