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Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Finance Director

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition


Job Summary


The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration. Our mission is to build power, amplify our voices, and organize communities to advocate for our rights. Our vision is a stronger, more inclusive Tennessee where people of all nationalities, immigration statuses, and racial identities can belong and thrive. TIRRC has an affiliated entity, TIRRC Votes, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although TIRRC and TIRRC Votes share a common goal of building power for immigrants and refugees in Tennessee, they are separate organizations with their own boards of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, marital status, or parental status. Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

TIRRC is seeking an experienced finance leader to drive strategy for the organization’s long-term sustainability and manage all financial administration, business planning, regulatory compliance, and budgeting with support from the internal finance team. This position will work closely with the senior leadership team and finance committee of the Board of Directors to set financial policy and direction in order to ensure TIRRC’s financial future.

Job Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Oversee budgeting and financial forecasting for TIRRC and its affiliated 501(c)4, TIRRC Votes, including but not limited to:
  • Building and managing organizational budget and its implementation; 
  • Coordinate team budgets and monitor progress; 
  • Monitor cash flow and oversee cash flow planning; 
  • Oversee investments and asset management;
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships;
  • Coordinate all audit activities;
  • Oversee compliance regarding subrecipient awards including financial monitoring and reporting system.

Financial Planning and Strategy

  • Develop multi-year financial plans and forecasts; 
  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of internal financial reports for management and board; 
  • Engage the Board finance committee to develop short, medium, and long-term financial plans and projections;
  • Represent TIRRC to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, auditors, etc.;
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.

Administration and Accounting

  • Serve as a business partner to the Executive Director and Senior Operations Director on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes including HR, payroll, and benefits functions, with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems;
  • Manage finance team; hire and retain support staff as needed in the future;
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures;
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and the Board of Directors of TIRRC and TIRRC’s affiliated 501(c)4, TIRRC Votes;
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns;
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every position at TIRRC, every person in the organization will assist their colleagues to ensure a cooperative environment and respond to the needs of the moment. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and experience with social justice; 
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, with at least 5 years experience in a financial management role, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $2 million;
  • Experience with GAAS rules, nonprofit audits, compliance, and reporting preferred;
  • Excellent skills in communication with experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team;
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in an additional language preferred; 
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends 
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Additional Information


Salary Range: $70,000-80,000

Benefits: Full-time TIRRC employees are eligible to receive medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of the medical employee premium covered by TIRRC, participate in a 401K retirement plan, and receive 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program. In addition, TIRRC provides paid leave including up to 15 vacation days, 15 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of paid sick leave in an employee’s first year and 6 weeks of paid parental leave.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@tnimmigrant.org.


  • Date Posted: April 3, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000