Overview

About Community Change and Community Change Action:

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action, an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description: 

The Financial Operations Coordinator is a newly created position in the Financial and Compliance Operations Unit. This individual will interact with and provide critical  support to our team by providing high quality administrative services to support our systems, procedures, and policies promoting the effective and efficient operation of the overall team. The Financial Operations Coordinator will foster a professional working environment, where creativity, compassion, and courage thrive. In addition, the Financial Operations Coordinator will serve as an essential bridge to operations and program functions to ensure the organizational Essential Outcomes are achieved.

A portion of time will be spent working with Community Change’s sister organization, Community Change Action.

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate meetings, conference calls, and travel as requested.
  • Schedule appointments and maintain calendars
  • Carry out administrative duties such as logistical planning, research, materials, filing, copying, mailing, material preparation, note taking etc.
  • Assist with collection of Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W9s) for partner organizations, consultants, and vendors.
  • Maintains current electronic files of all executed contracts and subgrants.
  • Maintain a professional and collaborative relationship with CCC staff.
  • Coordinate internal and external communications regarding team plans
  • Represent Community Change in a professional manner with members and staff of Community Change partners, allies, and funders.
  • Assist with establishing/refining processes and supporting the creation of team norms for clarity and alignment following organizational policies.
  • Help with the preparation and assembling/editing materials for finance committee and board meetings, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of administrative experience working in a non-profit or similar environment
  • Understanding and use of research to inform work
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment
  • Analytical and critical skills – capacity to extract key points from data and reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Skilled with G Suite products including Google Sheets and GoogleDocs as well as other office productivity applications such as Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to apply common sense to problem solve in a work environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the organization.
  • Must be able to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality.
  • Commitment to the Community Change’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to economic, race and gender justice is essential.

This position reports to: Deputy Controller

Classification: Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Supervisory Responsibility: This is not a supervisory position.

Travel Requirements: Minimal travel required; 2-3 days per year.

Salary & Benefits: $55,000 to $60,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

Position Location: Community Change/Action is based in Washington, DC.  Washington, DC is the preferred location for this position.  Remote work is acceptable, however (occasional) visits to the DC office will be required upon the office reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please click here to submit a resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations.

COVID-19 Requirements: Community Change requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (within six weeks after the start of employment) unless a medical or religious exemption is requested and approved. An employee will be considered fully vaccinated once (i) two weeks have elapsed since after the employee has received the final dose of a primary COVID vaccine series (e.g., two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, two doses of the Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine) and (ii) the employee has received any booster vaccine dose currently recommended by the CDC for those in the employee’s age group. Should the CDC subsequently recommend additional boosters or should an employee otherwise become newly subject to a CDC booster recommendation, an employee shall continue to be considered fully vaccinated if the employee gets the additional booster within one month of the change.

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job email your details to employment@communitychange.org

About Community Change

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.