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Director of Finance and Operations

Dogwood Alliance
North Carolina or REMOTE
Up to $90,000 per year with great benefits
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

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For more than 25 years, Dogwood Alliance has worked to mobilize diverse voices to protect forests across the Southeastern United States. Through advocacy, hard-hitting campaigns, creative storytelling, joining with partner organizations, and community education and activism, Dogwood has increased protection for millions of acres of forests. 

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.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) will oversee the financial and operational infrastructure and systems needed to support Dogwood's continued growth. She/he/they will manage administrative and financial systems including accounting, leagal, information technology (IT), and human resources (HR). 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 diverse team that is working remotely while building a culture of equity and racial justice.

As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the director will lead the organization's strategic planning, operational systems, and financial management and reporting functions. The Director of Finance and Operations will partner with the Executive Director and the SMT to build and strengthen leadership for the organization.

The Director of Finance and Operations will have leadership experience in finance and operations for a non-profit organization and will be responsible for the following:

  • Financial management, including preparing the annual 990 and reporting to the board of directors
  • Organizational operations
  • Administrative leadership and HR management
  • Risk management

The Dogwood Alliance team works fully remotely however there will be occasional opportunities to travel to Asheville, NC, for team-building and strategic planning.




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