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Accountant

The Accountant will serve as an integral part of the Women’s Foundation of California Team. Under the guidance of the Director of Finance, the Accountant will help support the Foundation’s financial operations by using QuickBooks Premiere, Expensify, Excel, Word, and other systems.

Description

The Accountant will run bookkeeping on time and with precision, maintaining proper documentation for all financial activity and ensuring consistency and clarity of systems. The Accountant coordinates finance filings from staff, assists the Director of Finance, and communicates with outside entities regarding finance matters as needed. This position requires close collaboration with multiple stakeholders and works primarily with the Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer to manage the finances of the Foundation. The ideal candidate is passionate about accounting and seeks a career in financial accounting. Learn more.

Requirements

Skills

  • A minimum of five years of nonprofit accounting experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, IRS regulations for nonprofit organizations and fund accounting.
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks Premiere software required; knowledge of cloud-based systems preferred.
  • Advanced MS Office Suite skills (including Outlook, Word and Excel) preferred.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Proven ability to focus while managing multiple, diverse tasks and responsibilities and frequent interruption in a collegial office environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in effectively managing internal and external relationships with staff, consultants, vendors and key constituents.
  • Excellent project management, listening, oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse audiences with a high level of diplomacy.
  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
  • Familiarity with issues and challenges facing cisgender and trans women and girls, gender nonconforming people and trans men.

Qualities

  • Must possess a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and philosophy of the Women’s Foundation of California.
  • Impeccable ethics and understanding of accounting principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Strong self-motivation, organization, integrity and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness and ability to gain proficiency with other software applications related to the duties of the position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability and flexibility.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and sense of humor.

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Culture Change Fund Manager

The Culture Change Fund Manager (Manager) works closely with the Director of Community Investment and the Chief Strategist for Programs, Foundation staff and CCF Funding Partners to shape and implement the strategic vision for the Culture Change Fund ensuring that the Culture Change Fund programs are innovative and strategic and aligned with our core belief that those who directly experience injustice are best suited to develop solutions that ultimately benefit all.

Description

The Culture Change Fund Manager (Manager) works closely with the Director of Community Investment and the Chief Strategist for Programs, Foundation staff and CCF Funding Partners to shape and implement the strategic vision for the Culture Change Fund ensuring that the Culture Change Fund programs are innovative and strategic and aligned with our core belief that those who directly experience injustice are best suited to develop solutions that ultimately benefit all.

The Manager will manage implementation efforts of the CCF including grantmaking focused on the intersection between culture and power building strategies through multi-issue grantmaking. In addition, The Culture Change Manager conceptualizes, plans and executes the Culture Change Fund community of learning. The Manager represents the Foundation in public settings, provides thought leadership in multiple social movements, and offers timely opinion and analysis to and for Culture Change Fund Partners and to Foundation management, constituents and board members on issues impacting gender, racial, economic, and reproductive justice. This position requires frequent overnight travel. Learn more.

Requirements

Program Management

  • Provide thought leadership and management for the Culture Change Fund’s grantmaking and community of learning, including supporting the development of program design and evaluation, and achieving the goals and objectives of the project(s) within the budget assigned.
  • Cultivate new relationships and networks to broaden the awareness and deepen the impact of the Culture Change Fund’s programmatic work.
  • Work with Culture Change Fund Co-Chairs to support the design, plan and implementation of community of learning program.
  • Ensure alignment and coordination around community of learning programs, grantmaking practices, special initiatives and other Culture Change Fund program activities.
  • Analyze the progress of grant partners and community of learning program and proactively interpret and assess partner needs to determine areas of strengthening and serve as a resource as requested.
  • Coordinate review of proposals submitted for consideration within the Culture Change Fund; plan and make site visits, as appropriate; prepare written summaries and analysis documents of grant applications to aid staff, funder collaborative members and WFC board members in evaluating and making awards.
  • Ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire Culture Change Fund grant life cycle, from proposal to close (e.g., pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing and producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management).
  • Collaborate with the Finance Team to aid in monthly reconciliation between the grantmaking and finance databases.
  • Supervise Program Assistant.

Team & Organizational Management

  • Participate in Foundation staff and Program Team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Plan and facilitate Culture Change Fund meetings
  • Support Culture Change Fund Co-Chairs to lead Culture Change Fund
  • Engage in other activities as needed or assigned to successfully move the Foundation’s mission forward.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with progressively more responsibility planning and managing multiple mission-driven programs
  • Experience and knowledge about grantmaking, culture, advocacy and narrative change strategies to advance gender justice narrative;
  • Knowledge of issues and challenges faced by cisgender and transgender women, especially women of color, non-binary, gender nonconforming, gender expansive and genderqueer people.
  • Project management experience and expertise with effective project management practices;
  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs that successfully engage diverse communities; strong understanding of best practices related to cultural competence of gender, racial, and economic justice issues;
  • Evidenced commitment to an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary team approach to work; strong collaboration and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent computer and technology skills including proficiency with MS Office suite and familiarity with using databases and online project management tools; must be comfortable learning and using new technology;
  • Ability to conduct regular overnight travel throughout California and the United States. At times, up to 30% of the position’s time will be spent traveling.

Qualities

  • Possesses a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and values of the Women’s Foundation of California;
  • Committed to leading with humility, approachability, and accessibility, and helping team members grow and learn by being a mentor, facilitator and coach;
  • Possesses a strong commitment to the self-reflection and interpersonal work needed to create an inclusive and grassroots-driven organization that is at the forefront of gender justice in California;
  • Results-oriented and entrepreneurial;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team, set and achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Creative thinker, joyful collaborator, self-starter and detail-oriented communicator with a positive approach, can-do attitude and a sense of humor;
  • Ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability, diplomacy, and flexibility;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other Foundation events.

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Database Assistant

The Database Assistant will work closely with the Development and Database Manager, and will be a member of the Partnerships Team at the Women’s Foundation of California. They will have the opportunity to support data projects across the organization and make an immediate impact on our overall success and growth potential.

Description

Some initiatives that will be supported by the Database Assistant are all fundraising and relationship management channels, the Community Power Fund, the California Women Rising Conference, the Women’s Policy Institute, the Funders Policy Institute and our Annual Legislative Reception.

The Database Assistant will utilize Raiser’s Edge/RENXT and other data management tools as needed. They will be responsible for assisting with data entry and maintenance, relationship management, communication, fundraising and finance support.

This position offers a flexible work schedule, perfect for students, parents, and anyone who may enjoy working in a permanent part time position. Offering 20-22 hours per week with an option to work Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Thursday. This position is based in our Oakland, California office.

Requirements

Essential Responsibilities

Data Entry and Maintenance

  • Create and maintain constituent records
  • Assist with cleaning up records and assisting with larger data hygiene projects.

    Fundraising and Finance Support

  • Gift processing and acknowledgements using Raiser’s Edge/RE NXT – from online gifts, checks, pledges and other forms of payments received.
  • Ensure prompt and thoughtful gift acknowledgment to all donors with support from Development and Database Manager.
  • Process electronic pledge payments via ACH processing and credit/debit cards in keeping with each donor’s requested payment method and frequency
  • Assist with gift tracking, confirming and reconciling gifts with finance team
  • Administer pledge reminder schedules, including the generation of all pledge reminder

    correspondence in keeping with each donor’s requested frequency

  • Assist with maintenance of grant tracking and grants calendar within RENXT
  • Assist in completion of matching gift verifications and tracking

Relationship Management

  • Research and enter organization affiliation and contact information for partners, donors and prospects.
  • Research and enter historical data regarding WFC.

    Communication Support

    • Assist with donor correspondence and direct mailing
    • Support the assembly and dissemination of annual (2-3x per year) appeal letters to individual

      donors

    • Assist with general philanthropy tasks including scanning, filing and organization of documents

      and lists.

      Qualifications

      Skills

  • A genuine LOVE of data integrity and databases – ideally and especially Raiser’s Edge/NXT.
  • An understanding of development operations and a desire to make systems run smoothly and

    continually improve them to meet the challenges and opportunities of the day.

  • Strong Excel and quantitative reporting and analysis skills (including mail merges) across MS

    Office (Word, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency with Google docs, Outlook (email, calendar).

  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through.
  • Strong listening, written and oral communication skills, including phone presence.

    Qualities

    • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to our organization’s values of community, justice, well-being, and equity.
    • Curiosity and love of continuous learning, and commitment to learning about and practicing gender justice.
    • Ability to develop trusting relationships with individuals from many different backgrounds. Database Assistant Job Description February 2020

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  • Ability to work in an open office environment (i.e., no office or cubicles).
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Track record of being a highly organized, self-starting and a pro-active initiator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues,

    teams, and clients/partners.

  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and great sense of humor!

    Physical demands and work environment

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc., and to travel by car and airplane.

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We believe outstanding people are the key to our success.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, trans people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.