To best serve our neighbors in need at St. Vincent de Paul, responsible stewardship of the resources given to us is crucial. Equally important to direct service work is the team of people who operate behind-the-scenes to ensure that our neighbors can receive much-needed support. In this position, you will assist the finance department in completing the month-end closing cycle, including thrift store revenue, bank reconciliations, financial statements, and accounts payable processing. In addition, you will assist with fixed asset accounting and tracking, preparation of documentation for our annual financial audit, and using donor tracking software to prepare reports for a monthly revenue journal entry. This position will be part-time, coupled with another part-time position working directly with our neighbors in need. Accounting degree necessary.
In this position, you will assist the finance department in completing the month-end closing cycle, including thrift store revenue, bank reconciliations, financial statements, and accounts payable processing. In addition, you will assist with fixed asset accounting and tracking, preparation of documentation for our annual financial audit, and using donor tracking software to prepare reports for a monthly revenue journal entry. This position will be part-time, coupled with another part-time position working directly with our neighbors in need.
Community Need Addressed
This position supports the work of the agency in addressing homelessness prevention, food insecurity, lack of access of affordable medicine and healthcare, and service-learning.
This position will help to strengthen the programs of the organization by providing essential administrative support in the finance department, which is tied to every department of the organization, thus helping each department to operate more smoothly in a more streamlined fashion.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
This program also covers: three overnight retreats during the program year; weekly formation meetings on topics of social justice with program manager; monthly leadership development workshops; 1:1 professional mentor (meet monthly); all basic living expenses (room, utilities, board, internet); health insurance; renter's insurance; monthly personal stipend ($100); monthly phone stipend ($50); monthly transportation stipend ($30 - local bus tickets); plus an Education Award (~ $6,000, depending on pell grant) upon completion of service.
Skills you will gain
community-building, teamwork, professional skills/norms, professional communication, one-on-one interaction, project prioritization, collaboration, public speaking, time management
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment