Job Opportunity: Finance and Operations Manager. August 3, 2020
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Description – Finance and Operations Manager
The Deep South Center for Environmental
Justice is seeking an experienced Finance and Operations Manager. We are
interested in hiring a highly motivated person who can perform day-to-day
accounting including grants management, prepare financial reports, and
administer office operations.
The Deep South Center for Environmental
Justice (DSCEJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the
lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to
climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, community
and student engagement for policy change, as well as health and
safety training for environmental careers.
Currently, the DSCEJ employs 13 people.
The DSCEJ directs projects involving universities and community-based
organizations in seven states.
The DSCEJ was founded by Dr. Beverly
Wright in 1992 in collaboration with community environmental groups and
universities in the Southern region to advance environmental justice. Since
this time, the DSCEJ has become a powerful resource for environmental justice
research, education, advocacy, as well as health and safety training for
The DSCEJ provides opportunities for
communities, scientific researchers, and decision makers to collaborate on
projects that promote the rights of all people to be free from
environmental harm as it impacts health, jobs, housing, education, and
quality of life. A major goal of the Center continues to be the
development of environmental justice leaders in African American and other
communities of color along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and the
broader Gulf Coast Region.
The Finance and Operations Manager
oversees the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the
DSCEJ. This position is responsible for grants management, performing all
accounting and banking functions of the organization, logging and
maintaining financial data using QuickBooks, and generating financial
reports. In addition, the Finance and Operations Manager performs office
administrative tasks, human resources duties, and other assignments related
to the financial health and operation of the organization. This is a
full-time position in New Orleans, LA. The Finance and Operations Manager
reports directly to the Executive Director. At times, this position
requires travel and extended hours.
·Perform accounting and financial analysis for grants
·Manage the overall accounting and bookkeeping, including
accounts payable and receivable, inventory and capital assets, banking, and
·Process reimbursements, purchase and check requests for
·Work closely with the Executive Director to account for
revenue for all development initiatives, including but not limited to
creating and monitoring all grant budgets and grant related financial
information; processing and tracking all forms of donations; and generating
·Accurate data entry and maintenance of all financial data
·Interface with accounting personnel to coordinate annual
financial audits and oversee all 990 reports.
·Facilitate the annual budget process.
·Generate financial reports and analysis of financial
statements, including statement of activities, fund balance, and
sources/uses of funds on a monthly basis and as needed.
·Provided administrative assistance, including oversight of
facility contracts, and establishing and managing vendor accounts and
·Responsible for office management including, but not limited
to, telephone and internet services, connecting with building management,
postage and UPS services, copier and all office equipment.
·Analyze and organize office operations and procedures to
increase efficiency and productivity.
·Oversee benefit programs for all staff.
·Coordinate travel arrangements to ensure proper expense
accounting for all staff.
·Assist the Executive Director with managing the interests of
·Assist the Executive Director on additional assignments, as
·Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field.
·Minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit management,
grant account management and financial reporting.
·Excellent time management skills and ability to meet
·High work ethic and integrity.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel programs,
QuickBooks program, and Google environments.
·A flexible, creative, entrepreneurial spirit and a shared
for the mission, vision and values of the DSCEJ.
·An approachable nature and ability to handle questions and
·Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
·Ability to work independently and complete tasks.
·Ability to contribute and collaborate with the team and
across the organization.
·Strong analytical and organizational skills.
·Experience working with diverse constituents, teams and
·Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of
ambiguity and challenge.
·Organizational and project management experience.
Competitive salary and benefits package
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range: $55-65K.
It is the policy of the Deep South Center
for Environmental Justice to provide equal employment opportunities without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable
HOW TO APPLY: Please email a detailed cover letter highlighting your
interest, your resume and three professional references in Microsoft Word
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include
the Finance & Operations Manager Position in the subject line.
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