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Director of Finance and Operations

Dogwood Alliance
Remote with occasional visits to Asheville, North Carolina
Up to $90,000 per year with great benefits
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level
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The Dogwood Alliance team works remotely and the Director of Finance and Operations is a remote role with occasional opportunities to join the team in Asheville, NC, for team building and strategy development.

For more than 25 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked to preserve forests across the Southeastern United States. Through advocacy, joining with partner organizations, and community education and activism, Dogwood has conserved millions of acres of forest lands. Dogwood Alliance focuses on four areas of impact: Forests & Climate, fighting Wood Pellet Biomass, promoting Community Solutions, and Environmental & Social Justice. 

Given the powerful work Dogwood leads in the field, bold operational and financial strategies are key to moving Dogwood’s mission forward. Dogwood Alliance seeks a strategic Director of Finance and Operations to steward Dogwood’s financial and human resources. The Director will integrate operational practices that support the Dogwood team and manage the financial responsibilities of the organization. The Director of Finance and Operations will advance Dogwood’s internal and external values of equity, social justice, and advocacy.

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience as a finance and operations leader in a non-profit organization. The DFO will have demonstrated experience leading a team that is working remotely. The Director will be a collaborative partner to the Executive Director and other members of the Senior Management Team, championing the importance of financial stewardship and organizational effectiveness as integral tools in moving Dogwood Alliance forward.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Finance and Operations will oversee the financial and operational infrastructure and systems needed to support Dogwood's continued growth. She/he/they will manage effective administrative and financial systems, including accounting, legal, information technology (IT), and human resources (HR). As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the Director will lead Dogwood's strategic planning and financial reporting functions. The Director of Finance and Operations will partner with the ED and the SMT to build and strengthen leadership for Dogwood Alliance.

Dogwood Alliance is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities and within their staff. They value learning from and working with people with a variety of perspectives and experiences.

To apply or to suggest a prospect, please contact Shavon Bell or Laura Lovelace at

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