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Development and Finance Coordinator-Washington, DC.

Organization: City Blossoms 

Position Title: Development and Finance Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

Hours & Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2014



City Blossoms is dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces. We support community development by uniting children, families and their friends and neighbors in gardens to celebrate the environment, arts and healthy living. Since 2003, we have been actively working as a team with schools, community centers and neighbors to create over 33 fantastic and functional gardens. City Blossoms is a small, but steadily expanding non-profit with a staff of six and an annual budget of approximately $320,000.

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The Development and Finance Coordinator will play a critical role in partnering with the executive team in strategic decision-making and operations as to build capacity. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will collaborate with the executive team to oversee the following areas: finance, budgeting, human resources, administration, and development.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual skilled in administration, finance and development to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, dynamic organization. Since City Blossoms’ main work is with children, families, and community building, we are seeking individuals who are comfortable and excited to share their passion with a diverse audience.


Financial Management

  • Use Quickbooks and City Blossoms’ Accounting manual to analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Review financial plans and budgets in conjunction with the executive team; monitor progress and changes and keep executive team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the executive team for reports to the Board of Directors


  • Further develop City Blossoms’ development and fundraising processes, maintaining an active database of ongoing and potential donors.
  • Manage reporting for all secured government and foundation grants.
  • Collaborate with executive team to develop proposals and engage funders.

Administrative Support

  • Communicate regularly with executive team and staff to compile and distribute weekly staff meeting agenda; manage organizational calendar.
  • Use budget and regular input from staff to manage material acquisitions.
  • Oversee file maintenance and organization.
  • Schedule and delegate social media outreach through staff and interns.

Human Resources

  • Collaborate with executive team to enhance professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.


  • Minimum of a B.A.
  • At least 2-4 years of overall professional experience; ideally 4+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.
  • Enthusiasm in supporting community-based efforts across Washington, D.C.
  • Passion for City Blossoms’ mission and growth.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are highly desired.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks for Mac, Microsoft Office Suite and social media applications
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – City Blossoms colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • Documented experience in grants management.
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, it is necessary to specify the physical, mental and environmental conditions of the Essential Duties of the job. The following codes are used to explain the frequency of physical activity:

“F” for frequently; “O” for occasionally; “N” for not at all

On the job the employee must be able to carry/lift loads of:

(F) Light (up to 25lbs.)

(O) Moderate (25-50lbs.)

(N) Heavy (over 50lbs.)

On the job the employee must:

( F ) Bend ( F) Sit ( F ) Squat and Kneel ( F) Stand ( F ) Crawl ( F ) Walk ( O ) Climb (

F ) Push/Pull (F) Handle objects (Manual Dexterity)(O) Reach above shoulder level (F) Use fine finger movements

City Blossoms does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or age.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Lola


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