Finance and Administration Director

Position: Full time, salaried
Location: Portland, Oregon with a hybrid remote and in-person work week
Compensation: $55,000-$65,000 annual salary, depending on experience
Benefits: 17 days PTO plus 10 holidays/80% health, dental, vision coverage/annual professional development stipend/business mileage
Reports to: Executive Director

The Opportunity

The Finance and Administration Director is a vital component of Opal Creek’s leadership team, ensuring smooth and sustainable operations, while strategically planning for continued recovery and growth. You will work closely with the Executive Director, staff, Board of Directors, independent accounting firms, and other partners to promote a positive and progressive work environment in alignment with our mission and values. You will also be a participatory manager within our organization, leading finance and human resources processes, while also shaping the future of the organizational structure, with the desire to hire an administrative support staff member in 2025.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A successful candidate will possess these minimum qualifications. We are less interested in the titles you’ve held and more interested in what you’ve actually done and who you are.

3+ years experience in financial management
Experience in human resources and prioritizing staff well-being and a healthy work setting
Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
Strong communication skills, written and verbal
Dedication to integrity and confidentiality
Commitment to equity, inclusion and cultural competency
Ability to thrive in remote work on a computer
Experience with nonprofit accounting, grant management and reporting
Able to pass a criminal background check

Key Responsibilities

Lead year end financial reporting, 990 prep, and development of annual budget
Manage and process AP/AR, payroll, employee benefits, company expenses, and monthly reports to external accounting firm
Manage donations, grant tracking and reporting
Lead monthly Finance Committee meetings, communicate finance status w/directors and BOD
FEMA documentation control and reporting
Develop and oversee progressive personnel policies, manage HR records and documentation
Procure and manage external vendors and services, including insurances
Lead hiring process and oversee employee life cycle, including employee recruitment and onboarding and extending through exit interview
Collect and process mail from Downtown Portland location
Participate in staff training, team development, programmatic, and volunteer events at operation sites including Opal Creek and Silver Falls State Park, which may include rare weekend events and overnight stays

We are committed to having an applicant pool that reflects the diversity of the students and adults we work with, and we highly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff

About Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

Our mission is to provide transformative wilderness experiences that grow a community of environmental advocates. All of our work is based around one simple idea: people will protect what they care about, and they will care about what they know. Through our outdoor school and backpacking expedition programs, we bring youth and adults face-to-face with the outdoor places that make Oregon great—pristine mountain streams, uncut vistas, and old-growth forests.

Application Instructions

How to Apply & Timeline Please submit an application by visiting the employment page of our website at: https://opalcreek.org/about/employment/. The application includes a series of questions and asks you to upload a detailed resume in PDF format. Be sure to include any relevant experience and certifications, both professional and personal experience. Applications are accepted until May 3rd, 2024 and on a rolling basis onward. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.