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Black LGBTQIA Migrant Project (BLMP)


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Published 27 days ago

$85,000 - $90,000

Position:       Director of Finance and Operations

Location:       National

Reports to:    BLMP Director

Salary range: $85,000 - $90,000

Deadline:      Applications reviewed on a rolling basis


About BLMP

The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland and where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders. We are led by a directly impacted steering committee, staff and consultants, and operate organizing networks in New York City, DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia region), Minneapolis, California, and the South. We build power, community, and knowledge in the U.S., while challenging the role that the U.S. plays globally in creating the conditions that force us to leave our homes.

BLMP is proud to be an affirmative action employer. Black migrants and 1st generation Black people who are TGNCI ((Trans, gender nonconforming, & intersex), women and femmes, and persons with disabilities are particularly urged to apply.


Director of Finance and Operations Description

The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will join BLMP at a critical juncture, as we roadmap our transition from a fiscally sponsored project to a 501(c)3 organization. They will be instrumental in financial operations, while partnering with BLMP’s leadership in strategic decisions as we expand. The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will oversee financial reporting functions including budget, financial statements, general ledger, receivables and payables, payroll, banking, and investments. The position will also manage administrative activities including purchasing and office operations. The DFO will be supervised by the Director of BLMP, partner with our fiscal sponsor Transgender Law Center, and work closely with numerous vendors and consultants. Duties will include (but are not limited to) the areas listed below.

 

Fiscal Management 40%

●     Supervise the preparation, execution, and monitoring of the annual operating budget of over $1 million.

●     Oversee, create and manage processes to develop cash flow and budget-to-actual projections.

●     Prepare monthly financial statements for BLMP’s Finance Team and Steering Committee.

●     Work with our fiscal sponsor to oversee and administer payroll and employee benefits related transactions.

●     Supervise preparation of all management reports and analyses.

●     Work in partnership with our fiscal sponsor to direct all accounting functions, authorize and audits expenditures and accounting entries, and ensure proper internal financial controls.

●     Monitor BLMP’s cash flow, manage relationships with service providers, consultants, managers, and bankers, and set up as well as manage BLMP’s investment portfolio.

●     Develop contractual agreements between BLMP and outside vendors and consultants.

●     Establish and monitor systems for managing grants, including fiscal grant reporting.

●     Work with program staff to exercise strong fiscal management.

●     Establish and support relationships with outside fiscal experts (accounting consultant, auditor).

●     As we transition from fiscal sponsorship to 501(c)3 status, oversee preparation of IRS, state, and local taxes and reports (long term).

●     Update and implement all necessary finance policies and accounting practices, improve the organizations internal policy and procedures manual, and implement proper controls and financial oversight of accounting processes and transactions to achieve a clean financial audit.

●     Work with our fiscal sponsor to facilitate preparation of annual independent audit.

●     Manage organizational forecasting, including providing multi-year financial modeling scenarios.

●     Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with BLMP leadership, ensure the completion and approval of a strategically aligned budget, administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes, and keep the BLMP leadership and the Finance Committee abreast of the organization’s financial status.

●     Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to BLMP leadership.


Operations Management 40%

●     Oversee all information technology and office purchases, policies, contracts, and equipment.

●     Coordinate organizational risk management efforts, and work with our fiscal sponsor to maintain sufficient insurance and liability coverages.

●     Work with the Finance Team to ensure internal controls and budget management in the areas of payroll administration and benefits administration.

●     Work with the Director to further develop BLMP’s professional development and staff growth plan.

●     Work with Staff & Consultants, and Steering Committee to play a key role in BLMP’s efforts to center the leadership of Black TGNCI (trans, gender nonconforming and intersex) community members, women and migrants, including raising and leaning into important and sometimes uncomfortable conversations with authenticity, thoughtfulness, openness, and sensitivity.

●     Work with the finance team and fiscal sponsor to effectively manage fixed assets.

●     Review and recommend adjustments in insurance coverage for the organization and the Board as we transition into a 501(c)3 organization.

●     Act as key liaison with the organization’s and fiscal sponsor’s legal counsel.

●     As requested, contribute to fundraising proposals, grant reports, and other projects that may be led by others but require the expertise of this position.

●     Collaborate with Staff & Consultants and participate constructively in team meetings and project planning.


Strategic Leadership 20%

●     Participate in the organization’s leadership team and, along with BLMP leadership, foster a culture that encourages diversity, equity, inclusion, collaboration, accountability, and transparency. Contribute to the organization’s overall success and sustainability.

●     Work with BLMP Director to set the organization’s financial strategy and vision, integrating development and fundraising with financial management as the organization continues to grow and embark on a new strategic plan.

●     Support BLMP Director in setting continuous evaluation and planning to keep the organization focused and on track toward long-term goals, as well as forecasting return on investment (ROI) for current and future programs to evaluate program effectiveness and inform thoughtful decisions.

●     Develop financial resources and tools to empower leaders within the organization by developing and publishing easy-to-read dashboards as well offering trainings to build financial literacy.


Qualifications

●     A detail-oriented numbers geek who is fastidious about financial data and reporting, has led organizational budgeting processes.

●     Able to demystify financial concepts and collaborate with staff, consultants and members who do not possess finance backgrounds.

●     Skilled at prioritizing, analytical thinking, problem-solving and able to employ these in making sound organizational decisions.

●     Adept at building and managing relationships with staff, consultants, members, stakeholders, and vendors.

●     Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.

●     Strong collaborator who can manage projects involving multiple people holding various roles and ensure projects goals are met and in line with organizational vision.

●     A compassionate yet assertive supervisor who has experience managing a powerful team consisting of people experiencing multiple layers of systemic oppression.

●     Minimum education or equivalent experience: Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related discipline. MBA/Accounting or CPA is an advantage.

●     Minimum experience: 5+ years of increasing responsibility in an organization, preferably a not-for-profit.

●     Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel, and Word.

●     Understanding of fund accounting and non-profit organizations’ financial planning concerns. 

●     Experience with budget planning and development.

●     Experience working in deadline-driven environments, and proven ability to meet deadlines.

●     Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with people from a variety of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds.

●     Comfortable operating in a fast paced and diverse community environment.


Preferred Qualifications

●     Passionate about Black liberation, Black migrant justice and abolition of the carceral state. Committed to centering and building the leadership of Black migrants and 1st generation Black people who identify as TGNCI, women, femmes, and/or who are living with disabilities.


Location

Virtual, until further notice but travel will be required when it is deemed safe to do so.


Salary and Benefits

Salary range is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skills. Benefits include comprehensive health (medical, dental, vision, and FSA), matched retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, sick and family leave, and sabbatical program.


How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (applicants will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to tribe@BLMP.org. Use the subject line: Director of Finance and Operations Search. Please submit PDF or Microsoft Word files only, preferably with all materials in one combined file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

More information about BLMP can be found at BLMP.org.

Position:       Director of Finance and Operations

Location:       National

Reports to:    BLMP Director

Salary range: $85,000 - $90,000

Deadline:      Applications reviewed on a rolling basis


About BLMP

The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) envisions a world…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Benefits include comprehensive health (medical, dental, vision, and FSA), matched retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, sick and family leave, and sabbatical program.

Benefits include comprehensive health (medical, dental, vision, and FSA), matched retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, sick and family leave, and sabbatical program.

Location

Oakland, CA

How to Apply

In your application include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (applicants will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references).

In your application include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (applicants will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references).

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