- Status: Full-time
- Location: Anywhere in the U.S. convenient to regular travel
- Deadline: Open until filled
- Salary: $135,000 annually
We are looking for a strategic and collaborative leader with strong management and finance skills who is energized by our vision for building BIPOC political power. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of our executive leadership team, the Managing Director, Finance & Operations will oversee all operational, people, and administrative functions, providing leadership across the organization and contributing to re:power’s capacity to meet its mission.
The position of Managing Director, Finance & Operations is a new role at re:power that has been thoughtfully considered. We have built a strong foundation for our organization, and we have done this all in a way that centers BIPOC leadership, especially women, trans, and gender-expansive people. Our team reflects our values; we are a Black woman-led organization with an all women of color leadership team, and majority women of color staff. Working together, we have created: a positive and values-aligned organizational culture; robust programming and the infrastructure to deliver it exceptionally well across platforms; strong fiscal and administrative practices; a highly skilled and supportive Board of Directors; an effective and visionary executive team; and an incredibly talented staff, all of whom bring tremendous capacity to our shared vision and work. But there is more to do.
As we deepen our networks and practice, we are called to increase our capacity to serve the movement and we believe that this is a key moment to bring another member on to our executive team. Currently, re:power has a $6M annual operating budget and a strategic plan for smart growth, increasing our budget to over $10M over the next 3–5 years as the demand for our services continues to expand. We welcome a new leader who has the expertise and enthusiasm to move with us to our next level. Join us!
The Managing Director, Finance & Operations will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management across our fully-remote, nationally-distributed 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, focused on developing and administering values-aligned vision, processes, and policies in the following key work areas: Finance, Operations, and HR.
- In close partnership with the executive team, prepare the annual operating plan and budget, collaborating with other leaders in the organization to set objectives that reflect re:power’s strategic priorities.
- Develop and closely monitor key financial and operational performance indicators and other measures of assessment to ensure that re:power is on track to meet organizational goals, reporting out this information on a regular basis and making recommendations for further action.
- Lead the ongoing improvement of our systems and processes, approaching change and innovation with creativity and open-mindedness, and engaging internal and external expertise as needed.
- Oversee legal and compliance policies and procedures across the organization, working with external consultants as needed to ensure that organizational activities comply with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
- As a 501(c)4 operating organization, understand and articulate the transactional and management interdependencies between our two entity organizations, 501C3 and 501C4, ensuring that staff are knowledgeable about our structure as it relates to their roles and responsibilities and that all related policies and procedures are clear and efficient.
- Ensure the financial strength of the organization, overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting, working with external supports when needed (e.g. CPA) and collaborating across the organization to ensure that budgets are on track, accounting for and communicating clearly around any needed adjustments or changes across all expense and revenue streams (fee-for-service contracts, program enrollment fees, individual donations, foundation funding etc.)
- Serve as the manager and team leader for related staff, supporting them to do their best work and providing them with ongoing training as needed. At this time, those direct reports are the Operations & HR Manager and the Finance Manager, but we imagine the team will grow over time.
- Assess staffing levels organization-wide, working closely with the executive team to develop plans for increasing staffing levels and roles in relationship to ongoing needs and growth strategies.
- Model our organizational culture and contribute to our talent strategy by collaborating with the executive team to foster an inclusive, evolving culture that makes re:power as an employer of choice and supports our people with ongoing management training and other opportunities to develop their leadership with us.
- Lead the HR function, supporting the development and ongoing improvement of anti-racist operational and human resource systems, including personnel policies and procedures, hiring and termination processes, employee relations, and performance review procedures–in partnership with external supportive vendors, e.g. PEO
- Oversee vendor relationships, procurement processes, and other contract-related processes, supporting staff in their capacity to select and manage partners who share our values and are accountable to deliverables, working closely with our Programs Operations Manager who sits on the Programs team and supports our training capacity to ensure that we have efficient technology and staffing systems to operate our programs excellently.
- Serve as liaison to board committees as needed, supporting the Executive Director in her ongoing reporting, communication, and engagement strategies to deepen our board’s understanding and support of the organization
- Working closely with her on the ongoing development of the Finance Committee especially.
The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics. It’s okay if you don’t meet every single requirement!
Who you are
- You are a leader with a personal and professional commitment to re:power’s core values. Our mission energizes you.
- You are a strategic thinker who can manage details of budgeting, planning, and reporting while also holding the bigger picture of re:power’s mission; you have a track record of increasing organizational success by operationalizing a vision across an organization, and using evaluation tools and metrics to support accountability.
- You have a personal and professional commitment to building your skillset as an anti-racist manager and leader. You are continually seeking to grow, reflect, and deepen your understanding of how race and power impact relationships and organizations.
- You are a highly-relational leader with strong interpersonal skills who genuinely enjoys mentoring and growing a team. You inspire others around you towards action, bringing people together around a shared sense of purpose and moving forward collectively. You have a proven record of collaborating, influencing, and encouraging others to shift mindsets.
- You are an effective, persuasive communicator with strong presentation, speaking, written, and nonverbal skills, who conveys information clearly and concisely, internally and externally, with high emotional intelligence and professional judgment.
- You appreciate our organizational culture. We are a team that believes in the value of collaboration (even when it’s messy,) working hard, communicating clearly, and aiming for excellence while also holding space for joy, compassion, and community care.
Experience and Skills
- You have 10+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in areas relevant to the work described here at a nonprofit organization with at least $3M annual operating budget, ideally in the progressive movement.
- You have 6+ years of managerial, supervisory, or team leadership experience, including work experience with both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) entities.
- You have a demonstrated commitment to building power with BIPOC communities and an understanding of how to align internal organizational policy with stated values.
- You have a deep understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in business processes, bringing knowledge and experience across various operations and finance matters, including expertise with GAAP, audits, and other regulatory requirements in the nonprofit financial field.
- You have experience with data analysis and performance metrics and a high degree of comfort with using evolving technologies to create and monitor complex processes.
- You have experience with HR and confidence in your ability to manage internal staff and external supportive vendors for this function.
Bonus for deeper experience with HR (especially in a nationally-distributed org,) recruitment and retention practices, organizational development, and anti-racist organizational culture-building.
- Willingness to work non-standard hours, including weekends as needed and travel when required.
Senior leaders at re:power travel between 3-5 times per year at minimum and are expected to travel to board meetings, senior team retreats, and represent the organization at conferences and other gatherings as needed.
All re:power employees are required to show evidence that they are fully up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. re:power will consider requests for reasonable accommodations, as required by law. Although re:power is a nationally-distributed, remote organization that appreciates the use of technology, we also believe in the power of gathering, both through our in-person trainings and our purposefully-designed staff spaces. Due to our requirements for travel and our commitment to gathering, re:power also has a duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards. With this in mind, re:power has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of its employees, their families, our partners and visitors, and the community at large from the risk of exposure. To learn more about our COVID-19 policy, please see our Careers page.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation for this position starts at an annual salary of $135K. re:power offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent/health/life/disability insurance, including these and other employment-related benefits:
- 90% employer-paid health and dental insurance premiums for staff and their families;
- 100% employer-paid life and disability insurance;
- Exceptionally generous and flexible paid time off;
- 401k retirement benefits with a 4% employer match;
- FSA enrollment;
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave;
- 12 weeks of paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of FT employment.
This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.
Application Deadline and Instructions
This position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We would ideally like to hire someone in Q1 of 2023. To apply, please upload a resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest in this position:
Nonprofit talent agency People Power is the search partner for this hire. We appreciate your time and interest in contributing your talents to re:power’s mission. Thank you! You will receive an email auto-reply to your application. We wish we could respond personally to all applicants, but only those chosen to interview will be contacted. Please do not contact re:power directly to inquire about the status of your application.
Selected applicants will be invited to an initial brief screening interview via phone. Finalists will then be invited to 2–3 longer-form interviews via video with members of re:power’s executive, director, and staff team. You may also be asked for writing and/or work samples and/or to meet informally with additional team members.
We welcome your interest and feedback. If you would like to make a confidential inquiry and/or have questions regarding your qualifications for this position, compensation or benefits, our process or internal timeline for hiring, or suggestions for how to improve this announcement or the opportunity itself, please email Kate Brumage at People Power: firstname.lastname@example.org
re:power is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at re:power.
re:power offers a lively and highly rewarding professional environment; we are committed to creating a world where our lived experiences, perspectives and ideas are fully represented and that starts first within our organization. This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.