Job Opening with CTUL: Finance and Operations Director

Finance and Operations Director with

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Organization Summary

Over the past ten years, CTUL has forged a new path for worker leadership development in the Twin Cities, opening new spaces where low-wage workers of color have a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. CTUL seeks to strengthen its work building a multi-racial organization.

CTUL has a vision of organizing the most marginalized workers in our economy to directly confront the elite corporations and 1% that control our economy, make demands, and win concrete and structural changes for communities across the metro area. Through worker-led campaigns with CTUL, workers have:

  • Worked in coalition to win increased wages and benefits for hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers through the $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis, and Earned Sick & Safe Time in Minneapolis and St. Paul;
  • Transformed the retail janitorial industry, making the Twin Cities the first metro area where the industry is unionized;
  • Recovered over $2 million in unpaid wages and damages in cases of wage theft; and
  • Won long-term changes in their workplace that bring over $7 million in additional income per year into the poorest communities in the metro area.

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance & Operations will lead CTUL’s organizational processes and decision-making as a collaborative leader of the Finance and Operations infrastructure.  This Director-level position will play a critical role on the leadership team in decision-making and operations as CTUL continues to grow and increase its impact. This position is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to live out their core values by strengthening the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact, base-building organization

The Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for the formulation, monitoring, reporting, and forecasting of CTUL’s annual budgets as well as overall financial management. This position will supervise the finance and operations team, oversee human resources and facilities, and work closely with our Fundraising team.  This position will be responsible for leading and coordinating the infrastructure staff team and educating a staff of 18 on organizational practices and compliance as we grow.

Position Description (Essential duties & responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following)

  • Lead the internal process for, and develop annual financial plans and budgets.
  • Oversee and manage the continued development and improvement of budgeting, financial forecasting, and modeling tools, including cash flow.
  • Analyze financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to organizational leadership for decision-making purposes.
  • Assist in the overall improvement of the internal control environment by providing an effective and timely financial review function.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the on CTUL’s policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors and staff.
  • Advise the Co-Directors on budget issues.
  • Supervise the Fundraising Team of Grantwriter and Donor Organizer.
  • Ensure accurate and timely income projections and for all leads on expense management.
  • Develop annual priorities and goals for physical operations and IT
    • Directly supervise the Operations Manager who leads on Building and Facility needs, benefits administration and other Organizational Operations.  
    • Ensure CTUL has the physical space and IT capacity it needs to effectively and securely carry out its mission, working closely external vendors.
  • Act as the financial point of contact for staff.  Review check requests, reimbursements, accounts payable, card payments, deposits, etc. for accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Manage and work with the external bookkeeper, who is responsible for cutting checks, reconciling bank statements, and generating monthly financial reports.
  • Communicate with the External Accountant who assists on year-end and Month-End entries.
  • Risk management, including identifying and monitoring areas of exposure.
  • Oversee Payroll process.
  • Build overall organizational financial management capacity by training/educating staff and board members on budgeting, budget management, understanding income/expense, legal requirements, best practices, etc.
  • Monitor trends in the organization’s development and needs to forecast needed changes in future years
  • Oversee CTUL’s human resource functions
    • Develop key personnel policies and the employee handbook
    • Oversee benefit administration and logistics of hiring and termination processes.
  • Serve on the leads team, acting as a key advisor to the Co-Directors and the Board of Directors helping inform important strategy, planning, and budget decisions
  • Participate in cross-organizational processes and working groups.
  • Complete and coordinate special projects as needed.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant finance experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget preparation for an organization with an annual budget near or greater than $1 million.
  • Minimum of one year of supervising staff.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks Desktop and advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Familiarity with Human Resource operations and legal requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant management.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Other Expectations:

  • Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice work as an integral part of a multi-racial team.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to use diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Commit to a culture of vulnerability and loving challenge for both personal growth and the growth of the organization.
  • Capable of working both independently and cooperatively.
  • Flexibility to attend events outside normal business hours that from time to time may include evenings and weekends as well as extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, cope with change, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Salary & Benefit

CTUL has a tiered salary range set by the Staff and Board based on the principles of economic justice and inclusion.  This is a salaried position compensated at $44,000 per year for 2018 with an annual cost of living raise of 3%. This full-time salaried position will work on average 45 hours per week.

Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 5 floating health days, medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family at 10% cost, annual end of year payment of 5% of yearly salary towards retirement fund, and others.

Reports to: Co-Director

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Merle Payne at using the subject: “CTUL Finance and Operations Director”

Application will begin to be reviewed on Monday August 6th: Position Open until Filled

Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people from other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply