ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Since its founding in 2004, the GreenLight Fund has worked at the intersection of social innovation and community need. GreenLight is focused on identifying the most urgent barriers to economic mobility for low-income residents in its sites and addressing them by selecting and bringing in the country’s best social innovations that have proven impact. GreenLight does this by running a process in its communities that bring together key local leaders to:
GreenLight runs this selection and importation process in its nine sites: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area and the Twin Cities. Collectively, portfolio organizations across the sites are reaching more than 110,000 individuals annually with proven, life-changing programs. This number is growing exponentially as GreenLight adds new sites and new portfolio organizations across its sites.
Each GreenLight Fund site is supported by a coalition of 30-50 investors providing multi-year support to underwrite five years of operations and 3-4 portfolio organizations. Additionally, GreenLight Fund raises philanthropic support to underwrite its operations nationally through a similar investor coalition approach.
To learn more about the GreenLight Fund, please visit www.greenlightfund.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a member of the five-person management team, the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will help lead GreenLight’s finance, operations, facilities, and IT needs as it grows to serve more regions. Currently operating with a $7M+ budget and a staff of close to 30 employees, the DFO will play a hands-on role ensuring that GreenLight has the financial and operational backbone to achieve its mission. This person will also be the trusted advisor weighing in on the financial planning piece of GreenLight’s next 4-5 year strategic plan.
The DFO will lead the organization's financial management and reporting systems and advise the Board and management team on matters relating to financial systems, budget execution, compliance, and long-term planning. Operationally, the DFO will oversee the organization's evolving facilities and IT needs both in its home office and in its satellite offices. As part of GreenLight’s efforts to evolve, the DFO will be responsible for managing the transition of bringing their accounting functions, in-house.
The DFO will also manage an operations associate and eventually, a bookkeeper as well as a variety of vendor relationships related to its finance, IT, and facilities needs.
GreenLight has grown considerably in the past year and the DFO will play a critical role in evaluating the effectiveness and long-term fit of its existing systems and processes against its strategic plan and future growth goals. This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial and operationally minded individual to shape the systems, and process of a growing social enterprise to ensure it achieves its mission of spurring economic mobility and opportunity across the country.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
GreenLight Fund is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the organization and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. GreenLight recognizes and appreciates the value of building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment. GreenLight takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Since its founding in 2004, the GreenLight Fund has worked at the intersection of social innovation and community need. GreenLight is focused on identifying the most urgent barriers to economic mobility for…