At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of youth from underserved communities through innovative, year round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Caldera weaves the arts, nature, and personal expression into powerful work that ignites self-expression and allows young people to be creative change agents in their lives and communities. Through our Residency Program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to work on projects and to build skills and relationships that inspire growth, abolish oppression, and activate change.
Position Title: Finance & Operations Director
Supervisor: Executive Director
Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hrs/week
Compensation & Status: $88,000 annually, exempt. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) retirement matching, flexible spending account, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, and partial relocation reimbursement (if applicable).
Location: Portland office, 1227 NW Davis, Portland, OR 97209 - REMOTE during COVID-19 pandemic
Teleworking and COVID-19 related information: For the duration of Oregon’s Stay-Home Order, this position will work remotely with Caldera provided laptop and charger. We will reimburse a portion of employee’s telecommunication costs during this period. Additional reimbursement may be available for other teleworking needs. Interviews for this position will be held over Zoom.
Anticipated Start Date: July 5, 2021
We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.
We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.
We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.
Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.
As a team of five, the Finance & Operations Department is responsible for managing Caldera’s accounting, finance, human resources, equity work, office, and general operations. The department is currently being restructured, and we are seeking to fill two other positions in addition to this one: HR & Equity Manager and Accounting Clerk.
Caldera’s board, Executive Director, and staff are at different stages of their racial equity journeys which can present unique challenges, including differences in priorities. Due to limited staff capacity over the past few years and due to a history of conflict avoidance, some areas of our equity work have slowed or stalled. One of the goals in restructuring the Finance & Operations Department is to bring our equity work back to the forefront.
Caldera’s Finance & Operations Director is responsible for all aspects of the financial and operational needs of the organization. This position oversees the HR & Equity Manager and an Accounting Manager. Work hours are typically Monday-Friday, however this position may work occasional weekends and/or evenings with occasional overnight in-state travel.
This position requires frequent computer and some phone usage. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work at a computer and handle paperwork. The noise level in the Portland office is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.
Racial Equity Work (5%)
Please submit a cover letter and resume by May 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm. In your materials we want to hear about your interest in and qualifications for this position, including passion for our mission, experience in the job duties, and willingness to manage racial equity work.
The above timeline is estimated and is subject to change as needed.
At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of youth from underserved communities through innovative, year round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from…