From Black-led movement-building, to queer and trans liberation, to disability justice and inclusion, community organizers are working every day to bring about transformational change. Borealis Philanthropy exists to listen to, invest in, and support them. Our staff of experts come from the communities we serve, and bring their lived experiences, values, and visions to the work of supporting community-driven change through grantee and funder collaboration.
As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investments. We team with funders to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movements, building a future that serves all of us.
The Director of Finance provides strategic financial leadership and is responsible for financial systems, fiscal management, and alignment of policy with the organization’s values. This position ensures compliance with GAAP and 501c3 tax exemptions and monitors financial stability and liquidity for the organization. The Director of Finance solves complex problems, manages resources, and removes barriers for departments and staff to achieve organizational goals. The Finance Director leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to Finance staff to execute outcomes within budget and the needs of the organization.
Organizational Leadership and Strategy: As a member of the Management Team, the Director of Finance provides organizational leadership in alignment with organizational values and vision, via the lens of Finance, including:
Financial Stewardship: The Director of Finance acts as a steward of the financial resources of the organization, including:
Department Vision, Leadership, and Oversight: The Director of Finance is the internal leader of the Finance Department, including:
Organizational Commitment: As a member of the Borealis staff, the Director of Finance performs certain functions that supports the organization as a whole. This includes:
Work Environment (Conditions and Physical Demands)
The Finance Director works in a professional, virtual, home office or co-working environment, with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including laptop computer and cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.
Borealis Philanthropy offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and generous benefits. The starting salary range for this role begins at $118,00 - $148,000.
While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Personal Qualities and Characteristics
More information about Borealis Philanthropy may be found at: borealisphilanthropy.org
This search is being led by Whitney Herrington and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Catherine at: email@example.com.
Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.