Financial and Operations Manager


ASHEVILLE, North Carolina

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $50,000-$55,000
Deadline Jun 23, 2023
The French Broad River in Asheville, NC

Financial and Operations Manager 

RiverLink, a 35-year old conservation organization, dedicated to promoting the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to oversee the financial and organizational operations. The preferred candidate will have first-hand working knowledge and experience with nonprofit, small business or government budgets and finances – and be comfortable overseeing a ~$1.2 million annual operation in partnership with the Executive Director and Board. This well established position utilizes a contractual partner (Outfitters4) to support payroll, accounts payable + receivable, and the audit/990. In addition to oversight of all accounting procedures, this position provides operational, management and administrative support and plays a key role in strategic planning and direction for the organization including a strong commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace and throughout the watershed.  

Reports to: Executive Director 

Job type: Full-time, salaried (exempt from overtime), typically 9am to 5pm with infrequent weekend and evening duties. 

Starting Salary Pay Range and Benefits: $50,000 - $55,000 annual salary (based on experience and pay equity within our organization), health insurance, life and disability, IRA contributions, holidays and generous paid time off. 

Location: In-person, based in Asheville NC’s River Arts District. No relocation support available. 

Financial responsibilities include

  • Creation, oversight, and management of annual budget via collaboration with program staff, Executive Director and Board Finance Committee.
  • Day-to-day oversight of all financial activities including restricted fund management, weekly accounts payable and receivable processing with Outfitters4, and monthly review of financial statements. 
  • Board Finance Committee Liaison 
  • Oversight of Outfitters4’s payroll and benefits administration. 
  • Grant reporting support
  • General ongoing financial related activities   

Operational responsibilities include:

  • A willingness to gain, or existing experience in, a small organization’s human resources in partnership with the Executive Director.
  • General office management and administration oversight duties including staff benefits, organization insurance policies, building leases, etc.
  • Provide general Board support.
  • Provide general programmatic and development support, as needed.
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in  environmental and conservation work. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

The successful candidate should have some of the following: 

  • Strong working knowledge of budgets and organizational finances.
  • Demonstrated prior work experience in a financial capacity.
  • Past work experience with human resources at a small organization.
  • Passion for being part of a small, dynamic team.
  • Strong writing, verbal and analytical skills. 
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.



To Apply 

Please email Katy Palombi at Katy@riverlink.org with: 

❑ A cover letter sharing your passion for this work 

❑ Resume 

❑ Subject line: Finance & Operations Manager

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The first application review process will start on June 12, 2023. For more background please visit www.riverlink.org.

RiverLink provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. RiverLink also complies with applicable state and local laws, if any, governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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