AFSCME New England Organizing Project

AFSCME New England Organizing Project

Business Manager

Based in Cambridge, MA


Who We Are:
The New England Organizing Project (NEOP), affiliated with AFSCME, builds unions of higher education and healthcare workers. We currently represent four local unions with a total of more than 8,000 members at Harvard University, UMass Memorial Health, UMass Chan Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance and we continue to organize new groups of workers. Our mission is to create and share a model of modern unionism focused on building one-to-one relationships of trust with each member, whether we are organizing new unions or working with our existing union locals. NEOP unions fight for economic progress, workplace democracy, flexibility, and work-life balance. We seek collaborative labor-management relationships wherever possible, as a path to expanding our members' voice at work. Our four union locals have each created their own culture to fit their unique workplace, but we are connected to each other by our history and our mission. NEOP unions are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Job Summary
The Business Manager is responsible for all financial operations. The Business Manager is also responsible for interfacing with our payroll service for a staff of 40 and for coordinating benefits administration. This job requires both an ability to work independently and to cordially interact with co-workers. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, vigilant about deadlines and committed to fiscal due diligence. Experience with building management and with IT/System Administration (Windows Active Directory and O365 Admin) a big plus.


  • Prepare and submit annual IRS, DOL, state and national union compliance and reporting which include external audit, 1094-C/1095-C, LM2, workers comp audit
  • Produce and analyze various financial reports as scheduled and as requested
  • Responsible for all Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Calculate and allot the monthly per capita taxes and rebates to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Perform monthly reconciliations
  • Conduct all procurement and cost negotiations
  • Manage biweekly payroll
  • Administer benefits
  • Track monthly membership numbers via each local's dues reports
  • Resolve building maintenance issues for two office locations by contacting applicable parties
  • Work closely with IT System Engineer and IT Support Technician to coordinate IT services for staff of 40 working both on-site in two locations and remotely

Qualification and Skills:

  • 3+ years of Financial Management experience in a labor union or non-profit setting
  • Mastery of QuickBooks Pro 2021
  • Proficient in MS Office products with advanced Excel skills
  • Proven ability to work as a trusted partner with multiple organizations
  • Strong commitment to values of workplace justice and democracy
  • Expertise in generating and analyzing financial reports and budgets
  • Familiarity with building management and IT system coordination issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal competency - soft skills matter
  • Sets and meets high standards for accuracy, timelines and attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solver who is unafraid to wear many hats
  • Ability to handle confidential information

Compensations & Benefits:

  • Employer paid health insurance (medical/dental/vision)
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • 401k after 3 months
  • Flexible work schedule and occasional, ongoing remote work is possible

Full-Time Position/Salary: $73,000 – $89,000 (range based on experience)
Primary Location: Cambridge, MA

To Apply:
Send .pdf formatted résumé and cover letter to: neop.hiring@newenglandorganizingproject.org.

Hire Date: 11/1/22

For more info about our local unions:
http://www.huctw.org | http://www.theshareunion.org | http://www.sharehospitalunion.org | http://www.shareumms.org

AFSCME NEOP is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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