Summer Canvass Financial Administrator

An aptitude for finance. Organized and systems-oriented. Diligent and a quick learner. Passionate about the environment and our democracy.

If these describe you, then maybe you’re who we’re looking for!

VPIRG, Vermont’s largest environmental and consumer advocacy group, is looking for an individual with excellent money-management skills, a wickedly keen attention to detail, and the desire to be part of a fun and energetic bunch of activists. The right person is professional, focused, has an aptitude for learning new systems, and a passion for being part of grassroots efforts to make Vermont a better place.

The Finance Administrator will be responsible for day-to-day data management of canvass contributions and facilitation of administrative logistics supporting VPIRG’s summer door canvass. In this role, you’ll coordinate efforts with a data & finance team, ensuring that donor contributions are properly handled. You will work with canvass staff to handle transportation logistics and liaise with vendors, communicating promptly and professionally. You will assist VPIRG staff in the diligent maintenance of the financial systems that support the execution of a successful summer campaign.

The position is based in VPIRG’s Burlington office starting full-time in May and working through August 16 or 23. The ideal candidate is flexible, detail-oriented and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

About VPIRG: VPIRG’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of Vermont’s environment, people, and locally based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens across the state. For over 45 years, we have represented the public’s voice, countering special interest influence on issues of public health, the environment, consumer protection, and democracy. VPIRG’s work has helped keep Vermont on the cutting edge of critical state and national issues, including climate change, renewable energy, money in politics, GMOs, toxics, and health care.

Job Summary: The Finance Administrator will contribute to VPIRG’s work by helping to enter, organize and maintain the proper financial and accounting procedures that drive our summer door canvass campaign and organization-building efforts.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect and record canvass contributions for daily bank deposits
  • Coordinate transportation logistics
  • Serve as primary contact for VPIRG’s canvass related vendors
  • Facilitate distribution of weekly pay
  • Contribute to the efforts of a finance & data team, supporting with administrative tasks as necessary

Qualifications: Ability to learn new systems quickly; flexibility and grace under pressure; obsessive attention to detail and awareness of financial best practices; proficient in Microsoft Excel; experience with QuickBooks a plus. The ideal candidate is flexible and detail-oriented and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Commitment to the issues on which VPIRG works is essential in this fun but demanding work environment.

Must be able to start part-time in April and commit full-time May through August 16.

To Apply: Complete the online application form, including a cover letter and resume. Writing samples not required. Apply today!