The Director of Finance is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for managing $2 million in assets, overseeing accounting and budgeting with $2 million in revenue, handling human resources, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and foundation grant regulations. Additionally, this role involves supervising one part-time employee, the Finance Assistant. The Director of Finance collaborates closely with the Executive Director (ED) to develop both short-term and long-term strategic plans.

Collaborates with the Senior Leadership Team to update and enhance WRV’s strategic plan, ensuring the organization maintains a clear long-term strategy, and achieves its annual objectives.
Cultivates a culture that values inclusion and effectively communicating WRV’s vision and strategies.

Manages a comprehensive financial system, producing and presenting accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the Board, Executive Director, and Program Directors.
Leads the $2M annual budgeting process, collaborating with ED and Managing Director, and presenting to Finance Committee and Board.
Assist in developing grants and contracts project budgets totaling $1.2M, maintain a robust grant tracking system, assist with reporting, and ensuring grant compliance.
Leads annual audit and 990 preparations in collaboration with an independent CPA firm.
Maintains adequate cash balances and forecast future cash requirements.
Serves as liaison to Board Finance Committee, including presentation of financial reporting at bi-monthly meetings.

Collaborates with other Senior Leaders to ensure equitable job titles, salary ranges, compensation practices and annual performance appraisals.
Oversee payroll, benefits, and annual benefits renewal
Ensures legal HR compliance, updating policies and procedures as needed.
Assists with new employee orientation and onboarding.

Supervises one part-time employee, the Finance Assistant.
Conducts regular check-ins and completes annual performance reviews with direct reports.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Full Time


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience, with a track record of managing budgets exceeding $1 million.
Demonstrated expertise in State and/or Federal grant management.
Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted principles (GAAP), procedures, & policies.
Proven ability to construct, oversee, and audit internal systems effectively.
Proficiency in QuickBooks Online and proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word,

Preferred Skills:

Possesses the ability to inspire and lead a team while effectively leveraging individual strengths.
Previous experience in nonprofit organizations and a genuine passion for working in the environmental sector.
Can maintain a positive and enjoyable work environment while meeting deadlines and addressing priorities.
Has a track record of leading teams in the implementation and promotion of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) principles and continuous learning in this area

About Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

WRV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Boulder/Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. WRV connects people with nature and promotes community-based involvement in the care of public lands. We engage volunteers (youth and adults) in a wide variety of hands-on ecological restoration and other land stewardship activities. Volunteers see the positive impact they can have on our public lands and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal. As a force for empowering individuals to "make a difference," since 1999, we have completed over 1,350 projects, with over $14 million of volunteer time contributed toward the stewardship and restoration of Colorado public lands. WRV is committed to providing an inclusive environment for our community. We welcome and value all ideas, experiences and abilities, and we encourage individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to apply. Before applying for this position, we strongly recommend you visit our website at wlrv.org.

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected]. We will review applications starting on October 2, 2023 and will continue the review process until the position is filled. The ideal start date for this role is an early November. As required by federal law, all new hires must confirm their identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the necessary employment eligibility verification form upon hiring. Employment in this position is subject to a successful background