Finance and Operations Associate (Part-time)

Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/24/2023 4:15 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Building Movement Project (Detroit)


The work of Detroit People’s Platform ( is guided by a commitment to organizing local residents to be leaders in addressing inequality in Detroit, the nation’s largest majority-Black city. DPP is committed to working across all of the city’s seven council districts and across organizational boundaries in order to achieve change locally, across the Southeast Michigan region, and statewide. Detroit People’s Platform has a track record of working with a variety of coalition partners to win policy changes that benefit Black and low-income Detroiters. DPP organized bus riders to lead successful campaigns to restore critical bus service connecting Detroiters to key jobs and institutions. DPP was also a key player in citywide campaigns for community benefit agreements, leading to Detroit becoming the first city in the nation to establish an ordinance requiring developer to engage in a CBA process.


The Detroit People’s Platform is fiscally sponsored projects of TSNE(




The Detroit People’s Platform (DPP) is seeking a Finance and Operations Associate. This is a new position for DPP that will support the project’s continued growth and administrative functions, including compliance with the systems of TSNE MissionWorks.


The Detroit People’s Platform has an office in the City of Detroit and some in-office work may be required in order to partner directly with other DPP staff and community members.


The Finance and Operations Associate will have the following responsibilities:
       1. Compliance with Financial Systems

  • Participate in regular meetings with TSNE’s Grants and Finance Manager to ensure accurate fiscal accounting;
  • Support annual budgeting processes by developing reports for DPP’s senior leadership on revenue and expenses.
  • Match expenses with revenue sources in consultation with DPP’s senior leadership.
  • Ensure timely and thorough compliance with TSNE’s accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, such as: payments to vendors and consultants, staff expense reimbursements, etc.
  • Liaise directly with TSNE regarding DPP’s financial management.
  1. Support Grants Management
  • Provide timely updates to DPP’s senior leadershi p when deliverables to grantmakers (proposals, reports, etc.) are due, and support the relevant staff of DPP and TSNE to ensure that materials are submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Monitor that expenses are allocated to the appropriate grants, based on the direction from DPP’s senior leadership and TSNE;s Grants and Finance Manager.
  • Maintain filing systems for individual donations, membership dues, etc. and ensure that all gifts are acknowledged immediately.
  1. Support DPP’s Compliance with Administrative and HR Processes
  • Support DPP staff with supervisory responsibilities when crafting job descriptions for new staff hires.
  • Track applications for open positions and work with appropriate staff to schedule interviews and set up processes for ensuring fair and equitable review of candidates.
  • Support staff members in engagement with human resources protocols and systems (e.g., timesheet entries).
  • Support DPP’s senior leadership to monitor the progress of consultant contracts, contract renewals, contract amendments, etc. through the processes of TSNE’s legal department.
  • Monitor and track consultant contracts from contract development, execution, and invoicing;, and ensure contract files are organized and readily available.
  • Establish and maintain effective filing systems to ensure that invoices and all payments are recorded by DPP and reconciled with financial reports generated by TSNE.



We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least three years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit sector (advanced degrees may substitute for additional work experience).
  • Demonstrated commitment to building power among low-income people of color to fight for social, economic and racial justice.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage complexity and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments, prioritize workflow, adapt to fluctuating workload, and meet deadlines.
  • Relational orientation to helping a busy team of organizers both understand and follow administrative systems.
  • Commitment to ensuring that private information is kept confidential.
  • Savvy about navigating complex organizational systems; experience working with a fiscal sponsor is a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency with Excel, Word, etc.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed in the Detroit, MI area. Work is eligible for some remote work

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $25.00 - $30.00 / hr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/DPP strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/DPP prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/DPP celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/DPP's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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