Save Ellis Island is a thriving robust organization that was founded in 1999.

As the sole partner of the National Park Service for the restoration and preservation of the abandoned Ellis Island hospitals, our mission is to raise the funds needed to reopen these twenty-nine historic buildings for the public’s education and enjoyment.

Come join with us in our exciting ongoing adventure to accomplish our mission. We have several paid and volunteer positions available NOW. Free Ferry transportation from New York City or Jersey City, NJ will be provided.

Career Opportunities


Responsible for managing the financial health of the organization in order to promote success and growth while maintaining legal financial practices. The duties include financial planning to determine how to maintain financial health, review financial documents meeting legal and tax compliance and collaboration with other departments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the organization (payroll, deposits, A/P and A/R)
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Reconcile Accounts (bank statements, credit cards, petty cash and inventory)
  • Quarterly sales tax filing
  • Review Quarterly payroll tax returns, Year-End including W2s and preparation of 1099s
  • Prepare documentation for Workers' Comp. Audit
  • Prepare/file Revenue and Expenses for grant documents, update grant spreadsheet and reimbursement request forms for grants monthly, coordinating with Grant Manager
  • File Annual Reports
  • Prepare budgets as needed for grants, quarterly board meetings and planning
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Year-End Closing (including recording journal entries)
  • Prepare documentation for audit and tax returns
  • Coordinate 403(b) management with Senior Operations Manager including payroll remittances, year-end census data for 5500 preparation
  • Provide various financial reports, information and research as requested by the President


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • QuickBooks Desktop - Minimum 3 years
  • Managing, organizing and monitoring the finances of a non-profit - Minimum 3 years
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting methods for grant proposals
  • Collecting, analyzing, and compiling financial information into reports for internal or external stakeholders
  • Defining an organization financial business's strategy, by identifying goals and determining actionable ways to reach them
  • Processing the general ledge accounts, revenue, and expenses of an organization
  • Analyzing financial and banking statements
  • Knowledge of accounting standards issued by FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board)
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks Desktop and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required




  • Support for implementation of Professional Development Programs
  • Follow up on billing issues
  • Manage food services (order and payment)
  • Manage ferry tickets
  • Coordinate room set up and any materials
  • Arrange for lunch pick up and assist in clean up
  • Generate certificates
  • Collect and evaluate feedback
  • Additional projects; implement museum's current education programs, support development of new educational programs for all ages, maintain relationships with New Jersey schools and engage them in museum programming, maintain education calendar and statistics, assist in researching and applying for grants to fund educational programs


  • Degree in education or education-related field with previous training or teaching experience
  • Experience in developing education programs and curriculum
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and goal oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability and desire to work with learners of all ages
  • Proficient in Google Suites and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work with and within a small team in a rapidly changing environment

To apply, please submit your resume highlighting your relevant experience in education.

To apply or for more information contact Barbara McCarrick at (973) 383-1080 or email:

Contact Us to Apply

Volunteer opportunities available – see our volunteer page.

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