Finance and Human Resources Director

The League to Save Lake Tahoe (the League) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic nonprofit professional to provide a wide range of finance, human resources and administrative functions for the organization. You will be a strategic planning partner and play a crucial role in working with the senior leadership team in managerial and operational decision making to maintain a highly effective and efficient premiere environmental organization.

RESPONSIBILITIESThe Keep Tahoe Blue team is in need of someone capable of managing our annual operating budget of $2 million. You will be responsible for all risk management and accounting activities including all items related to audits, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, management of cash flow, investment, and implementation of the financial and operations strategy with metrics and monitoring. You will work regularly with the executive director, upper management team and board of directors to maintain a balanced budget and ensure the team makes sound financial decisions. In addition to directing and implementing organizational finances, you will oversee all human resources and administrative functions related to employment, compensation, benefits and employee relations/engagement.

Financial AspectsYou will be responsible for managing and performing all budgeting and financial functions of the organization including preparation for audits and state and federal tax returns, staff payroll, A/P and A/R and updating policies and procedures. We are looking for an individual who enjoys leading in a team environment, as this position works closely with the executive director, upper management, board of directors and organization staff on a daily basis.

Fundraising and financial management go hand and hand. You’ll work closely with our development team to ensure that incoming funds and donations are aligning monthly and annual accounting reports and budgets. You’ll also work together to ensure that all regulations and requirements related to donations are acknowledged and tracked in accordance with state and federal laws.

Human Resource and Administrative AspectsThe League has worked tirelessly over the last 60 years to become the leading and the most influential environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting Lake Tahoe. To get where we are today, we have built a professional team of individuals who are leaders in their fields. We have a solid culture based on our organizational values that support and guide us in our decision making and planning for the future. We need someone who can work closely with our diverse team to provide advice and guidance and help maintain and strengthen our culture and team building programs in a positive way.

In addition to supporting our culture, you’ll be responsible for all risk management  and human resources needs including maintaining insurance policies and employee benefits, staying abreast of all state and federal employment labor laws, coordinating performance reviews, hiring, and managing employee on- and off-boarding.

Strategic and Work PlanningYou’ll lead the upper management team in developing annual workplan goals and priorities for finance, human resource and administrative aspects and will guide the operations manager in the implementation of overall operational strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years experience or seven years experience as a full charge accountant through preparation of audits and tax returns, with non-profit experience highly desired.

  • Excellent skills in Quickbooks including all aspects of payroll and allocations.

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state labor laws and experienced in human resource activities, with ability to maintain employee trust and confidence.

  • Excellent oral, written, organizational and computer skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to utilize tact and diplomacy with staff and board of directors.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with a strong attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to work creatively to address challenges and work with diverse groups of people .

  • Enthusiasm, ability to articulate ideas, leadership and communication skills.

  • An interest in environmental conservation and full support of the League’ mission to protect, restore, and advocate for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

  • A vehicle in good working order with the ability to travel in inclement weather to Sacramento and the Bay Area for meetings with board members.

  • Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time, bend, stoop, carry and lift up to 25 pounds.

WHAT WE OFFEREstablished in 1957, the League to Save Lake Tahoe is the oldest and largest environmental nonprofit in the Lake Tahoe Basin. You’ve likely seen our iconic Keep Tahoe Blue sticker. Keep Tahoe Blue means so much more than showing your love for Lake Tahoe. A position at the League allows you to be part of a dynamic team that has been advocating for strong environmental protections of a national treasure for the last 60 years.

The finance and human resources director is a salaried position based at our headquarters in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Our regular business hours are from 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. Due to the nature of the position and need to support our staff, you will be working mostly in the office surrounding during regular business hours with some travel on evenings and weekends.

We offer health and dental benefits, vacation time and sick time after the 90 day probationary period employer retirement matching after two years of employment, an eco-conscious office environment and a fun and highly motivated team dedicated to protecting Lake Tahoe.

SUPERVISIONReports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Operations Manager

APPLYIf this sounds like the job for you, send us a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to Tell us why you’re the best fit for the position and for the League. 

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