Now Hiring: Finance and Operations Manager

Job Announcement: Finance and Operations Manager

Announcement date: July 16, 2021

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and first review will begin: August 9, 2021


Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI) protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging, and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage, thriving democracy, and healthy communities. CVI is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager, to join our team who is dedicated to ensuring the achievement of short- and long-range goals for operations, human resources, financial performance, and growth to achieve the best results in furthering the missions of CVI and CVIEF. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for people and financial stewardship.

This position will oversee the annual finance planning and budgeting process to build the annual operating budget, administer talent lifecycle processes to ensure that staff are engaged, performing, and thriving and collaborate with other members of the leadership team to align departmental strategy or direction with the overall goals and values of the organization. The Finance and Operations Manager will report directly to the Executive Director and will work closely with all team members to ensure CVI’s operations are accurate, efficient, and smooth. This position will supervise a Senior Operations Coordinator and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

● Oversee the annual finance planning/budgeting processes and prepare the annual operating budget in partnership with the Executive Director. Work with staff and board to develop/implement organizational budgets and give general guidance to staff regarding budget for projects.

● Prepare quarterly financial statements: profit/loss, balance sheet, cash flow. CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.

● Monitor, interpret and present financial results of operations and programs each quarter.

● Provide financial reports to the board and serve as financial liaison with the board.

● Coordinate with a bookkeeper to ensure profit/loss reports, payroll, and financial review processes are accurate and timely.

● Advise and counsel staff on personnel policies and procedures including compensation, recruitment, and performance management. The CVI team has 14 full-time and 6 part-time staff members.

● Administer employee benefits, including; healthcare, retirement, and paid time off.

● Oversee compensation, recruitment, performance appraisals, and staff training and development activities. Access support from attorney or consultant when necessary.

● Develop policies, practices, and procedures that align with the organization’s values and that have a significant positive impact on the organization and arrange and maintain organizational insurance policies (employee health, dental, and vision insurance and others).

● Coordinate and conduct an annual financial review by an external CPA and prepare the IRS 990 form. Oversee licensing, secretary of state reporting, insurance, and reporting requirements.

● Create and maintain excellent financial controls, policies, and procedures.

● Ensure efficient functioning and documentation for all financial systems including receipts, disbursements, billing, bookkeeping, budgeting, and accounting.

● Prepare budgets and financial reports for all foundation grants and track reporting of foundation project/program budgets and expenditures.

● Staff the Board Finance Committee.

● Assist organizational leadership in creating a safe and secure system of accountability for the organization’s human resource policy.

● Maintain the administrative records of the organization, including: keeping track of account balances, paying vendors and contractors,

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants should have:

● 3 – 5 years’ experience managing budgets, Financial and HR policies, performance reviews and serving as a resource for staff.

● 1 years’ experience in a year-round supervisory or management position.

● Passion for the organization’s mission with a desire to be an ambassador for CVI.

● A strong commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion and demonstrate an understanding of local and state political and cultural dynamics.

● Relationship builder and people person.

● Proven leadership and team management skills.

● Optimistic approach and flexibility.

● A teamwork mindset.

● Good project management skills on complex issues with a focus on details, organization, and coordination. Problem solving orientation.

● Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate effectively.

● Ability to work under own initiative, as well as part of a team.

● Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel within Idaho as needed.

● Demonstrate cultural competency and a commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.

● Working knowledge of Google Suite.


● Experience managing conservation-related projects and teams

● Experience working with and managing the operations of a board of directors.

● Familiarity with QuickBooks.


This is a full-time position based in Boise. While staff are currently returning to the office, CVI will continue to offer a flexible work environment by providing hybrid work. Salary range is $45,000 – $60,000 and will be dependent upon experience.

Competitive benefits include healthcare with CVI paying the full premium for the employee, Retirement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, generous time off including PTO, personal days, and holidays, and ability to work a flexible schedule. CVI is committed to providing a fulfilling professional experience for our staff. Investing in our employees, supporting their professional growth, and creating a workplace that is committed to excellence and works to create lasting change for Idaho is the foundation of our work. All CVI employees have access to a number of trainings, workshops, and professional development opportunities relevant to their position and career goals.

CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color. This position may require some evening and weekend work.

To Apply

Send a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position to with the subject line “Finance and Operations Manager.”