Careers

Administrative Assistant
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full time, hourly (non-exempt) Senior Administrative Assistant. Reporting to a Vice President, this position provides high-level administrative support for the planning and execution of the Fiscal Sponsorship program as well peer learning convenings, workshops, trainings, and other events.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the main contact person for the Fiscal Sponsorship team and respond to general inquiries; assist in the intake and review of new proposals.
  • Respond to project leader requests in support of grant proposal completion and/or inquiries in support of their work.

Maintain a Salesforce database that tracks project contact information, project requests and generates reports

  • Comfortably utilize Zoom and other digital platforms to host recurring webinars, virtual convenings and team meetings.
  • Coordinate and prepare for peer learning convenings, workshops, trainings, and other events; research venues and manage the event specs including logistics and setup, catering, A/V, and materials.
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for Vice President, Capacity Development and internal colleagues.
  • Coordinate event registration and logistics, including ordering and picking up supplies and preparing, printing, and collating materials such as badges, signage, handouts, evaluations, agendas, etc.
  • Process and submit invoices and payment requests; file corresponding paperwork and update tracking documents.
  • Travel to meetings, conferences, and other work-related events and be on-call during those events to ensure that logistics run smoothly and participants’ needs are met.
  • Review and verify timesheets, work charts, and other information in order to maintain accurate payroll data.
  • Compile and format content for projects including grant reports, timelines, and other documents.
  • Track project timelines and remind internal and external colleagues about deadlines.
  • Input, compile, and analyze registration and evaluation data, including manually adjusting and formatting data sets.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with 2-4 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be highly attentive to detail, and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a busy, fast-paced, and evolving team environment. A passion and proven track record for detail-oriented work is required.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the organization, and with vendors and other external stakeholders.
  • Able to understand an issue and take the initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Experience in planning, and executing high-quality events.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • We welcome applications from people who consider themselves under-represented in the nonprofit sector even if they feel they meet only some of the qualifications.
  • Experience working on simultaneous projects with different team leads a plus.

PHYSICAL 

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand. The employee must use their hands to operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms. Employee may occasionally climb, stoop, kneel or bend. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform essential job duties.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary $53,000 - $56,000 D.O.E

Benefits include 15 paid holidays and 10 vacation days per year during first two years of employment and increases based on years of service thereafter, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outline by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Finance Manager
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full time Finance Manager. Reporting to the Senior Director of Accounting, this position supports the finance team in managing the finances and accounting for a variety of projects related to our intermediary services.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with program team, finance team and project consultants to maintain accurate funder grant/contract invoicing, financial reporting, budgeting, budget amendments, forecasting, and general ledger for intermediary projects.
  • Assist with audit matters related to intermediary projects. This includes meeting monitoring and compliance requirements as required by contracts and grants.
  • Create journal entries and ensure timely month end close.
  • Review subcontractor and grantee expenditures and budgets as related to intermediary projects. Includes monitoring actual-to-budget activity.
  • Provide guidance to subcontractors and grantees on budgeting, invoicing and record keeping.
  • Assist with developing policies, procedures, and required forms that facilitate effective operation for intermediary projects.
  • Prepare reimbursement invoices to funders, track related payments, and monitor accounts payable for intermediary projects.
  • Attend and support meetings and convenings as needed.
  • Review monthly new project proposals and assess if the potential projects are a fit with Community Partners.
  • Assess risk of project activities and ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws.
  • Analyze and assist in updating (if needed) current processes in the finance department to mitigate against potential liabilities.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.
  • Must have experience and knowledge of government funding and compliance requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in accounting, finance, or business-related field. Master degree preferred. A minimum of 7 years of experience in grants, contracts administration and finance, specifically with government contracts.
  • Accounting software knowledge required (experience with Accufund a plus)
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and be able to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with vendors and
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting and
  • High level of experience with excel required.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary $85,000.00 - $90,000.00

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a rang e of professional development opportunities.

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Program Associate Intermediary Services
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full time, hourly (non-exempt) Program Associate. Reporting to a Program Director, this position works in collaboration with team members on a range of activities, including grantmaking, convening, training, and technical assistance. This position provides high-level administrative, events, and programmatic support for the planning, execution, and development of intermediary programs. 

 

Community Partners staff are working primarily remotely or hybrid-remote at our ADA-accessible offices in the California Endowment building. This role requires occasional in-person local travel to provide on-site event and convening support in Los Angeles County. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provide programmatic, administrative, and events support on one or more intermediary initiatives, including thought partnership for content development, documentation of processes and learning, and conducting issue area specific research and synthesizing findings
  • Develop and maintain relationships with cohorts of participants and/or grantees, provide logistical and administrative support to staff and participants/grantees, and provide coaching as needed
  • Develop and coordinate organizational systems and processes related to specific projects, including managing, updating, and migrating files and data
  • Oversee grantmaking processes and administration including co-developing grantmaking guidelines, providing technical assistance to applicants, reviewing proposals and budgets, conducting site visits, tracking grant agreements and reports
  • Comfortably utilize Zoom and other digital platforms to host virtual, interactive convenings and team meetings
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for internal colleagues and external partners; high proficiency with calendar protocols required
  • Enter, compile, and analyze registration and participation data, including manually adjusting, formatting, and cleaning data sets
  • Process and submit invoices and payment requests; file corresponding paperwork; update tracking documents
  • Compile and format content for projects including grant reports, timelines, and other documents
  • Track project timelines and remind internal and external colleagues about deadlines
  • Coordinate and prepare for peer learning convenings, workshops, trainings, and other events; when appropriate to meet in-person, research venues and manage the event specs including logistics and setup, catering, A/V, and materials.
  • Coordinate event registration and logistics, including ordering and sending out supplies; when appropriate to meet in-person, prepare, print, and collate materials such as badges, signage, handouts, evaluations, agendas, meeting materials etc.
  • When appropriate to meet in-person, travel across LA County to meetings, conferences, and other workrelated events and be on-call during those events to ensure that logistics run smoothly and participants’ needs are met
  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our organizational relationships through strategic networking and relationship building
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with 3-5 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent experience) a plus.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be highly attentive to detail, and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a busy, fast-paced, and evolving team environment. A passion and proven track record for detail-oriented work is required.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with diverse audiences including staff members in all positions throughout the organization, as well as external stakeholders such as event participants, vendors, and funders.
  • Able to understand an issue and take initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Experience in planning, executing, and evaluating high-quality events.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of LA’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and multiple online platforms required.
  • Ability to travel throughout Los Angeles County required.
  • We welcome applications from people who consider themselves under-represented in the nonprofit sector even if they feel they meet only some of the qualifications.
  • Experience or interest in the arts and especially in arts for social change a plus
  • Experience with or interest in communications, advocacy, and anti-racist practices a plus.
  • Commitment to racial equity and participating in Community Partners’ equity and impact work.

 

PHYSICAL  

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand. The employee must also use their hands to operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms. Employee may occasionally climb, stoop, kneel or bend. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform essential job duties.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary range: $58,000 – 62,000

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, winter holiday closure, a 403(b) plan (with employer match after two years), medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Program Director
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Reporting to the VP of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, the Program Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of intermediary programs, seeking new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Director will be expected to:

  • Develop and manage implementation of intermediary programs for grant makers, government agencies and other public sector partners which may include program codesign, regranting, convenings, community engagement, assessments, training and capacity-building services.
  • Identify opportunities to apply Community Partners’ expertise and generate new intermediary engagements, including monitoring open RFPs, solicitations and contracting opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles and in the national nonprofit sector, and state-of-the-art approaches in organizational and leadership development.
  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building.
  • Work with staff colleagues to assess developmental needs of grassroots nonprofit leaders; support grassroots nonprofit organizations and projects in government contract compliance.
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences; oversee staffing and logistics for program operations and events.
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop content, document, and deliver curricula for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer-learning opportunities.
  • Oversee staff, consultants and logistics for program operations and events.
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring for other program and administrative staff.
  • Write and prepare proposals, reports, budgets, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit management, arts management and/or grantmaking, public policy, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy, or other relevant field(s) required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles strongly preferred.
  • Experience in arts organizations or arts grantmaking, with artists and cultural workers, and/ or arts for advocacy and social change preferred.
  • Experience leading complex government-funded contracting or grant initiatives, a nonprofit, or a startup venture a plus.
  • Experience and/or comfort with operating in knowledge organizations and thought leadership roles in an evolving organization; a creative thinking and problem solver.
  • Commitment to racial equity and participating in Community Partners’ equity and impact work.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of LA’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.

 

Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; after hybrid re-opening at our ADA-accessible offices in The California Endowment, this role requires the ability to travel locally, with occasional overnight travel to meetings or conferences outside the LA area. 

Compensation

Salary range for this position is $90,000-$110,000 depending on experience.

Benefits include paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, winter holiday closure, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period). 

Application

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment in our online platform by clicking here.   

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

Grants Accountant
Friday, July 29, 2022

Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Grants Accountant will be responsible for the direct management of several key accounting and reporting functions within the organization, focusing on all aspects of the Revenue Cycle, in addition to assisting with system implementations with regards to internal controls, audit compliance and accounting policies and procedures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial management (Revenue Cycle)

  • Primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of awards (i.e. contracts, grants and charitable contribution) for financial reporting and ensuring compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and funder specific regulations.
  • Performs all grant-related post award functions including, but not limited to: budget and expense analysis, monthly grant and contract invoicing, labor distribution charges, final cost reports, and associated communication with Grant/Fiscal/Program Liaisons
  • Performs general accounting activities, including reconciliations, entering billing into the AR module in the financial system, assisting the Accounting Manager during audit, journal entries for cost allocations, and month end close of AR
  • Resolves any issues regarding grant invoices, including disallowed expense, technical issues, or unpaid invoices; communicates with fiscal contacts at funding sources for information needed and problem resolution
  • Follow up on collection of grants receivable as needed
  • Ensures supporting documents (payroll/expenses/vendor invoices, etc.) align with billing and budget, and comply with contractual and/or regulatory stipulations.
  • Prepares schedules as requested for annual audit; maintains grant information for funder and participates in audits and reviews by funding agencies as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • General knowledge of US GAAP,
  • Uniform Guidance Title 2 CFR 200, and non-profit accounting policies and procedures.
  • High level of experience with Excel required; experience with Accufund, Certify, Paylocity, and Salesforce a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Must be adaptable and comfortable working collaboratively.
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to manage shifting priorities and multiple, competing deadlines.
  • Familiarity with funding from government agencies at the Federal, County, and State levels.
  • Working knowledge of government contracts, compliance, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.

 

EXPERIENCE

Requires at least two (2) years of grant management and accounting experience. Requires bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or related field from an accredited institution or a combination of education and related work experience.

 

COMPENSATION

Position range $65,000.00

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex

spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Senior Director, Public Sector Financial Compliance
Monday, July 25, 2022

Reporting to the CFOO, Community Partners seeks a Senior Director, Public Sector Financial Compliance, who will be responsible for compliance on all public sector funds. This individual will oversee the entire life cycle of public funding and will work with fiscally sponsored projects to assist with management of public sector grants.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for compliance on all public sector funds
  • Lead all aspects of public sector funding life cycle: application, negotiation, management, reporting and close out
  • Monitor sub-recipient compliance
  • Work with fiscally sponsored projects to prepare and help them manage public sector grants
  • Oversee intermediary finance staff
  • Work with external auditor to prepare and manage single audit.
  • Manage other federal audits
  • Design and maintain internal controls for public sector funds including workflows for approving reconciling invoices
  • Stay current on all GAAP and public sector regulations
  • Train all relevant staff on key compliance regulations

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the nonprofit sector with public sector grant management.
  • Experience with managing single audit (A-133).
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as an acute ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with AccuFund or other accounting software.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment and collaborate with program staff and others across the organization required.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality required.
  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree.
  • Must possess a minimum of ten years of work experience in accounting or finance.

 

COMPENSATION

Position range $105,000 – $140,000 DOE

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.