Finance and Human Resources Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,163.00
Maximum: $45,496.00



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



134 Linden St
United States



Reporting to the Director, Finance and Human Resources, and as part of GO’s state level team, the Coordinator will be charged with driving high-level execution and support for the finance and human resources work streams as well as in other key operational areas. Delivering high quality work in each of these areas enables critical systems across GO’s state team and network of local sites.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Execute key cash-flow systems and processes in a timely and precise manner, including data entry for coding payables, logging and depositing checks to GO’s bank account and maintaining flow of all vendor and contractor reimbursements
  • Support the Director, Finance and Human Resources to train new staff members on use of budget systems and processes

Human Resources

  • Maintain and update all employee information, including all data and forms for new and exiting employees, any changes to employee data and benefits, and standard performance management templates
  • Build a more robust set of resources for common employee needs and information, and serve as first line of contact for any employees’ questions about benefits
  • Support the Director, Finance and Human Resources to manage benefits administration, including enrollment and resolution of any employee benefit issues
  • Drive all human resources-related payment and compliance processes, including ensuring that employee timesheets are completed in a timely manner

Other Operations

  • Maintain office and employee technology, including researching and buying computers and setting up internet
  • Serve as initial point of contact for any technology-related issues, troubleshooting and/or pulling in additional resources as needed
  • Drive project plan and execution for office improvement projects and needs in Oakland office, working in partnership with Oakland Operations Manager
  • Ensure that donor acknowledgment letters are personalized and sent to donors in a timely manner
  • Lead event operations for our quarterly All-Staff gatherings
  • Provide administrative and operations support with special projects as needed


Mindsets and Skills

  • Values champion.​ Motivated by the overall vision and values of the organization, and a champion of diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Committed to executing strategies and systems that live out these values
  • Team Player.​ Excels in an environment that requires team members to wear many hats and support each other’s work (e.g., have “all hands on deck” for a particular project)
  • Action-oriented, and passionate about the details.​ Exceptional personal organization skills -- and quickly moves from plan to action, following through on commitments across different functional areas with an appropriate sense of urgency. However, also has a strong attention to detail, and knows that executing with quality and precision is the highest priority
  • Effective problem solver.​ Exercises initiative and proactively anticipates potential challenges to identify sound and creative solutions, and especially when facing ambiguity
  • Systems thinker.​ Enjoys creating, implementing and streamlining processes and systems into a seamless operation. When facing a complex issue, instinct is to break it down into manageable pieces to determine the most efficient and effective solution -- and then prioritize against competing project needs in order to execute effectively

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, and 1-2 years work experience with a record of achieving ambitious results preferred
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment
  • Proficiency with Excel required, experience with QuickBooks Online or other online accounting solution preferred
  • Knowledge of and passion for education reform


This employee would work out of either our Fresno or Oakland offices, and our Richmond office is also a possibility for the right candidate. This position is exempt, with an annual salary of $38,163 - $45,496, depending on experience. In addition, an above-market benefits comprehensive benefits package is offered, including:


  • Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) provided at 100% for employees and 75% for dependents
  • Healthcare plan options - choose between Anthem PPO, HMO or Kaiser HMO
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Account (DCA)

Time Off

  • 2 weeks of observed holidays annually
  • 2 - 3 weeks of paid time off (grows with years of experience at GO)
  • 2 additional weeks of time off during the local school district's winter break
  • 40% pay for all new parents to match and supplement State of California Paid Family Leave and/or Disability benefits

Other Benefits

  • Simple IRA retirement plan with up to 3% annual salary match
  • Paid life and long-term-disability policy
  • Up to $75/month in cell phone reimbursement
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Support for new parents that are required to travel with partial reimbursement for accompanying caregiver travel expense or reimbursement for nursing mothers to ship breast milk home

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter addressed to Evan Miller at Application materials should be submitted as attached documents and saved saved in either .pdf or .docx format.