Careers

Opportunities

Moncus Park will be opening soon, and we are looking for great new team members to help program, operate, maintain, and support this incredible, new world-class park! At Moncus Park, team members must be passionate about our community, about the importance of parks, and about providing high-quality experiences for park-goers. This requires collaboration and support across teams, with a constant focus on entrepreneurialism, professionalism, and customer service. Each team member must also share an appreciation that everyone on the Moncus Park team plays a role in fundraising and increasing community support!

If this seems like the right place for you, begin your search by exploring the job opportunities below! Only resumes for posted positions are accepted. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of applicant resumes received, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions, but encourage you to check back in the future for any additional employment opportunities, as we will continue to grow in the coming years as more park elements are constructed! Moncus Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Moncus Park provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company-Matched Retirement Plan

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

FINANCE MANAGER

Reports to: Executive Director, Finance Committee

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Lafayette Central Park, Inc. is responsible for designing, building and operating Lafayette’s newest urban park named Moncus Park. Our 100-acre greenspace is undergoing a transformation that will endure for generations to come. Moncus Park staff is charged with the operation, maintenance, and realization of the Master Plan which includes ongoing fundraising efforts and long-term capital planning.

Position Summary:

Moncus Park seeks an experienced, collaborative, proven leader to help develop and guide financial infrastructure, capital planning, budgeting and bookkeeping. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and Finance Committee, the Finance Manager will oversee all accounting functions and be involved in strategic planning and internal initiatives to support capital projects and mission execution. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a self-directed and deadline-oriented workplace. This position works closely with other departments, with relevant Board members, and is currently supported by an Office Manager and Operations Coordinator.

Detailed Responsibilities:

1. Planning and Processes

  • Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and capital planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting.
  • Under the direction of the ED, support long-term financial planning, developing forward-looking, financial analysis that provides insight into operations, capital projects, business lines, new projects and plans.
  • Oversee cash management, asset management, payroll, and contract compliance as it relates to finances.
  • Deliver improvements focused on efficiency and cost-effectiveness while adapting easily to changing environments.

2. Deliverables and Management

  • Oversee the organization’s financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and daily financial entries and reconciliations.
  • Track and analyze all financial data, monitoring performance against plans/budgets.
  • Oversee accurate, timely and highly organized accounts and reporting systems that are compliant with GAAP standards, other regulatory requirements, and with nonprofit best practices.
  • Manage cash flow to ensure liquidity for operations and projects; ensures required cash reserves.
  • Manage risk including administering insurance with the oversight of the ED.
  • Produce monthly reports for ED and the finance committee.
  • Provide reporting materials for grants, governmental contracts, and work with the Development department as necessary to support fundraising activities.
  • Oversee the annual audit, payroll taxes, 990s and other tax forms.
  • Ensure donor records and financial records are appropriately reconciled.
  • Manage relationships with financial institutions and work closely with partner organizations for financial reporting.
  • Assists staff with departmental planning, contract tracking, and budgeting.
  • Works cross-functionally with all departments to support strategic planning and internal initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years accounting experience preferred. Nonprofit or construction accounting is a plus
  • Fluency in QuickBooks
  • Extremely comfortable learning new technology and systems.
  • Keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills; tech-savvy; proactive, hands-on and focused on timely, well executed deliverables
  • Ability to relay financial matters to people of varying levels of expertise
  • Strong communication skills; experience creating and delivering concise, compelling management reports
  • Collaborative and flexible working style, with a strong service mentality
  • Maintains an energetic, forward-thinking, professional environment
  • Strategic thinking, to maintain consideration for the many moving parts of the project and campaigns while executing plans on more detail-oriented levels
  • Consideration of self as team member and partner in project
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Please provide a cover letter and resume complete with relevant experience and professional references. To apply, please contact Chelsey Roberie, Office Manager | admin@moncuspark.org | 337-500-1177

GROUNDSKEEPER

Reports to: Grounds Manager

Summary

As a representative of Moncus Park, we seek a Groundskeeper that will enhance excellent guest experiences through the outstanding quality of work performed. We are looking to hire an experienced Landscaper to help us (and our plants) grow. If you are hard-working and dedicated to the beautification and preservation of native Louisiana landscapes, Lafayette’s newest park wants you to join our team! This team member, under supervision of the Grounds Manager, will provide special care to all landscaping and horticulture needs at the nearly 100-acrepublic park. The Groundskeeper is responsible for building and maintaining garden beds and plantings including seasonal pruning, plant replacement, mulching, and pest control to maintain operational excellence.

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We update this list as positions become available. Check back often.

To apply for any of these positions, please click the link or use the email provided within the job description. For position inquiries, please contact admin@moncuspark.org.

Located at: 2901 Johnston Street #304, Lafayette, LA 70503

Just south of the intersection of Johnston Street and Bertrand Drive

Adjacent to South College Shopping Center

Across the street from Winwood Shopping Center

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