Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology Operations and Finance Specialist Job Posting
Deadline for first consideration is February 23, 2024; position will remain open until filled
Starting salary exactly $50,150
Like most of the positions at our small non-profit, this role encompasses both planning and doing: higher-level thinking around systems, strategies, and tactics, plus the need for hands-on implementation of plans and programs. In particular, the person well-suited to this position will hold both big picture and detail well, and will excel at checking off tasks each day in order to make time for reflection on how to solve problems at the systems level. And yes, an important part of this job is the day-to-day office administration, like answering the phone and the general email.
Let’s start with the main thing: grants administration. Like many other non-profits, grant dollars make up a big part of our budget, so many of the dollars that we spend need to be tracked, recorded, and reported to one or more funding entities. As the OFS, your work will include this tracking, which means knowing what grants cover which programs (including where they may overlap), what those grants fund and don’t fund, how the funding mechanisms operate, and what the reporting requirements are for each. These include local, state and federal public grants, as well as private foundations large and small.
An ideal candidate will see ways to improve our existing systems to manage this process, but will also be able to function in the fuzzier gaps—like when an employee loses an important receipt, or a partner changes staff and so ends up with gaps in some essential institutional memory.