43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313
Jennifer M. Hawley contributes her financial and business acumen to a wide range of EDC initiatives and departments. She brings extensive expertise in systems and policies that ensure the smooth day-to-day fiscal operations of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and that provide a strong foundation for business development.
Hawley plays a lead role in development teams that secure grants and contracts to support the launch of innovative initiatives that advance the Learning and Teaching Division’s goals. Charged with ensuring that teams’ proposals meet all financial requirements, she guides multiple submissions each quarter, including bids focused on improving services for students with disabilities and promoting the school success of students who are English learners. In partnership with the project directors of dozens of Division initiatives, she ensures that financial protocols are followed and oversees the work of junior project staff.
As a member of the Division's Fiscal Management Team, Hawley provides consultation to initiatives throughout the Division, as well as collaborating with colleagues to develop resources to systematize development work and project management Division-wide. She also works closely with EDC’s Finance and Accounting Division to recruit and orient new fiscal staff and design and deliver professional development to ensure compliance with EDC policy and federal guidelines and to support the implementation of new policies and systems.
Hawley began her career at EDC as a Senior Accounts Payable Specialist. In this capacity, she ensured efficient processing and monitoring of invoices, coordinated the system of travel advances, and supported EDC project staff in resolving issues related to payments, contracts, and agreements.
Prior to joining EDC, Hawley held financial positions at several Massachusetts businesses.