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Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Finance and Operations Associate

Position overview:

The Finance and Administrative Associate plays a key role in assuring smooth and timely operations, documentation, planning and analysis within the organization’s Finance and Operations functions. In this role, the Finance and Administrative Associate supports the Finance Director in an array of critical functions including maintenance of financial records, reporting, forecasting and analysis. The Associate also assists in core Human Resources functions related to benefits administration and record keeping. This position will be supervised by the Finance and Operations Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads administrative support, record keeping, reporting and documentation for core organizational Finance functions.
  • Supports in the day to day administration of Human Resources benefits and record-keeping;
  • Executes a variety of work to support the finance director and strengthen back of the office systems for both the national office and the JWJ network;
  • Supports all financial planning, forecasting and analysis activities (AOP, quarterly, period close, strategic)
  • Maintains timely, accurate and accessible records relating to a variety of Finance and Human Resources Functions as assigned and requested by the Finance Director
  • Communicates and collaborates regularly and effectively with staff, network leaders, vendors and other JWJ stakeholders;
  • Actively engages in visioning, planning, and evaluating back-of-the-office  network capacity-building activities within the Sustainability division;
  • Collaborates broadly with JWJ staff to strengthen the work of the Finance department and the capacities of local coalitions.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

Finance

  • Organizing and maintaining up to date financial records.
  • Organizing and managing retention files for a required period of time.
  • Preparing a variety of regular and ad hoc financial or administrative reports.
  • Providing financial data to aid in organizational proposals and development activities.
  • Supporting the Finance Director in scheduling, research, writing, editing, and other projects as needed, using Microsoft Office software.
  • Leading and executing the Accounts Payable process, including semi-monthly check run and annual issuance of 1099’s to contractors.
  • Assisting with preparation of monthly financial summaries using QuickBooks
  • Assists with annual audit, including preparation of various schedules, supporting all audit requests, and retrieval of cash disbursement records, timesheets, and other financial records
  • Processing monthly timesheets for cost sharing and program expense allocation purposes.
  • Managing quarterly lobbying filings and reporting.
  • Identifying and correcting errors and discrepancies; advising the Finance and Operations Director of matters that require his/her attention.
  • Assisting in developing policies and procedures related to financial management and internal controls.
  • Preparing and maintaining finance and contract files. 

Human Resources

  • Administering various human resource policies and procedures for all personnel.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures.
  • Supporting directors in the hiring process by outlining HR needs and extending offers to candidates post approval from Finance Director.
  • Assisting in assuring compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment, including maintaining personnel files.
  • Assisting with benefits administration, including annual benefits renewal process, benefits reporting, plan testing, and COBRA administration.
  • Supporting new employee orientations.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience on the Administration field in the nonprofit sector with progressive responsibilities.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and terminology
  • Ability to gain a working knowledge of budget, internal controls
  • Competence with technology and willingness to become an expert in specific programs
  • Highly organized and possesses solid administrative skills
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Strong research, problem solving, and analytic skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Personable with ability to maintain sense of humor under pressure
  • Capability to work in fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

How to apply:

Submit resume, relevant writing samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to finance(at)jwj.org with “FINANCE ASSOCIATE” in the subject line

When to apply: Now through August 15, 2016

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Jobs With Justice provides a generous/competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits. This is a union-represented position.

Staff Writer

Position overview: 
Jobs With Justice is hiring a staff writer to join our team and make a difference in the lives of working people. This person is chiefly responsible for developing a broad range of compelling content, monitoring news, elevating and growing our spokespeople and their thought leadership, helping drive narratives for key issues, along with editing a variety of material and enforcing editorial guidelines. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office and will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Leads drafting, editing and proofreading of content for our campaigns, research publications, organizational programs, website, staff speaking engagements, events and other projects.
  • Supports message development and creates talking points, commentary, op-eds, and speeches for our issues, campaigns and lead spokespeople.
  • Monitors news and tracks editorial coverage of core issues in the media.
  • Trains staff, partners, and coalition members to be effective spokespeople and cultivates and expands our network of surrogates.
  • Creates editorial calendars, project timelines and other deadlines.
  • Assists with rapid response efforts and strategic communications as needs arise.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, allies and local coalitions to generate compelling and credible material.
  • Enhances and executes departmental priorities as needed and supports departmental and organizational strategies.

Detailed areas of work currently include:

  • Conceptualizes, researches, writes, and edits content, including, but not limited to: commentary, op-eds, fact sheets, speeches, publications, e-mail newsletters, action campaigns, blog posts, press statements, talking points, individual profiles, backgrounders, identity material, marketing material, fundraising content.
  • Collaborates with the staff of network, ally and stakeholder organizations to fulfill writing assignments or investigate writing opportunities.
  • Produces and distributes daily morning roundup of major news and editorial coverage of key labor, economic and workplace issues.
  • Evaluates and synthesizes edits for assigned projects. Provides proofreading, and editing support, and when needed, fact-checking, for all external material.
  • Serves as editorial gatekeeper and updates internal editorial protocols.
  • Manages workflow and oversees review process for written pieces.
  • Interviews individuals to feature in written campaign or organizational work.
  • Conducts background research to inform writing and editing, consulting with internal and external experts when needed.
  • Contributes to building and expanding spokesperson database by interviewing potential spokespeople, identifying and connecting spokespeople to relevant media and advocacy requests, and updating records.
  • Regularly assesses work, shares key information and tracks updates with teams.
  • Posts or preps content for websites or other communications channels, as needed.
  • Performs administrative duties in support of the work of the Communications Department and the organization.

Qualifications:

  • 4–6 minimum years of relevant job/externship/fellowship experiences.
  • Excellent writer who has ability to write under short deadlines.
  • Experience writing on a range of topics and adjusting to a range of styles and individual and organizational voices.
  • Advanced editing skills and comfort giving and receiving edits.
  • Speechwriting, ghostwriting and opinion-editorial writing greatly preferred.
  • Experience in message development.
  • Good research and fact checking abilities.
  • Strong work planning skills.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects at a time and working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
  • Self starter with ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate and establish rapport with staff, colleagues and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Comfort in a team environment, and experience working in both a lead and support role.
  • Proficiency in Internet-based research, word processing, database and e-mail programs.
  • Training experience a plus.
  • Interest or experience in and knowledge of workplace and economic issues, labor, social justice, organizing, and/or progressive policy and advocacy issues.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed in performance of duties.

How to apply:
Submit resume, relevant writing samples, references, and cover letter/letter of interest to info@jwj.org.

When to apply: Now through August 15, 2016

Jobs With Justice Education Fund is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Jobs With Justice provides a generous/competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, retirement and professional development benefits. This is a union-represented position.

About Jobs With Justice:

Jobs With Justice is a national network expanding people’s ability to come together to improve their workplaces, their communities and their lives. We create solutions to the problems working people face by leading campaigns, changing the conversation and moving labor, community, student and faith voices to action. We win real change at the national and local levels by challenging corporate greed and demanding an economy that works for all.

Important notice for applicants:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to personally acknowledge the receipt and status of each one. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please follow the job application instructions specific to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications, or applications delivered by fax, mail, or in person will not be considered. No phone calls or direct solicitations please.