We are looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented leader to support our mission of raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. The Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for the financial and human resources portfolio within our small (15-20 employees), but growing non-profit advocacy organization. The successful candidate will be able to thrive within a dynamic environment in which we embrace experimentation, are committed to soberly measuring results, and seek opportunities to learn from both success and failures.


Finance and Accounting (50%)

• Play a lead role, in coordination with the Executive Director, in developing an annual budget for the organization and related entities.
• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies, procedures and internal controls for all entities
• Prepare monthly financial statements, allocations, variance analyses, and account reconciliations for all entities. Prepare or oversee monthly journal entries and transactions to meet financial reporting requirements.
• Collaborate with relevant staff to maintain a sound system for the intake of donations from individuals online, via our canvass, and events and to ensure proper treatment of donor restrictions
• Maintain cash position and requirements, reconcile bank statements monthly, and resolve any banking or cash issues, as needed.
• Execute year-end general ledger closing, and coordinate the preparation of year-end financial statements and schedules to facilitate the efficient completion of the audited financial statements and 990 filings.
• In coordination with the Executive Director, produce necessary information for the Board of Directors of each entity to support the fulfillment of their fiduciary duty and organizational planning.

Payroll and Human Resources (50%)

• Play a lead role, in coordination with the Executive Director, in managing all human resources within the organization.
• Supervise the Administrative Assistant, whose duties include the initial processing of inbound invoices, checks and cash and general office management.
• Manage payroll, including enrolling and terminating employees, tracking absences, hourly employees, and all changes related to benefits, withholding, COBRA, or other issues.
• Provide an orientation for each new employee that includes benefits and relevant organizational practices information.
• Assist supervisors within the organization on issues related to the termination of employees.
• Assist the Executive Director in professional development programming for staff.
• Assist the Executive Director in creating the best possible culture for the organization, including through the annual staff retreat, the development of and adherence to content within the employee handbook, and creating a supportive social and physical environment.


• Belief in the mission of Healthier Colorado.
• At least 5-7 years of experience in which similar duties were successfully performed. Experience with organizations who manage endowments, have multiple sub-organizations, or engage in lobbying and political activity is a distinct plus.
• Accounting or finance degree preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, auditing standards, reconciliation procedures and internal controls for nonprofits and foundations.
• Working knowledge of appropriate accounting and financial analysis information technology systems and applications, this would ideally include QuickBooks.
• Successful experience working with external auditors.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, nimble work environment.
• Ability to self-direct and manage own schedule and priorities.
• Experience in human resources management a distinct plus, but not required. In the absence of previous experience, must possess an interest in developing professionally in this area.
• Staff management experience is a plus, but not required.

About Healthier Colorado

Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. We believe that every Coloradan should have a fair chance at living a healthy life. The people of Colorado are our constituency and Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful improvements throughout our state’s diverse communities.


Please send a resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position to info@healthiercolorado.org, and put “Finance & Operations” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled.

Healthier Colorado is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive organization and health movement. We seek to fully represent and engage all Coloradans and to build as powerful force for health improvement. Recruiting staff that reflects all of Colorado is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, race, ethnicity, geographies, political affiliation, and all other identities represented in Colorado or protected by law.

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