Groundwork USA seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual to serve as Business Manager.

The Business Manager’s primary role will be to support the day-to-day financial operations of the organization. Responsibilities include:

  • Grants management – including federal funds management;
  • Management of accounts receivable;
  • Management of accounts payable, including grants to local Groundwork affiliates and other non-profit organizations;
  • Management of payroll and fringe benefits, including allocation to revenue sources;
  • Coding and posting of transactions to ensure proper tracking and compliance with funder requirements;
  • Preparation of financial reports to federal agencies, foundations, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (including internal cash flow projections);
  • Development and management of tools and systems to provide critical financial information to the above and to ensure accurate oversight, reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and funding agreements;
  • Support for annual budget process, annual audit process (including the federal Single Audit), and federal indirect cost rate negotiations;
  • Compliance with state and federal filing requirements for the organization and its employment of staff located in multiple states;
  • Implementation of human resource policies and systems;
  • Management of insurance, IT and other service providers;
  • Other matters as assigned.


The successful candidate will carry out these responsibilities independently and efficiently; consistently meet reporting and other deadlines; show initiative in undertaking projects needed to increase the capabilities of a growing organization; and be a team player who can work effectively with staff based in multiple locations.

The position is based at the office of Groundwork Hudson Valley in Yonkers, New York.



  • Demonstrated bookkeeping and accounting skills;
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks, Excel, and on-line applications;
  • Experience with project/grant expense tracking;
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and consistently follow through;
  • Solid employment and educational history;
  • Outstanding collaboration and interpersonal skills, professional integrity, and sense of humor;
  • Experience with reporting and compliance for a nonprofit organization — including experience with government funding sources — highly desired;
  • Degree in accounting highly desired;
  • Experience with HR policies and procedures desired.



The salary range for this position is $45,000-55,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a SIMPLE IRA plan, health insurance, and generous paid vacation, personal and sick leave.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted – your understanding is appreciated.





Groundwork Atlanta (GWATL) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the new nonprofit organization, which is focused on revitalizing northwest Atlanta and beyond.

The mission of Groundwork Atlanta is to achieve the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships, which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

The Executive Director will serve collaboratively with and subject to strategic guidance from the GWATL Board of Directors and lead the organization in developing and implementing projects and programs in the following areas:

  • Places – planning and implementing improvement of underutilized and underserved sites with a focus on brownfields, sustainable community-oriented development, and expansion and enhancement of public space
  • People – engaging a diversity of community members, especially young people, in positively impacting their surroundings while working collaboratively with non-profit, business, and government organization representatives
  • Water – protecting and improving the health and quality of urban waters, including Proctor Creek and the Chattahoochee River, through improved access, amenities, and application of best management practices
  • Food – increasing local availability of affordable, healthy foods through expansion of more sustainable production, processing, and distribution systems
  • Connections – helping to establish safer and more complete networks for travel of all types, including walking, cycling, and public transit

Job Duties:

Fundraising, Administration, and Financial Management:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors
  • Write and prepare required materials for grants submissions
  • Develop, track and manage budget
  • Manage the financials and reporting


Community Outreach and Public Relations:

  • Develop relationships with community groups, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, businesses, and the philanthropic community
  • Promote Groundwork Atlanta and its programs and projects through appropriate media
  • Travel regularly within the Atlanta area to work on projects and programs and cultivate partners and donors
  • Collaborate with Groundwork USA and other Groundwork Trusts, including attendance at Groundwork USA annual and special meetings

Program and Project Development, Implementation, and Evaluation:

  • Design, promote and manage programs and projects
  • Balance program and project identification with funding opportunities
  • Track and measure results, evaluate, and adjust


Organizational Development, Management, and Leadership:

  • Recruit, select and train new staff members and volunteers
  • Provide development, support and leadership to direct reports and volunteers
  • Delegate responsibilities and manage performance


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years of relevant work experience

Fundraising and Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with fund-raising, including but not limited to government and foundation grants, major gifts, annual giving, special events, and donor stewardship and recognition
  • Excellent communication skills to listen, understand, and speak clearly in order to connect with, inspire, and persuade others
  • Superior writing, editing and research skills
  • Experience building relationships among diverse groups, including youth, community members, business community, government and elected officials

Administrative and Financial Management Skills:

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with the Board of Directors, Groundwork USA, other Groundwork Trusts, the National Park Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Demonstrated success in planning and implementing programs, projects, and events
  • Strong organizational skills, resourcefulness, entrepreneurial orientation, and the ability to manage a small office via administration, financial management, human resources, website management, and communications
  • Experience with short-term and long-term strategic planning

Application Submission:

To be considered for this position, email a cover letter and resume to no later than January 15, 2017.

More Information:


Groundwork USA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining and growing a diverse team, and an anti-racist organization committed to doing business in keeping with core values of relevance, equity, diversity, and inclusion.