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Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) Job Postings

 

Title: Finance Manager

Salary: $56,000 - $60,000 Full annual FTE (based on experience) with opportunities for growth into Director position

Earliest Starting Date: 3/9/2020 or as soon as possible

Reports To: Executive Director

Work Schedule: Normally works 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday

Do you have a head for finance and a heart for the community?  Do you hunger to use your financial skill to lift up the ideas and talent of Latinos?  This unique opportunity to both lead the organization financially and support burgeoning Latino groups across the state of Washington may be for you. 

Job Summary:

Latino Community Fund is seeking a mission-oriented, strategic leader with strong experience managing finance and operations to join our leadership team as our Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will play an integral role in building out LCF’s financial procedures, managing our finance and capacity building department, and ensuring accurate and efficient financial nonprofit practices. This position will be responsible for overseeing financial management, accounting, planning and budgeting, audit preparation, human resources administration, and capacity building with our fiscally sponsored groups. The Finance Manager will serve as a key member of the leadership team (with room for learning and growth as well) responsible for strategic decision-making to help the organization during this time of significant growth and to better serve its mission across WA State. This role is based at our headquarters in Seattle, WA with potential for some light travel to our Yakima office. The Finance Manager will report directly to the Executive Director and manage the Finance and Grants Support Specialist.

 

About Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF)

The Latino Community Fund of Washington State (LCF) cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. LCF is a creative, vibrant, and flexible place to work.  We offer the unique benefit of being able to see your work have tangible positive impact in the Latino community. 

Our work is rooted in community, centered on community leadership, and expanding to include a larger Latino community across Washington State. The organization has grown over the past 12 years, with team members now based in Seattle, Burien, Yakima, Wenatchee, Bellingham, and Tri-Cities. Our team collaborates across WA State to provide access to health and economic resources, invest in local leaders, and build our collective power. LCF has a $3 million operating budget, inclusive of 10 fiscally sponsored groups. LCF’s team includes a team of 14 across WA State and is governed by a Board of Directors with 9 members. At LCF, we work through a variety of programs in the community, and as such, we provide an open work environment where you have the opportunity to learn about a variety of issues in our community.  Opportunities to make innovative impact in our community is constantly growing and deepening with the  leadership of our staff of organizers, youth, and community leaders who are at the heart of this critical movement.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions

As the Finance Manager, you will be a key leader of the executive team, leading the management of financial procedures. Areas of work include:

Financial Management (50-60%): 

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Lead annual budgeting and planning process with the ED, working with staff teams to ensure a fully participatory process. Administer and review all financial plans and budgets and monitor progress.
  • Support the ED and board to develop both annual and long-term financial plans that align with strategic goals.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Develop and implement fiscal management practices and internal controls, ensuring that LCF upholds its fiduciary and organizational responsibilities. Manage the finance department’s policy and procedure manual.
  • Participate as the staff liaison with the Board of Director’s Finance and Audit committee, and other finance related ad hoc working groups.
  • Work with Development staff to reconcile fund development records and financial records, and prepare financial statements as needed for grants, committees, and other tracking.
  • Create and maintain internal tracking systems.

Accounting (LCF contracts with an independent accountant. This role will include working with this person to) (10-20%):

  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Manage accounting systems, including maintaining records to facilitate monthly and quarterly reporting and budget tracking, financial tracking of restricted grants, invoicing, payroll management.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Work with teams to track grant expenses.

Human Resources Administration (10%): 

  • Work with the ED to ensure employee manual, policies, and procedures are regularly updated and utilized by staff.
  • Support Executive team with administrative aspects of HR functions, including: hiring; compensation and benefits administration and oversight; and new employee orientation.
  • Maintain personnel files and employment, payroll, performance review, and leave records.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system.
  • Manage facility and equipment leases and all contracts with vendors and consultants, including payroll.

Risk Management (10%): 

  • Ensure organizational and individual compliance with local, state, and federal law.
  • Monitor and evaluate organizational insurance policies (legal, real property, etc.).
  • Provide information and recommendations to ED and board as needed.

Fiscal Sponsorship Management (10%): 

  • Work with Finance and Grants Specialist to provide timely and accurate financial reports for fiscally sponsored groups.
  • Work with capacity building team to implement fiscal sponsorship program.

This work will be done in the office using a computer and phone. You will also have an opportunity to connect with community members and partner organizations across Washington State. There will also be opportunities for continued growth through professional development, mentorship, and additional partnerships with other funders, nonprofits, and community leaders.

 

Skills and Experience

Latino Community Fund is excited to bring on a key executive leader who believes in our mission and has experience developing and managing strong finance and operational systems. We are seeking a collaborative team member who can work with our team and partners to create sustainable and effective financial practices that reflect our values of resource sharing, building power, and learning. LCF is committed to building an inclusive environment through all levels of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of financial management experience in non-profit, foundation, or corporate context.
  • Proven track record in organizational budgeting and financial management.
  • Experience with and understanding of general accounting, grant tracking, payroll management, human resources, and general business systems and functions.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and monitoring financial systems.
  • Ability and desire to think strategically on building out financial policies and procedures that reflect organizational vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Collaborative approach to work, with a commitment to developing and educating staff on financial practices.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and collaborative, and a strong interest in social justice issues.
  • Proven track record in developing and managing operational systems; strong project management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and desire to learn and improve.
  • Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with diverse groups.
  • Passion to learn about the LCF Vision, Mission, and Core Values.
  • High ethical standards of confidentiality, strong people skills, an upbeat attitude & an ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in working with grants contracts (strongly preferred).
  • Experience with QuickBooks.
  • 2 Years of Customer Service Experience.
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred).
  • Experience with non-profit and/or foundation financial management. 

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a priority deadline of  March 1. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please email 3 items: 1) Resume; 2) 3 References (a supervisor, someone you supervised or collaborated with, and someone you collaborated/worked with); 3) Application answering the following questions: Why you are applying to this job, describe what if any are the unique challenges and opportunities you see in leading financial capacity for a statewide grassroots organizations, what is your experience leading collaborative efforts. Email all materials to: Lilliane Ballesteros (lilliane@latinocommunityfund.org), Executive Director with subject: Finance Manager

 


 

Director – Development and Capacity Building

Title: Director of Development and Capacity Building

Salary: $56,000 - $62,000 Full annual FTE (based on experience), includes full benefits, vacation time

Earliest Starting Date: Accepting Applications until position is filled

Reports To: Executive Director

Work Schedule: Normally works 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with some evening and weekend events and work

 

Job Summary:

Latino Community Fund is seeking someone to join their leadership team as our Development Director. This person will take the initiative to ensure the sustained and growing development of LCF, collaborating with staff, community partners, fiscal sponsors, and funders across WA State. The Development Director will be responsible for leading securement of funding through grants, events, and one-on-one meetings with donors. For LCF, our Development work includes engaging Latino donors to uplift and center our communities' giving and engagement. This position will provide many opportunities to be innovative and creative, while we implement our vision of investing in the leadership of Latino communities through philanthropy. This person will lead fundraising and reporting, working directly with the Executive Director, and managing a Development team, including a Communications Coordinator and Data Youth Fellow.

 

Latino Community Fund’s Development and Fundraising Philosophy:

The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. To achieve its mission and address the needs of Latinos, LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.

LCF is in a significant time of growth and impact. In collaboration with leaders from across WA, LCF has developed substantial leadership capacity, provided issue education to over 2,000 community members, led statewide voter engagement efforts that had significant impact on local elections, crafted a variety of new programs in economic, health, and tech, and continues to innovate. LCF continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible for our Latino community in Washington State. LCF is also part of a nationwide network of Latino foundations, providing an opportunity to bring this work to a national level. The Development Director will play a key role in LCF’s leadership team, leading our fund development plan alongside leaders from Seattle to Yakima, Wenatchee to Bellingham, Snohimish to Tri-cities, and across WA. Join a vibrant team to change the landscape of Washington State as we invest in community leaders throughout the state.

The members of the Latino Community Fund believe in:

  • A Strength and Asset-Based Approach – We pledge to start every process by focusing on what is best in people and communities and then building on those assets (e.g.: people, culture, existing programs, business, money, etc.) we already have.
  • Participatory Processes – We value efficiency, transparent decision-making, and devoted leadership. We welcome people of all incomes, races, ethnic backgrounds, languages, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities to participate in Latino Community Fund processes, activities and events.
  • Latino-Led and Latino Accountable Work – We consciously accept the duty to solve the challenges we face. Latinos must be active participants in the development of our future.
  • Creating communities of inclusion, mutual support and respect – Although we are a transnational, transracial and trans-ethnic community, we still struggle with classism, colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. To move forward, we must first identify and dismantle those walls that keep us apart so we can move together into a better tomorrow.
  • Capacity-Building – We invest to develop the skills, knowledge and connections of the leaders and organizations that implement change in our communities.
  • Accountable, Effective and Replicable Practices – We are committed to the professional, ethical, moral and legal standards that govern non-profit and philanthropic work. We focus on results driven, culturally competent, language appropriate and evaluated practices that can be shared among communities.
  • Latinos as Philanthropists – We are committed to dismantling the stereotype of Latinos as takers and to acknowledge that many Latinos are already philanthropists giving back to their communities, here in the United States and Latin America, through a variety of mechanisms.
  • The Strength and Beauty in the United States Latino Community – No matter what country we come from, what label we choose to use (e.g.: Latino, Hispanic, Chicano, Xicano, Maya, etc.) or what political or religious affiliations we have, we are strong and we are part of a greater community that loves and respects our roots in this continent.
  • Open and Transparent Philanthropy – All fundraising and grantmaking must be open, objective, and transparent

 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions

As the Director of Development, you will be focused on working with the Executive Director to lead fundraising and capacity building. In collaboration with staff, you will:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and collaborative fund development plan in alignment with LCF’s statewide strategic plan
  • Lead resource support activities including grant writing, donor data management, and major event planning and execution
  • Manage grant process, including researching for new opportunities, tracking timelines, writing proposals, and submitting grant reports
  • Implement, coordinate, and manage an annual individual giving program
  • Oversee organization of special events, including Annual Gala event
  • Work with staff and board to secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Supervise Data Management Fellow to co-lead data entry and processing
  • Work with Board of Directors to provide training and support to reach fundraising goals
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to implement Community Grants Committee
  • Support Capacity Building and Development team to maintain coordination with fiscal sponsored activities

This work will be done in the office using a computer and phone. You will also have an opportunity to connect with community members and partner organizations across Washington, with some opportunity for travel (including to LCF office in Yakima).

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong desire to collaborate with community leaders, staff, board members to support and build out fundraising plan with long term outcomes;
  • High level of curiosity, and strong deductive reasoning, research, organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience with grants (writing, reporting, submitting);
  • Willingness to learn and work well within a team environment;
  • Able to work under pressure and time constraints;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and desire to learn and improve;
  • Strong interest in social justice issues;
  • Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps;
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with diverse groups;
  • Passion to learn about the LCF Vision, Mission, and Core Values;
  • High ethical standards of confidentiality, strong people skills, an upbeat attitude & an ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Desire to build statewide leadership and programming;
  • Strong desire for collaborative leadership;
  • Experience co-managing/managing team work (this can include staff, interns, or other form of collaborative management);
  • Strong desire to work collaboratively;
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred).

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a priority deadline of February 21. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please email 3 items: 1) Resume; 2) 3 References (a supervisor, someone you supervised or collaborated with, and someone you collaborated/worked with); 3) Application answering the following questions: Why you are applying to this job, describe what if any are the unique challenges you see in developing a statewide fundraising plan, what is your experience leading collaborative efforts. Email all materials to: Lilliane Ballesteros (lilliane@latinocommunityfund.org), Executive Director with subject: Director of Development position.

 

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Youth Leadership and Advocacy Organizer

Location: Seattle Metropolitan Region, WA 

Salary: $43,000-$45,000 Full annual FTE (based on experience), includes full benefits, vacation time

Starting Date: ASAP

Reports To: Alianza Statewide Coordinator and Director of Civic Engagement and Advocacy 

 

Job Summary:

Latino Community Fund views young people as community leaders, both now and in the future. The Alianza Leadership Network is LCF’s youth leadership development  and civic engagement program with the goal to connect and uplift youth leadership across the state. 

Alianza focuses primarily with 16-26 year old youth to advocate for themselves, the issues that impact their community with the goal to become local leaders. They inform the community on critical issues by providing leadership development opportunities.

LCF is seeking someone to support these efforts in the Seattle Metropolitan Region. The organizer will be reporting in collaboration with the Director of Civic Engagement and Advocacy.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, train, and coordinate young adult Alianza members, volunteers, and other student groups in civic engagement activities;
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate regular meetings with Alianza organizers, members, and support the Alianza King County steering committee; 
  • Conduct educational activities and workshops for youth to inform them of issues impacting immigrant youth and college student/young adult communities, including the Latinx community; 
  • Maintain and assist with Youth Leadership Development Curriculum, which includes to coach and mentor other youth to implement this curriculum across the state;
  • Participate in community organizing efforts to build a constituent base of informed and engaged youth and college student community leaders;
  • Work closely across the LCF’s departments and Strategies to plan, develop and strengthen existing and new strategies while building meaningful relationships and model appropriate positive interactions with community members and community partners;
  • Engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth, young adults, immigrants, and low-income community members.
  • Help oversee individual program budgets and ensure proper financial stewardship.

 

Minimum Requirements

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

  • Strong interest in social justice issues with an intersectional and equity lens;
  • Have experience in working with youth, high school upto young adults for at least 2 years;
  • Knowledge of gender equity, racial disparities; 
  • Desire to empower the Latinx community;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and independence, requiring minimal supervision acquired from at least one year of experience in a similar field;
  • Self-starter and motivated;
  • Effective communication skills: interpersonal, electronic, and other mediums;
  • Willingness to travel and have reliable transportation;

 

Desirable Qualification

  • Experience in working with youth led programs(strongly preferred);
  • Experience in working with meeting program deliverables, overseeing project/program activities (strongly preferred);
  • Experience in curriculum development (preferred);
  • Spanish-language skills (preferred).

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Latino Community Fund of Washington is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

 

How to Apply

Latino Community Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Priority deadline is February 21. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis. Please email a detailed cover letter and resume describing your interest in the organization and position or any questions to:  Oskar Zambrano, Director of Civic Engagement & Advocacy. Oskar@latinocommunityfund.org

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