Finance/Administrative Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $34,000
Maximum: $45,000

Published

09/27/2018

Start Date

10/22/2018

Application Deadline

10/19/2018

Address

1453 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica
California
90401
United States

Description

Finance/Administrative Associate

Durfee Foundation

Downtown LA, CA

Part-Time or Full-Time


Overview

The position of Finance/Administrative Associate at the Durfee Foundation is ideally suited to an individual that wishes to gain practical experience in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy as part of a platform for a career in public service and social change. The job will provide the candidate  intensive practice in nonprofit management – from clerical and bookkeeping functions, to contracting, office and website management, investment coordination and occasional events support – as well as bird’s-eye view of the social change sector in Los Angeles, with exposure to an extraordinary, cross-sector range of leaders.


Position Description


The Durfee Foundation is a private family foundation that supports individuals and organizations in Los Angeles County, with a special emphasis on community development and nonprofit leadership. The Foundation has assets of approximately $30 million, and makes more than $2 million in grants annually.

The position of Finance/Administrative Associate reports to the Executive Director, and works day-to-day with the Program Manager. The ideal candidate for this job should be technologically proficient, detail-oriented, self-motivated and collaborative. The position is part-time (four days/32 hours per week) allowing the candidate to pursue other career development activities on the off-day, or full time (five days/40 hours per week). The job comes with excellent benefits.

The Durfee Foundation maintains a small office. We value collegiality, cooperation and flexibility. The Foundation will move to downtown Los Angeles in December 2018.



Responsibilities:

• Bookkeeping, including monitoring account balances, cash-flow projection, and accounts payable, under supervision of accountant

• Budget monitoring and spreadsheets

• Under direction from an independently contracted CPA, prepare documents for financial audits

• Implement occasional stock sales, and manage relationships with investment advisors

• Reconcile monthly financial statements

• Manage contract agreements

• Reimbursement processing

• Office management/general administrative support, including records management and storage

• Maintain computer systems, including email, network, website, database and back-up systems

• Take minutes at board, committee and grantee meetings and retreats

• Occasional back-up for events production as needed, in collaboration with Program Manager

• Working knowledge of office systems – phone, internet, computer


Skills:

• Expert in QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Word and Excel

• Strong knowledge of Mac OSX, Dropbox, Google Drive and WordPress

• Proficient with budgets and financial management processes

• Good written and oral communications

• High-level administrative capacity

• Database management

• Attention to detail, initiative and follow-through

• Capacity to prioritize work and manage multiple projects

• Exercise initiative and good judgment


Qualifications:

• College or advanced degree and/or comparable work experience

• General knowledge of/interest in the nonprofit sector

• Graphic design skills a plus


Salary & Benefits:

• $34,000 - $45,000 depending on experience and 4-5 days/week commitment

• Medical, dental and vision insurance

• 403b retirement fund, with employee match after one year

• Performance review and annual salary increases

• Two weeks vacation for first two years


Application Process


Application Due: October 19, 2018


Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: admin@durfee.org


Address cover letter to: Claire Peeps, Executive Director


In your cover letter, please address the following questions:


What are your professional goals, and why?

What do you love about Los Angeles?


Start Date: October/November 2018


Please, no phone calls.



Benefits

  • $34,000 - $45,000 depending on experience and 4-5 days/week commitment
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement fund, with employee match after one year
  • Performance review and annual salary increases
  • Two weeks vacation for first two years

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

admin@durfee.org
https://durfee.org/

Application Due: October 19, 2018


Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: admin@durfee.org


Address cover letter to: Claire Peeps, Executive Director


In your cover letter, please address the following questions:


What are your professional goals, and why?

What do you love about Los Angeles?


Start Date: October/November 2018


Please, no phone calls.




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