ROP is Hiring a Finance and Operations Manager!

We are excited to announce that ROP is hiring a Finance and Operations Manager based out of Cottage Grove. Our ideal candidate will combine strong financial management and organizational operations oversight and is rooted in a personal commitment to racial and economic justice. Check out the job announcement below.
We need your help to find the newest addition to our staff dream team! Please forward this job announcement broadly, nudge qualified people to apply, and send anyone with more questions to ROP’s Co-Director Jess Campbell at
Finance and Operations Manager – Cottage Grove, OR
Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is dedicated to creating communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people and the need for equal access to justice. We are a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups by and for small town and rural Oregonians since 1992. Our mission is to strengthen the skills, resources, and vision of primary leadership in local autonomous human dignity groups with a goal of keeping such groups a vibrant source for a just democracy.
We are recruiting a full-time Finance and Operations Manager to join our team, support our organizing, and help build the rural movement for justice. The Finance and Operations Manager position is based in our Cottage Grove office and reports to our Co-Director.
About the Position
ROP is looking for an experienced, accessible, flexible, and collaborative Finance and Operations Manager. Our ideal candidate will combine strong financial management and organizational operations oversight and is rooted in a personal commitment to racial and economic justice.
The Finance and Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that ROP has the systems, structures, and processes that are needed to accomplish our mission and live our values while we do our daily work of organizing across rural Oregon. The Finance and Operations Manager will work closely with ROP’s Co-Directors to manage all finances and investments, human resources, governance, data and information systems, and facilities. This is a full-time position that requires occasional weekends and evenings, and some in-state travel. Supervises positions in administration.
Summary of Responsibilities
Finance: Ensure ROP maintains sound financial health and long-term sustainability.
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget with the involvement and understanding of ROP staff and board.
  • Manage bookkeeping and payroll consultants.
  • Monitor compliance with finance policies and procedures, nonprofit legal compliance; direct updates and revisions as needed.
  • Oversee financial reporting to Board, ROP membership, and all legal requirements.
  • Prepare year-end tax reports.
Operations: Ensure ROP has the organizational infrastructure (organizational systems, processes, and resources) and effective governance needed to achieve ROP’s mission.
  • Responsible for assuring functional, efficient operation systems for ROP’s offices and programs, including management of data systems, technology, equipment, vehicles, and legal compliance.
  • Manage organizational calendar of overall development goals, major programmatic deadlines, and staff evaluations and development.
  • Ensure operations are in alignment with ROP’s values, programmatic, and development needs.
  • Partner with Co-Directors to recruit, orient, and provide staff support to the Board and Executive Committee.
  • Manage logistics for retreats and meetings for Board and staff.
  • Manage ROP mailings and printing.
  • Track donors and personalized thank you cards, year-end letters, and receipts.
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers carrying out bookkeeping, data entry, filing, and office management roles.
Staff and Workplace: Cultivate a strong, multicultural work environment that encourages learning, innovation, and leadership development; and fosters respect, clear communication, and mutual support among staff.
  • Contribute to creating a positive, collaborative staff environment in service to ROP’s mission.
  • Manage staff hiring, orientation, professional development, and evaluation processes.
  • Oversee personnel policies and procedures. Manage updates and revisions as needed.
  • Direct personnel benefits and staff compensation structures. Ensure compliance with legal requirements and alignment with organizational values, goals, and long-term sustainability needs.
  • Contribute to ROP communications including printed materials, website updates, and email communications.
  • Serve as an ambassador for ROP at community events, ROP-hosted gatherings, and foundation programs and events.
Desired Qualifications and Skills
  • At least three years of experience in financial management of a non-profit.
  • Several years of experience in managing operations of an organization with at least five staff members, including managing benefits, policies and procedures, payroll, etc.
  • Working knowledge of 501c3 and 501c4 rules and regulations and of the kinds of income ROP relies on to perform our mission, including grants, donor-advised funds, individual donor contributions.
  • Working knowledge of multi-year financial planning and ability to assure flexibility for the organization to meet our mission.
  • Ability to work with staff and Board in a manner that conveys our values.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work on a computer for several hours each day, reach and lift items weighing up to 20lbs intermittently, and drive a vehicle.
Salary and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position with excellent benefits including 100% coverage of health and dental premiums, paid sick leave, vacation, holidays, 12-week sabbatical, employer-matched IRA, caregiver travel policies to support staff who are primary caregivers, and staff development budget for training and support. Salary scale is $42,000-$50,000 annually.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and interest in ROP’s mission and vision to We will begin interviews August 15, 2019 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
ROP is an equal employment opportunity employer. ROP prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other basis prohibited by law.