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Director of Finance and Operations

Director of Finance and Operations

JASS is hiring a Director of Finance and Operations! Reporting to the Executive Director and as a member of the Leadership Team, this role presents a unique opportunity for an individual who wants to be a significant part of the movement to end injustice. The position provides an opportunity to help build a multi centered model of finance and operations aligned to JASS’ feminist organizational principles that truly reflect local to global work and meet the challenges and opportunities of the current political and funding landscape. You will be working closely with the global and dynamic JASS senior Leadership Team to guide, and align finance and operations with strategy.

The ideal candidate will have extensive financial, operational and team leadership experience, international finance experience in the not-for-profit and/or social justice sector in a senior capacity, practice in implementing changes in processes and systems across an organization, a graduate degree in a related field and be a proactive self-starter.

To apply please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a cover letter of application detailing relevant skills and experience to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 3682.

The deadline for applications is 9am EST Tuesday August 14th 2018. The role is based in Washington, DC. The compensation for the role is competitive.

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Details
Application Dates: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Employment Type:

Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter with the subject line "Senior Accountant" to jass@justassociates.org by 9:00am EDT by August 7, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Position Duties

This role offers a unique opportunity for an individual with a strong accounting and grants management background to join an international women’s rights organization. As part of the cross-regional Finance and Operations team and broader global team, the Senior Accountant performs assigned accounting functions requiring in-depth knowledge of the JASS financial systems. This position will provide support for various aspects of the cross-regional finance department’s operations, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the analysis, verification and preparation of general ledger transactions and other financial records.  Additionally, the Senior Accountant will also report to and work in close collaboration with Director of Finance and Operations in the area of grants management, tracking restricted expenditures, the releasing of funds, and the reporting on restricted grants.

General Accounting

  • Assist in ensuring that JASS’ accounting and financial controls, policies and procedures are maintained and followed, recommending enhancements where necessary and appropriate.
  • Assist in overseeing payables and receipts by reviewing and posting entries made by a Junior Accountant.
  • Assist in preparing journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Monitor bank accounts daily for cash flow purposes, and work with Director of Finance and Operations to manage cash flow to meet operating needs.
  • Prepare payroll, including reconciliation of employee time and attendance records, preparation of monthly payroll and pension accounting journal entries, and production of monthly/quarterly reports.
  • Track, monitor and maintain files and reports for JASS’ contracted service providers and vendors; perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors;
  • Assist in compiling schedules and the 990 IRS and State annual filings.
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to execute month-end closing procedures and postings and in the preparation of financial Statements and Budget to Actual Reports.
  • Support annual year-end close process, including preparing supporting schedules for the interim/annual audits and tax returns.
  • As a member of the cross-regional Finance and Operations team, provide support to the regional finance staff, work to reconcile regional specificities and legal requirements; and support the integration of financial data from the regions into JASS’s central finance system.

Grants Management

  •  Assist in the monitoring, reporting and (re)forecasting of JASS’ institutional (restricted) income.
  • Ensure quality control for reported deliverables in regard to re-grants for which JASS is the fiscal sponsor.
  •  Monitor the effective cost recovery and the releasing of funds across all restricted grants that JASS manages.
  •  Assist in donor audits and coordinating provision of relevant information necessary to meet audit obligations.
  •  Support the Director of Finance and Operations in developing proactive, flexible and adaptive approaches and policies for managing risks related to the (institutional) donors.

Qualifications

  • BA in accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years working in a senior financial position for a nonprofit organization
  • Experience accounting for and reporting on a variety of restricted funding sources, including private foundations and government grants with a clear understanding of cost classifications, expense allocations and cost recovery methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience using multi-module, job costing accounting software (INTACCT accounting software a plus)
  • Strong and responsive communicator including on email, Skype and with colleagues across different offices/time zones/cultures
  • Experience working for an international NGO a plus
  •  Spanish language skills a plus
  • Commitment to the goals and mission of JASS

Who we are

JASS is dedicated to strengthening and amplifying the voice, visibility and collective power of women to create a just and sustainable world for all. As an international network grounded in the Global South, JASS equips, accompanies and amplifies grassroots women activists and organizations with the tools, connections and resources they need to scale up their demands and solutions to problems of inequality and violence. We focus our work with women and organizations on the frontlines of crises and change (indigenous, rural, LGBTQ, young and poor women) in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. While they rarely have a seat at the decision-making table, they are leading communities and building innovative solutions to the multiple crises in the world – often at great risk.

JASS is an equal opportunity employer that values and is enriched by diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply. If this job description resonates with your background and interests and excites you, we strongly urge you to apply. 

 

 

Details
Application Dates: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Employment Type:

Salary Details: 
Commensurate with experience
Benefits: 
Competitive

Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, short and captivating writing sample, and creative portfolio (if you have it) to Search Committee via email: jass@justassociates.org with subject line, “Communications Coordinator." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

What we are looking for

JASS (Just Associates), an international women’s rights organization is looking for a talented and experienced strategist to help communicate who we are and what we do in more accessible and compelling ways. The ideal candidate is energetic, creative, and motivated and interested in applying their skills and creativity to develop and implement cutting-edge communications strategies across a variety of media platforms to expand and engage all of JASS’ audiences. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with program staff in Washington, DC and our regional offices, as well as with our partners and allies around the world. We want to shake things up, turn things over, and challenge our own assumptions. Our goal is to increase the influence and relevance of women’s voices in  critical dialogues through  our platforms, Women Crossing the Line and We Rise: Movement Building Reimagined. We need an ace to help us do it.

What you need to succeed

  • Powerful Storytelling. You should have an intuitive ability to represent complex concepts in a clear, concise, and compelling way. Bonus points for the ability to explain concepts like patriarchy in one sentence that your aunt would understand
  • Creative Sensibilities. You have an eye for good design and know how to cut through creative clutter. Further, you have worked with (and led) creative teams across a range of disciplines.
  • Diverse Experience. We are a women’s rights organization but we value insights and knowledge from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. If you know our space, great. If you are curious and passionate, we still want to hear from you. 
  • Inspiring Coordination Style. You have proven the ability to inspire among internal teams and allies to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible.
  • Contagious Passion. You should see and be inspired by the world around you and by the women who lead social justice efforts every day. You have a fire in your belly and, in turn, you should be able to stoke the fires of those around you.
  • Have a good sense of humor. Enough said.

Position duties

  • Collaborate with JASS cross-regional and regional communications staff to develop a social media strategy that increases the quality and flow of traffic to JASS social media platforms and website
  • Oversee and guide the creation visual and compelling content from JASS’ work for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram including connecting and drawing from US and global news, moments and analysis; ensure consistent and coherent JASS messaging and content across platforms
  • Get our hashtag game on point
  • Support the development of the new JASS website, and once completed, keep it current by coordinating the writing, editing, and publishing of content
  • Expand the visibility and reach of JASS’ knowledge products, tools and analysis including We Rise, our movement-builder’s resource kit, as part of broader promotion plans that you’ll be involved in developing
  • Maximize outreach and solidarity at strategic moments through virtual promotion of JASS campaigns (e.g. Women Crossing the Line) and events, and developing urgent action alerts
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of JASS newsletters, promotional collateral, e-bulletins, and other online outreach strategies; research new possibilities for outreach and collaboration with other organizations
  • Maintain regular communications with women in the regions where JASS works to monitor and capture what they're doing and the impact of their work
  • Cross-promote our work with the efforts and initiatives of our allies and partners
  • Compile monthly report and web analytics to inform content improvement
  • Develop and oversee a communications calendar, production, and dissemination of external communications including newsletters and updates; Help to develop JASS’ editorial policy for communications pieces

Computer Skills

  • Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS4 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat)
  • Content Management System such as Drupal or Wordpress (Wordpress preferable)
  • Blogging software, Wikis, Picassa, and general ICT tools
  • Database or mailing platforms

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or relevant field
  • 5-8 years of experience working in a similar or related position
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience executing social media strategy for maximum engagement  
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure; to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines; and to work independently
  • Design savvy an asset
  • International experience and ability to work cross-culturally; Spanish language ideal but not required

Who we are

JASS is dedicated to strengthening and amplifying the voice, visibility and collective power of women to create a just and sustainable world for all. As an international network grounded in the Global South, JASS equips, accompanies and amplifies grassroots women activists and organizations with the tools, connections and resources they need to scale up their demands and solutions to problems of inequality and violence. We focus our work with women and organizations on the frontlines of crises and change (indigenous, rural, LGBTQ, young and poor women) in Mesoamerica, Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. While they rarely have a seat at the decision-making table, they are leading communities and building innovative solutions to the multiple crises in the world – often at great risk.

JASS is an equal opportunity employer that values and is enriched by diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply. If this job description resonates with your background and interests and excites you, we strongly urge you to apply. 

 

Details
Application Dates: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Employment Type:

Salary Details: 
Commensurate with experience
Benefits: 
Competitive