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Financial Director

Redwood Parks Conservancy
Crescent City, CA
$66,560 - $70,000 a year - Full-time
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Crescent City, CA

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Job Summary:
Redwood Parks Conservancy is growing, and we need a leader who can guide the financial systems that empower us. We’re searching for an experienced chief financial officer to join our team of high-performing professionals and keep our finances positioned for continued success. The FD will have a day-to-day, ongoing impact on company operations, helping us to analyze, strategize, and grow our financial position. This seasoned strategist not only will understand current accounting practices and trends, but also will have experience raising capital and adapting to change, whether it’s through growth or downsizing. As a member of senior management, the FD will be comfortable in a leadership role that requires clear and effective communication skills.

Essential Job Functions:

● Take responsibility (either directly or via staff) for all cash management, investments, insurance, budgeting, and financial reporting, and help drive the RPC’s financial strategy and hiring needs.

● Coordinate development of annual operating and program budgets, as well as reporting for the same.

● Ensure cash flow is compatible with operations by overseeing day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal-control activities of the organization

● Develop and implement best practices and tools to ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization that has strong fiscal management, project coordination, cross-team communications, and workflows.

● Manages the RPC Finances in a manner that promotes transparency, accurateness and trust from our Partners and the public in general.

● Comply with national and local financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation and taking appropriate action.

● Participate in Board Meetings and prepare financial reports to the RPC Board of Directors.

● Coordinate the Annual financial Audit.

● Prepare and submit all financial reports required by the National Park Service and California Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnership office.

● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Other Job Functions:

● Attends regular staff meetings as a productive and engaged member of the RPC team.

● Attends required and/or recommended training.

● Works at the assigned office a minimum of three (3) days per week, Tuesday - Thursday.

● Collaborates with the Executive Director regarding work schedule to compensate for required weekend work as job requires.

Skills and Abilities:

● Understanding of advanced accounting, regulatory issues, and tax planning.

● Working knowledge of how to raise capital outside traditional lines of credit.

● Driven and passionate about financial planning and management; assertively manages all funds received throughout the year to ensure successful financial health.

● Has the necessary leadership skills to make decisions and solve problems as well as delegate tasks and encourage team members and volunteers.

● Knowledge of Redwood National and State Parks, Tribal partners and local community.

● Must be able to work independently, be highly detail and task oriented.

● Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor, strong ability to work effectively with all levels of management, staff, park partners, the public and donors.

● Ability to organize and multi-task concurrent projects.

Physical Abilities:

● Ability to work varied hours, including nights and weekends.

● Able to sit or stand for several hours at a time.

● Able to pull, push or carry objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications:

● A minimum of (5) years experience in financial planning and management.

● Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business accounting, finance or a related field is highly desirable.

● Ability to use QuickBooks Online and general office computer programs.

● Working knowledge of Canva, Adobe or other online graphic design tools.

● Valid California Driver’s License in good standing.

● Ability to pass a background check.

● Reliable transportation to be at work and/or events when scheduled.

● Must be able to provide proof of COVID vaccination.

About Redwood Parks Conservancy:

Merged from two organizations founded in 1977 and 1986, Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) is a nonprofit cooperating association whose mission is to foster understanding, enjoyment and stewardship by providing support to our partner agencies – the National Park Service, California State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service – who are entrusted with the care of northern California’s public lands. Our vision statement is as follows: Northern California’s coastal public lands are special places, rich with historical, cultural and natural resources that inspire those who visit them. Through expanded education, these unique resources will be enjoyed and protected for generations to come.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $66,560.00 - $70,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years

Physical setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed


  • Driver's License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Crescent City, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person