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Operations and Finance Manager

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Women Make Movies
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Published 22 days ago

Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit media organization based in New York City. For more than 45 years, we have been championing the diverse world of women filmmakers and their stories. We are one of the leading advocates for “women making movies,” and we proudly support women producers and directors from the beginning, planting the seeds for a diverse and inclusive filmmaking landscape. As the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, we amplify historically ignored voices and challenge the mainstream media. WMM-supported films and filmmakers have been recognized at Sundance, the Emmys, the Peabody Awards, and the Academy Awards.

WMM is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, it’s part of our DNA. We were founded on a mission of expanding the industry to provide opportunities to underserved populations, and we have always supported the films of women from all communities. The notable filmmakers we work with represent a full spectrum of voices and we proudly believe that amplifying a diverse slate of women’s voices through impactful media is the key to changing the world.

WMM is in a period of growth and transition, and we are in the process of reorganizing and re-envisioning staff positions. Now is a great time to join our team – you can contribute directly to our exciting, evolving organization, and play a direct role in helping women from every corner of society tell stories that impact us all. If you are someone who thrives in an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and you believe in the power of elevating the messages of women – all women – then we encourage you to join our team.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE: OPERATIONS AND FINANCE MANAGER

As part of Women Make Movies’ leadership team, the Operations and Finance Manager (OFM) is the person who makes the organization, its non-profit and business processes run smoothly.   The OFM thrives on making things happen – from recruiting and retaining the best people, to making sure the office and our technologies are operating effectively and efficiently. The OFM excels at budget management and loves to find new and better ways to support WMM and its team. If the OFM succeeds, then WMM and the media makers we support will all succeed. 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Operations and IT Infrastructure

The OFM manages our infrastructure: office, systems, vendors, tenants, and equipment. They liaise with our IT consultants. WMM is a media organization based on using technology to tell impactful stories and as technology evolves, so does WMM. From finding the best CRM and communications systems to implementing the most efficient bill paying and project management platforms, the staff and our filmmakers rely on the OFM to enable their work. 

Finance and Budget Management

The OFM is the person who is responsible for the administrative and operations budgets for the Organization, and works with the ED on overall budget and grant reporting.  They manage the banking, annual audit, reconciliations and provide financial oversight of WMM’s popular fiscal sponsorship program. The OFM supervises the Finance and Office Coordinator who handles the bookkeeping functions of the organization, including AP/AR, wires and ACH’s, and credit card management.

Human Resources and Culture Enrichment

WMM’s mission is to support the creators of diverse women’s media. We are centered on elevating the voices of women – which begins with a diverse, empowered staff of people dedicated to this mission. The OFM reinforces WMM’s inclusive and open culture by putting practices in place to attract and retain a staff representing the range of voices of our filmmakers. This includes overseeing WMM’s staff development, benefits and compensation programs and ensuring compliance with all legal HR requirements.  

 Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements:

  • 5 + years of progressive management-level responsibility in a non-profit organization or a for-profit film organization – women's or arts organization a plus
  • Excellent financial, budgeting, and operations management skills; expertise with Quick Books and/or standard accounting practices
  • Proven experience in program or institutional management
  • Strong process orientation and a desire to always find new and efficient ways to get things done
  • Experience and comfort level with IT and the ability to provide insight and guidance into organizational systems using available technology
  • Prior Salesforce experience is a big plus
  • Ability to prioritize and problem-solve while handling multiple tasks, supervising, and managing the work of others
  • Flexibility, professionalism, and a positive attitude
  • Sense of humor appreciated
  • Commitment to feminism, champion of DEI

Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit media organization based in New York City. For more than 45 years, we have been championing the diverse world of women filmmakers and their stories. We are one of the leading advocates for “women making…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

Women Make Movies prides itself on its generous benefits plans, which include:

·     Excellent medical and dental coverage

·     Long term disability

·     Lucrative retirement plan (with matching and employer contributions, starting after 2 years, and increasing with tenure to up to 15%)

·     Good vacation and paid holiday offering including community service time off

·     Meaningful work at an organization that is elevating the voices of underserved communities

 Flex-time policy

Women Make Movies prides itself on its generous benefits plans, which include:

·     Excellent medical and dental coverage

·     Long term disability

·     Lucrative retirement plan (with…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English required.

Proficiency in English required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please email resume with cover letter noting relevant experience and salary requirements to jobs@wmm.com. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please indicate “Operations & Finance Manager” in the subject line.

Please email resume with cover letter noting relevant experience and salary requirements to jobs@wmm.com. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Please indicate “Operations & Finance…

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