Operations and Finance Manager
Operations & Finance Manager
Job Title: Operations and Finance Manager
Organization: Roots of Development, Inc.
Location: Remote, with some (minimal) domestic and international travel
Job Type: Part- or Full-time (Independent contractor with opportunity to become staff)
About Us: Roots of Development is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit (501c3) organization whose mission is to support and advocate for an alternative approach to international development, an approach that is community-led and based on the principles of development without dependency®. Roots of Development is a dynamic and mission-driven nonprofit whose vision is a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which marginalized communities decide their own future and manage their own development. Our work is powered by a dedicated team of professionals and international partners who are passionate about shifting power within the international development sector and to having a sustainable impact in the communities
where we work.
Roots of Development is entering an inspiring new phase of its evolution from a grassroots charitable organization to a mature nonprofit institution with the potential to transform the international development landscape. We are emerging as a pioneer of a promising new era in international development that empowers those who are living in poverty to lead the fight against it.
Job Summary: As the Operations and Finance Manager of Roots of Development you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and operational efficiency of our dynamic nonprofit organization. Reporting to the President of the organization, you will lead financial strategies, optimize operational processes, support grant and
donor management, and provide effective team leadership. The position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a community-led approach to international development, impact thousands of lives, and inspire a broader global movement toward development without dependency.
1. Financial Management:
Manage all financial operations, including bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Prepare and analyze financial reports and statements for the board of directors and executive team.
Develop, update, and enforce financial policies and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance.
Coordinate annual audits and tax filings to uphold financial transparency.
2. Budgeting and Forecasting:
Lead and oversee the annual budgeting process in collaboration with executive leadership and program partners.
Monitor budget variances, providing insightful financial analysis and strategic recommendations.
Develop and maintain long-term financial forecasts to support organizational strategic planning initiatives.
3. Grant & Donor Management:
Ensure compliance with grant requirements and facilitate timely reporting.
Maintain organized and transparent grant-related financial records and reporting systems.
Produce invoices and/or receipts for donors.
Maintain and optimize donor management and donation processing software, including DonorScape, Double the
Donation, and Click & Pledge.
Provide crucial support for day-to-day operations, ensuring a well-organized and efficient virtual work environment.
Organize and enhance online storage databases and contact management software for streamlined operations.
Effectively manage vendor relationships, negotiate contracts for goods and services, and ensure cost-effectiveness.
Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to enhance overall efficiency.
5. Compliance and Risk Management:
Ensure careful compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing financial and operational aspects.
Proactively identify and mitigate financial and operational risks to safeguard organizational interests.
Oversee insurance coverage and claims to mitigate potential liabilities and protect organizational assets.
6. Team Leadership:
Collaborate with program partners to enhance operational practices and strengthen financial management tools.
Foster a collaborative and productive work environment through effective leadership and communication.
– Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, finance, accounting, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
– Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit finance and operations.
– Strong understanding of financial management principles, nonprofit accounting, and compliance.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and QuickBooks.
– Experience working with Salesforce, DonorScape, and/or WordPress, is a plus.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Experience with nonprofit sector regulations and standards is a plus.
– English is the only language requirement.
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and employment agreement type. We invite all types of
candidates to apply, young professionals and experienced professionals, as well as consultants and firms.
How to Apply: Join us at Roots of Development and contribute to our mission of development without dependency.
Apply by sending your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being considered on a rolling basis. (Job posted 11/30/23)
Roots of Development is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work
environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply