Jun 24, 2020

Finance & Operations Manager

$60 - $70 yearly
  • Moonshot edVentures
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance Database Administration Data Evaluation and Analysis Development and Fundraising Education

Job Description

About Moonshot edVentures

Moonshot edVentures, a mission-driven and values-based organization, builds a pipeline of diverse leaders to design and launch the schools and learning environments of tomorrow in Metro Denver with a focus on recruiting and training underrepresented educators and leaders who might not otherwise consider founding schools or programs. Moonshot identifies educators who are at least 2 or 3 years away from launching their idea and provides them with high-quality, comprehensive programming focused on leadership development, model design, and pathways to launch. Moonshot also connects Fellows to local and national experts who work in support of Fellows as they explore the launching and/or leading of charter schools, district turnaround schools, micro-schools, and after school programs. Moonshot is currently training its third cohort of Fellows and has begun to receive national attention as a model for a place-based approach to recruiting and training diverse school leaders with innovative visions of how to redesign learning environments for students. For more information about Moonshot, please visit www.moonshotedventures.org.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Finance & Operations Manager provides operational leadership and financial management for Moonshot edVentures. The Finance and Operations Manager’s primary focus will be providing the “back office” support required to allow Moonshot to operate at optimal effectiveness. Building on the infrastructure already in place, the Manager will be establishing the systems and processes required to enable Moonshot’s programs and overall operations to thrive. This person will also serve as a crucial contributor to Moonshot’s fundraising success.



A successful candidate loves creating and sustaining strong systems and developing others in growing their operational skill sets.

  • Manage and ensure organizational compliance and protections, including business insurance, property insurance, background checks, state and city tax exemptions
  • Support the tracking and reporting of key performance metrics for the Moonshot team
  • Create and manage office space rental as an organizational revenue source


Data Systems & Evaluation

A successful candidate is skilled and passionate about collecting and analyzing data to ensure and accelerate organizational impact. They must be able to investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format for the use of the team.

  • Develop and manage metrics dashboard for organization and ensure ongoing progress monitoring across workstreams
  • Serve as administrator and manager for team’s CRM system (AirTable)
    • Provide overall maintenance
    • Train and support team members on utilizing CRM system


Finance & Budget Management

A successful candidate is eager to serve as the key strategic leader in creating, managing, and sustaining excellent financial processes and systems.

  • Manage the coding and processing of monthly expenses (in Quickbooks Online)
  • Coordinate with contract accountant around month-close processes
  • Create, train, and manage the team on financial compliance policies and processes
  • Create budget-to-actual reports
  • Support Moonshot’s annual budgeting process
  • Support board and grant financial reporting processes



A successful candidate will be excited to build and develop systems that support and maximize frontline fundraising.

  • Assist with prospect development, donor touch points, proposal writing, and thanking donors.
  • Identify new prospects, assist the fundraising team in building prospect pools, and monitor market trends and media sources for relevant information on current donors
  • Produce in-depth donor reports on prospects based on a combination of data from the donor database, available financial records, real estate ownership, and other markers of high quality donors
  • Perform data entry, updating, and monitoring donor files; create reports as needed; maintain database skills through training and team meetings


Candidates wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter or a voice memo/video, in addition to their resume. The cover letter or voice memo/video should share why they are interested in this position and their qualifications and experience. If you plan to submit a voice memo or video, please share the link in the box that asks for Cover Letter.



Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • We offer excellent benefits, including a 401k plan, 90% coverage of medical and dental insurance, opportunities for local and national personal and professional development, generous PTO and sick days, and relocation if needed.


Time Status



EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Minimum Qualifications


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience
  • Proficiency with CRM database
  • Mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required to communicate information needs and financial reporting concepts to others with widely varying understanding of issues
  • Exceptional at project management, with the ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Excited about a collaborative, start-up environment and eager to learn and take on new challenges.
  • Discretion with valuable and personal donor details that are often confidential


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters in Business Administration
  • Experience in non-profits, K-12 education, and/or start-ups

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