Careers

Help Desk Specialist
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Community Partners seeks a full time Help Desk Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will be responsible for the maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing hardware and software solutions, and supporting other internal technology needs. The Help Desk Specialist will support the maintenance of the organization’s PCs, printers, servers, and A/V equipment for approximately 50 on-site staff and network connectivity for 14 co-locators. Tasks include end user support, license tracking, upgrades, configurations and routine PC maintenance.

Responsibilities include

  • Monitor ticketing system, provide Helpdesk support and resolve problems to the satisfaction of the end user. Respond to tickets per the service level agreement
  • Modify configurations, utilities, software default settings, etc. for the local workstations
  • Assist with onboarding of new users
  • Ensure each workstation has a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, and any additional specialized equipment and programs
  • Install, test and configure new workstations, peripheral equipment and software
  • Maintain inventory and manage all equipment, software and software licenses
  • Assign users and computers to proper groups in Active Directory
  • Perform timely workstation hardware and software upgrades as required and provide support during roll- out
  • Support and troubleshoot connectivity issues for co-locators under contract
  • Provide technical and troubleshooting support for A/V equipment in conference rooms
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications required

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the field
  • Microsoft Windows Server, MS Office Application Suite, MAC support, various desktop application support, networking (including VPNs), backup and recovery, and desktop security skills
  • A customer service approach to working with both in house and off-site staff and colleagues (including VIPs)
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical staff
  • The ability to work with diverse groups and in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to plan well ahead of routine deadlines and anticipate IT support needs
  • Demonstrable analytical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to identify issues, obstacles, and opportunities and then develop and implement effective solutions
  • Industry certifications a plus

Physical

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand. The employee must also use his/her 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 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform essential job duties.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, Metro pass (TAP card), and a range of professional development opportunities.

Application

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment to: Jobs@CommunityPartners.org. Please include “IT Specialist” and your name in the subject line of your email.

 

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
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Community Partners seeks a full time finance manager. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position supports the finance team in managing finance and accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance

  • Work with finance team to maintain accurate general ledger and ensure timely month-end closing and reporting to projects. Conduct monthly bank reconciliation and internal audit on ledger accounts. Create journal entries for end-of-month activities as needed.
  • Assists senior finance team members in maintaining a system of internal controls to ensure accurate financial statements and safeguarding of the organization’s assets. Analyze and update (if needed) current processes in the finance department to mitigate against potential liabilities
  • Prepare cash analysis reports for projects; educate project leaders and their staff in the principal theory of accounting as it relates to their project’s financial statements
  • Address questions project leaders and their staff have relating internal policies, procedures and all matters related to finance
  • Work with projects to develop grant budgets
  • Assess risk of project activities and ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws
  • Review monthly new project proposals with program team. Assess each proposal to see if the potential projects are a fit with Community Partners
  • Conduct monthly new project orientation
  • Work with finance team for annual audit and preparation of year-end tax and other regulatory reporting
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (master preferred) in accounting, finance, or business-related field. Must possess a minimum of eight years’ work experience in accounting or finance.
  • Experience in the nonprofit 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.

PHYSICAL

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand. The employee must also use his/her 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 $75,000 – $90,000

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.

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment to: Jobs@CommunityPartners.org. Please include “FINANCE MANAGER” and your name in the subject line of your email. View the full job description 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 Contracts & Grants Associate
Monday, November 19, 2018

Community Partners seeks a full time Senior Contracts & Grants Associate. Reporting to the Manager of Grants and Contracts, this position supports the department in a variety of roles related to grants and contract administration and other related activities as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a portfolio of projects
  • Review government agreements and prepare appropriate forms for contract execution
  • Review private grant agreements
  • Work with projects on budget review for government and private grant submissions
  • Submit government grant proposals through on-line system
  • Oversee and prepare monthly invoicing for government contracts
  • Prepare ad hoc contract invoicing as needed for city, private and school contracts
  • Provide guidance to projects on finance portion of required funder reports
  • Prepare and lead funder site visits and audits
  • Work with manager of grants and contracts to prepare annual audit including special A-133 federal expenditure audit
  • Draft MOUs and agreements, as necessary
  • Work with manager of grants and contracts to improve grant Database
  • Interact with project leaders regarding various financial matters
  • Prepare journal entries as needed
  • Assist department with special projects
  • Other tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field. Master degree preferred. A minimum of 7 years of experience in grants and contracts administration, specifically with government and private grants.
  • Accounting software knowledge required.
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and be able 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, as well as with vendors and others.
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting and HR software.

PHYSICAL

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand.  The employee must also use his/her 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 $60,000 – $65,000

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.

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment to: Jobs@CommunityPartners.org. Please include “Senior Grants & Contracts Associate” and your name in the subject line of your email.

To view the full job posting, click 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.