Director of Finance and Administration

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national environmental watchdog organization. Guided by current and former public employees, we use a wide array of legal, media and other tools to expose and remedy the environmental and public health issues they bring to us. We also provide legal counsel and defense so that these employees do not jeopardize their own careers while working to defend the public welfare, protect the environment, and promote scientific integrity within their agencies. In working with public employees -- one of the largest, most expertise-rich and most overlooked constituencies in the environmental field -- we fill a niche that no other environmental or advocacy group fills.

Position Summary

PEER is seeking a part-time (24 hours/week) staff person to manage finances and oversee administrative operations for its headquarters outside of Washington, DC and a network of field offices.


Director of Finance and Administration responsibilities include:

  • Handling A/P and A/R
  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Managing the annual budget process and preparing budget updates
  • Tracking restricted grants and preparing financial reports for funders
  • Producing financial statements and schedules for the annual audit
  • Maintaining personnel records, managing payroll and coordinating employee benefits
  • Ensuring the smooth functioning of office operations, ordering equipment and supplies, and serving as the point of contact for the office landlord
  • Serving as IT coordinator and working with an outside IT firm to address technology needs/issues


Candidates should have solid knowledge of accounting principles and financial systems. Familiarity with QuickBooks and experience in the nonprofit sector is preferred. 

To apply

Email cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to

PEER is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.