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Background

Code for San Francisco is a collection of creative volunteers working to improve the lives of San Franciscans. We continue to advocate for open public data, we continue to build useful civic apps like Adopt-a-Drain and We Vote, and we continue to work on civic infrastructure like Lighten.

But we want to do more and to do it better. To that end, we are building our leadership team.

Apply to help us manage our finances and help us grow into a more stable, responsible, and transparent organization. We are looking for a lead to help us understand and manage our financial needs, as well as folks to support the lead or specialize in specific roles.

The Pitch

Do you take charge of dividing up the check at a restaurant? Are you constantly reviewing your favorite personal finance app? Are you great with sourcing funding for your pet projects? As the Finance Lead or part of a team of Lead Supporters, you will ensure that Code for San Francisco has enough money to support its needs and will work with Code for San Francisco members and partners to:

  • Lead all aspects of financial management at Code for San Francisco
  • Approve and coordinate reimbursements
  • Facilitate budget preparation and enforcement
  • Manage fundraising process and documentation
  • Coordinate grant writing assistance with partners

Finance Team Responsibilities

  • Coordination
  • Build out and coordinate the Finance Team
  • Collaborate with Captains, New Member, Project and Infrastructure Teams to build and get metrics for fundraising
  • Strategically plan budget for hack nights, events and partnerships along with the relevant teams
  • Communicate funding, budget, and recruiting efforts to the Brigade
  • Coordinate with Code for America team to get expenses pre-approved

Process

  • Define and improve process to manage filing of reimbursements
  • Open and Manage a Brigade Bank Account
  • Facilitate budget preparation and enforcement
  • Manage fundraising process and documentation
  • Coordinate grant writing assistance with partners
  • Help the Brigade stay aligned with Code for San Francisco’s goals and budget

Relevant Skills

  • Accounting skills
  • Project or program management background
  • Experience with creating budgets, managing finances, fundraising, etc.
  • Adaptability
  • Patience
  • Seriously amazing communication skills

Commitment

  • Attend semiweekly virtual Core Team coordination meeting
  • Attend monthly meeting for Finance Team members (coordinated among your team)
  • Attend weekly hack nights on Wednesdays
  • Available for 5-10 hours of communication per month outside of Hack Nights on member engagement

Metrics

  • The Finance Team will track the following:
  • Brigade Budget and Expenses
  • Bank Account
  • Fundraising
  • General Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Other metrics as appropriate