Position title
Director – Finance and Operations

Summary of Position

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.

Department Summary: The RRCC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1991 with the vision of removing the financial barrier and helping students of all income levels to have access to higher education. Now, more than 28 years later, generous supporters have provided more than $17 million in donations allowing the Foundation to award more than 6.4 million dollars in scholarships and over 5.6 million dollars for other Red Rocks Community College programs, and assisted nearly 3,800 students in meeting their educational and life goals.

In addition to its extensive and award-winning Foundation Scholarship Program, the RRCC Foundation is engaged in several other program areas, including the Faculty Teaching Chairs, the Foundation Board of Director's Innovation Grant Program, the Mini-Grants and Dr. Agneta Albinsson GrantsEmployee Book Fund, and supporting other college initiatives. The Foundation continues to meet its goals with help from generous supporters who believe in the transformative power of education (link is external)

Summary of position:  The Finance and Operations Director reports to the Executive Director and leads financial and internal key operations. This position is responsible for ensuring all financial compliance obligations of a 501(C)3. Expertise in nonprofit accounting is required. Knowledge of grants accounting and implementation tracking is necessary. Experience with supervisory and operational leadership and management is essential.


Description of Position

Nonprofit Financial Accounting:  Serve as the internal expert in nonprofit accounting and 501(C)3 compliance. Oversee all accounts, ledgers, financial software and reporting systems ensuring policies and procedures are in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure adherence to internal controls, generate monthly and year-end accounting statements and reports. Generate, facilitate, and reconcile relevant college and foundation budgets and financials. Support 990 development and audit. Responsible for all budgets and master foundation budget. Oversee investment portfolio, endowment portfolio, and scholarship portfolio financials.

Data Analysis and Executive Reports and Summaries:  Compile all financials and program data necessary to evaluate financial health, grant reporting, and impact reporting on monthly, quarterly, and annual timelines. Transform complex data into digestible information for a variety of audiences (Board of Directors, college partners, funders, community partners, donors, etc.). Ensure data accuracy and transparency. Ensure student data privacy in accordance with college, state, and federal requirements. Produce end of the month financials, Board of Director financial reports, annual impact reports, grant report budgets and budget narratives.

Internal Operations:  Collaborate with the Executive Director to advance systems integrations. Advance operational efficiencies. Set internal goals to ensure expedited, accurate, and effective reporting and tracking systems. Serve as the liaison to college faculty, administration, and staff on all financial and grant implementation matters.

Supervise Office Staff:  Supervise professional, administrative, and hourly staff. Develop performance and professional growth plans in collaboration with staff. Evaluate staff performance. Ensure staff adherence to internal college administrative policies, training, etc.

Other Duties as Assigned:  Perform other duties as assigned which may include but is not limited to; attending department/division/college meetings, participating on college committees and completing/attending trainings as applicable and assigned.

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Job Location
13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80228
Job Type
Employment Type
$73,335.00-$80,668.00 Per year
Date posted
June 23, 2023
Valid through
July 18, 2023
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Position: Director – Finance and Operations

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