Direct Hire Opportunity: Director of Finance at Third Way

Third Way is a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas. Our work is grounded in the mainstream American values of opportunity, freedom, and security. We identify as center-left, because we see that space in U.S. politics as offering the only real path for advancing those ideals in the century ahead. Our agenda is ambitious, aspirational, and actionable. It is built on the bedrock belief that for political movements to succeed in our political system, they must relentlessly re-imagine their policies, strategies, and coalitions. We are fighting for opportunity, so everyone has the chance to earn a good life; progress on divisive social issues, so all have the freedom to live the lives they choose; and security, so we are protected from the global threats of the 21st century. Please visit: for more information about the organization.

Third Way has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Director of Finance (DOF). The DOF will work in close collaboration with Third Way’s President and the Chief Operating Officer, providing oversight and management of all financial and accounting operations. The DOF is an essential member of the Business Operations team and will demonstrate both hands-on day to day accounting expertise including AP, AR, payroll, and credit card processing, as well as larger strategic initiatives including budgeting, financial reporting, and executing long-term investment goals to achieve the financial objectives of Third Way.

The DOF will manage routine accounting operations, and prepare, analyze, and present monthly financial reports to the Executive Team and Board Members. In addition to leading the annual budget development process, producing monthly reports, managing cash flow and forecasting, overseeing the annual audit and tax preparation functions, the DOF will also manage and implement our long-term investment strategies.

The ideal candidate must possess a CPA and a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field, as well as a working knowledge of GAAP, audits, investment practices and other regulatory requirements in the financial field. Also preferred is a minimum of five years of experience as a senior accountant or auditor and familiarity with an organizational structure of a 501c3/501c4 (dual entities) nonprofit organization. Expert computer skills in MS Office, with advanced proficiency in Excel, QuickBooks, Sage Intacct, and ADP are critical for this role.

The DOF will take pride in and ownership of the finance function and related projects, adapt to changes effortlessly, communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, and want to make an impact as Third Way’s Director of Finance. Our culture is one in which people who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and bring passion for our mission thrive. Ability to work collaboratively while fostering divergent thinking and finding unique ways to look at data are celebrated traits. The ideal candidate is also results-oriented, embraces the perspectives of everyone and fosters the values of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

How to Apply

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your interest in being Third Way’s new Director of Finance, as well as your experience and qualifications being sought.

Send materials to: Danisha Martin, Executive Search Consultant at Nonprofit HR at

Make subject line: “ATTN: Third Way Director of Finance Search”. Electronic submissions highly preferred.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.

To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Danisha Martin at