Director of Finance and Administration | Equal Rights Advocates
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Director of Finance and Administration

Position: Director of Finance and Administration
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Finance and Administration Coordinator
Classification: Full-time Exempt Position
Compensation: ERA offers salaries that are competitive in the San Francisco Bay Area public interest/non-profit legal community. The range is between $90,000 and $115,000, depending on experience. ERA offers a generous benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, a generous vacation and sick leave policy, and paid holidays.

About the Director of Finance and Administration role:
Equal Rights Advocates envisions a world where people of all genders have equal opportunities at work and school. We are a national non-profit that combines activist lawyering and movement building led by a fierce and talented team. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead an internal team supporting the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT. The Director of Finance and Administration plays a central role in the senior leadership team and in broader organizational planning.

Financial Management (50%)

  • Develop and maintain fiscal policies and internal controls.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and annual audit.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly, annual closings in consultation with external accounting team.
  • Analyze financial reports and submit reports to the Finance Committee on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor financial activities; conduct a periodic comparison of projections to the budget.
  • Monitor and update the cost allocation framework.
  • Plan for and monitor organizational cash flow needs, including managing investment liquidity.
  • Recommend investment policies.
  • Support relationship between development and accounting vendor in monthly reconciliation process to ensure revenue recognition compliance.
  • Direct Finance Committee meetings and provide oversight to additional subcommittees, such as Investment and Audit.

Human Resources (25%)

  • Oversee staff hiring, orientation and termination procedures.
  • Oversee benefits administration, in consultation with benefits broker.
  • Update and maintain personnel policies.
  • Direct annual evaluation and goal setting process.
  • Maintain compensation structure that attracts and retains qualified and productive employees.
  • Direct and oversee organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion efforts.
  • Oversee programs and practices boosting self-care and staff morale.

Administration (25%)

  • Develop and oversee administration policies and staff training.
  • Ensure compliance and record keeping for all external and internal requirements.
  • Provide oversight of risk management, including proper levels of insurance coverage.
  • Oversee information technology management.
  • Oversee office administration.
  • Oversee the procurement and purchasing with vendors
  • Conduct tech audits of tools, users and systems with regularity in order to support productivity office-wide.
  • Manage lease and maintenance of premises.


  • Demonstrated experience with social justice, legal non-profits, and/or women’s rights programs (five years preferred).
  • Minimum of a four-year degree; Graduate degree in nonprofit management, business administration or a comparable field is highly desirable.
  • Minimum four years of experience with a comparable non-profit organization in finance (including fund accounting and budgeting). At least two years of experience in office administration and human resources.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer applications and systems including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Dedicated team player with a commitment to the highest level of client (external and internal) service and collaboration.
  • Ability to problem-solve, demonstrates sound judgment and maintains confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with co-workers, board members, volunteers, clients, members of the legal community, and organization donors and guests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to complete assignments and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner, often with strict and/or conflicting deadlines.

How to apply:

Are you ready to join our team at ERA? Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Francesca Bitton at with the subject line Director of Finance and Administration. Please also include how you heard about this opportunity. This position is open until filled, so we encourage applicants to apply immediately. ERA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and we strongly encourage women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI+ individuals to apply.

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