Director of Finance & Administration

Time: Full-time
Location: Berea, KY vicinity
Base Salary:$38,000 (depending on experience) with generous health, dental, vision and other benefits
Anticipated Start Date:  April-May 2019 (open until filled)

About Community Farm Alliance (CFA):

CFA is a statewide grassroots membership organization that strives to bring a voice on issues affecting family farmers and local food consumers to both state and national policy makers. Since 1985 Community Farm Alliance has led major innovations in Kentucky’s agriculture, food and community policy development.

CFA has over a thousand passionate, committed members from across the Commonwealth. CFA members are a mix of urban, rural, farmers and non-farmers, rich, poor, young and old. The “community” in Community Farm Alliance is not defined by geography but by values that govern good stewardship of land, family, and community.

Over the past three years CFA has experience tremendous growth in programing, staff and impact. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate if you are an experienced and entrepreneurial professional excited to roll up your sleeves and help take CFA to the next level in nonprofit administration. You will be a senior manager in an organization with approximately 17 staff and a $1.5 million budget.

Job Description

The Director or Finance and Administration (DFA) is a full-time Community Farm Alliance employee and a member of CFA’s Staff Support team responsible for assisting the Executive Director of Community Farm Alliance (CFA) in supporting the directives emanating from the Board of Directors for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, financial objectives, and administration.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Board Treasurer, Finance Committee, and overseeing the Administration and Resource Manager (ARM), the DFA will spearhead all efforts related to financial management, including budgeting and projections, accounting and reporting, bookkeeping, grant financial management and audit/compliance.

The Director of Finance and Administration is a strategic thought-partner of an internal team to support the following areas: finance and budgeting, human resources, organizational development, and administration and reporting.

Professional Qualifications

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field (nonprofit management or program administration)
  • Must have at least three years experience in nonprofit management, bookkeeping and or accounting.
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to self-organize, efficiently task switch, and meet deadlines
  • Must be comfortable with the suite of Microsoft Office applications: Excel (fluency highly desirable), PowerPoint, and Word; and accounting/bookkeeping software.

Personal Qualifications

  • Committed to the values inherent in community organizing and leadership development
  • Committed to advancing diversity
  • Able to perform in a variety of environments and diverse social settings.
  • Able to initiate contact with persons not known, in person and by phone
  • Able to occasional travel and accommodate a work schedule that will include occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • Must have reliable transportation and a mobile phone
  • Able to take the initiative; be self-motivated; work independently as well as in a team; work well under pressure; be a creative thinker and; be a good problem solver
  • Open and honest – must enjoy working with people!

CFA is an equal opportunity employer – We strive to build diversity and equity!

To apply:
Please submit to Martin Richards, Executive Director, no later than April 1st:

  • A resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 professional references and 2 personal references
    Send application materials as a single PDF to with subject line of “CFA Director Of Finance And Administration.”

Questions regarding the position can be submitted to this email address as well.

No phone calls please.

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