Employment

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Full-Time Positions

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) seeks a self-motivated, dynamic, and detail oriented Bookkeeper/Office Manager. This full-time position plays a central role in ensuring efficient operations of our New Jersey office. The Bookkeeper/Office Manager is responsible for the administrative management, financial tasks, tech support, bookkeeping, personnel, and HR. Must have accounting knowledge and background. Assists with the coordination and administration of our Vote Everywhere program.

The Bookkeeper/Office Manager reports directly to and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and acts in a highly confidential capacity to provide administrative support with regard to financial management, human resources, and corporate communications activities. The Bookkeeper/Office Manager will also work closely with the President, Executive Director, Managing Director, and AGF staff. The ideal candidate is passionate about civil rights and social justice and should also be a good team player and excited to work at a fast-paced and young organization.

Position Responsibilities Include:

Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to:

  • Managing all internal office systems and office maintenance
  • Answering phones, coordinating conference calls
  • Copying, faxing, and scanning documents
  • Maintaining an organized filing system
  • Preparing correspondence, as required, to include letters, memos, and reports utilizing the appropriate computer software packages. This may include the preparation of legal documents, Board of Directors meeting agendas and minutes, and correspondence regarding financial issues.
  • Managing mail
  • Meeting scheduling, preparation, catering, and receiving guests
  • Ordering and organizing office supplies and office furniture
  • Scheduling appointments, travel arrangements and maintaining appointment calendars

Perform financial tasks such as:

  • QuickBooks management
  • Reviewing and/or preparing expense reports
  • Processing vendor invoices, checks, and donor receipts
  • Printing and distributing QuickBooks financial reports
  • Reconciling credit card, checking, and payroll accounts and maintaining petty cash
  • Bank deposits, wire transfers, stock transfers
  • Coordinate annual audit and tax filings with external accountant and renewal of insurance policies

Payroll and other HR duties:

  • Compile individual payroll information and process payroll
  • Prepare employment letters, new hire packets, manage background checks, office set-up, and benefits enrollment
  • New employee orientation and training

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

We are seeking a candidate who has excellent interpersonal skills, is results-oriented, and has strong administrative and accounting skills. The candidate should have:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in administrative office/accounting environment
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done
  • Must take initiative, can take independent action, can get work done in a timely and accurate fashion with little supervision
  • Confidentiality is an absolute requirement of the position
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required with the ability to establish and maintain good rapport with all AGF staff, senior executives, board of directors, and all external contacts
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills as well as the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using QuickBooks system
  • Paychex Flex experience preferred
  • Experience in data entry and database systems
  • Knowledge of travel, conference, and special meeting arrangements
  • Must be able to adapt skills as necessary to perform job
  • Professional appearance and behavior

How to Apply:

Due to volume, we are unable to accept direct inquiries about the position. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to anna.schwarz@andrewgoodman.org. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is seriously being considered for the position and gives us permission to do so.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience; plus health insurance, paid time off and paid holidays.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Positions

Communications and Development Intern

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) is seeking a part-time Communications and Development Intern with an eye for detail and strong writing skills. The intern will work with the Communications and Development team to help raise awareness and funds for the organization.

The key responsibilities of the Communications and Development Intern will include:

Communications

  • Curating and drafting engaging content for AGF’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts
  • Covering Vote Everywhere events at local school partners in New Jersey
  • Assisting with drafting press releases and pitch notes

Development

  • Maintaining the integrity of AGF’s donor database
  • Assisting with donor mailings and events
  • Conducting donor research

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and CRMs
  • Interest in civic engagement, social justice, and nonprofit work

About this position:

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is located in Upper Saddle River, NJ. This is an unpaid position. A small travel and food stipend will be provided. The internship may be eligible for college credit. An ideal candidate must be able to devote 10 to 20 hours per week.

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Justyna.Krygowska@andrewgoodman.org.

Vote Everywhere Program Intern

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) is seeking a part-time Vote Everywhere Program Intern with an interest in student civic engagement and strong research and analysis skills. The intern will work with the program team to maintain up-to-date information about each of our school partners and to administer logistics of the program.

The key responsibilities of the Vote Everywhere Program Intern will include:

Research

  • Updating key files related to program demographics
  • Exploring venue options for student events
  • Evaluating student survey responses about program performance
  • Researching potential new partner institutions

Administration

  • Quality checking the integrity of contact lists
  • Maintaining administrative tracking systems
  • Assisting with school partner mailings
  • Organizing and inventorying supplies and materials

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong research and evaluation skills
  • Initiative to learn new platforms (SurveyMonkey, Salsa)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and Google Docs
  • Interest in civic engagement, social justice, and nonprofit work

About this position:

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is located in Upper Saddle River, NJ. This is an unpaid
position. A small travel and food stipend will be provided. The internship may be eligible for college credit. An ideal candidate must be able to devote 8 to 16 hours per week.

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Margaret.Sasser@andrewgoodman.org.