The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) supports local governments to implement bold change in pursuit of equitable and sustainable communities. It does this by building the capacity of local governments to act, scaling promising practices and solutions, and harnessing data and insights to advance and influence the field. The heart of USDN’s work is a network of local government sustainability professionals from over 250 cities and counties across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthy environment, advancing racial equity, and building thriving and resilient communities. USDN is powered by a distributed team of 25+ people that work across the United States, and a robust network of trusted partners and collaborators. USDN believes that a diverse, inclusive, and equity-centered climate movement is essential to achieving our ambitious goals for just, resilient, carbon neutral communities. Our work prioritizes those who experience the most vulnerability to climate change, disproportionate exposure to environmental injustice, and the biggest barriers to benefiting from climate solutions.
The Finance Director will oversee the budget and finances of the organization, create and facilitate understanding of financial reports, oversee treasury management activities, manage financial reporting for grants, and work collaboratively to develop plans for the long term-financial goals of the organization. This is a new role at USDN as we enter a period of maturation of our operational and finance systems. This role will work to develop new systems and processes, evolve and improve current processes, imbed equitable decision-making structures in our financial processes, and actively engage staff in training and change management for new financial processes. This role will be instrumental in helping us live into our values of information transparency, collaborating with intention, and centering equity in our operational and business processes. Together, these efforts will help USDN be a thriving organization where staff are effectively supported in their work with members, each other, and the field.
The work completed in this role will be highly collaborative - the Finance Director will work with staff across the organization on various initiatives, projects, and processes. This role will work closely with other Operations team members, including our Business Analyst, Member Services Coordinator, People Operations Director, Accounting Manager, and Technology Director, and will report to our Operations Director. The Finance Director will oversee the Accounting Manager.
Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to USDN’s Operations Director. The compensation range for this position is expected to be between $90,000-100,000 annually. USDN offers a robust benefits package, including 100% employer-covered health, dental, disability, and life insurance, a flexible leave policy, generous paid leave, and a 401(k) program.
Location: This is a fully remote, work-from-home position. USDN has no central office but staff collaborates extensively via video call meetings and through periodic in-person convenings. The candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for conference calls. USDN provides an IT stipend to cover internet and phone use, computer, software, and other home office supplies. Work hours: 9am-5pm Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific Standard Times (flexible); 40 hours/week.
Urban Sustainability Directors Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, racialized communities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodations through the application process, please let us know.
Application Instructions: We accept applications through an online application program, Breezy. When you apply you will be prompted to provide your contact information (full name, email address, and phone number). You will be required to attach a resume, and include your cover letter in a text field. Additionally, you will also be prompted to complete a demographic questionnaire. Your responses to the questionnaire are kept separately from your application and help us to monitor and improve our recruitment and outreach efforts, to reach a wide diversity of candidates. If you do not wish to provide responses to the demographic questionnaire, please select the option, "prefer not to answer."
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 21, 2022.