Job Opening: Director, Finance and Business Planning

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Put your skills to work by helping to strengthen a fast-growing, successful nonprofit.

Nice Ride Minnesota developed the first non-profit business plan for large scale public bike sharing in the U.S. and now operates a system of 170 stations and more than 1,500 bikes. Our focus for four years has been exclusively in the Twin Cities urban core. With the support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, that is about to change. We are now exploring our potential to help make active transportation mainstream in communities throughout Minnesota. To achieve our goals and ensure long-term financial sustainability, new initiatives must be honed with rigorous business planning. As we grow, we will need improved systems to ensure transparency and enable others to learn from our results. As we leave the start-up phase, we must increase focus on making Nice Ride a great place to work.

Nice Ride Minnesota is part of a growing community of people and organizations working for active lifestyles, vibrant cities and towns, and livable public spaces. Become part of a fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit by joining the Nice Ride team as the Director, Finance and Business Planning. This is a new position, and will work closely with our Accountant/Office Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position’s responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing business plans to support Board of Directors decisions on expansion
  • Budgeting and cash flow management
  • Internal controls and audit management
  • Advanced reporting and divisional financials
  • Annual report and public filings
  • Support for public and private funding applications and compliance
  • Publication of results and best practices
  • Employee benefits, including development of a 403(b) program

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • 5+ years finance and accounting experience with a proven record of working successfully with I/T and business partners
  • A passion for active living
Business Acumen     Decision Quality
Integrity/Ethics     Communication – verbal and written
Intellectual Horsepower      Interpersonal Savvy
Teamwork      Dealing with Ambiguity
Problem Solving      Drives for Results


Salary range $45,000 - $50,000

Please e-mail resume and references to

Nice Ride Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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