Director of Finance and Administration
Reports to: Executive Director
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.
Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.
Equality California is hiring an experienced, high-performing Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to be an active strategist for the organization’s overall financial position, while setting and monitoring the organization’s financial direction. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance and Administration will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with an engaged Board Finance Committee. The Director of Finance and Administration will lead all finance, human resource, administration, technology, and facility activities.
The ideal candidate must possess strong operational and finance competencies. Candidates should have at least 7 years of broad finance experience including – accounting, budgeting, audit, and reporting. Candidates should have demonstrated success in managing and growing operational budgets to meet the organization’s operating functions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Equality California staff are working remotely. In compliance with the state and local guidance, all Equality California staff located in Los Angeles County will safely return to the office with advanced notice from organizational leadership. The Director of Finance and Administration will be required to work from the Equality California headquarters located in Los Angeles once a return date is finalized.
2. Human Resources:
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full-time position will be based out of the Los Angeles office and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and sometimes, Nevada. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in California.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.
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