Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Finance, Economics, Banking
4 Year Degree
Reports To: Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer
Position Status: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC; Flexible – Virtual Team
Target Start Date: April 2020
To learn more visit: http://www.girltrek.org/
GirlTrek is the largest public health non-profit dedicated to serving African American women and girls in the United States. GirlTrek was launched in Washington, DC in 2010 and today, GirlTrek’s programs have grown to reach over 570,000 African American girls and women in 50 states across the country.
GirlTrek realizes that there is a health crisis in America and nowhere is the toll greater than with African American women. African American women die from preventable obesity-related diseases at higher rates and younger ages than any other group of women in the country. GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.
GirlTrek is in the midst of an audacious growth capital campaign, which will secure $25 million over five years to inspire 1 million Black women to develop a daily habit of walking and help 100,000 women establish life-saving habits of daily exercise. This investment will support GirlTrek’s core, nationally recognized program, and solidify the launch of our world-class training experience, meant to prepare active members to serve as frontline responders in communities across the country.
GirlTrek is a trusted brand with numerous awards and recognition, including:
Selection as a project of the Audacious Project which is TED's newest venture in collaborative philanthropy
Recognition as top 1% of social innovators in the world by Echoing Green
Receipt of the Urban Fellows Award by Aspen Institute
Receipt of Social Innovation Award by Teach for America
Being named a "Health Hero" by Essence Magazine
What You Will Do
You will be primarily responsible for managing and overseeing all daily finance functions. Including ensuring the accuracy of financial records and ethical, sound and efficient financial systems and controls. Manage relationships with outside accounting and audit firms. Enforce financial policies for all staff (16 FTE), consultants and contractors. And, act as staff liaison to the board finance committee. Your duties will include, but not be limited to:
Budget & Forecasting: Lead the organization on the annual budgeting exercise and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and COO in order to have the budget completed and presented to and approved by the Board in a timely manner. Lead monthly reconciliation process with department leads.
Financial Management Reporting: Prepare monthly, quarterly, and year-end financials in an accurate and timely manner; review and clearly communicate these reports to the CEO, COO and GirlTrek Board.
Accounting & Finance: Ensure all GirlTrek accounting is in accordance with, non-profit accounting principles and standards; ensure staff follow established procedures; updates the accounting and policy manuals as needed; ensure completeness and accuracy of all financial records and transactions; keep current on new accounting principles to ensure timely compliance and implementation.
Audit: Coordinate and lead the annual audit and tax preparations and filings; liaises with external auditors, external accounting firm, the Finance Committee, the Audit Committee, and the GirlTrek Board to ensure timely reviews and submissions of filings.
Internal financial control: Maintain appropriate financial and operational controls; if lacking, institute controls, according to audit findings and overall best practices, including timely policy updates, establishing review procedures and implementing periodic reporting on control/risk assessment matters.
Statutory compliance and filing: Ensure the timely submission of statutory filings: Federal and State.
Payroll & 401K Administration: Responsible for the administration of GirlTrek’s 401k plan and payroll administration.
Insurance and Licensure: Oversee Operations Manager on review and renewal of all insurance policies that affect the organization, including ones related to facilities, liability, health, benefits, and safety.
Contracts: Oversee an effective contract management and financial management/reporting system for all outside vendors, contractors, and consultants.
Who You Are
An Experienced Finance Professional with 10+ years of experience in accounting or finance, preferably within a non-profit organization or government. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or relevant field is required. Master’s Degree or CPA designation is an advantage.
Results Oriented with the ability to achieve results in a constantly evolving nonprofit environment, with demonstrated success building systems and tools to support changing funding and program goals.
Excel Maven with advanced abilities with Excel and PC-based fund accounting (MIP or other underwriting software experience is preferred).
Strong Executer with a competitive skill set in Raiser's Edge, financial modeling and forecasting, annual reports, campaign development, and event production.
Excited to Represent GirlTrek Externally by leveraging your brand and appearing as the public face of the organization.
Excellent Communicator with phenomenal written and verbal communication skills.
Self-Starter who routinely knows when to "manage up", can closely collaborate with the CEO and COO to set ambitious goals with clear outcomes, and manages his/her energy, time and resources toward high achievement.
Passionate About Working with African American Women and wants to change the status quo to support and train these women to improve their health and mobilize in their communities.
Motivated by Working on Diverse Teams and In Diverse Environments where different perspectives are encouraged and valued.
What You Can Expect
GirlTrek is a grassroots, movement-building organization. The work environment is very fast-paced and constantly evolving. A successful candidate will come with a “start-up” mentality that allows them to stay nimble, adapt to quickly changing environments, and use limited resources smartly. All members of the national team are expected to participate in GirlTrek programming and serve as public ambassadors of the movement. GirlTrek has 16 full-time employees. More than half of the staff work virtually. The other members of the team, work from the headquarters in Washington DC. GirlTrek offers a competitive salary and benefits package and has been recognized as a leader in the nonprofit sector for its innovations in creating an org-culture that supports the wellbeing of its staff members at work and at home.
Salary: Range: $75 – 90k.Commensurate with experience
Location: Virtual, Preference for candidates in the Washington, DC area.
Health Insurance: Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance provided.
Vacation Time: 2 weeks paid annual vacation, in addition to an annual winter sabbatical.
Off-Season: Competitive 6 weeks off for paid office closure, Dec 1-Jan 15 annually.
Retirement Plan: GirlTrek matches contributions to 401K accounts up to 3%.
How You Can Apply:
Please visit www.girltrek.org/employment to learn more about the application process and to submit your materials.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About GirlTrek, Inc.
GirlTrek is the largest public health non-profit dedicated to serving African American women and girls in the United States. GirlTrek was launched in Washington, DC in 2010 and today, GirlTrek’s programs have grown to reach over 570,000 African American girls and women in 50 states across the country. GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.