JOB TITLE: Director of Finance and Operations
FULL TIME or PART TIME: Full Time, Exempt Position
REGULAR or TEMPORARY: Regular
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
The Alice Ferguson Foundation is an environmental educational organization on the Potomac River, focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy. Across our programs, we share the wonder and excitement of our farm campus and the woodlands, wetlands, and waterways of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers, and community members each year.
Alice Ferguson seeks an experienced business management professional to assume the role of Director of Finance & Operations (DFO). The DFO oversees and provides strategic guidance on the Foundation's annual budget and ensures that accounting and finance systems accurately reflect the budgeted results and financial position of the Foundation. The DFO is responsible for the overall facilities of the property and leads the operation, facility and farm team. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and is a senior member of the leadership team.
Budget Planning: Play a key role in the development of the annual operating budget, multi-year forecasts, and other relevant reports working with the Finance Chair of the Board and the Executive Director.
Business Operations: Lead the organization and management (with support of operations manager and accountant) of the accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, human resources, payroll, employee relations and benefits, and the 403(b)-plan administration. Oversee legal issues, risk management, insurance, and the annual revision of the Employee Handbook. Ensure that all personnel, and operational policies are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
Audit and Regulatory Compliance: Work with the Foundation’s independent auditors and prepare the necessary documentation for a successful completion of an annual audit. Facilities and Safety: Supervise facilities management , which includes IT, building repairs, construction, security, janitorial, and ensure planned multi-year support for all buildings and grounds. Maintain records of scheduled maintenance and ongoing communication with contractors, clients, community members and internal team.
Programs and Events: Support development and program teams with event maintenance and logistics. Ensure that property, health, safety and operational policies are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and oversee permitting processes, as needed. Liaison with community partners, clients, local and regional leaders, including the National Park Service and our cooperative agreements. Other duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF WORK
This is an onsite position. Work takes place at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, MD. Work will be conducted both indoors and outdoors depending on the task. Must be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs. and operate basic farm equipment. There are scheduled weekend events and obligations.
Attend staff meetings, Board meetings and annual membership meeting. Participate in special events: Spring Fest, Pinot on the Potomac, annual Potomac cleanup, members’ events and other Foundation-sponsored events as needed.
Participate in staff development, including staff meetings and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED
●Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or related area of study. 5 or more years of leadership in accounting, finance, operations or general business management, preferably in a non-profit organization.
● Must be a working manager, capable of operating in a fast-paced environment, able to handle pressure well, be self-motivated and a problem solver.
● Ability to carry out assigned tasks timely and efficiently.
● Have a customer service attitude and be detail-oriented.
● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
● Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities management.
● Strong procurement and negotiation skills.
● Model behavior that is consistent with Foundation standards of conduct.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Minorities / Female / Disabled / Veteran
Interested Applicants please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.