Why Work Here?

Richmond Community Foundation’s goal is to create healthy, sustainable communities in Contra Costa County. We believe in the Theory of Change, in which we identify a realistic long-term goal and consider what conditions need to be in place to reach it. The majority of our long-term goals entail measuring and tackling social and economic challenges that local residents face.

We take our community’s issues seriously, and are continuously searching for concerned listeners, earnest thinkers, capable communicators, talented problem-solvers, and devoted professionals who want to learn, grow and most importantly, make the communities of Contra Costa County healthy and sustainable for the people who work, live and thrive here.

A career at RCF offers countless opportunities, an empowered workforce and a supportive environment.  We pride ourselves in recognizing our associates’ and teams’ successes in our goal to solve our community’s most urgent concerns.

When you join RCF, you’ll find a culture where every person is a vital part of the solution and an essential voice of the community.  We aim to be a safe place for anyone on our staff to learn, explore and grow.  Ultimately, we strive to generate tangible results that will change the way our entire community works, lives and succeeds.

JOB OPENINGS

Open Position – Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant

The Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) uses the power of connection to build healthy, thriving communities.   RCF impacts the areas of education, health, public safety, economic development, and the physical environment through its three Cs of effective community building: Coach, Connect, Contribute.

Equity is the core value of the work that we do.  At RCF, we define equity as freedom from bias or favoritism.   We recognize that all people in the United States start life from different places and we must identify and address systematic forms of oppression and paradigms that perpetuate the preferences given to some people over others.  We understand that different resources must be given to different people to allow them to reach their maximum potential. Our goal is to make sure everyone has what they need to attain their full power so we all may participate and flourish in an equitable and honest environment.

Position

RCF is seeking an experienced, QuickBooks-qualified Senior Accountant to join our team.  Nonprofit experience required with outstanding technical skills, judgment and execution, particularly with Excel spreadsheets.  Understanding the support function the Accounting Department plays in the success of the organization is critical.  RCF has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate its growth and performance. The Richmond Community Foundation is a diverse and cross-functional workplace with opportunities for professional growth and development.   Importantly, the successful applicant will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this organization.

Key Responsibilities

·         Working with the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant will maintain the general ledger.

·         Process accounts payable and receivable.

·         Prepare reports for Senior Directors, comparing actual to budget.

·         Help analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts.

·         Participate in grants management.

·         Support the annual audit.

·         Experience with fund accounting and allocation of expenses across multiple programs, grants and projects useful.

Key Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

·         Five years’ experience with hands-on general ledger accounting, specifically using QuickBooks.

·         Strong fiscal analytical skills.

·         Advanced Excel skills.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.

·         Exercise discretion in handling of confidential information.

This is a half-time position, possibly evolving into full-time.  The pay range for 1 FTE is from $60,000 to $75,000 with full-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Generous vacation and sick leave, 401(k) employer match.  Potential for flexible work schedule.

Position will remain open until filled. Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Dianne Wightman, Chief Financial Officer, at dwightman@richmondcf.org.

The Richmond Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

The Richmond Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No phone calls please.
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Open Position – Administrative Assistant

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Administrative Assistant

The Richmond Community Foundation (RCF) uses the power of connection to build healthy, thriving communities.   RCF impacts the areas of education, health, public safety, economic development, and the physical environment through its three Cs of effective community building: Coach, Connect, Contribute.

Equity is the core value of the work that we do.  At RCF, we define equity as freedom from bias or favoritism.   We recognize that all people in the United States start life from different places and we must identify and address systematic forms of oppression and paradigms that perpetuate the preferences given to some people over others.  We understand that different resources must be given to different people to allow them to reach their maximum potential. Our goal is to make sure everyone has what they need to attain their full power so we all may participate and flourish in an equitable and honest environment.

Position

RCF’s Administrative Assistant is a pivotal position. As the first face and voice of the organization, the person filling this position must create a positive first impression with stakeholders and the general public. This  position ensures operational efficiencies with responsibility for monitoring and implementing operational systems and assisting in the delivery of all of the Foundations’ programmatic elements and initiatives. This includes providing program and office support to initiative directors, managing the office and events calendars, and assisting with facility usage and communications. This position reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

Key Responsibilities

OFFICE SUPPORT

  • Coordinate office calendar and serve as point person for all Foundation visitors. Answer and screen telephone calls in a professional and timely manner; take accurate messages with a high degree of professionalism and courtesy.
  • Prioritize and complete administrative support projects for Development, Community Initiatives and other Foundation functions.
  • Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to filing, photocopying, faxing, and mailing.
  • Maintain files and archives.
  • Maintain office supply inventory and equipment inventory.
  • Participate in staff meetings and team-building activities including taking and distribution of minutes and coordinating additional internal communications.

NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER/COMMUNITY BOARD ROOM

  • Track usage of and provide orientation to community partners seeking to use the grants databases.
  • Manage on-line reservations, signage for meetings, room set-up, AV and related requirements for Community Board Room.

BOARD AND BOARD COMMITTEES

  • Coordinate logistics for Board and Board Committee meetings including room set-up.
  • Take minutes at Board meetings.
  • Prepare packets for Board meetings for day of the meeting.

EVENT COORDINATION AND LOGISTICS

  • Assist with logistics for Foundation-hosted convenings of grantees and/or partners as well as other events.
  • Provide support to Staff with registration, supplies, communications, materials, and other assignments as needed.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Support the Chief Operations Officer with the preparation of mailings, gift acknowledgement letters and prospect research.
  • Support communications and database updates.
  • Support Corporate Advisors Circle meeting and events.
  • Support other fundraising events.

Key Qualifications

  • Three to Five years of related experience: office management, program support, or other comparable experience.
  • Basic computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Flexibility to manage the assigned workload in order to meet task deadlines.
  • Highly responsive with communication to both clients and colleagues.
  • Experience and knowledge operating and maintaining standard office equipment such as a multi-functional machine (copy/fax/scanner), postage meter, printer, etc.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and work well independently and with a team.

Demonstrated commitment to the values and mission of RCF.  The pay range for 1 FTE is from $43,000 to $52,000 with full-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Generous vacation and sick leave, 401(k) employer match.

Position will remain open until filled. Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer, at SStreet@richmondcf.org.

The Richmond Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

The Richmond Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No phone calls please.
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In addition to any openings above, you may send your resume as general inquiry by clicking here.

Employees at RCF enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, retirement savings with employer match, paid time off, and work/life balance.