Organization: Western Colorado Community FoundationTitle: Director of Finance and Administration
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Western Slope
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
The Western Colorado Community Foundation manages almost $50 million in assets and awarded $1.9 million in grants and scholarships last year (2013). This growing charitable foundation headquartered in Grand Junction, CO and serving seven rural counties in Western Colorado.
Job Overview: To ensure that Foundation operations, finance/accounting and investment activities are carried out efficiently and effectively, in accordance with established policies and procedures, with an eye toward increasing operational effectiveness as the organization grows.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Accounting and Budgeting – Oversee regular accounts payable, gift recording and donor acknowledgement, and other financial management functions. Oversee monthly cash needs and manage deposits and transfers to insure sufficient funds for operations and grant distributions. Work closely with President and Executive Director to prepare annual operating budget, budget scenarios and asset growth projections. Coordinate and oversee the annual audit process.
Investments – Oversee all aspects of investment functions. Collect and distribute reports from the Investment Manager(s). Oversee monthly reconciliation of investment accounts and pool allocation process. Interface with the financial institutions and investment manager(s) and consultants.
Reporting – Ensure that financial and investment reports are accurately and promptly distributed to the Board of Directors and appropriate committees. Ensure that donor Fund Statements are accurately and promptly distributed.
Payroll and Human Resources – Ensure the payroll is completed in a timely and accurate manner. Research and develop proposals for expanded staff benefits.
Administration – Administer all insurance issues including property insurance, D&O insurance, workers compensation, etc. Monitor all lease arrangement issues. Anticipate office growth needs and research new office location options as needed.
This position is “hands on” and will report to the President and Executive Director. This position will supervise the Office and Database Manager and Staff Accountant.
Minimum education requirement is an undergraduate college degree; masters degree preferred. 7 to 10 years in management and administration, finance/accounting positions with increasing responsibility. Critical areas of expertise include fund accounting and integrated computer systems with databases and financial modules. Solid understanding of investments and their reporting required. Exposure to and experience with nonprofit/foundation investment committees and policies a plus. Familiarity with fiduciary roles and responsibilities. Experience with nonprofit organizations, financial reporting and tax returns (either in a paid staff position or in a volunteer capacity such as serving on a board of trustees or finance and investment committee) preferred. Attention to detail, strong people skills, penchant towards continuous improvement in office systems, procedures, services. Comfortable being proactive and providing leadership to volunteer committees. Familiarity with mission and purpose of philanthropic foundations. Experience with IT and local area networks for small offices. Demonstrated ability to learn new software programs (we use a field-specialized program that integrates donor profiles, fund accounting, G/L and grants/scholarships modules). Comfortable with complex problem-solving. Personal attributes: patient, articulate, enjoy working on management teams and with a wide variety of people.
Salary range: $70,000 – $75,000.
Target start date: January/February 2015.
Please mail or e-mail cover letter, resume and salary history to:
President and Executive Director
Western Colorado Community Foundation
P.O. Box 4334
Grand Junction, CO 81502
No phone calls please.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.