Jobs at CMJ

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Manager of Finance and Administration
Oakland, CA
Available January 2014

The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) is a media strategy and action center for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor. With offices in Oakland, California and Brooklyn, New York, CMJ’s mission is to cultivate grassroots media leaders and strategies for a more just and participatory democracy — because the right to communicate belongs to everyone. We network, organize and train social justice changemakers to remove institutional barriers to media equity. Through our work, CMJ ensures that movements for justice can raise a powerful public voice—and every community has the media rights, access, and infrastructure they need to thrive.

The Candidate:

CMJ seeks a dynamic leader to plan and oversee our financial and operational processes and work closely with our team of artists, organizers and trainers. We are looking for an excellent manager that is experienced in financial tracking and monitoring, can maintain strong organizational systems, and will support the infrastructural needs of a dispersed and diverse team. If you exhibit strong organizational and communication skills, are qualified and grounded in progressive minded management strategies, and have a deep and demonstrated commitment to social change, come join a diverse team whose commitment to media change as a political and healing art is transforming media conditions all over this country!

The Position:

The Manager of Finance and Administration [MFA] is a critical position at CMJ. This position reports to the Managing Director. Successful candidates will have strong financial management and analytical skills, experience with HR policy and planning, and proven experience in setting up and leading operations for nonprofit organizations. IT management experience is greatly valued. Specifically, the MFA assumes primary responsibility for organizational administration, financial management, human resources, and facilitates internal communication and coordination to ensure effective and efficient operations.

The MFA is a fulltime position responsible for the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator, the Program Coordinator, the bookkeeper, IT consultants and finance and administrative consultants and will coordinate closely with program staff. This position is supervised by the Director of Management and Planning and is a member of CMJ’s senior leadership team.

Salary is between $57,000$ 63,000 DOE with full medical, dental and vision benefits, optional 401(k), a substantial vacation package, and a quarterly personal wellness stipend. Position is in Oakland, CA.

Areas of Responsibility:

● Finance Operations

● Office Administration & Organizational Operations

● Human Resources

● Information Systems and Technology Management

Skills Required:

➢ At least three years nonprofit experience with financial management and operations experience

➢ Familiarity and some experience with community organizing and the operations of social justice nonprofit organizations

➢ Familiarity with financial management software (QuickBooks preferred), database software and online platforms including Salsa, CiviCRM (Powerbase), etc.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing why your experience, skills, commitment, and vision makes you the next valuable member of our team! Resumes can be sent to, please send PDFs only. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.



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