• Finance & Logistics Coordinator

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, founded in 1928 as an independent nonprofit organization, is a biological field station located near Crested Butte, Colorado. Our primary mission is to advance the scientific understanding of nature that promotes informed stewardship of the Earth. RMBL provides scientists and students access to diverse habitats, research and education infrastructure, a collaborative and internationally recognized scientific community, and a broad base of knowledge about the ecology of mountain environments. A deeply understood place and supportive research community make it ideal for training the next generation of field scientists. You can learn more at www.rmbl.org.

We seek a Finance and Logistics Coordinator (a new position) to support the finance and logistics functions at RMBL. We anticipate this position will spend 50% of working time on accounting and 50% on logistics. RMBL is currently restructuring some staff functions with the goals of creating more operational efficiencies (including overhauling how we use information technology to manage logistics) and improving how well the staff connects with and supports RMBL's scientific community. The finance and logistics coordinator will need to be a proactive systems thinker, looking for opportunities to support these goals.

Specific responsibilities are listed below. Initially, this position will report to the Chief Operating Officer, and that will shift as the organization continues to restructure. Ideal candidates will be mission-driven, thrive in small organizations and prefer to work in teams rather than siloes. We seek someone who is detail-oriented and enjoys working in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

- General office duties such as answering calls, distributing mail, ordering supplies and making photocopies
- Support Undergraduate Coordinator with coursework administration
- Taking and distributing meeting minutes
- During summer months, this position will likely support check-in and check-out and other front desk duties as assigned

- Review general ledger transactions on a monthly basis
- Ensure financial transactions are up to date, recorded accurately, and documented appropriately in QuickBooks Online
- Coordinate accounting and invoicing for sub-contracts and subawards
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in accordance with GAAP
- Prepares procurement files for grant-related expenditures
- Coordinates audit planning and fieldwork and preparation of the annual Form 990
- Preparation of annual indirect rate calculation
- Insurance administration
- Grant administration

- Prepare all employment contracts and independent contractor agreements
- Benefits administration

- Well-developed analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
- Friendly, outgoing and service-oriented personality
- Effective written communication and presentation skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
- Expertise with accounting software, especially QuickBooks Online
- Working knowledge of not-for-profit GAAP and accounting best practices

- Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
- 1-2 years of related experience required
- Advanced Microsoft Excel user

- Salaried, year-round full-time position, based in Crested Butte, Colorado
- Health, flex and retirement benefits
- Generous time off policy
- Lunch meals for the employee during the summer in the RMBL dining hall in Gothic

RMBL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other status which may be protected by law.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, October 20 at midnight. The initial round of interviews will be scheduled for the week of October 28. We aim to fill this position by December 1.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to RMBL's Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Sudderth, at kelly@rmbl.org.
Entry Level
Full Time
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Kelly Sudderth
PO Box 519,Crested Butte,Colorado,81224
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PostedOctober 07, 2019

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