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We are a small team comprised of dedicated and knowledgeable experts committed to protecting the Delaware River watershed and all the communities it serves. We are passionate about the environment and social justice. As an organization, we value openness, independence, inclusivity, and community, which is reflected not only in the work that we do, but the way we operate.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network also celebrates the diversity of our staff and the unique experiences and perspectives they bring to the table. We believe that by encouraging and fostering individuals’ talents and abilities, we put ourselves in a position to be more effective and impactful.

When joining our team, you’ll often find yourself working alongside people from all departments in different manners, juggling multiple projects simultaneously. You’ll find a very welcoming and flexible work environment where you can learn, grow, and find your niche.

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Finance and Operations Manager

Start Date: When Filled
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN), and its affiliated sister organization, Green Amendments For the Generations (GAFTG), based in Bristol, PA, are committed to creating an inclusive community of staff and volunteers that is representative of the communities we serve. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger voice for community and environmental protection and rights.

DRN and its sister organization are seeking to hire a Finance and Operations Manager. This position is full-time.

Description
DRN and GAFTG are sister organizations. We are seeking to fill a position that supports an integrated body of work serving the mission of both organizations and providing essential day to day support to the Delaware Riverkeeper who leads both organizations. The Manager will provide financial and operational support to the organizing work led by the Delaware Riverkeeper to protect the Delaware River Watershed and ecosystems, and advancing community education efforts to secure constitutional Green Amendment protections for environmental rights. This position will also provide administrative support to the Delaware Riverkeeper, coordinating meetings, responding to speaking requests, organizing travel, and crafting written communications to support organizational engagement with members. 

Reports to
the Delaware Riverkeeper/Green Amendments For the Generations Founder

Finance and Operations Responsibilities

  • Provide executive level communications support by processing correspondence to and from the Riverkeeper/Founder, including the drafting of selected correspondence, memoranda and reports, and proofreading communications with members and high level foundation supporters;
  • Coordinate and maintain minutes for in person and virtual meetings for the Riverkeeper/Founder and agency representatives, legislators, and grassroots coalition members;
  • Lead and/or participate in hiring, including reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, making hiring recommendations, and drafting offer letters;
  • Oversee and train junior staff including reviewing program work and conducting employee evaluations;
  • Independently manage financial records, including bill processing, developing budgets, purchasing, and tracking of invoices and check requests using QuickBooks. Support annual financial audit;
  • Procure required internal and external resources and services and manage their utilization;
  • Ensure compliance with lobbying regulations and submit quarterly expense reports;
  • Organize and support virtual and in person speaking engagements, community trainings, advocacy actions, and multi-day educational forums, including keynote invitations, media appearances, and university programs;
  • Provide high level management of the Riverkeeper/Founder’s calendar across multiple time zones, email inboxes, and travel schedule;
  • Serve as an internal and external resource on policy and procedural matters to various constituents;
  • Manage all Governance efforts for GAFTG Board communications, agendas, and minutes. Support DRN Board of Directors’ communications, meeting minutes, and materials, and provide organizing support for Board meetings;
  • Maintain compliance for charitable registrations and organizational insurance policies; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Advocacy Responsibilities

  • Engage with stakeholders and environmental justice leaders, participate in strategy discussions, coordinate educational programs, and liaise with legislators;
  • Support DRN advocacy and strategy efforts on fossil fuel infrastructure challenges, endangered species issues, and water quality impacts of industrial and development project proposals;
  • Disseminate press communications using Cision database. Write monthly newsletters, annual reports, and action alerts;
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other environmental organizations. Represent the organization at various community and/or business meetings; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or five years of experience in relevant field
  • Advanced knowledge of environmental policy, with a focus on water, energy, and climate
  • Understanding of how environmental issues intersect with racism and economic and social inequality
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, delegate tasks, and check on the completion of assigned tasks
  • Firm understanding of principles of nonprofit accounting, internal controls, and audit procedures
  • Experience in human resources, recruiting, and/or fundraising, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • High-level of computer literacy and a strong aptitude for mastering new applications. Experience with QuickBooks required
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good time-management skills
  • Team player with leadership skills, abilities, and a desire to interact with people at all levels

Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. Ability to travel around the Watershed is required. Some evening and weekend work required.

Salary
Base starts at $48,000 dependent upon experience, but is negotiable.

Benefits

  • Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Medical, Dependent Care, Transit & Parking Expenses
  • Generous time-off policies
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code

Location

The position is based in DRN’s main office in Bristol, Bucks County, PA. Employees may be eligible to work remotely if their job duties can be met through basic hardware and software, they’ve proven to be trustworthy, disciplined, and self-motivated, and have been given permission by supervisor. However, travel to the Bristol office will be required as needed.

Application Procedure
Submit cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references, and at least one writing sample. Please send email with the required attachments to the attention of Hiring Manager at resumes@delawareriverkeeper.org. Email subject line should read, “Finance and Operations Manager”. No telephone calls.

Timeline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Essential Functions of Position and Working Conditions

  • Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job, including some physical work, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Constantly required to remain in a stationary position and operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, phones, photocopiers, printers, and fax machines.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally required to move files, open filing cabinets and position self as necessary.
  • Work will be primarily indoors, in an office setting, but will include public meetings, public hearings, outdoor press events, speaking engagements in public venues, outdoor community engagement events such as rallies or gatherings.

The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. DRN retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

DRN & GAFTG are equal opportunity employers.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

DRN is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (“EEO”) to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military service, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of equal opportunity covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, access to benefits and training, compensation, discipline and termination. All decisions regarding the employment relationship will be based upon employee’s overall qualifications and the employee’s ability to meet the requirements of the position without regard to protected characteristics. 

Employees with questions or concerns about discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of the DGO or the Delaware Riverkeeper. Employees can raise legitimate concerns and make good faith reports without fear of reprisal. Any employee found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


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