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This job expired on May 27, 2022

Finance and Development Coordinator CommunityGrows

  • Date Posted March 28, 2022
  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

CommunityGrows (“CG”) is a relationship-based organization. We are rooted in the communities we serve.  We form partnerships with other neighborhood organizations in low-income, diverse communities to provide hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for youth to practice environmental stewardship, leadership, and essential, healthy life skills. Through hands-on, project-based lessons in gardening and cooking, youth gain the knowledge and skills necessary to build physical, emotional, and social health. Each year we engage over 1,400 kids aged 5-25 through our garden, cooking, and workforce readiness programs.

You can learn more about our tenets and values, and the history of our organization at 

Job description

Position Summary

The Financial Coordinator will provide leadership and guidance into financial best practices and strategy for CG. In addition to developing and administering our organizational budget, this position will support our general fundraising efforts, track our grant spending, and help CG use restricted and unrestricted funds strategically. 


CommunityGrows is a non-traditional work environment with a strong culture of collaboration, transparency, and integrity. Each of our staff is an active member of several teams that are responsible for the ongoing administration and growth of CG. Governance and decision-making authority is distributed across the organization so that every voice is heard and valued.  Successful candidates will be strong team players with an ability to communicate effectively between our staff, our Advisory Board (“AB”), and our fiscal sponsor, Tides. The ideal candidate does not have to have everything listed in this job description, but they are willing and excited to collaborate and learn. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Financial Management 

In collaboration with Tides Center and Advisory Board:

  • Develops, submits, and leads regular review of an annual budget
  • Works with Tides Center to ensure that CommunityGrows operates within budget guidelines and maintains financial viability and integrity, including meeting regularly with Tides Center accountant 
  • Tracks grant and other restricted funding expenditures to ensure timely, accurate, and strategic use of funds
  • Signs and manages grant agreements, including reporting requirements 
  • Provides regular and clear updates to Advisory Board members and relevant Board committees on financial metrics, pledged and projected funding, and any other critical financial developments 
  • Leads development of multi-year financial plan

Organizational Development

In collaboration with the CommunityGrows Team and Advisory Board:

  • Works with CG staff to create and execute an annual fundraising plan that ensures the financial health of CG
  • Support organization’s fundraising efforts, including:
    • Researching grant and other funding opportunities; 
    • Establishing positive relationships with government, foundation, and corporate funders, and individual donors
    • Creation of grant budgets and narratives when needed
Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

This is a full-time position. We offer full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 10 holidays per year, generous paid vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with experience with potential for growth with incoming funding. This position is currently remote with intermittent in-person events. We are willing to consider a fully remote position the right candidate.  Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on May 27, 2022
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