NHQ:CFO Units RES/FIN/IT - Workforce Planning Finance Mentor

NHQ:CFO Units RES/FIN/IT - Workforce Planning Finance Mentor

The Workforce Planning Mentoring program is designed to provide select mid-level non-finance Red Cross staff members training on using finance strategically. The Mentorship in Finance initiative seeks to match Red Cross volunteers that have professional and/or educational backgrounds in finance to individual program participants. The mentorship offers an opportunity for direct, one on one discussion with mentors on finance terminology, concepts and practical uses in areas such as accounting, budgeting, cost allocation and financial controls. The focus will be on finance in general and not specific to the American Red Cross. Each mentorship in finance will be individually tailored to the particular educational need of the mentee as agreed between the mentor, the mentee, and the organization. This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) CFO Workforce Planning unit. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity.

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Locations

Allegan County ,Arenac County,Barry County,Bay County,Berrien County,Branch County,Calhoun County,Cass County,Clare County,Clinton County,East Central Bay Chapter ,Eaton County,Genesse County,Gratiot County,Hillsdale County,Huron County,Ingham County,Ionia County,Isabella County,Jackson County,Kalamazoo County,Kent County,Lake County,Lapeer County,Lenawee County,Livingston County,Livingston County Office,Macomb County,Mason County,Mecosta County,Mid-Michigan Chapter ,Midland County,Montcalm County,Muskegon County,Newaygo County,Northern Michigan Chapter,Oakland County,Oceana County,Osceola County,Ottawa County,Saginaw County,Sanilac County,Shiawassee County ,Southeast Michigan Chapter,Southwest Michigan Chapter,St. Clair County,St. Joseph County,Tuscola County,Van Buren County,Washtenaw County,Wayne County,West Michigan Chapter

Key Responsibilities

·         Establish a supportive, non-judgmental bond with the mentee which encourages open dialog about the level of finance understanding and realistic goals of the finance mentoring.

·         The pace and extent of finance mentoring will be determined by the need and enthusiasm of the individual being mentored.

·         Test then reinforce the mentee’s core understanding of accounting and finance terminology consistent with their current and intermediate needs.

·         Guide the mentee’s understanding and comfort with finance as an organizational reporting, control and decision-making tool.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration (preferably a finance or accounting major) with at least 10 years of professional experience in finance or a directly related field required.
  • Formal or informal mentoring/coaching/team building experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to appropriately tailor engaging and motivating finance related learning plans will be required.
  • Ability to commit to 4-6 mentoring hours per month for a minimum of six months.
  • Familiarity with online collaboration tools: MS Teams, SharePoint, WebEx, Go-To meetings etc.
  • This is a virtual position and can be performed from any location with phone, computer and internet access.
  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Resume required

Time Commitment

4-6 Hours Per Month

Flexible scheduling -  8-5 M-F but may include evenings and/or weekends as mutually agreed with the mentee.

Development Opportunities

Learn about employee roles and responsibilities within the American Red Cross from LEAD participants.

Length of Appointment

6 months, renewable as mutually agreed up to 2 years.

Relationships

American Red Cross employees participating in the volunteer finance mentoring program, members of the CFO Workforce Planning team

Training

  • American Red Cross orientation

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