01.01.2019 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Director of Finance and Administration

Job Announcement

Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration, Full-Time Position

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Love cars? Want to change the world? This is a unique opportunity to take a leading role at Plug In America, the national consumer voice for electric vehicles. Plug In America is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that is centrally involved in our nation’s shift to clean-fueled electric cars. Most notably, Plug In America founded National Drive Electric Week, the worlds’ largest celebration of plug-in vehicles, with over 180,000 attendees at events in all 50 states. A staff of 12 well-educated, passionate professionals, plus numerous consultants and volunteers, make up our dynamic team who work on programs focused on government advocacy, consumer outreach, EV awareness and member services.

As Director of Finance and Administration, you will play the lead role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day functioning of the organization, both financial accounting and the administrative of the office, along with the annual audit. You will draft and manage a variety of contracts. You will use your accounting, administrative and human resource skills to ensure that the back office gets handled with ease, helping the team focus on the success of their programs. You will work with the Executive Director on developing and implementing the annual budget and overall financial management of Plug In America. In addition to staff, you will interface with a wide range of people from Plug In America’s vendors, donors, Board of Directors and external auditors.

Plug In America is seeking a professional with bachelor’s or other advanced degree and a sound understanding of accounting and finance in a non-profit or small/medium business environment. The ideal candidate would be someone who brings leadership to the job, enjoys a wide variety of challenges in a fast-paced environment, and can manage multiple competing priorities with grace and dedication.

The position offers an excellent salary and benefits, along with a subsidy for the purchase or lease of an electric car. Offices are located in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Applications should be emailed to careers@pluginamerica.org, with the subject line “Director of Finance and Administration”. No phone inquiries please. Plug In America is an equal opportunity employer. The position will be open until filled.

Primary Responsibilities: The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for all aspects of financial management, administration, bookkeeping, human resources, and office management at Plug In America, a small non-profit with a 12-person staff. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: The following qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Five years of hands-on accounting, budgeting, and financial management, including oversight of an annual external audit;
  • Experience with human resources;
  • Experience managing office operations;
  • Extensive experience with QuickBooks online;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • A passion for detail and ability to juggle numerous tasks simultaneously; and
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident with right to work in the U.S.;

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience with non-profit accounting
  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field; and
  • Familiarity with electric cars.

Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Plug In America offers a benefits package including health insurance coverage, a retirement plan, and a monthly vehicle benefit towards lease or purchase of a plug-in vehicle.

Application Process: Applications should include a resume and cover letter. The application process will also include a brief writing test for select applicants. Applications should be emailed to careers@pluginamerica.org, with the subject line “Director of Finance and Administration”. No phone inquiries please. Plug In America is an equal opportunity employer. The position will be open until filled.

About Plug In America: Plug In America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to accelerate the transition to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity. Our goal is to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum, improve public health and reduce climate altering emissions of greenhouse gases. In addition to policy advocacy, we help consumers understand and embrace the benefits of electric driving. To achieve our mission, we provide practical, objective information to help consumers decide whether an electric car is right for their lifestyle and to choose the best plug-in vehicle, equipment and services that meet their needs. As a supporter-driven advocacy group representing the voice of the EV customer, Plug In America is uniquely positioned and engaged with a variety of stakeholder and market actors, including state agencies, electric utilities, automakers and auto dealers. Plug In America founded National Drive Electric Week, the world’s largest celebration of the plug-in vehicle, which welcomed over 180,000 attendees across 320 events in 2018, spanning all 50 states.


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