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Director of Finance and Operations-Berkeley, CA

Organization: David Brower Center

Position Title: Director of Finance and Operations

Location: Berkeley, CA

Hours and Compensation: 85,000 – 95,000/Annual

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014


Job Description:

The nonprofit David Brower Center is a vibrant place that inspires, sustains, and brings together people committed to environmental and social action. The Center offers educational and arts programs, conference and event facilities with a gallery and auditorium at its core to encourage community engagement, and high-quality office space for organizations working on sustainability—all in the greenest building in Berkeley. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.

Position Overview:

The Director of Finance and Operations is a senior manager responsible for financial operations, budget and long range planning, human resources, facility operations and risk management. The ideal candidate is passionate about the role of this unique nonprofit community center to support environmental and social advocacy. The position is best suited to someone who enjoys deploying a diverse range of skills to meet a wide range of operational responsibilities.

Essential Functions


·Develop and monitor annual and multi-year budgets

·Provide, analyze and monitor monthly financial reports, cash flow and bank account balances

·Manage Bookkeeper/Accountant

·Ensure accurate and timely accounts payable, accurately tracking and categorizing all expenses

·Accurately track all accounts receivable, including charitable contributions, conference center income, office rent, investment income, and program/miscellaneous income

·Manage auditor to secure completion of annual audits for Brower Center and OSD, LLC

·Coordinate year-end reporting and tax preparation

·Oversee property tax and related assessments, exemptions, and payments

·Coordinate and provide oversight of Center’s partnership in its LLC, including insurance, review of financial reports and allocations, and third-party asset manager

Facility Management

·Oversee facility management staff and facility-related policies, ensuring a Class A building

·Provide timely, responsive, and professional tenant services

·Provide oversight for preventative building maintenance

·Propose building improvements as appropriate

·Oversee resident organization program, including collecting rent and other tenant-related income and reimbursements and tenant services

·Function as primary liaison in lease negotiations, sublease requests, and business-related transactions with tenants

Center Administration

·Participate in analysis of conference center policies and operations

·Manage all aspects of Human Resources, including processing and managing payroll, benefits administration and recruiting

·Oversee staff, gallery and building insurance and special contracts

·Coordinate IT services

·Function as member of senior leadership team. Model professionalism, accountability and strategic thinking

Key Qualifications and Attributes

It is preferred that the Director of Finance and Operations have a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in a similar role, and should ideally have the following qualifications and attributes:

·Bachelor of Arts degree required

·Experience working for a nonprofit and passion for the sector

·Exceptional organizational skills with a keen interest in improving systems

·Strong internal and external, oral and written communication skills

·Extensive knowledge of standard accounting procedures

·Knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel and ability to use financial data to generate monthly reports (though this position will not perform bookkeeping activities)

·Knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards is strongly desired, but not essential

·Experience creating budgets for grants and programs

·Experience leading an organizational budget process

·Experience administering payroll

·Knowledge of human resources practices

·Strong computer skills (Excel and Word)

·Experience with Salesforce a plus

·Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·A good sense of humor and willingness to pitch in when unusual opportunities surface

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: This is a full-time or part-time position (32-40 hours), depending upon candidate. Competitive salary dependent upon experience. Competitive benefits package.

Application Process

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 4 to[email protected] with the subject line “Director of Finance and Operations.” No phone calls, please.

The David Brower Center is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages and seeks applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, or marital status. Berkeley residents are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 4 to[email protected] with the subject line “Director of Finance and Operations.” No phone calls, please.


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