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SRLP is hiring: Director of Development and Director of Finance and Operations

SRLP Staff January 2015

SRLP staff

After over ten years as a collective member, over eight years on staff, and immeasurable contributions to our community, our Director of Finance and Development Daniel McGee will be transitioning off staff at the end of February. We are looking for two new staff members to join our staff team of Sasha, Juana, Rage, Mik, Stefanie, Avi, and Zahyr.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project looks forward to building the organization’s future by welcoming a Director of Finance and Operations and a Director of Development. Please help us spread the word about these positions to folks who want to help SRLP grow and grow with us! Trans women of color, trans and gender nonconforming people of color and people with experiences of poverty are strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information, visit our listing on Idealist: http://www.idealist.org/view/org/fgnFGpBj93xd/

And our listings on our website: http://srlp.org/jobs-internships/


SRLP is seeking applicants for the following positions:

(1) Director of Finance and Operations (Full Time)

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.

The Director of Finance and Operations will work directly with SRLP Staff and Collective to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization as well as manage the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission. This position oversees the financial health of the organization including coordinating the annual audit, the Collective budgeting process and maintaining the cash flow, with an eye for growth. This position also guides and manages the overall provision of Office Management and Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire organization. The Director of Finance and Operations is part of the SRLP Collective and will participate in Collective decision making processes, staff meetings, retreats, and share organizational responsibilities with other Collective members.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Finance

  • Manage financial systems and work with all staff to ensure efficient, accurate, timely, and compliant financial administration.
  • Coordinate and oversee independent audit and preparation of Federal and state filings.
  • Supervise the Bookkeeping consultant.
  • Process deposits, check requests, invoices and internal reimbursements.
  • Work with Fundraising and Finance Team to lead the organization’s annual budgeting process ensuring alignment with strategic priorities and goals.
  • Provide ongoing guidance related to financial decisions, planning and strategy development based on budgeted and forecasted expenses, revenue, assets, and cash flow analysis.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports to effectively communicate the organization’s financial position to Staff, Collective and other stakeholders, including funders.
  • Review financial transactions to ensure accuracy and compliance with the organization’s budget, and financial protocols and procedures.
  • Train and support Staff and Collective on budgets, financial responsibility and fiscal management.

Organizational Development

  • Work with Collective Development Team to:
    • Coordinate Board Meetings and annual collective retreats.
    • Improve and maintain our infrastructure and the capacity for us to do our work in a sustainable and non-hierarchical way.
    • Increase the participation, decision-making, and leadership of low-income trans people and trans people of color in organizational governance.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as an officer of the organization.
  • Participate in other Collective-wide responsibilities including attending Quarterly Meetings, Retreats, Supervision and Team meetings.
  • Participate and follow-through on other staff responsibilities, as agreed to.

Human Resources

  • Help ensure a healthy, supportive, and sustainable work environment that adheres to both legal requirements and SRLP’s values.
  • Coordinate recruitment, hiring and orientation of new staff.
  • Ensure accountability and support as staff and Core Collective Members transition out of SRLP.
  • Administer and process salaries and benefits.
  • Coordinate regular Core Collective Member supervision and evaluations.
  • Coordinate staff and collective trainings to increase skills and address growth areas.

Office Management

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate emergency and safety planning protocols.
  • Manage maintenance and support for office equipment and technology.
  • Order and maintain office supplies.
  • Coordinate utilities, insurance, and office cleaning.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Attention to detail and strong ability to work independently
  • Tech savvy with preferred proficiency in Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and CiviCRM
  • Commitment to gender self-determination centered in racial and economic justice
  • Two years experience in small non-profit sector
  • Experience with budgeting
  • Ability to work in a non-hierarchical collective
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Hours and Compensation:

This position is a full-time, salaried position with medical, dental and optical benefits as well as three weeks paid vacation.

40 hours/week, some evenings and weekends.

$54,100/year.

Consistent with our values as a collective, all staff receive salaries based on the same hourly rate. An increased salary is possible based on need, such as for people supporting family members.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@srlp.org with the name of the position included in the subject line or by mail to FFT Hiring Committee, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Applications should be submitted by February 6, 2015; they will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

SRLP is an equal opportunity employer. Trans women of color, trans and gender nonconforming people of color and people with experiences of poverty or incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply!

No phone calls please. We will only contact applicants we intend to interview.


(2) Director of Development (Full Time)

Mission:
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. We improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities using a multi-strategy approach to actualize change at every level of the system: we provide direct legal services to meet immediate needs; bring litigation and work on policy reform for systemic change; and utilize public education and leadership development for long-term sustainable impact.

Description:
The Director of Development works directly with SRLP’s Fundraising and Finance Team (FFT) to secure the financial support of the organization. The Director of Development carries out the fund development activities of the organization through foundation proposals, and report writing and research, and individual donor strategies through major donor campaign coordination and direct mail appeals. The Director of Development is responsible for working with the FFT to create annual budgets and fundraising plans and co-supervises the Bookkeeping consultant and fundraising interns. The Director of Development is part of the SRLP Collective and will participate in Collective decision making processes, staff meetings, retreats, and will share administrative and organizational responsibilities with other Collective members.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with Fundraising and Finance Team and Collective to develop fundraising strategies and annual fundraising plan.
  • Research, write, and track funding proposals and budgets to foundations, corporations and government entities to obtain, increase, and diversify funding.
  • Develop and ensure timely submission of narrative and financial reports for current funders on an ongoing basis with the support of staff members.
  • Establish and cultivate good working relationships with institutional funding sources
  • Work with staff to produce newsletter, annual report and annual direct mail.
  • Update and maintain funding, donor, and sales contact database.
  • Support Team efforts in coordinating special fundraising events and income generating strategies.
  • Expand SRLP’s donor base and deepen relationships with SRLP donors to ensure continued commitment.
  • Process timely acknowledgements of donations.
  • Build the fundraising skills of Collective and community members through skill-shares and trainings.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers involved in fundraising.
  • Work collectively with staff and community members to ensure the health and sustainability of the organization.
  • Participate in other Collective-wide responsibilities including attending Quarterly Meetings, Retreats, Supervision and Team meetings.
  • Participate and follow-through on other staff responsibilities, as agreed to.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in public and private funding research, grant writing, and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proofreading and attention to detail
  • Ability to compile, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data/information
  • Tech savvy with preferred proficiency in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and CiviCRM
  • Commitment to gender self-determination centered in racial and economic justice
  • Two years development experience in small non-profit sector
  • Experience with budgeting
  • Ability to work in a non-hierarchical collective
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Hours and Compensation:

This position is a full-time, salaried position with medical, dental and optical benefits as well as three weeks paid vacation.

40 hours/week, some evenings and weekends.

$54,100/year.

Consistent with our values as a collective, all staff receive salaries based on the same hourly rate. An increased salary is possible based on need, such as for people supporting family members.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@srlp.org with the name of the position included in the subject line or by mail to FFT Hiring Committee, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Applications should be submitted by February 6, 2015; they will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

SRLP is an equal opportunity employer. Trans women of color, trans and gender nonconforming people of color and people with experiences of poverty or incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply!

No phone calls please. We will only contact applicants we intend to interview.

 

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