Operations Manager, Finance Center

World Resources Institute Washington , DC 20319

Posted 5 days ago

Program Overview

The mission of WRI's Finance Center is to promote the shift of finance away from environmentally unsustainable activities and toward sustainable ones. We do this through the production of data-driven, policy-actionable research and knowledge products and by convening coalitions of key stakeholders that can drive action on the ground.

Our team is multidisciplinary and brings together experience from academia and the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The Finance Center supports the rest of WRI as we seek to tackle WRI's Global Challenges. We do so through deep, multi-year partnerships with a subset of WRI Programs, through cross-cutting activities designed to influence financial institutions and markets, and through the provision of tailored technical advice to WRI's programs and international offices. Our work is structured around five key themes: (1) financing NDC implementation, (2) "greening" private sector finance, (3) strengthening public financial institutions, (4) encouraging the U.S. and China to be sustainable finance champions, and (5) strengthening investment in adaptation and resilience.

Job Summary

As Operation Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Finance Center's operations and administrative processes. The main areas of responsibility will include budget & finance management and grants & contracts oversight.

Job Responsibilities

Budgeting and Financial Management (40% of time required)

  • Prepare and manage the Finance Center's annual overall budgets as well funder-specific budgets including monitoring monthly expenses and updating budgets monthly

  • Coordinate and lead monthly, quarterly and annual financial review meetings

  • Work closely with other program, center, and IO PCs to ensure successful collaboration. Identify and mitigate funding risks

  • Review and track monthly expenses and staff labor hours

  • Assist with expense reports, invoicing and other transactions

  • Comply with all internal WRI budgeting and contract processes and deadlines

  • Develop and put in place new systems and approaches to more efficiently manage the Finance Center's finances and development

  • Represent the Finance Center in all finance and operations-related meetings

  • Assist in fundraising tasks, including creating budgets for funding proposals, drafting funder proposals, and donor stewardship

Grants and Contracts Management (30% of time required)

  • Prepare and maintain sub-grant and contract agreements with partners and contractors including educating them on expectations, and ensuring timely and accurate collection of progress and financial reports

  • Assist Global Director and Senior Associates in ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of complex international and multi-lateral grants and contracts including timely submission of funder financial reports, collection and payment of contract invoices, adherence to funder restrictions

  • Ensure that the Finance Center complies with funder-specific and WRI financial requirements and best-practices

  • Assist in tracking contract deliverables to ensure that they are submitted within the period of performance and coordinate the submission of invoices

Operations and Administration (30% of time required)

  • Serve as head of the Finance Center's administration and operations: manage work space allocations for staff and interns, support staff hiring, on-boarding and exits, coordinate annual performance review

  • Lead the program in the use of our CRM software, Salesforce including rolling out expanded and consistent use across teams

  • Develop and roll-out a standardized project management and reporting system, with support from program leadership

  • Assist Program staff with administrative tasks such as managing schedules, coordinating meetings, providing logistical support for events and meetings, weekly reporting and other administrative duties as needed

Job Qualifications

  • Three+ years of full-time work experience in relevant field

  • Master's degree preferred, or bachelor's degree with two+ years of relevant experience

  • Assertive, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual with a strong interest in program operations/coordination, budgets, and administrative work

  • Candidate must be self-motivated with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines. Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure with competing demands

  • Patience and perseverance in understanding and explaining issues to partners and contractors, particularly with regard to grant compliance and monitoring

  • Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong writing, database management, and proofreading skills

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team

  • Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, etc.), web-based communications (e.g., Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.), and Internet research

  • Familiarity with database software and management (such as Salesforce, Concur, Cognos, TM1, etc.) preferred

  • Personnel management experience preferred

  • US work authorization is required for all WRI US opportunities. WRI cannot offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world's greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people's lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $120 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people's lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI's policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI's global agenda requires a staff that is diverse with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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