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Part Time Finance & Operations Manager


Job Description

Founded in 1977, the New Canaan Community Foundation is the local charitable partner for all New Canaan residents and offers a wide range of philanthropic and educational services. The Foundation has assets of approximately $25 million and annually awards approximately $2 million in grants and scholarships to nearly 100 local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation also works closely with families and businesses on their charitable giving strategies, including managing donor-advised and other charitable funds.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Finance & Operations Manager is a part-time position that manages the foundation’s financial activities and oversees all foundation systems.

• Support weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial processes, in coordination with staff team, bookkeeper, Treasurer, and CIO
• Process out-going payments, including vendor transactions and donor-advised fund grants
• Support gift entry and processing as needed, particularly stock gifts and banking transactions
• Work with Finance Committee to achieve Investment Policy goals, manage external Investment Manager relationships, and coordinate banking relationships
• Partner with CEO and Treasurer to manage cash flow, budget forecasting, and other strategic efforts
• Coordinate annual audit and 990 filing

• Oversee all foundation internal processes and systems, including hardware (computers, phones, etc) and software (including CRM system) to keep the foundation running optimally and identify areas for improvement
• Manage all aspects of operations and compliance, such as insurance, certifications, and National Standards
• Coordinate benefits administration
• Monitor usage of office supplies and foundation property

• Support Board administrative functions
• Engage relevant committees, particularly Finance Committee and Audit Committee

• Demonstrated experience in financial services or related industry
• Excellent customer service skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of people
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptionally detail-oriented, with strong time management and ability to prioritize
• Works well independently and is a proactive problem-solver
• Fluent with email and Microsoft suite; ability to learn new database and other software systems
• Interest in philanthropy and supporting the local nonprofit sector

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated working hours are 20 hours/week. The Foundation currently operates on a hybrid schedule, with both in-person and remote work days.

Salary for this position is based on experience but expected to be approximately $30-$35/hour or $31,200-$36,400 annualized. This position is not eligible for medical benefits, but is eligible for: retirement contribution (7% of salary), paid vacation time (starting at 15 days), paid sick, and parental/medical leave.

Email resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

  • Part Time
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