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Direct all career inquiries to COO Meredith Peebles at meredith@lobecktaylor.org. Please include your resume and cover letter, and enter the title of the job that you are applying for in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

 

 

LOBECK TAYLOR FAMILY FOUNDATION – DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) was established in 1997 by Bill Lobeck and Kathy Taylor. The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation’s mission is to decrease the barriers associated with Tulsans achieving their goals through entrepreneurship, innovation and economic opportunity. To fulfill this mission, the Foundation acts as a grantmaker, innovator, and convener. LTFF supports the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems in Tulsa through its programs including Mother Road Market, Kitchen 66, Tulsa StartUp Series and Kiva Tulsa as well as through grants to organizations including 36 Degrees North, Tulsa Area United Way Social Innovation Grants, i2E, SCORE, Sustainable Tulsa, T-Town Tacos and many more.

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation seeks a talented team player to join our lean but dynamic organization to support a growing portfolio of internal programs and partner grantees. The Director of Finance & Administration will be a strategic thought partner and report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). This position will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as LTFF continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The starting base salary for this position is $70,000.00, and is competitive based on experience.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Financial Management
    • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, and oversee all financial, program and grants accounting.
    • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the COO; administer and review all financial plan and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
    • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and program budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
    • Continuously collaborate with program directors to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
    • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices and improve documentation of LTFF’s financial policies and procedures.
    • Effectively prepare, communicate and present the LTFF financial package to the Board of Directors at Board Meetings.
    • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
    • Conduct internal audit as needed
    • Realize efficiencies in operations where practicable
  • Human Resources and Administration
    • Further develop LTFF’s human resources and administration by enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation and training and recruiting.
    • Ensure that recruiting and onboarding processes are consistent and streamlined.
    • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures.
    • Oversee administrative functions to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the
      organization scales.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree;
  • A minimum of five years of overall professional experience;
  • Experience of final responsibility for quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area;
  • Ability to translate financial concepts, and to effectively collaborate with, programmatic colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision
    making;
  • A successful track record in setting priorities;
  • Self directed and action-oriented personality;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and
  • High level of attention to detail.

 

Application is open until February 15, 2019. Please email Meredith Peebles at meredith@lobecktaylor.org with subject line Director of Finance & Administration with any questions or with a resume for application.

 

LOBECK TAYLOR FAMILY FOUNDATION – LEAD, KIVA TULSA

In Fall 2017, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) along with Louisville-based implementation partner Access Ventures launched Kiva Tulsa, a nonprofit initiative that introduced crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Oklahoma. The Kiva Tulsa platform furthers LTFF’s mission to decrease barriers for Tulsans to achieve their goals by promoting financial inclusion, fostering local economic growth in Tulsa’s entrepreneurial community. Kiva Tulsa provides equal access to funding for local startups, but also aims to bolster Tulsa’s entrepreneurial spirit, and change the way Tulsans view their role in our city’s own economy.  Through Kiva, anyone can help grow business in Tulsa and promote local job creation by visiting Kiva.org/US and choosing an entrepreneur they want to support with a loan of $25 or more. Small business loans crowdfunded through Kiva average $5,000 with a $10,000 cap, are offered at 0% interest with no fees, and are available to borrowers who are traditionally rejected by conventional lenders. In the first year of the Kiva Tulsa program, 53 loans were fully funded for a total of more than $320,000. Of the business funded, 45% were minority owned, 58% were women owned and 38% did not qualify for traditional loans.

 

KIVA TULSA LEAD POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation seeks a talented and dynamic change maker to lead its efforts in supporting Tulsa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through microfinance. The ideal candidate is a hands on, self-motivated individual who has a passion for supporting local businesses and creating community. This position is responsible for strategic outreach, program development, measuring impact and community building. The contract for the position is $47,500.00 inclusive of a health care stipend.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategic Outreach
    • Identify opportunities to promote Kiva Tulsa by ideating and hosting targeted community events, developing strategic partnerships and participating in ecosystem wide events
    • Provide up-to-date information for the monthly newsletter, including program updates and information on current borrowers for the LTFF communications team monthly newsletter with program updates and information on current borrowers
    • Coordinate with LTFF Communications Team on marketing and communications plan
  • Program Development
    • Meet goal of 100 fully funded loans over next two years
    • Create a framework for continued growth and sustainability in the future
    • Support new borrowers through the Kiva pipeline, from application through repayment
    • Connect Kiva Tulsa Borrowers with mentors, resources, etc. as identified
  • Impact
    • Collaborate with LTFF Director of Grants and Impact and Kiva US to measure program impact
    • Actively work to identify and support the most vulnerable and financially excluded entrepreneurs including women and minority owned businesses
  • Community Building
    • Identify and manage relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations
    • Cultivate an educated and engaged community among various Kiva champions – borrowers, trustees, and lenders

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Bachelor’s Degree or two years equivalent experience in program management or related role;
  • Self-directed and action oriented personality;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills and goal-oriented; and
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES FOR SUCCESS

  • Stepping into conversations with strangers to tell them about Kiva
  • Attending local networking events (many are outside of normal business hours)
  • Interacting with key city, business, and foundation leaders throughout the region
  • Working with borrowers and trustees to become self-sufficient
  • Understanding local technical assistance offerings and connecting Kiva borrowers with these resources
  • Occasional “cold-calling” door to door activities to tell local businesses about Kiva
  • Public speaking: presenting in board rooms, at events, and in classes around the city
  • Creative problem solving, and good personal judgement skills
  • Traveling to multiple meetings a week (reliable transportation)
  • Staying up-to-date on changes within Kiva (required weekly conference calls)
  • Tracking data on a daily basis

 

Application is open until February 1, 2019. Please email Meredith Peebles at meredith@lobecktaylor.org with subject line Kiva Tulsa Lead with any questions or with a resume for application.

 

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