CommunityGrows is a relationship-based organization. We take root in the communities we serve and form partnerships with other neighborhood organizations in low-income, diverse communities to provide hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for youth to practice environmental stewardship, leadership, and essential, healthy life skills. Through hands-on, project-based lessons in gardening and cooking, youth gain the knowledge and skills necessary to increase their physical, emotional, and social health. Each year we engage over 1,400 kids aged 5-25 through our garden, cooking and workforce readiness programs.
Our vision is that all youth are able to benefit from the joy and healing of nature-based outdoor education, and develop the tools, confidence and resources to navigate and challenge structural injustices. You can learn more about our tenets and values, and the history of our organization, here.
The Director of Organizational Development and Finance works collaboratively with the CommunityGrows team, our fiscal sponsor, Tides Center, and the Advisory Board to lead the financial and development strategy for CG. They will take the lead on administering organizational finances, overseeing fundraising, and maintaining general operations in conjunction with Tides Center. They will develop and administer the organizational budget and fundraising plan, including managing grants and engaging donors, foundation, and government funders.
The ideal candidate is an experienced fundraiser and financial manager with the ability to think strategically about the operations of a small organization. They have a passion for environmental and food justice and can interrogate and lift up the structural inequities that the communities we work with experience. The ideal candidate does not have to have everything listed in this job description, but they are willing and excited to collaborate and learn.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Financial Management and Legal Compliance
In collaboration with Tides Center and Advisory Board--
Leads development of multi-year financial plan.
Works with Tides Center to ensure that CommunityGrows operates within budget guidelines and maintains financial viability and integrity.
Ensures that all Tides Center procedures associated with the obligation and expenditure of funds are followed, including:
Developing, submitting, and leading regular review of an annual budget
Authorizing financial transactions in accordance with funding guidelines and Tides Center policies and assuring funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations
Managing project finances in accordance with Tides Center cash management policies and taking action when notified of cash flow shortages.
Assists Tides Center in maintaining official records and documents, which ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and reporting requirements.
In collaboration with the CommunityGrows Team and Advisory Board--
Works with CG staff to create and execute a yearly fundraising plan that ensures the financial health of CG.
Coordinate organization’s fundraising efforts, including:
Researching grant and other funding opportunities;
Managing Grant Agreements, ensuring deliverables are met and requirements fulfilled, including reporting and budget tracking;
Writing and managing fundraising appeals;
Establishing positive relationships with government, foundation, and corporate funders, and individual donors
Involving the Advisory Board and relevant stakeholders in fundraisers.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Advisory Board (AB) Collaboration:
In collaboration with the Director of Programs--
Recruits and retains AB members, working to maintain a diverse membership and leveraging each individual’s strengths and skill sets for the benefit of CommunityGrows
Manage communication with Board around financial metrics and other critical developments, while ensuring that Board service requirements are met.
Administrative and Data Management:
In collaboration with VISTA volunteers and Operations and Development Manager--
Oversees the data collection and tracking in Salesforce and any additional databases as required by government and funder contracts.
Analyze and report on data for funders, AB, and stakeholders, ensuring that funder requirements are met.
At least 2 years in nonprofit management, financial management or organizational development
At least 2 years in fundraising development and grant writing
Successful management of an organizational budget over $400K
Excellent organization and communication skills
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize
Experience working or living in Western Addition, Fillmore and/or Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods.
BA or higher (or equivalent experience) in nonprofit management, organizational development, accounting, or related field preferred but not required
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The initial review date for this position is January 3rd, 2022.
Hours, Benefits and Compensation:
This is a full-time position. We offer full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 10 holidays per year, generous paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is between $55,000-$59,000 with potential for growth with incoming funding. This position is currently remote with intermittent in-person events.