Location: Remote within Michigan with occasional travel to Detroit
Salary: $80,00 - 100,000 (see detail below)
Michigan Voices is a 501(C)(3) organization that works to help build civic engagement capacity in progressive nonprofit organizations across the state. Michigan Voices has over 100 nonprofit table partners, which we provide with capacity support, regrants, data, and tools to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We focus on Civic Engagement (voter education, registration and turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
After many years of fiscal sponsorship, Michigan Voices became an independent entity in 2021. In 2022, we grew significantly in response to exciting opportunities and critical needs across Michigan. As a result, we successfully supported critical ballot initiatives, working in close collaboration with our table partners, and regranting over $2.5 million to over 100 organizations. Our team also grew to meet the needs of our partners and communities, and now we are further building our Internal capacity to ensure that our infrastructure effectively supports the team and our partners' work ahead.
To learn more about Michigan Voices' work, visit https://www.michiganvoices.org/.
Michigan Voices has grown tremendously over the last two years and is looking for a nonprofit financial professional to serve as our first Finance Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, Sommer Foster, the Finance Director will work to build, streamline, and lead our financial systems for the next stage of our growth. While the new Finance Director will work across our team to collaboratively identify areas of focus, we anticipate that the Director will lead in the following areas:
Assess and lead the creation or revision of finance and accounting systems and processes, including listening to the needs of our team, understanding and valuing what has been built, and identifying simpler and more effective financial systems and processes for the future. A critical area for assessment and improvement will be our regranting process to ensure that partners receive timely resources and support.
Conduct annual budgeting, tax, and audit processes, including working with our finance consultant to ensure timely processing of annual audits and 990s, and across the team to develop and support an inclusive budget process and accurate projections.
Partner with the executive leadership team and our Board of Directors to ensure financial sustainability in ways that reflect organizational values, such as investing in people and communities. Prepare financial reports for monthly board meetings and guide discussion and collaborative decision-making on issues that impact the financial health of the organization, such as on the creation of cash reserves.
Ensure effective record keeping and compliance, including revenue and expense processing and tracking, maintaining documentation and records of accounting activity, ensuring timely and accurate processing of bi-weekly payroll, establishing, and maintaining program budgets and financial reports for grants, and managing expenses.
Hire and oversee a Finance Coordinator and manage financial consultants as needed.
Navigate financial issues and address questions proactively and as they arise in ways that are of service to and center programs and people, including build relationships and two-way communication with team members across departments.
Candidates will ideally have many of the below experiences and qualities:
At least 5 years of experience of nonprofit accounting or financial management, ideally with experience managing regranting processes.
Experience managing audit and budgeting processes.
A collaborative and adaptable approach to leading financial functions.
Outstanding project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex accounting and financial concepts to non-finance focused team members.
Experience working with diverse teams and across cultures and working styles.
A CPA or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
Commitment to values-based budgeting and financial practices that reflect the mission and vision of our organization.
A Note to Potential Candidates: Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may come from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.
This is a full-time, salaried position. The salary range for this role is $80,000 – $100,000. Placement on the range will be based on factors such as years of relevant experience and internal equity. Benefits include 75% health insurance coverage for employees and eligible family members, 100% coverage for dental, vision, 401k, short & long-term disability, and a $75,000 life insurance policy. Our PTO package encourages breaks and includes at least 22 paid days off per year under our reasonable time off policy that includes paid vacation, sick time, and a gender-neutral parental leave policy.
Our office is in Detroit, MI, although most of the team works remotely with occasional in-person meetings. The Finance Director must be based In Michigan and have a passion for serving Michigan communities.
Please send a detailed resume and a brief statement or cover letter describing your Interest in Michigan Voices and this role to MV-FD@clcendeavors.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position Is filled. Please reach out to the same email address with any questions or for support or accessibility needs in submitting your materials.
Michigan Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer.