Careers

Senior Finance Assistant
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Community Partners seeks a full-time Senior Finance Assistant. Reporting to the Senior Director of Accounting, this position supports the Finance team in activities pertaining intermediary projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in preparing reimbursement invoices to funders, track related payments, and monitor accounts payable for intermediary projects.
  • Assist with entering and maintaining QuickBooks transactions related to intermediary projects
  • Assist program team, finance team and project consultants to maintain accurate funder grant/contract invoicing and general ledger for intermediary projects.
  • Create journal entries for end-of-month activities as needed.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper classification of revenue and expenses for projects
  • Work with finance team to ensure intermediary project finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which includes preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring funder code/subaccount activity.
  • Process and submit invoices and payment requests, file corresponding paperwork, and update tracking documents as needed
  • Miscellaneous reconciliations as needed
  • Attend and support meetings and convenings as needed
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1 year of work experience with a general ledger and accounting.
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, vendors, and others
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting (QuickBooks preferred)

COMPENSATION

Hourly Rate: $20.20 – 24.24

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

Board Liaison & Executive Assistant
Monday, September 27, 2021

Community Partners seeks a full-time Board Liaison & Executive Assistant. The Board Liaison & Executive Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the CEO and senior leadership team and serves as the CEO’s liaison to the Board of Directors. This role follows, develops, and implements processes and procedures that strategically streamline the function of the CEO office, facilitating the efficient and effective operation of the leadership team and the Board. This role requires confidentiality, professionalism, and attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Board Support

  • Acts as the primary liaison with the Boards of Directors to answer questions, resolve issues, facilitate the Boards’ work, and plan for meetings.
  • Develops and maintains effective and supportive working relationships with the Board members; provides high-touch administrative support as needed to Board members.
  • Works closely with the CEO and members of the senior leadership team to address Board needs in a timely manner.
  • Plans, coordinates, and attends Board meetings including regular meetings, committee meetings, board retreats, and strategic planning retreats; prepares and distributes agendas and meeting materials, and records and compiles minutes of meetings.
  • Drafts board resolutions for review by CEO and appropriate Board leadership; maintains Board roster; tracks Board committee assignments; supports annual Board self-evaluation process, and other duties as needed. Ensures bylaws and other governance documents are maintained and up to date.
  • In partnership with IT and the Director of Communications, updates the Board website to proactively manage the information upload and maintenance of Board and committee meeting calendars, handbooks, bylaws, and other documents in an online portal.

Executive Support

  • Manages CEO’s daily calendar, including supporting meeting preparation by providing pertinent notes and bios, including weekly and as-needed briefs.
  • Informs CEO of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Prepares materials and generates or edits correspondence, communications, and other documents to support the CEO in planning, convening, leading, attending and delivering presentations at meetings, interviews, public speaking engagements, etc.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including preparing expense reports, correspondence, travel plans, itineraries, and agendas.
  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with Board members, the senior leadership team, staff, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepares senior leadership team meeting agendas.
  • Acts as a liaison between the CEO and their direct reports to follow up and ensure projects are completed as planned.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response for the CEO’s review.
  • Responsible for daily data entry to maintain and update CEO contacts, correspondence, and meeting notes as well as data entry in Salesforce and associated repositories.
  • Plans and facilitates virtual and in person events, conferences, and meetings, including coordinating speakers and controlling event budget, attendee communication, maintaining distribution lists, coordinating refreshments, and ensuring required conference room/equipment is arranged.
  • Represents Community Partners publicly and extends civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners.
  • Strong written communication and proof-reading/editing skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and demonstrated proficiency with reporting, managing processes, analyzing information, and developing solutions.
  • Detailed oriented, accurate, and able to manage multiple priorities in a busy, fast-paced, and evolving team environment.
  • Able to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Exhibit an ability to prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Possess demonstrable proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

A bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience, or the equivalent experience of 8-10 years as a board liaison and/or executive assistant are required.

COMPENSATION

Position range $62,000 - $75,000 Depending on experience

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

Finance Manager
Monday, September 27, 2021

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 fiscally sponsored projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead/manage a department of Finance Associates (Finance Liaisons).
  • Liaise with grants on revenue recognition.
  • Perform financial analysis and interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns, and understand projects’ underlying business model.
  • Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help project leaders make data-driven decisions to better manage their projects.
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure project finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring funder code/subaccount activity.
  • Prepare cash flow analysis related to new hires and change of status to ensure project’ fiscal viability and share analysis with project leader. Advise and consent to project personnel changes.
  • Educate project leaders and their staff in the principal theory of accounting and managerial finance as it relates to their project’s financial statements.
  • Work with projects to review and/or develop grant and operational budgets as needed.
  • Address project questions relating to internal policies and procedures or other matters related to finance and accounting.
  • Assess risk of project activities and help ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws, policies, and best practices for financial management .
  • Assist with review of project financial performance (project status) to evaluate the financial health of projects and assess financial warning signs.
  • As needed, assist with reviewing new project proposals. Assess potential projects’ fit with Community Partners’ mission.
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Contracts teams.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

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 $90,000.00

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, Metro pass, 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 Program Director
Monday, July 26, 2021

As a senior staff generalist reporting to a Vice President, the Senior Program Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and intermediary programs, developing new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise.

The Senior Program Director will be expected to:

  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building
  • Identify opportunities to apply Community Partners’ expertise and generate new programs
  • 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
  • Work with staff colleagues to assess developmental needs of emerging civic entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders
  • Manage a portfolio of projects under Community Partners’ fiscal sponsorship
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences
  • Develop, design, lead, and manage intermediary programs for grantmakers and government agencies which may include regranting, convenings, community engagement, assessments, and capacity-building services.
  • Oversee staff and logistics for program operations and events
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop, document and deliver curriculum for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer learning opportunities
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring for other program and administrative staff
  • Prepare reports, budgets, correspondence, proposals and other documents
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

A minimum of 10 - 15 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit management, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy or other relevant field(s) required. Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles strongly preferred. Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus.

  • Experience and/or comfort with operating in knowledge organizations and thought partnership roles; a creative and a reflective thinker
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style
  • Experience leading a nonprofit and/or serving as a principal in a successful new startup venture a plus
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and client relationship management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; after re-opening, 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 $115,000 – $135,000 depending on experience.

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, Metro pass, 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 Finance Associate
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Community Partners seeks a full-time Senior Finance Associate. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position supports the finance team in accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance

  • Perform financial analysis and interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns, and understand projects’ underlying business model. Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help project leaders make data-driven decisions to better manage their projects
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure project finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring funder code/subaccount activity
  • Prepare cash flow analysis related to new hires and change of status to ensure project’s fiscal viability and share analysis with project leader. Advise and consent to project personnel changes.
  • Educate project leaders and their staff in the principal theory of accounting and managerial finance as it relates to their project’s financial statements
  • Work with projects to review and/or develop grant and operational budgets as needed
  • Address project questions relating to internal policies and procedures or other matters related to finance and accounting
  • Assess risk of project activities and help ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws, policies, and best practices for financial management
  • Assist with review of project financial performance (project status) to evaluate the financial health of projects and assess financial warning signs
  • As needed, assist with reviewing new project proposals. Assess potential projects’ fit with Community Partners’ mission
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Contracts teams
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the nonprofit or government sector a plus.
  • Accounting software knowledge required (experience with AccuFund a plus)
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as an acute ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Excellent client service and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with vendors and others.
  • High level of experience with Word and Excel required.

COMPENSATION

Salary $65,000-$70,000 D.O.E

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