Careers

The Ella Baker Center is currently hiring a Controller and Restore Oakland is hiring a Development Manager.

Ella Baker Center Organizational Background

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (“EBC”) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA, working to advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. In our 20 year history, we have worked on issues including jump starting the green jobs movement, promoting civic engagement, violence prevention through youth leadership, and transforming juvenile justice systems in California.  We are currently working to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization in the United States through Truth and Reinvestment—moving resources away from failed criminal justice policies and into creating opportunities, also known as “books not bars, jobs not jails, healthcare not handcuffs.”

Controller

The Controller will be responsible for financial recording, reporting and analyzing of both operational and building related transactions -- all in the context of an exciting and fast moving social justice oriented organization.  Accurately processing accounting transactions in QuickBooks, managing payroll, analysis in spreadsheet documents, potential presentation of financial information -- will be key activities. This position interacts with EBC program directors and administrative staff to support the preparation of monthly financial statements and department financial reports. 

To a much lesser extent, but part of the work, will be assisting with office management.  In general, the role is focused on supporting all finance functions in collaboration with the Director of Finance & Operations and the Executive Director, and other misc. tasks.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Controller works as part of the Administration Team, to build institutional financial systems that ensure stability, health and efficiency.They ensure the smooth functioning of finance, administrative systems through being the main support for financial operations of the organization

This is a full-time exempt position with access to sensitive information.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in assembling various financial statements and reports for the Board and external stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of budget and financial information for grant reports and proposals
  • Accounts Receivable-records and processes incoming checks/grants for the finance and development teams. (multiple companies)
  • Accounts Payable-complete all accounts payable activities including processing check requests from agency staff and the payment of vendor invoices, including both printed checks and online payments (multiple companies); prepares outgoing mail for the finance team  
  • Assist during the annual budget process
  • Support Director of Finance and Operations with the annual audit process
  • Manage financial aspects of relationships with vendors and subcontractors (e.g., financial administration of benefits, 1099, 1096).
  • Process semi monthly payroll in QuickBooks
  • Prepare credit card reconciliations; review and approve on a monthly basis
  • Monthly bank and credit card donation reconciliations (multiple accounts and companies)
  • Complete quarterly/monthly allocation of expenses including staff salaries, benefits, taxes, and program expenses;
  • Process quarterly payroll and shared allocations
  • GL account reconciliations and journal entries
  • Work with development team to reconcile donations/grants in QuickBooks with       Salesforce on a monthly/quarterly
  • Ensure that all financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant accounting standards through participation in professional societies and peer networking.
  • Support and assist Director of Finance & Operations in special projects, tasks, as needed
  • Support with day to day operations of the office/building as needed

 QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 3-5 years in an accounting/FC bookkeeping position with increasing responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices for a mid-sized nonprofit.
  • Ability to multitask and handle competing demands; prioritize and manage focus and productivity effectively; ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate strong initiative and leadership.
  • Ability to be discreet and judicious with non-routine and private information.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle time-sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism.
  • Superior organizational skills, and the ability to create, implement, and maintain systems to improve the efficiency of the finance/admin office.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of GAAP 
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and/or various non-profit accounting software
  • Proficiency in Mac interfaces and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to racial and social justice; clear understanding of EBC’s mission and programs.
  • Experience working with finance/bookkeeping for multiple companies a plus.
  • High school diploma or GED; college diploma a plus.
  • Nonprofit experience, bilingual skills a plus.

COMPETENCIES

  • Technical capability
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Teamwork Orientation 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. The Controller has no direct reports at this time.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience

EBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, LTD, life insurance, EAP,  vacation and sick time, and 401k matching contributions.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit application materials to 45qz229n@app.catchthebest.com with “Controller” in the subject line. Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter including a description of your interest in the position and qualifications
  • Resume

Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Submission URL: https://ellabakercenter.catchthebest.com/apply/45qz229n

START DATE: June 2020


Restore Oakland - Organizational Background

A joint initiative between the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Restore Oakland is a community advocacy and training center that will mobilize Bay Area community members to transform our economic and justice systems and make a safe and secure future possible for themselves and for their families. 

Restore Oakland Development Manager

From 2015-2020, the Restore Oakland capital campaign raised over $21 million. The campaign is a joint initiative between Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) to fund Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center that empowers Bay Area community members to transform our local economic and justice systems. Restore Oakland leads with grassroots organizing and advocacy to build real power and self-determination for impacted communities, while also providing hands-on job training, cooperative food enterprise incubation, restorative justice mediation, housing rights services, and safe space for community organizing and mobilizing — all in one space.

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) seeks a passionate and dedicated Development Manager to continue the momentum on this visionary project. The Restore Oakland Development Manager will work with development staff at EBC, ROC United, and Restore Oakland, Inc. to maintain and strengthen relationships with donors and funders who contributed more than $21 million to the capital campaign. In addition to stewarding relationships with existing donors and soliciting post-campaign gifts, the Restore Oakland Development Manager will leverage the visibility of this first-of-its-kind project secure to new streams of revenue for the project.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and driven development professional who is passionate about divesting from the prison industrial complex and building new alternatives for community safety. The successful candidate will come to the role with at least three years of fundraising experience in nonprofit and/or social justice spaces, with a track record of executing successful institutional giving and donor engagement programs.

PRIMARY ROLES

Donor Engagement

  • Organize and lead building tours for prospective donors, collaborating with leadership at ROC United,  EBC, and Restore Oakland, Inc. to facilitate a successful donor experience.
  • Develop and implement recognition plan for major gifts donors.
  • Develop and implement an annual cultivation and solicitation calendar (including digital, mail, events, and in-person outreach) to engage donors, keep them informed about exciting programmatic developments at Restore Oakland, and ask for financial support.
  • Collaborate with existing groups of volunteer fundraisers to host events and cultivate new volunteer fundraisers to support Restore Oakland.

Grants, Writing, and Prospect Research

  • Write and submit grant proposals for Restore Oakland funding opportunities identified by the ROC United, EBC, and Restore Oakland, Inc. teams.
  • Conduct ongoing prospect research and cultivation. Provide some support scheduling EBC/ROC United leadership for specific asks.
  • Produce communications materials as needed for the donor engagement, including a regular impact report for all Restore Oakland donors.
  • Manage post-capital campaign funder relationships, including report writing and submission.
  • Supervise consultants on additional writing projects, including a case study of the capital campaign.

Naming Opportunities Program

  • Develop strategy for prospect research, cultivation, and successful solicitation for naming opportunities program (i.e., naming or dedicating a space in honor of someone) for major donors and funders.
  • Collaborate with prospective donors and/or funders to determine the best fit for name and room designation.
  • Track pledges and maintain updated prospect list

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice.
  • Three or more years of experience in fundraising, with significant experience in individual donor engagement.
  • Three or more years of volunteer management experience, preferably in a fundraising and/or campaign environment.
  • History of working collaboratively with stakeholders (board members, volunteers, etc.) and coworkers while exercising individual leadership in meeting core job responsibilities.
  • Project management and/or campaign experience, including proven ability to successfully manage multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • History of using CRM/database tools to successfully support donor engagement. Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with prospect research.
  • Familiarity with online fundraising tools and peer to peer fundraising strategies.
  • Aptitude for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of fundraising programs.
  • Familiarity with criminal justice landscape in California and/or the Bay Area preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish and English preferred.

Nothing in this job description restricts Ella Baker Center’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Position reports to the Director of Development at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. The Restore Oakland Development Manager has no direct reports at this time.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

EBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, LTD, life insurance, EAP, vacation and sick time, 401k matching contributions, and an opportunity to qualify for a sabbatical.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit application materials to w56mj79b@app.catchthebest.com with “Development Manager” in the subject line. Complete applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter including a description of your interest in the position and qualifications
  • 1-2 relevant writing samples

Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Submission URL: https://ellabakercenter.catchthebest.com/apply/w56mj79b

START DATE: March 2020