Manager of Strategy and Financial Planning

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Company Overview
Youth Villages is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Founded in 1986 Youth Villages has an annual budget of $190 million (90% of revenue comes from public sources) with 2,900 employees committed to helping more than 25,000 children and families each year in 12 states. Youth Villages, seeks candidates for Manager of Strategy and Financial Planning position to support our financial and operational strategy and growth.




Position Overview

Work closely with the YV New England Executive Director and senior leadership team to develop and execute a sound financial and operational strategy, providing ongoing analysis of key metrics tied to that strategy.


Provide an ongoing understanding of the organization’s position, opportunities, and challenges through analysis of key financial information, competitive factors, customer segments and needs, as well as internal dynamics related to workforce, organizational culture and leadership. Make strategic recommendations in order to attain organizational goals, such as the following:

  • High achievement of outcomes for all youth and families served;
  • Operational and financial stability of programs, including community-based and residential services;
  • High rates of employee retention and satisfaction;
  • Growth of programs through data-driven strategic resource investments;
  • Establishment of an outcomes-based contracting system that encourages a reduction statewide of children placed outside the home and increases the use of intensive in-home and community-based interventions throughout the child serving system in MA


  • Conduct needed financial analysis, modeling and forecasting to ensure resources are utilized most efficiently.
  • Perform deep dives of New England organizational data to identify trends, needs, and opportunities.
  • Analyze state trends including service needs/gaps, referral sources, and funding streams.
  • Research the local market and organizational competitors.
  • Evaluate implementation of strategic initiatives tied to business planning, outcomes analysis, and policy advocacy.
  • Prepare documents for internal and external key stakeholders that provide needed analyses and support strategic decisions.


Support the implementation of Business Intelligence system in New England.

  • Work with New England and program leadership as well as the corporate Business Intelligence team to determine appropriate data sources and measures for dashboards.
  • Verify accuracy of data transformation processes that occur between the source data and the dashboards.
  • Identify gaps in information available to state leadership, as well as potential sources of data to fill those gaps.
  • Work with corporate Business Intelligence team to provide training for state and program leadership in effective use of dashboards.
  • Monitor use of dashboards through regular attendance at leadership and clinical meetings; gather information from meetings on potential improvements that could be made to dashboards.

Additional responsibilities

  • Assist the team in driving forward the Youth Villages' MA 5 year strategic plan and track key outcome measures to ensure that key milestones are achieved.
  • Serve as YV liaison to the Planning, Policy, and Finance Board subcommittee.
  • Act as liaison with YV national Business Planning and Policy department.





Bachelor's degree required
3-5 years of professional experience in roles that required analysis and presentation of complex data sets, use of data to drive strategic planning/business development, relationship building, analytic and problem solving skills
Professional experience in some of the following strongly preferred: MA state government, child welfare, mental health, healthcare, Medicaid, insurance 
Experience managing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
Aligned with YV’s philosophy and mission to be a force for families, helping children and families live together successfully 
Strong, intuitive communicator who is able to build trusting relationships and is comfortable presenting to and engaging with senior leaders and board members
Experience with excel, budgets, financial reports, proposal-writing, power point, research on government funding streams and services, state plans
High energy and positive attitude; shows passion about Youth Villages' mission


Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement


Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.



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