Website Women Make Movies
Women Make Movies champions women filmmakers and their stories.
Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit media organization based in New York City. For more than 45 years, we have been championing the diverse world of women filmmakers and their stories. We are one of the leading advocates for “women making movies,” and we proudly support women producers and directors from the beginning, planting the seeds for a diverse and inclusive filmmaking landscape. As the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women, we amplify historically ignored voices and challenge the mainstream media. WMM-supported films and filmmakers have been recognized at Sundance, the Emmys, the Peabody Awards, and the Academy Awards.
WMM is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, it’s part of our DNA. We were founded on a mission of expanding the industry to provide opportunities to underserved populations, and we have always supported the films of women from all communities. The notable filmmakers we work with represent a full spectrum of voices and we proudly believe that amplifying a diverse slate of women’s voices through impactful media is the key to changing the world.
As we emerge from three years in the pandemic, WMM continues to reorganize and re-envision our office and staff positions. Now is a great time to join our team – you can contribute directly to our exciting, evolving organization, and play a direct role in helping women from every corner of society tell stories that impact us all. If you are someone who thrives in an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and you believe in the power of elevating the messages of women – all women – then we encourage you to join our team.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE: Finance and Technology Lead
As part of Women Make Movies’ leadership team, the Finance and Technology Lead is the person who makes finance, technology, and administrative aspects of our nonprofit business processes run smoothly. This person thrives on making things happen – from keeping our finances in tip-top shape, to making sure the office and our technologies are operating effectively and efficiently. The right candidate is detail-oriented, financially-savvy, and loves to find new and better systems to support WMM and its team. If the Finance and Technology Lead succeeds, then WMM and the media makers we support will all succeed.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Women Make Movies is an earned-income-based nonprofit, and the ideal candidate is fluent in both business and nonprofit accounting practices. The Finance and Technology Lead is the person who is responsible for the ongoing management and sustainability of the organizational fiscal operations. They manage the banking, annual audit, and reconciliations, and they provide financial oversight of WMM’s multi-million-dollar fiscal sponsorship and distribution programs. The ideal candidate is well-versed in grant administration and reporting including, but not limited to, Donor-advised Funds (DAFs) and government and private grants. This position is responsible for the administrative budgets for the organization and works with senior management on overall budget and grant reporting. The Finance and Technology Lead supervises the Finance and Office Coordinator, who handles the bookkeeping functions of the organization, including AP/AR, wires and ACH’s, and credit card management.
Technology and Operations
Collaborating with senior leadership, the Finance and Technology Lead oversees the organization’s technological infrastructure. This position will identify, adopt, and implement new technology that modernizes legacy systems and reduces long-term costs, ensures modern best practices, and improves efficiency as appropriate for the scale of the organization, its budget and technical proficiency of its staff. The Finance and Technology Lead manages our infrastructure – office, computers, systems, vendors, tenants, and equipment – and liaises with our IT consultants and vendors to ensure everything is operating smoothly and efficiently. The Finance and Technology Lead manages the WMM office and organization of the future – whether that is in-person, remote, or hybrid. This position also administers employee recruitment; onboarding and offboarding; payroll processes; benefits administration, including health, fringe benefits, and retirement plans; and working with senior management on staff development.
Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements:
- 5 + years of progressive management-level, financial responsibility in a non-profit organization or a for-profit film organization – women’s or arts organization a plus
- Excellent financial, budgeting, and operations management skills; expertise with Quick Books and/or standard accounting practices
- Experience with benefits administration and payroll processes
- Strong process orientation and a desire to always find new and efficient ways to get things done
- Experience managing IT infrastructure and implementing/upgrading technology solutions
- Ability to prioritize and problem-solve while handling multiple tasks, supervising, and managing the work of others
- Prior Salesforce experience is not necessary, but a plus
- Flexibility, professionalism, and a positive attitude
- Sense of humor appreciated
- Commitment to feminism
Women Make Movies prides itself on its generous benefits plans, which include:
· Excellent medical and dental coverage
· Long term disability
· Lucrative retirement plan (with matching and employer contributions, starting after 2 years, and increasing with tenure to up to 12%)
· Good vacation and paid holiday offerings, including community service time off
· Flex-time policy
· Meaningful work at an organization that is elevating the voices of underserved communities
Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages BIPOC, people who identify as LGBTQI, older women, and those with visible and invisible disabilities to apply.
Managerial, Director-track position
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online here and upload a resume and cover letter noting relevant experience, why you would like to work for Women Make Movies, and salary requirements. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
To apply for this job please visit www.wmm.com.