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Part-Time Bookkeeper

Background:

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper, based in New York City. The Bookkeeper will provide support in several aspects of the Fiscal Department including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll processing, as well as providing overall assistance to the Senior Accountant in all fiscal matters.

NYCCAH represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. NYCCAH works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative policy solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans.

This is a part-time position (21 hours per week).  This position is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience, and may lead to increased responsibility and/or full-time work in the future. Additionally, we are interested in pursuing candidates currently interested in only part-time work.

This is an excellent opportunity to add your accounting expertise to a leading voice for working Americans.

Essential Fiscal Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Prepares deposit packages

·         Assigns coding and enters all cash receipts for the agency

·         Prepares monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts

·         Prepares accounts payable checks, according to company policy

·         Control issuance of manual checks, on an as needed basis

·         Print all accounts payable reports and maintain all accounts payable files

·         Performs account analysis as required

  • Assists with tracking of restricted grants, including allocating expenses, month-end and quarterly reporting requirements, special event reconciliation and recognizing revenue.
  • Assists with the audit process—including preparation of audit schedules.

·         Works with payroll software to prepare payroll and support certain human resource functions

·         Other duties as needed

Qualifications: 

Candidate must, at minimum, have a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and one to three years of prior accounting experience preferably in a nonprofit organization. Strong attention to detail and administrative aptitude are required. 

Knowledge of the following programs are preferred: Fund EZ for accounting and ADP for payroll          .

The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. NYCCAH offers significant benefits to all full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to:

Email:              jobs@nyccah.org

 

Mail:                NYC Coalition Against Hunger

50 Broad St, Suite 1520

New York, New York, 10004

Please mark your e-mail subject line, or your envelope, “Junior Accountant.” The position is open until filled.

Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the nation’s forefront anti-hunger VISTA program

Lead people who combat hunger across the country.

AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders act as guides and mentors to VISTA members while building their skills as professionals in the nonprofit sector.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader you’ll recruit, mentor, train and manage AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to AmeriCorps) members at anti-hunger nonprofits throughout the United States, while learning the ins and outs of program management. With a focus on communications management or fund development, you will be an integral part of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) team, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. You’ll have opportunities to travel to partner sites and trainings across the country, meet your specific professional development goals and gain valuable management and leadership skills for the nonprofit sector.

Please note: You MUST have successfully completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term to qualify for this position.

Responsibilities:

    You’ll manage approximately 18 - 25 VISTAs in your geographical region, by supporting, mentoring, training and connecting them to resources and each other.

    You’ll liaise between members, supervisors and program staff.

    You’ll compile reporting information on the program impact.

    You’ll convene members by conducting individual check-ins, bi-monthly virtual meetings, and potentially, site visits.

    You’ll be responsible for an AHOC program goal, either communications OR resource development.

    You’ll also specialize in a VISTA program goal. Develop a training curriculum and become an “expert” on either Fundraising and Development OR Communications and Social Media.

    You will commit to serving with the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA for one full year.

Must-haves:

    You have successfully completed one full-year term of AmeriCorps VISTA. No exceptions.

    You have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.

    You have successfully earned a Bachelor’s degree.

    You’re a communicator. You keep everyone in the know; you know when to ask questions, when to speak up and when to listen.

    You’re a team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Ideally:

    You love to travel.

    You’re familiar with USDA FNS programs and you have experience in anti-hunger, food justice or economic development.

    You have experience working with diverse populations, you’re culturally sensitive and can apply an equity lens to almost anything.

    You have exceptional organization and project management skills.

    You get things done. You follow through on every job, and you live for deadlines. You take initiative on projects and you know how to bring people together. You’re a multitasking machine.

    You're a problem solver and a strategic thinker.

    You have a passion for social justice, alleviating poverty and ending hunger.

Benefits:

    Living stipend

    One-time housing assistance of $700-800, depending on location.

    Upon completion of service, choose the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $5,730 payable to a lender of educational institute or to be used for future schooling up to seven years after service OR a cash stipend of $3,000.

    Relocation allowance, if eligible.

    Professional development (we promise, we take this seriously).

    Opportunities to travel throughout the country (amount depends on funding of program).

    Health coverage (AmeriCorps Seven Corners; does not meet the ACA requirements).

    Childcare assistance, if eligible.

This position will start in March 2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled. To apply, please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=38787&fromSearch=true and complete the application. No phone calls please.

New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH)

Bilingual (Chinese) Benefits Access Associate

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. The Coalition works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans.

A significant aspect of NYCCAH’s work is to connect eligible NYC residents to SNAP / food stamps benefits and to assist them during the application process. The receipt of SNAP for those eligible individuals and families contributes to improved nutrition and reduces the financial strain of trying to pay for other household expenses on a limited budget.  The program has expanded significantly in the city over recent years, with over 1.7 million New Yorkers now in receipt of SNAP benefits. However, hundreds of thousands more are eligible for but not receiving SNAP.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Benefits Access Associate will be to provide SNAP / food stamps eligibility screenings and application assistance from several community-based locations, primarily in the Chinese community.  The Associate will also attend community events to perform outreach and screenings, and to conduct presentations on SNAP and other nutrition benefits.

The Associate will conduct follow-up to ensure that applicants receive the correct amount of monthly benefits in a timely manner, and help to resolve cases in which this has not occurred. 

NYCCAH is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

Skills:

*Only bilingual candidates (Mandarin / Cantonese, English) will be considered for this position.  Ideally, candidates will speak both Mandarin and Cantonese, but those with just one of the two will be considered.

Experience in: anti-hunger/nutrition; benefits screening (esp. for SNAP / food stamps); working in NYC low-income communities.  High-energy self-starter with strong communications, problem solving, organizing, and inter-personal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and hunger.  Comfort working in diverse neighborhoods and with diverse people.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, although people with significant, relevant, work experience will be considered. 

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations, including a strong health insurance plan.  The employee will also have opportunities for training and professional development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@nyccah.org

Be sure to include Chinese Associate in the subject line. Applicants sending resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

Or fax to: 646.459.4378.

Job Announcement

Program Coordinator, Summer Associate Program

Background:

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) is seeking a full-time, temporary, Summer Associate Program Coordinator based in Washington, D.C., who is responsible for overseeing the national Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program. This position reports directly to the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Program Director.

NYCCAH represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. NYCCAH works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative policy solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans. In the last few years, NYCCAH has launched nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA and strategic volunteerism projects to fight hunger in over 30 states from coast-to-coast, and now also runs a National Hunger Clearinghouse on behalf of USDA.

NYCCAH’s nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, aims to partner with some of the nation’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in the fight against hunger by engaging Americans in NYCCAH’s mission of “moving society beyond the soup kitchen” by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to healthful, nutritious foods via benefit utilization, including SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamps program), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and others.  Participants in the Summer Associate program build partner organizations’ capacity and sustainability, as well as provide some direct services, in support of nutrition education, SNAP, SFSP and other anti-hunger programs.

Responsibilities:

·         Manage relationships with partner organizations.

·         Supervise AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders as their role relates to working with Summer Associate members, i.e., collecting biweekly reports and time sheets, supporting Summer Associate projects, etc.

·         Recruit, per NYCCAH’s and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s policies, and manage 75 Summer Associate members.

·         Track metrics and prepare reports for various funders.

·         Create social media engagement plan and carry out plan.

·         Create best practice tools for utilizing Summer Associate members at anti-hunger and other community based organizations that supplement NYCCAH’s Beyond the Food Drive toolkit.

·         Coordinate the delivery of webinars, conference calls, and coaching processes for Summer Associate members.

·         Develop and implement evaluation plans for Summer Associate program.

·         Assist Program Director in processing administrative documents.

·         Carry out other duties, as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

§  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

§  At least 2 years’ experience in volunteer management, program development and management, and/or working with AmeriCorps VISTA program required.

§  Knowledge of common staff or volunteer recruitment strategies.

§  Familiarity with common social media platforms, and ability to promote programs across multiple platforms.

§  Knowledge of federal nutrition programs, including the Summer Food Service Program and SNAP (formerly, food stamps), and some knowledge of nutrition education a plus.

§  Strong organizational and project management skills, with proven ability to multi-task effectively.

§  Commitment to, and passion about, NYCCAH’s mission to end hunger in New York City and nationwide.

§  Outgoing, engaging personality.

§  Excellent written and verbal communications skills for a variety of audiences.

§  Proven ability to collaborate professionally and effectively with diverse stakeholders.

§  Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

 

The Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits:

This position is temporary and exempt status.  An ideal candidate is able to commit to this full-time opportunity which is scheduled to begin in early March and conclude in late August.

This position will be competitive with similar positions in nonprofit organizations. NYCCAH offers significant benefits to employees, including a strong health insurance plan. Employees also receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time. In addition, employees have opportunities for training and professional development in their work for one of the nation’s most respected and innovative anti-hunger organizations.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position to:

Email: acowgill@nyccah.org

Mail: NYC Coalition Against Hunger

1112 11th Street NW, Ste. B

Washington, D.C. 20001

Please mark your e-mail subject line, or your envelope, “Program Coordinator, Summer Associate Program.” The position is open until filled.