We’re hiring a CLP Finance Manager

About the Community Learning Partnership (CLP)

The Community Learning Partnership’s mission is to contribute to transformative community and social change by expanding the credentialed workforce of knowledgeable and skilled leaders and organizers from and for low-income communities and communities of color. CLP builds Pathways into Community Change Careers programs that prepare people directly impacted by injustice to enter careers and leadership roles, where they can organize communities and bring about the changes needed to make policies and systems more equitable.

We envision a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, equitable and sustainable society where justice and equity triumphs over exploitation. To achieve a just, humane, and healthy world, it is essential that people, particularly marginalized youth and communities of color, be actively involved in determining the conditions that shape and affect their lives – and the structures, policies, and practices that support those conditions.

Founded in 2011, CLP is undergoing an exciting stage of growth and expansion. In 2021, CLP collaborated with its California state partners to launch the California Youth Leadership Corps (CYLC), a statewide partnership focused on expanding learn-and-earn community change career pathways at selected community colleges. CYLC serves historically marginalized youth – young people of color, young people living in poverty, Opportunity Youth and immigrant youth, offering young people pathways to postsecondary educational opportunities, internships paying a living wage, and community change careers. In addition, our national network of programs in seven states is poised to expand to additional states in the next few years.

Position Summary

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing CLP’s financial systems and operations. This includes, but is not limited to, day-to-day financial operations, monthly and quarterly reporting, contract compliance, and working closely with the Executive Director on budget development, annual reports, and audits. This new position will report to the Executive Director. As CLP separates from its long-time fiscal sponsor, this position will work with the Executive Director to establish sound financial management policies and procedures to ensure fiscal responsibility and integrity. This is an ideal position for an analytical, detail-oriented individual looking to develop their nonprofit financial management skills in a growing, social justice organization. CLP seeks to build a decolonized workplace that supports our individual and collective humanity. We are committed to an environment of mutual support, respect, learning, and empathy, where professional development support and opportunities are provided in an equitable manner.


The Finance Manager will report to the Executive Director and carry out the duties below. 

Internal Accounting Processes and Controls
Working closely with the Executive Director:

  • Develop & implement internal financial systems processes and procedures to ensure fiscal accountability and integrity of the organization, and communicate those policies and procedures to staff.
  • Monitor financial risk management, including contracts, leases, insurance, and other legal agreements.
  • Manage/serve as liaison to insurance agents.
  • Manage/serve as liaison to PEO (Tri-Net).
  • Carry out an annual audit process with independent auditors. 

Budgeting and Financial Reporting

  • Prepare financial reports and communicate financial matters to the Executive Director and Board Treasurer.
  • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, carry out annual organizational and project budget development processes.
  • Provide quarterly expenditure/actual reports for review against annual budget.
  • Prepare annual financial statements.
  • Prepare monthly organization cash flow reports.
  • Ensure all legal and regulatory responsibilities are met, including compliance w/ federal, state regulations and reporting deadlines.

Day-to-Day Financial Transactions

  • Manage financial transactions including accounts payable, receivable, and credit card reconciliations.
  • Receive all incoming vendor invoices, review and submit for approval in Bill.com.
  • Serve as main point-of-contact for vendors, respond to follow-up inquiries, and collect and organize W9s.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to process subgrants to partner institutions and organizations.
  • Manage petty cash and staff reimbursement requests.
  • Monitor organizational credit card usage, collect receipts from staff, and code the monthly statement.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, program directors/managers, and other team members to process contracts with federal and state agencies, submit vouchers for payment, etc.
  • Maintain and retain financial records for compliance, recordkeeping, and archiving
  • Manage a risk management compliance calendar for licensing and insurance purposes by filing all paperwork and meeting deadlines with local, state, and federal agencies.

The Finance Manager will participate in leadership team meetings, staff check-ins, organizational planning sessions, and professional development opportunities.


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in nonprofit accounting and/or finance, with a preference for more than 5 years.
  • Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • High degree of comfort with technology and desire to learn new systems – familiarity with Excel, Bill.com, and Sage Intacct or other accounting software a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of state and federal funding and compliance requirements are a plus.
  • Desire to produce high quality work and improve skills.
  • Clear & effective communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential, excellent integrity, and good judgment.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, highly attentive to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships and problem solve with people of different backgrounds; high level of social-emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and foster a work environment of mutual respect and collaboration; commitment to a culture of learning.
  • Commitment to CLP’s mission.

: While this is a remote position, candidates who reside in California are strongly preferred.

Salary Range: $105,000 – $115,000

Benefits: Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance; paid time off; a 401(k); and other benefits.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter discussing your interest in Community Learning Partnership’s mission and goals and your experiences and skills that qualify you for this position, your resume, and references to: Hilary@communitylearningpartnership.org. 

For questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to Rosa M. García at rosa@communitylearningpartnership.org.

CLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

For more information, please visit our website at www.communitylearningpartnership.org.