JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES AT SSBx AND THE HOPE PROGRAM

 

ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL ANALYST: FULL-TIME

Background:

The HOPE Program (HOPE) has a 30 year track record of successfully transforming lives by empowering New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement.  HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization.  Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes.  Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001.  SSBx is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is SmartRoofs, LLC – SSBx’s social enterprise.

 The Position:

HOPE is seeking an energetic professional who is extremely detailed oriented.  This position is part of the Finance Team and reports directly to the CFOO and works with a Senior Financial Manager. The Finance Team supports the needs for two Non-profits and a Social Enterprise across two offices in Brooklyn and in the Bronx.  This position provides effective direction for our accounting operations, supports the development of a strong team and partners with our Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that our financial systems and processes support them in achieving targets for growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable: Process invoices, allocate expenses to the proper GL accounts and department, follow up with vendors and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner. Vendor maintenance in online expense processing system. Record loan and stipend checks that we write to the students.
  • Accounts Receivable: Process payments, produce statements of accounts, collections on overdue accounts and account reconciliation when required. Customer maintenance in enterprise accounting system.  Create vouchers/invoices for different government grants (SNAP, SBS and etc.)
  • Banking: Process bank deposits and bank reconciliations as well as managing associated bank entries.
  • Expense Report Processing: Verify expenses are within the company guidelines, correct errors, question abnormal expenses, and enter expenses into the accounting system.
  • Company credit card reconciliations: Communicate with staff to obtain supporting documentation.
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll including deductions for retirement savings program and benefits; support the plan administration of the retirement savings plan.
  • Update internal training guides and procedure manuals.
  • Perform filing and records retention.
  • Responsible for being the Lead on vendor list management in online expense processing system, and client list management in enterprise accounting system.
  • Petty Cash reconciliation.
  • Month End Closing process: Includes metro card/target card inventory, review the accrued and prepaid expenses.
  • Perform administrative functions to support the Accounting/Finance team.
  • Assist with special projects as required.

 Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related accounting/ bookkeeping experience.
  • Familiarity with reviewing/analyzing financial statements.
  • Strong Computer skills, must be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong research and investigative skills.

Valued skill sets:

  • A commitment to our mission.
  • Accuracy & Attention to Detail: Focus on both the bigger picture and smaller details to ensure accurate reports, files, records, etc. Demonstrate an ability to find seemingly small errors and correct them. Demonstrate a strong preference and/or aptitude for details.
  • Project & Time Management: Demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects, deadlines and asks in a timely manner, managing up and across when necessary. Keep all stakeholders informed of project status. Have a strong drive toward goals and deadlines.
  • Relationship Development & Communications: Establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors and staff. Demonstrate an ability to communicate accounting concepts in an accessible way for all stakeholders.  Produce high quality written and verbal communication.
  • Comfort in an entrepreneurial environment that seeks to implement new processes and enjoys the challenge of growing a business.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience required to support change throughout our organization.

Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

 Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.

HOPE is Robin Hood-funded and holds the Better Business Bureau Seal of Approval.  Read more about our work at www.thehopeprogram.org and www.ssbx.org.

 

GOVERNMENT GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR: FULL-TIME

Background:

The HOPE Program (HOPE) has a 30 year track record of successfully transforming lives by empowering New Yorkers living in poverty to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and advancement.  HOPE is an outcomes-focused organization.  Our student-centered approach, employer-driven training, wide range of support services, and commitment to lifelong support yield strong results, notably a job placement rate of 72% and retention rates of 91% at 90 days and 74% at one-year.  At HOPE we are focused on expanding our impact and positioning ourselves for growth while continuing to enhance the quality of our services and build upon our successful outcomes.  Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a subsidiary of HOPE, was founded in 2001.  SSBx is dedicated to preparing low-income individuals for jobs in the growing green collar sector. Connected to SSBx is SmartRoofs, LLC – SSBx’s social enterprise.

The Position:

HOPE is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional who is extremely detailed oriented, self-driven, skilled at planning, and able to communicate with senior management, program teams and the finance department.  This position will report to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and help ensure the smooth operation and continued improvement of HOPE’s performance-based federal, state and local government grants.

Responsibilities:

The Grants Manager will facilitate all compliance requirements for government grants:

  • Monitors, tracks and informs staff – program, finance and development – of upcoming deadlines and deliverables such as annual, quarterly, and monthly reports as required by funders.
  • Collect data for participant files and assist in the preparation of external audits.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper files of grant documents and resources.
  • In partnership with finance, ensure that program expenses are recorded and allocated to the appropriate grant.
  • Generate grants documents and mail grant agreements.
  • Record receipt of grantee reports in grants database; Assist with data entry in online databases.
  • Contribute enhancements and increased efficiencies to the grants management processes.
  • Process organizational revenues from foundations, corporations, government sources, and individual supporters.
  • Accurately maintain donor database and produce reports.
  • Process timely thank you letters to supporters.
  • Metro card/target card inventory and distribution.
  • Update internal training guides and procedure manuals for the Finance Team; Assist with special projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with one year relevant experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office; willingness to learn how to use Salesforce and FUNDEZ.

Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer which is equal to 7.5 additional vacation days); personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to hr@thehopeprogram.org Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls, please.


SSBx and The HOPE Program are equal opportunity employers.