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Part-time Business Manager

For Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy. We develop creative approaches and innovative models that grow Vermont’s economy by elevating the well-being of our people, communities, and the environment.

We accelerate sustainable economic development by providing business assistancevalue chain facilitationnetwork development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systemsforest productswaste managementrenewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.

The Business Manager will be responsible for a combination of bookkeeping, contracts management, and human resources support tasks. The Business Manager should have financial skills and experience, accounting knowledge, familiarity with financial software applications, and an active commitment to the values of the organization. The Business Manager will also be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives with the rest of the VSJF staff. This is a non-exempt, part-time (20-24 hours/week), permanent position, reporting to the Finance Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Bookkeeping

    • General bookkeeping
    • Payroll and annual audit support, as needed
    • Compile documentation for annual workers’ compensation audit and contractor 1099s
    • Compile documentation for federal grant reimbursements
  • Human Resources Support

    • Benefits management (health, dental, etc.)
    • New hire documentation management
  • Contract / Vendor Management

    • Lead and manage all vendor contracts, client agreements and grantee agreements from start to finish
  • Flexible Capital Fund – Fund Management Support Tasks

    • General bookkeeping and month end closing
    • Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable and liaison with loan servicing contractor
    • Support annual distribution check process
    • Administrative support related to investor relations, such as Schedule K-1 mailings to investors
  • Other Duties

    • Manage conflict of interest policy and disclosures with board and staff annually
    • Maintain office supplies
    • Collaborate with VSJF staff to forward the organization’s work and mission
Aug 05, 2021
Core Competencies and Qualifications: Financial Management software – NetSuite and QuickBooks preferred Attention to detail and accuracy Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills Proficient data and file management skills Some knowledge of VSJF primary areas of focus (i.e., food system, forest products, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology economic sectors) is a plus Desired Attributes: Passionate about VSJF’s mission Creative, with a good sense of humor Detail oriented Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment Quick learner and thrives in a multi-task environment Personable
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or a related field.
Montpelier, VT
This is a part-time, permanent, non-exempt position.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and available funding, within the range of $22 – $25/hour. Pro-rated employee health and dental insurance, paid time off, plus up to 3% SIMPLE IRA retirement contribution. This position will be a combination of remote and in-office work.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Ellen Kahler, at jobs@vsjf.org. Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please apply by 5 p.m., 9/8/21.