Career Opportunity

Director of Finance & Administration

Website RevSpaces Revolutionary Spaces

Open History. Enter Democracy.

Position: Director of Finance & Administration
Supervisor: CEO
Type: Full-time, exempt
Salary Range: $100-125,000/annually

About the Position
Revolutionary Spaces, a new organization on Boston’s civic and cultural landscape formed
in January 2020 by the merger of the Bostonian Society and Old South Association, seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to manage the complex financial affairs of
Revolutionary Spaces and ensure the smooth administrative functioning of the organization. The position requires a broad range of skills and hands-on involvement in
details, while also demanding an ability to think strategically about the operations and
interests of the entire organization. This role serves as a key member of the organization’s senior leadership team, and reports directly to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities:
Incumbent is responsible for all financial processes and controls. This includes;
● Managing the organization’s annual audit, tax reporting, and compliance with
relevant government regulations;
● Guiding the organization’s annual budgeting process, and providing oversight of
the budget throughout the year;
● Serving as staff liaison with the Board’s Finance Committee;
● Preparing monthly financial results, and presenting them to the CEO, Treasurer,
Board, staff, and others, as relevant;
● Ensuring that routine accounting processes, including Accounts Payable, Accounts
Receivable, and Payroll, are performed accurately and in a timely fashion;
● Ensuring that appropriate controls are maintained across the organization;
● Overseeing internal finance reporting across multiple departments, including
development, retail, and museum operations;
● Overseeing finance technology contracts and management. Current systems
include: Bill.com, Xero, PEX
● Managing relationship with the organization’s bank(s) and investment
management firm(s);
● Managing business insurance needs for all departments;
● Supporting fundraising efforts by assisting with the preparation of project budgets
and review of all application and solicitation materials;
● Ensuring compliance with restrictions on the use of funds imposed by donors and
the Board of Directors;
● Establishing and tracking key metrics to measure organizational performance and
impact;
● Managing external legal counsel;
● Managing and negotiating all leases and relationships with tenants and landlords.

Qualifications:
● B.A./B.S. degree; MBA/CPA preferred
● 7+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance; experience with nonprofit
organizations, museums, and/or retail stores is preferred
● Extensive experience with Excel and accounting software, such as QuickBooks or
Xero
● Expertise in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
● Tech-savvy, with the ability to learn and teach new software as needed

Physical Requirements:
This position will be mostly on-site, with periodic remote work sessions. When on-site, the work of this position takes place both in a regular office environment and at a historic site. Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a 300 year old historic building without an elevator. Candidate should be able to carry supplies up and down stairs. Reasonable accommodations can be made for the right candidate.

Benefits
Generous vacation and Federal holidays schedule; 403b with 5% match after one year;
Health insurance; FSA Medical & Dependent care accounts; MBTA pass program; and
free admission to many local museums.

To apply, please email your resume and brief cover letter to HR@RevolutionarySpaces.org
with “Director of Finance & Administration” in the subject line.

Organization Overview
Through community partnerships, contemporary forms of storytelling, and important
civic conversations, Revolutionary Spaces strives to bring people together to explore the history and continue the work of democracy that is evoked so singularly by the two
national treasures we care for – Old South Meeting House and the Old State House, located two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston. We believe that our nation’s most fundamental questions took shape here, and we are dedicated to creating
experiences for our audiences that not only deepen understanding of the past, but also
provide a fresh perspective on the world we live in today and help us create new ideas and tools to help us build a more just and equitable tomorrow. Revolutionary Spaces is an equal opportunity employer. We center our work on the
following values:
● Inclusion: We are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring
accessibility on multiple dimensions.
● Relevance: We are dedicated to creatively linking lessons of the past with the
interests and concerns of Boston’s diverse communities today.
● Boldness of thought: We address challenging topics and promote understanding in
response to controversy.
● Engagement: We encourage people to engage, add their voices to today’s debates,
and collaborate with others to discover new ways of thinking.

To learn more about this opportunity email your details to HR@RevolutionarySpaces.org