Employment Opportunities

Appalachian Voices is currently hiring for the following position(s):

Controller

Appalachian Voices is seeking an experienced and passionate accounting professional to oversee and maintain the financial operations of the organization. This position works closely with the Executive Director developing program and organizational budgets, the Development Director on grant proposals and financial report submissions and the Operations Manager on bookkeeping and organizational processes. This is a full-time position based in Boone, N.C. with the potential option for ¾ time. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission of Appalachian Voices and motivated to join a team of hard-working, fun-loving, caring, smart and creative colleagues.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversight of all financial operations in our North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee offices
  • Creating financial statements
  • Developing organizational and program budgets
  • Preparing accounting records for auditor to complete annual IRS Form 990 and audit of financial data
  • Allocating payroll and other expenses to grants
  • Generating grant proposal budgets for funders
  • Generating grant financial reports for funders
  • Reconciling and analyzing bank accounts
  • Entering and allocating deposits
  • Administering SIMPLE IRA plan
  • Managing fiscal sponsorships
  • Reviewing and approving health insurance for employees
  • Recommending, writing and implementing organizational policies and procedures
  • Other various tasks as needed

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong accounting background with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent accounting experience
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient with QuickBooks accounting software
  • Experience with Excel spreadsheets
  • Passion for the environment

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience and educational background. Benefits include 3 weeks paid vacation, paid sick days and holidays, health insurance and retirement savings plan.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by email to shay@appvoices.org. We will begin reviewing resumes immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Appalachian Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Development/Fundraising Coordinator

Appalachian Voices is accepting applications for an experienced Development/Fundraising Coordinator to orchestrate and advance the many varying, integrated, and moving parts of the organization’s expanding major gifts, foundations, and membership activities. There is a very strong preference for the position to be based in Charlottesville, Virginia, yet Boone, North Carolina may also be considered.

About the Ideal Candidate

Our organization is in an exciting, dynamic phase of growth and needs a pivotal team member to help us into the next chapter. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced, details-oriented professional with proven and superb organization and time management skills to play the role of air traffic controller for our fundraising program. This person is integral to our small Development team that is aggressively pursuing—and realizing—increased annual support. S/he must be able to maintain focus and discipline in a fast-paced environment. At a minimum, this person is a skilled proofer but would ideally also be able to write and edit compelling content for different audiences.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine and document foundation proposal/report requirements, initiate and advance planning discussions, and meticulously maintain critical schedules.
  • Coordinate and update major and middle donor/prospect interaction timelines, initiate and advance planning discussions, and maintain comprehensive master lists.
  • Proctor membership activities, including renewal and appeal processes, weekly team meetings and agendas, and group event/project timetables.
  • Ensure that team members and other staff rigidly follow internal and external deadlines, proactively check in on individual team member progress, and anticipate potential obstacles.
  • Coordinate donor stewardship, including appropriate and timely gift acknowledgement, and serve as the first point of contact with certain donors.
  • Maintain constituent management systems and internal electronic filing systems, run reports and queries, and perform account/file revision and cleanup.
  • Research and report on current and prospective donors, foundations, and other funders of interest.
  • Provide small to large event logistics facilitation and support.
  • Analyze giving history, cycles, and trends to determine opportunities for further improving donor retention.
  • Process and record donations and pledges, and track matching gift progress.
  • Record minutes and notes in team, board, and other meetings.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A passion for environmental issues and action.
  • Three years minimum professional experience, preferably in nonprofit fundraising settings.
  • Superior organizational skills, particularly in the creation and upkeep of organized systems and processes.
  • Outstanding time-management skills.
  • Experience in constituent management databases.
  • Familiarity with online team collaboration platforms (e.g. Google Docs).
  • Strong proofing skills are required; writing and editing proficiency are highly desirable.
  • Ability to participate as a team member, demonstrate integrity, and accept constructive feedback.

The successful candidate will be committed to the mission of Appalachian Voices, whose staff comprises passionate, hard-working, creative, smart, caring, and fun colleagues with a deep connection to the region and its people. We require a strong work ethic and work together to promote a healthy work/life balance. Appalachian Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience and educational background. Benefits include 3 paid weeks vacation, health insurance stipend and retirement savings plan.

To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to hiring@appvoices.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.