Budget Monitor: The Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network is hiring a Budget Monitor to work with dozens of social change organizations to trim costs, manage and maintain equipment and vendor relationships and assist in preparing and monitoring their budgets. Successful candidates will be detail oriented, have experience in project management, strong problem solving skills, and have one year of administrative experience working in a campaign environment. This position is based in Denver, CO or Chicago, IL.
Mission and Background:
The Public Interest Network is home to more than 16 organizations, including PIRG, Environment America and the National Environmental Law Center. Each of our groups has its own mission, whether it’s environmental litigation, consumer advocacy, research or training new organizers. The 500-plus staff in our network share a vision of a better country, a set of core values about our work, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.
We also share a great track record. Over the past 45 years, our staff have worked on hundreds of projects and campaigns at the local, state, national and corporate levels. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air ... the list just goes on. But every day brings a new challenge or new opportunity. That’s why right now we’re hiring.
The Budget Department works with all of the organizations in our network to ensure we continue to employ that model for success. We ensure the financial health of our organizations, help to set the plans for future growth and ensure that our network as a whole is on track to hit our goals. We also work to cut costs through national contracts and effective management of valuable resources including computers.
• Network Plan Monitoring: The budget monitor collects and reviews network spending and income throughout the year to ensure the network is implementing our plans. This includes knowing the bottom line for each of our organizations, overall trends throughout the network and where we can re-allocate resources to overall affect more change.
• Plan Implementation: Where groups or our network as a whole are off course, the monitor identifies, proposes and works with staff to implement solutions. The monitor also analyzes and recommends any changes to our plans throughout the course of the year.
• Network-wide cost cutting: The monitor identifies opportunities for cost savings across the networks and implements those strategies. This includes working with vendors and negotiating contracts as well as tracking and allocating resources amongst our organizations.
• Budget Planning: The monitor provides a reality check on our long-term goal setting and planning, identifying where they are overly ambitious or conservative and what resources are likely to be needed for campaigns and projects.
Compensation and Benefits:
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.
Candidates should thrive under pressure, be detail-oriented, have strong problem solving skills and the maturity to manage confidential and sensitive information. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant administrative experience, preferably in an activist, campaign or non-profit environment. Candidates must be comfortable working with Windows, Excel and large databases. A minimum two-year commitment is required.
Please apply using our online application http://publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/apply
. Direct your cover letter to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director.
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