Creative Action Institute

240 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Date Posted:
March 03, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Finance and Operations Associate


Job Description

Creative Action Institute seeks a highly organized and creative individual to provide program and operations support that enables the organization to thrive as a part-time Finance and Operations Associate (20 hrs a week). We are looking for versatile candidates who are open to learning new things, able to problem solve with initiative, and are passionate about gender equality and building a sustainable planet.

Who we are:

At Creative Action Institute, we catalyze community-driven solutions because we believe those closest to the problems are best positioned to address them. Using our groundbreaking creative approaches, we build transformative leadership, create fertile spaces for networks and movements to form and grow, and support creative advocacy to advance gender equality and build a sustainable planet. We are looking for a creative and engaging person to join our staff and support our expanding work. At Creative Action Institute you will see the tangible impact of your skills and efforts and are encouraged to share your innovative ideas and approaches.

The role:

The chosen candidate will report to the Executive Director and collaborate to ensure operations of the organization run smoothly and efficiently. They will receive an hourly wage of $18 - 22 per hour, commensurate with experience


? Accounts Payable: promptly manage bills and payments

? Accounts Receivable: track invoices, follow up with pending items

? Manage online accounts: Morgan Stanley, Eastern Bank, PayPal

? Run and manage payroll

? Reconciliation of bank statement each month

? Review and reconcile staff expense reporting against budgets and cash advances and process reimbursement requests

? Support ED in developing and managing field project budgets


? General Office management: mailing, scheduling, printing, filing, phone, and email inquiries

? Manage subscriptions, insurance policies

? Manage completion of state, federal, and international legal filings and documentations such as filing the annual 990, responding to requests for W2s, etc.

? Support new staff by setting them up on all software and collaboration tools and adding them to payroll

? Help with board meetings to reserve conference rooms, coordinate logistics, take minutes, as well as post reports and staff materials

? Support team with Harvest and Asana

? Support team with travel arrangements such as booking flights, applying for visas, etc.

? Ensure professional communication as needed with clients, partners, program and contract staff regarding contracts, insurance, materials, evaluation and project budgets


? Prepare materials for workshops as needed

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalence in experience
  • At least 1-3 years of office experience in bookkeeping
  • Proficient with non-profit accounting, Quickbooks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
  • Strong capacity to problem solve independently
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once while retaining attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a small, dynamic and highly collaborative team
  • Flexibility and sense of humor

Preferred, but not required

  • Knowledge of Google products, Salesforce, Asana, Harvest
  • International development/nonprofit experience
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF withFinance and OperationsAssistant in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
Apply by:
March 28, 2021
About this Organization:
We catalyze community-driven solutions that advance gender equality and build a sustainable planet. Through our experiential trainings, convenings and coaching we develop creative leaders, build networks and support grassroots advocacy globally!