The Montana Land Reliance (MLR) seeks a full-time Finance and Operations Director to manage the internal functions of MLR and its nonprofit affiliates. Key areas of responsibility include budget development, accounting, investment oversight, personnel and benefits management, legal compliance, financial recordkeeping and internal controls, Board relations, and organizational policies and procedures. The Finance and Operations Director serves on MLR’s Management Team and supervises MLR’s bookkeeper and administrative assistant. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with strong financial oversight and compliance experience who thrives in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment. For the full position description, click here.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related business management field preferred.
5-7 years’ operations, finance, and accounting experience in the nonprofit or for-profit sector, ideally including experience with budget development, accounting, investment oversight, personnel and benefits management, legal compliance, financial recordkeeping and internal controls, Board relations, and organizational policies and procedures.
Passion for and commitment to MLR’s mission.
Demonstrated experience successfully managing and motivating staff.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and QuickBooks.
Ability to prioritize and manage a high volume of projects and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated credibility working confidential information and/or managing sensitive issues.
Hard working with superb attention to detail and nuance.
Strong aptitude for due diligence and compliance matters.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and have clearly displayed initiative and innovation.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically, develop and manage complex projects from initial application to fully completed project, and adopt new approaches in response to changing circumstances.
An ability to learn and translate information into action.
Experience and proven ability to encourage and nurture collaboration among diverse partners, with an ability to create and thrive in a team environment and work in partnership with a variety of people and organizations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to convey information clearly.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability, style and personality to foster collaborative problem-solving and resolve or diffuse conflict.
MLR is an accredited, nonprofit land trust that partners with private landowners to permanently protect Montana’s agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space. Since 1978, MLR has helped more than 1,000 families conserve nearly 1.2 million acres of working lands, wildlife habitat and open space across the state. MLR runs like a business and is one of the most focused and efficient land trusts in the country. The lasting benefits of MLR’s work are the perpetuation of a lifestyle and an economy that rely on responsibly managed private land and increasingly valuable Montana open spaces that will continue to nourish the spirit of future generations. MLR intends to double its conserved acreage by 2040 through a planned approach that recognizes MLR’s values, respects MLR’s history, and builds on the solid foundation laid by MLR’s founders to keep the organization and its unique brand of conservation at the forefront of private land conservation in Montana and nationwide. To learn more, visit www.mtlandreliance.org.