Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Nov-2017 to 28-Nov-2017
  • - Fort Harrison Reuse Authority/Charitable Advisors
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Director of Operations, Fort Harrison Reuse Authority - Life Is Good at The Fort.  Since the closure of Fort Benjamin Harrison U.S. army base in 1995, redevelopment of the "Fort" has taken hold in a major way. The City of Lawrence and the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority (FHRA), have worked together to redevelop the Fort into a mixed-use village town center. Located just nine miles from downtown Indianapolis, historic Fort Harrison sits atop a scenic campus overlooking a 1700 acre state park (boasting a championship caliber Pete Dye golf course) and offers renovated historic homes formerly occupied by officers and generals, new residential communities and senior living apartments, a continued military presence with more than 4000 employees strong at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services Center and a home to City of Lawrence offices and Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

The FHRA is currently seeking a full-time Director of Operations to contribute to the success and implementation of the FHRA's economic development goals. The Director of Operations will assist the Executive Director and the Board of Directors with the management of accounting functions, real estate transactions and office operations, provide organizational and compliance support and promote communication and collaboration efforts with board members, consultants, vendors, and the community. The ideal candidate will be self-directed in the performance of routine office administration while demonstrating an engaging, customer service attitude to residents and service providers. This is a nonsupervisory role. Total annual operational budget is $4 million.

Responsibilities
• Process daily accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions in QuickBooks and manage financial tasks including preparation of bank statements and IRS submissions
• Prepare monthly financial records for the Board of Directors and additional financial information as requested by the FHRA's Secretary/Treasurer and other financial advisers.
• Assist with annual audits by the FHRA's outside auditors.
• Track expenses and monitor budgets for FHRA-funded projects.
• Assist in bid preparation packets for vendors or contractors.
• Assist with monthly board meeting preparation, attend monthly Board meetings and take minutes and oversee Board member bonds and other related functions.
• Prepare and distribute invoices for FHRA building tenants and serve as the primary point of contact for building-related matters and executing lease agreements.
• Maintain and update the FHRA website and host and maintain Facebook page for the FHRA.
• Manage office administrative functions such as process mail, order supplies and maintain office equipment.
• Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director and the Board. 

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree and 5-7 experience in accounting, public finance, and office administration.
• Familiarity with real estate, economic development, redevelopment or a related field. 
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines without direct supervision.
• Professional demeanor and ability to work well with diverse constituencies.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, QuickBooks and Excel.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1) Why would supporting the operations of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority be a great match for you?
2) Discuss your experience planning and implementing budgets
3) Describe your experience using QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
4) Briefly share your experience with public finance and public debt. 
5) Discuss your experience supporting a government board and/or other government entities.
6) Briefly share your experience in an administrative support role and how your knowledge and general office skills might be utilized in this position.
7) Briefly share your familiarity with processing real estate transactions.

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