Careers

Bookkeeper

We’re in a growth phase to streamline our operations and make our services more efficient. We seek an analytical, process driven and operations-savvy professional to join a dynamic leadership team: the four Co-Directors of United Roots and Program Staff of the Youth Impact Hub Oakland initiative. Our office culture encourages self-care practices, offering meditation and yoga classes to youth and staff. Our facility houses cutting edge media and tech equipment, and we give youth access to these tools. We utilize a collective decision making model, and staff work together to create and develop organizational systems and procedures. The Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper will work from our office at 28th St. & Telegraph Ave. in Oakland and interface with staff and youth on a daily basis (our business hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00pm-8:00pm).

Job Details

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a small organization, United Roots provides an intimate and collaborative working environment. While the Bookkeeper will be the point-person for managing the below responsibilities, some of these things only occur on a monthly or quarterly basis, and often times the Operations Committee works together to execute projects.

Administrative

  • Provide accounting support to Operations Director: bookkeeping, pay invoices, reimbursements, reconcile petty cash and disbursements, draft and distribute checks, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bookkeeping experience required
  • Prior experience working with Quickbooks Online
  • Familiarity with working with youth in a community setting
  • An understanding of the Oakland community and social justice advocacy
  • Ability to manage cash transactions and reconciliation of accounting tracking
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and organization. Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to data quality and accuracy
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations
  • Written and verbal communications skills
  • Basic computer skills and eagerness to learn new things
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Apps and QuickBooks Online a plus
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, adaptable – ability to work on a team
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and can learn new skills to meet the organization’s needs
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • All prospective staff must pass a background check

JOB DETAILS

Works With: Operations Director is the supervisor, also works with Co-Directors and Program Staff of United Roots

Hours/Week: 8 hours, general work schedule is Monday through Friday from noon-8pm.

Education: Associates degree or equivalent preferred

Years of Experience: 3+ years in bookkeeping in a nonprofit or grassroots community sector

Compensation: $30-40/hr

Start Date: ASAP

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to: careers@unitedrootsoakland.org

  1. A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and United Roots’ focus and mission.
  2. Current resume and references.

Program Manager

We’re in a growth phase right now, with a focus on further developing our program models and implementing new socially innovative ideas for engaging young people in Oakland. We seek a person that has extensive experience providing youth programming to join our dynamic leadership team: the four Co-Directors of United Roots and our Program Staff. Our office culture encourages self-care practices, and our facility houses cutting edge media and tech equipment. We utilize a collective decision making model, and staff work together to create and develop organizational systems and procedures. The Program Manager will work from our office at 28th St. & Telegraph Ave. in Oakland and interface with staff and youth on a daily basis (our business hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00pm-8:00pm).

Job Details

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a small organization, United Roots provides an intimate and collaborative working environment. While the Program Manager will be the point-person for managing the below responsibilities, some of these things only occur on a monthly or quarterly basis, and often times the Programming Committee works together to execute organizational projects.

Administrative

  • Coordinate programmatic data tracking using our Salesforce online platforms, including intakes of new youth members
  • Document interactions with youth members, including case management notes, incident reports and tracking of success stories
  • Coordinate social media content for programs, including outreach and enrollment for new programs, as well as occasional blog posting for the organization
  • Accounting tracking of project-based programmatic budgets as needed
  • Conduct building orientations for new organizational partnerships as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience developing and managing youth programs
  • An understanding of and commitment to the Oakland community and social justice advocacy
  • Familiarity working with youth in a community setting, and ability to manage multiple programs and projects
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and organization
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, adaptable – ability to work on a team
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and can learn new skills to meet the organization’s needs
  • Demonstrated commitment to healing practices and trauma-informed care
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Commitment eagerness to learn new things
  • Restorative Justice values and experience a plus
  • Knowledge of media equipment (video cameras, microphones, etc) and software (Adobe Creative Suite, Pro-Tools, etc) a plus
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • All prospective staff must pass a background check

JOB DETAILS

Works With: Executive Director is the supervisor, also works with Organizational Co-Directors and Program Staff of United Roots

Term: minimum of 6 months, start date is January 14, 2019

Hours: 40 hours a week, general work schedule is Monday through Friday from 11:45am-8:15pm (and on occasion rearrange schedule to do after-hours and weekends for special events)

Years of Experience: at least 3-5 years in nonprofit or grassroots community sector

United Roots is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin. Women and People of Color applicants encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

BENEFITS

Basic health & dental package.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluent in English language required, and any additional languages a plus.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Managerial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following to: careers@unitedrootsoakland.org

  1. A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and United Roots’ focus and mission.
  2. Current resume and references.

United Roots is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin. Women and People of Color applicants encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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