Job Description Finance & Communications Manager

Objective: To oversee organization’s communications management and lead finance and reporting practices.


The Community Development Corporations Association (CDCA) is a nonprofit community development corporation focused on improving the support for community development organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Our mission is to advance comprehensive community development in the community. Our vision is a diverse, vibrant, thriving Cincinnati. Our role is to facilitate supportive services for economic development and community engagement efforts while promoting a comprehensive approach to addressing needs such as health and wellness, arts and culture, beautification, and education and youth strategies in partnership with other organizations, businesses, and neighborhood groups.


Financial Management

  • Coordinate and enhance the finance, accounting, and processes at CDCA.
  • Process checks in Quickbooks and ensure accurate and timely manual and computer records.
  • Review receipts and ensure accurate manual and computer records. Includes taking regularly scheduled deposits to bank.
  • File checks, bills, and deposits after they have been recorded by accountant.
  • Organize annual files and assist accountant with annual audit preparations.

Office Management

  • Maintain up-to-date files on all contracts and grant agreements.
  • Process reports and invoices for contracts and grant agreements.
  • Ensure that information and postings are up-to-date and that required postings are made.
  • Oversee the phone, computer, and copier systems and be the point of contact when repairs or upgrades are needed.

Fund Development

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to expand fund development efforts.
  • Prepare sponsorship and solicitation mailings.


  • Greet visitors to the office and serve as point-of-contact at the front door.
  • Prepare annual report, flyers, and other communication pieces.
  • Coordinate the CDCA’s email communication platform through iContact or similar software.
  • Update website with events and meetings.


  • At least 2 years experience in one of the following areas: business, office management, finance, communications, or administration.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using Quickbooks, Google Drive, Excel, and Word programs. Experience using a communication program such as In Design or Illustrator is highly desired.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • High level of motivation, initiative, and perseverance.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving neighborhood partners and fellow employees.
  • Friendly and with the ability to relate and communicate well with a diverse group of people, including neighborhood residents, Board members, staff, and volunteers.
  • An interest in learning more about neighborhood development and community organizing work.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for moderate periods of time, with occasional activity changes, usually at a computer or desk.
  • Must be able to lift or carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand or walk for moderate periods of time.
  • Must be able to drive for moderate periods of time.

The position of Finance & Communications Manager is a part-time (15-20 hours/week), hourly contract position, with the hope it will grow into a full-time role.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: Denise Hamet,

CDCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status.

Posted April 25, 2017.