Financial & Human Resources Administrator

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


Financial & Human Resources Administrator


Conservation Colorado is seeking a Financial & Human Resources Administrator based in Denver who will be responsible for the organization’s bookkeeping, administration of personnel benefits, and legal compliance. You will work closely with the Operations and Finance Director to ensure the financial health of the organization.


About Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado works to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life by mobilizing people and electing conservation-minded policy makers. We work closely with policy leaders, citizen activists, businesses and other allies, and have built a reputation as one of the leading conservation advocacy organizations in the region. This coming year we will be tackling everything from working to ensure our state has enough water for future generations, looking for ways to increase the state’s use of renewable energy, defend our public lands from attacks by the Trump administration, and electing pro-conservation champions to the state Legislature and governorship. The Financial & Human Resources Administrator will be a key part of managing the financial & compliance systems that allow us to manage our resources, so we can fulfill our mission and continue to grow and win on our campaigns.


Conservation Colorado’s work to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.


What You’ll Do

As Conservation Colorado’s staff and budget have grown, managing the financial work of Conservation Colorado and its sister organization, Conservation Colorado Education Fund, have become more complex. This position reports to the Operations & Finance Director and is for the first time being elevated to a full-time role. You will be primarily responsible for taking our financial systems to the next level of efficiency.


This role can evolve over time, but you will have these areas of responsibility.


1.       Finance

·        Responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping work of the organizations, including processing payments, handling income, and doing payroll.

·        Act as head problem solver to propose ways to modernize our systems to make them more efficient as needed.

·        Work with the operations & finance director to handle the year end closing and preparing the necessary documentation for the annual audit and tax returns.


2.      Human Resources

·        Manage our personnel benefits to make sure staff are enrolled in benefits as eligible and handling annual open enrollments.

·        Assist in the onboarding of new staff.


3.      Compliance

·        Responsible for the accurate and timely filings of our election reports.

·        Maintain appropriate levels of insurance.

·        Complete annual IRS and Secretary of State filings.


In addition to your regular responsibilities, all staff are expected to participate at some level in organizational priorities including helping in certain fundraising efforts, taking part in our election-related activities, and committing to our organizational efforts around diversity, equity & inclusivity.



To be successful in this job, you will demonstrate the judgment, results-focused work, and efficiency to work well with our team. Fundamentally, we want someone who loves making things work and who has the skills to do that in our context.

More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:

  • Fast paced and detail oriented: Have a passion for making things work well and ability to handle different types of projects at the same time with a no drop balls mentality.


  • Solutions oriented: Have the ability to look at our systems and propose solutions to adapt to the evolving needs of the organization and to think three (or 30) steps ahead to ensure things run smoothly.


  • Spirit of helping: We’re pretty busy here and most of our folks are not financially inclined, so your job is to make life easier for our staff to get you the information you need.


·        Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization: Possessing a willingness to do the personal and organizational work around diversity, equity, and inclusivity is vital.

  • Enjoy working with numbers & spreadsheets: Having experience in bookkeeping (we use QuickBooks) is a strong bonus, but not necessary. If you have a fluency with numbers, ability to create systems, and a desire to learn financial management, we want to talk to you & are willing to train the right person how to use our software. 


Spanish/English bilingual is a skill we value, but it is not a requirement. This is a full-time job but there can be some flexibility in the exact schedule.


Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive.  We provide high-quality, zero-deductible health insurance and a strong benefits package that includes a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with match, at least 28 days of paid time off in your first year, and parental leave and a sabbatical program. This job offers an opportunity to engage people to find solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in Colorado and work with a great team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be challenging, inspiring, and sometimes frustrating, but you’ll be making a big difference.


We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and conservation movement to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful a movement as we can. Recruiting staff that better reflects Colorado is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If this job truly speaks to you, please fill out this short questionnaire and send a cover letter and resume by October 31st, 2018 to Nikki Riedt, operations & finance director, at No phone calls please.