Finance and Operations Manager - Pepperwood Preserve

Opportunity Type: Job

The Pepperwood Foundation is currently seeking a dynamic individual to serve as our organization’s Finance and Operations Manager. Pepperwood owns and operates a 3,200-acre nature reserve in Sonoma County dedicated to ecological research and education. The mission of Pepperwood is to inspire conservation through science. Pepperwood's Dwight Center for Conservation Science is a 9,400 square foot LEED-certified green building equipped with administrative, educational, and research facilities to support the programs at Pepperwood Preserve. The Center provides an administrative base for approximately 20 staff (including administrators, naturalists, and educators) and serves as a venue for regional conservation gatherings and workshops. 

Pepperwood is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager to support Pepperwood's staff and programs via excellent oversight of key business functions. Responsibilities include oversight of organization’s budget development and tracking (approximately $3M in revenues and annual expenses), financial accounts, contract management, facilities maintenance, IT, business insurance, and human resources. This position works in close coordination with the President/CEO and our fundraising team and contracts with independent contractors and vendors to support our operations (including book-keeping, auditor, human resources, and facilities).

This position plays a critical role in maintaining smooth internal operations, implementing and tracking our annual business calendar, and representing Pepperwood to external partners and financial, legal, governmental, and insurance institutions. The Finance and Operations Manager co-chairs the Operations, Communications, and Development team with the President/CEO and is supported by a Program Associate (direct report) who manages the organizational Salesforce database and supports Board processes. The successful candidate will join the Executive Committee (comprised of the President, Preserve Manager, Conservation Science Manager, Development Manager, and Education Director) and work closely with the foundation’s Board of Directors, providing staff support to the Finance, Audit, and Development Committees.