Founded in May of 2014, MORTAR exists to help entrepreneurs build businesses and transform their cities. MORTAR accomplishes this goal by offering a 15-week business training course designed to teach community entrepreneurs the nuances of starting or growing a business. Post-graduation, our alumni program offers additional months of ongoing support. MORTAR operates a network of BRICK Pop Up Shops that entrepreneurs can utilize for various periods of time to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pressure-test their ideas in real-time. Lastly, through the Iron Chest Fund, we’ve had the ability to deliver over a quarter-million dollars in the form of grants, low-interest loans, and equity investments directly into the hands of MORTAR alumni who are in need of start-up/growth capital.

Learn more about MORTAR here.

MORTAR is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, and talents can flourish.


MORTAR is seeking to hire a full-time Finance Director.  This role encompasses the traditional financial responsibilities as well as additional responsibilities within the broader MORTAR operations.  MORTAR is rapidly growing and expanding into other cities.  The organization needs strong financial leadership to help guide revenue generation and wise spending choices to continue to fuel that growth.  This role also provides the leadership in instilling strong processes and “tone from the top” to drive a robust governance culture. The Finance Director also plays an invaluable role as the trusted counsel to the Executive Director in dealing with opportunities and decisions that span the entire organization. Finally, the Finance Director interfaces directly with the Board and its Finance Committee to keep them informed on the financial health of the organization as well as organizational governance work and policy development.  


MORTAR is undergoing a significant time of transition, growth, and expansion. For this reason, we’re adding to our high-performing team to meet these growing demands.  The ideal candidate for this position exemplifies the qualities that drive the MORTAR mission – entrepreneurship, business acumen to help lead the organization to productively grow nationally, connection and understanding to driving business ownership in the marginalized parts of the community, and agility to thrive in a highly dynamic work environment.

The ideal candidate must also have a strong skill set, experience, and interest beyond the financial responsibilities.  A Finance Director is most effective and valuable when they are immersed in the operations of the organization.  A broader role increases understanding of the core work, fosters credibility with the rest of the organization and drives insight into the decision-making so critical for strong financial results.

Finally, the role encompasses multiple avenues for interfacing and presenting outside of the organization.  Examples include foundations and corporations from a business development standpoint, organizations in other cities that are sponsoring MORTAR expansion, accounting firms and other third-party relationships, and our Board of Directors.  



Lead the ongoing development of the organization’s financial strategy and the multi-year glide paths that support the long-term goals

Lead organizational efforts for strong, sustained, and diversified revenue growth

Drive win-win financial models for expansion cities

Lead strong decision-making on spending choices that effectively drive mission achievement and organizational growth



Develop monthly financial forecasts and annual budgets that provide strong financial guidance and Board engagement

Work with an external accounting firm to ensure strong accounting processes and quality data

Develop and strengthen the organization’s financial processes to ensure strong controls and governance culture

Develop necessary policies that guide the organization’s financials and align them with the Finance Committee and Board

Provide guidance to our bookkeeper and manage the relationships with our accounting firm and external auditors

Lead an area of the organization outside of Finance to more effectively expand your impact and influence across the organization.  The targeted area would be the best fit of business needs and personal skills and experiences

Develop strong relationships external to the organization through Development and Expansion efforts

Financial coaching to assist the organization, staff, reach personal finance goals, and achieve financial stability

Act as Financial Liasion for MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy participants and alumni



Be adaptive and proactive - a leader that is results-focused

Flexible, optimistic, constructive, with a good sense of humor; must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines

Expert level administrative, written, and verbal communication skills

Exceptional planning and time management skills

Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability  

Passionate about the mission of MORTAR

Emotional maturity

Hard-working, highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently  

Adhere to the utmost ethical standards, intuitive, considerate, and kind

Adaptable, versatile, forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

Has experience working with others (one-on-one & group coaching) and a background in personal/business development


Five to  seven years of professional experience in Finance and Accounting

Strong background and set of experiences in the Finance and Accounting area

Demonstrated business acumen

Experience working outside of the organization – other companies, government or community organizations, foundations


Salary Based On Experience

Parking and Competitive PTO package (including a paid day off for your birthday)

Health, Dental & Vision benefit plans available after 45-day probationary period