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Recruitment, employment and promotion shall be solely on the basis of qualifications for a specific position. There shall be no discrimination for employment because of race, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, handicap, creed, national origin, or other factors in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1977, prohibiting discriminatory practices, policies, and customs
Position description: The Finance Director is responsible for the fiscal operations of the organization, including accounting and financial management, grant and contract management and administrative operations.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; at least five years of experience with a non-profit organization (preferred) or business that includes finance and office management
Knowledge of various software applications – Microsoft Office, accounting (SAGE preferred) and CRM (Monday.com preferred)
Experience in general ledger management, budgeting, monthly financial reporting, payroll, financial statement preparation and annual financial audit coordination.
Applicants with a passion for the outdoors and a strong environmental ethic are welcomed.
Primary Job Functions:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for the following areas:
Accounting and Financial Management
Maintain the general ledger, including processing of accounts receivable, cash receipts and accounts payable
Work with outside payroll processing company on preparation of semi-monthly payroll
Monthly reconciliation of investment accounts
Assist the Executive Director in preparation of the annual organization budget
Monitoring actual results vs. budget on an ongoing basis
Prepare monthly financial statements for the Executive Director and Finance Committee
Assist the Development Director in tracking and monitoring of membership and other donations
Attendance at Finance and Board of Director meetings, as requested
Work with CPA firm to coordinate annual financial audit and tax return preparation
Grant and Contract Management
Ensure that contract billing and grant reimbursement reports are prepared on a timely basis
Monitor grant spending in accordance with budgets
Monitor time tracking for grants and contracts
Advise and review budget development for proposals
Supervise the Office Manager in performance of duties
Maintain insurance and review insurance policies
Manage the organization’s employee benefit program, including health insurance and 403 (b) retirement plan
Oversee the organization’s technology needs
Position requires on-site work at our Petoskey, MI office.
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary range: $65,000 to $75,000
Benefits package: Paid health, disability and life insurance; Health Savings Account contribution; 403(b) retirement plan; paid sick and vacation
Reply with a resume and cover letter to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay St., Petoskey, MI 49770 or email to email@example.com with the subject Finance Director.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (TOMWC) is seeking an innovative, purpose driven and persistent, Executive Director to fulfill its mission of protecting the region’s waters through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, and research and restoration actions. TOMWC is excited about hiring the next Executive Director to continue its respected and trusted leadership in watershed management and to grow and shape the organization into the future.
Located in Petoskey, Michigan on the shores of the Little Traverse Bay, TOMWC has been protecting the area’s treasured waters and watersheds in four northern Michigan counties since 1979. The Watershed Council works locally in the watersheds of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, as well as on state, federal, and binational policy.
In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and implements the strategic vision to produce resilient, innovative and effective programming. The Executive Director plays a key role in securing and coordinating resources; creating capacity and programs to address the strategic priorities of the organization; developing new and current donors and members; forming community and agency partnerships; and growing the reputation of the organization. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding and passion for protection of the waters of northern Michigan including the Great Lakes.
Overall responsibility for program results, philanthropic activities, and efficient and effective management of the organization
Manage the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan, budget and financial plans, and annual work plans all delivered on time and within budget
Overall accountability to ensure that programmatic commitments, financial standards, and legal organizational requirements are met
Foster organizational leadership in public policy efforts within the region, the state, and nationally as necessary to further the mission of the organization
Ensure that the organization’s advocacy work and program services are grounded in science and data
Build and foster partnerships with and serve under-resourced communities in service area
Lead and develop a diverse interdisciplinary team of 12-16 talented professionals by creating a collaborative, transparent and respectful team-oriented work environment
Manage all human resources needs, including recruitment, hiring packages, supervision, professional development, performance evaluation, and termination
Support the work of the Board of Directors including meeting coordination, materials development and distribution, committee support, facilitate nominations, development and planning efforts
Pursue and develop funding opportunities to ensure financial viability and growth, including major gift development, individual donor cultivation, building relationships with existing and new funders, and event planning
Deepen and refine all aspects of external communications with the goal of creating a stronger brand
Demonstrate a strong understanding and passion for protection of the waters of Northern Michigan including the Great Lakes
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years of experience as an organization director in the conservation/environmental arena, non-profit sector, advocacy, or related for-profit area
Extensive excellent management experience, including ability to attract, retain, mentor, empower, establish work plans and performance goals with expected outcomes with a multidisciplinary and diverse team
Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences, including existing and potential donors, members, board members and policy partners Proven effective experience in fundraising and budget and financial management
Demonstrated work history building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to support mission of an organization
Experience in successfully managing a variety of initiatives that use cross functional teams and collaborative with partners outside of the organization
Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to managing a non-profit
Ability to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends as necessary
M.S/M.A. or Ph.D. degree in relevant field
Experience acting as a recognized and respected spokesperson for an organization
Experience recruiting and directing organizational strategic management with a Board of Directors
Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a career filled with purpose and a competitive salary, the TOTMWC offers a comprehensive benefits package, Paid health, disability and life insurance; Health Savings Account contribution; 403 (b) retirement plan; paid sick and vacation.
How to apply
Submit a cover letter and resumé to Edapplications@watershedcouncil.org. Include in the cover letter three professional references.
Recruitment, employment and promotion shall be solely on the basis of qualifications for a specific position. There shall be no discrimination for employment because of race, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, handicap, creed, national origin, or other factors in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1977, prohibiting discriminatory practices, policies, and customs.