Business Manager

Friends of the Wissahickon

Organizational Overview: 

The Friends of the Wissahickon, an official park partner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, conserves and improves the 1800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park. FOW’s dedicated community of members and volunteers have supported the wild beauty of the park since 1924.


Position Overview:

The Business Manager is responsible for administering business operations, HR processes, business technology and office support for all staff, staff benefits and organizational insurance plans, maintaining personnel policies and procedures, providing guidance and interpretation of benefits and policies to staff, keeping track of industry trends, and meeting with the company’s senior management team to make suggestions and recommendations regarding the company’s procedures and policies in relation to its financial and human resources. This position requires discretion, organization and strong interpersonal skills. In addition to business operations experience training or experience in conflict resolution and workplace diversity and equity practices are strongly preferred.



  • Financial operations – Accounts receivable and payable, bank deposit, payroll, work with Controller on monthly financial statements, provide materials for annual audit, preparation of 1099s, and monitoring of business accounts.
  • IT support – liaise with and manage the organization’s IT service provider, track staff IT needs including computers and other needed accessories, monitor and acquire tech (phones, iPads, hot spots), in-office phone system support, annual tech survey
  • Manage organizational insurance portfolio, and compliance, insurance audits, and annual renewal.
  • HR management and oversight including onboarding, separation, benefits enrollment, retirement plan management
  • Refresh employee handbook annually
  • Create procedures manual for staff – how to use and obtain resources
  • Office supplies and operations – copy machine leases, mail machine leases, furnishing and supplies, liaise with building management
  • Provides and tracks keys to Friends of the Wissahickon assets – system wide
  • Reports to the Executive Director
  • Other Duties as assigned



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle
  • Skilled user of Quickbooks Online, or similar
  • Strong knowledge of human resources and policy guidelines (both legal and best practices);
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work inclusively across lines of difference in a variety of settings;
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills and best practices in security, such as password managers, multi-factor authentication, etc.;
  • Flexibility and willingness to research and learn new tools, technology, and resources;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a system-oriented working style in order to manage personnel records, benefits, and hiring searches;
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and a self-starting attitude necessary to identify and initiate areas for improvement;
  • Flexibility, patience, and willingness to learn;
  • Excellent writing, communication, and listening skills; and
  • Excellent judgment along with experience exercising discretion and confidentiality


Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $65,000. Additionally, Friends of the Wissahickon offers a generous benefits package.



  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement benefits and matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


Professional Level: Managerial

Friends of the Wissahickon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

To Apply:

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Wissahickon. Please prepare a formal letter of interest, resume, three work related references, and salary requirements as a single combined PDF and submit at

Please, no phone calls or mailed applications. Deadline for application is September 30, 2022.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.