Director of Finance and Administration
California Film Institute - San Rafael, CA

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Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration
Reports To: Executive Director

The California Film Institute celebrates film as art and education by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival; exhibiting film year-round at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center; and building the next generation of filmmakers and audiences through CFI Education. CFI is an internationally respected nonprofit arts organization that presents innovative work of emerging and established filmmakers whose films address diverse issues relevant to contemporary society.

Summary Description
The Director of Finance and Administration is charged with accurately managing all financial accountability; operational and administrative functions; human resources of the California Film Institute (CFI) and its departments: the annual Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF); the year-round venue - Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center; and the CFI Education program.

Responsibilities – Finance

  • Analyze monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the CEO.
  • Works with executive director and bookkeeper to develop annual budget and assists with the preparation of the budget to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Track department performance against budget for financial forecasting throughout the year.
  • Oversight of the annual audit process, ensuring an efficient audit with satisfactory results.
  • Supervise all aspects of HR and payroll in accordance with CFI’s policy and legal requirements.
  • Establish appropriate accounting, internal control and other risk management policies and procedures and work with other directors and managers to ensure they are understood and properly followed.

Responsibilities – Administration/Human Resources

  • Oversight and supervision of all administrative, personnel procedures and policies for CFI and its departments.
  • Supervises facility maintenance of the CFI offices and Smith Rafael Film Center.
  • Ongoing review and revision of all procedures, systems and policies as necessary; maintains written manual.
  • Oversee the administration of the human resources and benefit programs, maintains personnel files and oversees the employee review and compensation program.
  • Ensures that all human resource related matters are handled appropriately and in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Oversight of all organizational insurance needs, commercial and health, as well as worker’s comp.
  • Works with executive director and executive staff on organizational planning and strategies.
  • Maintains a positive, supportive, cooperative, proactive and can-do attitude towards work and co-workers in fulfilling the mission of CFI.
  • Assists with special projects and events as necessary.

Professional Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in management, administration, and finances of a non-profit organization.
  • BA/BS (Post graduate degree in accounting, finance, operations or project management a plus).
  • Possess excellent communication skills with good time management.
  • Film festival or theatrical exhibition experience a plus.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits package.

To Apply
Please send your resume, three references, salary history and a cover letter that explains your interest and fit for the position to director(at) with the title “Director of Finance and Administration” as the subject of your email. Resumes without a cover letter will not be accepted, no phone calls please. For more information about the California Film Institute, please visit

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