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Director of Finance & Budgeting

Staff Director (Volunteer)

San Diego and/or Remote

Rolling application. Priority given to applications submitted before June 16th.


Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the primary job of the Director of Finance & Budgeting is to safeguard OTTA United’s financial stability and maintain the nonprofit’s books with accounting best practices. 


The Director of Finance & Budgeting leads in the preparation of OTTA United’s annual budget, monitors fund usage, and approves project budgets and fund requests. Key job responsibilities include:

  • Leading accounting and budgeting for the nonprofit

  • Monitoring the allocation and use of funds

  • Reviewing and maintaining compliance with laws and financial practices

  • Leading the creation of the Annual Budget and all amendments, in conjunction with Staff Executive Leadership and the Board of Directors

  • Drafting and implementing financial policies



This is the dream role for someone who is looking to support a meaningful cause with strong knowledge of best accounting practices, how to manage money, and the ability to provide a strong check on the usage of funds. Key skillsets may include:

  • Accounting and budgeting skills and best practices

  • Monitoring funds

  • Approving and processing purchases 

  • Financial legal compliance

  • Takes initiative and is willing to stand firm in policy


Previous accounting and budgeting experience is required. A high school diploma is preferred, although not required if a candidate has exemplary experience.


The work modality of this role is either hybrid or remote. Work is welcome in person at OTTA United’s office is located in San Diego, California (3252 Holiday Court Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92037), but it is not required.


This position is on a volunteer basis. There is no compensation for this position at this time. OTTA United deeply values the potential for personal and career development and strives to uplift its team members to best position them for their bright futures. Non-monetary benefits include:

  • Tailored work experience and growth to fit your desired career path

  • Networking opportunities with community nonprofits, policymakers, elected officials, and companies

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Certified Volunteer Hours, if requested

  • A tight-knit team and community of fellow change-makers


In a Director position, expected hours fluctuate from 15-25 hours per week. Certain responsibilities, such as staff meetings, are fixed. Other obligations can be flexible around your schedule. Many staff members are also students, so our work environment is as flexible as possible.


OTTA United is a youth-founded, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to organize powerful youth for an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

OTTA United values authenticity and passion. We play the role of coalition builders and mentors within our communities, sharing knowledge, resources, credit, and impact. And as a justice-oriented, impact-driven, and people-centered organization, our perspective grounds us with who we serve and the work we do while advancing our mission.

Applications are a two-way street. We make our values as an organization clear to you to make sure our team is the right fit—and we hope we are! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Our team values flexibility and taking initiative over structure and top-down delegation. This philosophy is not a good fit for all, so we want to be clear upfront. If you thrive in dynamic, open environments, this is the place for you.

  • We value meaningful impact and support. We seek to authentically serve both our audience and our team members alike.

  • We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse group of people. These values are reflected in our hiring practices, decision-making, and programs.

  • Our team and organization are growth-minded and development-focused. We always have room to improve, at all levels of our organization!

  • Our organization promotes honesty, communication, and integrity. These values allow us to be an effective team.

  • We praise creativity and ingenuity. Nothing is more exciting than thinking outside of the box or challenging the status quo.

  • We prefer personability over professionalism, at least in internal settings.

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