Intervale Center

Director of Finance and Operations | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 180 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT, USA

Summary of Position:

The Intervale Center seeks a dynamic, mission-driven Finance and Operations Director to join our team in Burlington, Vermont. For over 30 years, the Intervale Center has led a community food revolution that sustains farms, land, and people. We have pioneered farm and food innovations in local food development, commercial composting, riparian restoration, farm business incubation, gleaning and food hub development.

We seek a Finance and Operations Director to join our growing organization. This position is responsible for all financial matters and effective operations of the Intervale Center. The Finance and Operations Director works closely with the Executive Director, Program Director, Development Director, and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience in a senior level finance and operations role, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget greater than $2 million.
  • A college degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Economics.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of financial management strategies and business operations.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Excellent decision making, analytical, and abstract reasoning skills. Highly organized with the capability to communicate financial and organizational needs and results with others.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal employment laws and experience managing employee compensation and benefits.
  • Experience in Human Resources, IT, and business administration.
  • Highly proficient with QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. Demonstrated ability to research, implement, and use new software applications.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all financial resources of the organization, including financing strategies and activities, cashflow planning, asset management, and banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and inform business and program plans with managers.
  • Prepare the annual budget and closely monitor and report significant variances, along with recommendations.
  • As a member of the Directors Team, participate in strategic decision making, policy development, and implementation of processes.
  • Engage and support the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections. Coordinate ad hoc program committees.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Oversee grant and donor receivables and coordinate tracking with development team.
  • Develop and implement systems, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance and other funding requirements.
  • Supervise the Intervale Center’s Staff Accountant, ensuring that the Intervale Center’s accounting policies are followed, and accurate and timely entries are made. Serve as backup for payroll responsibilities.
  • Participate in the accounting function by recording month-end and year-end entries as appropriate; ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions including timely account reconciliations of all key accounts.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and the Intervale Center’s board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns. Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations through a close relationship with the Intervale Center’s auditor.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Share human resources duties, including organizational development and communication, performance reviews, policy development and general management support. Oversee Staff Accountant to manage employee benefits and evaluate future options.

Intervale Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity of experience, background, and perspective to enrich our work. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Open to considering applicants with unique professional experience that may differ from the above qualifications but meet the demands of the position.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to  by December 12, 2022. Salary is $80,000-$90,000 and commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for excellent benefits package (health, dental, vision & life insurance, 401(k) with match), CTO, sick time, and other limited wellness benefits.  This is a hybrid position based in Burlington, Vermont with some remote work possible.

Deadline: December 12, 2022 12:00 am

To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to  by December 12, 2022.