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About the Community Empowerment Fund
CEF is a non-profit organization operating in Durham and Orange Counties that supports people experiencing homelessness or financial insecurity. We work alongside approximately 250 volunteers and 1,100 members in their pursuit of employment, secure housing, and financial stability. We are valued by Members and partners alike for our ability to meet people where they are and walk alongside each individual to achieve personal goals, as well as our collaborative approach to address systemic gaps in our local communities. We are passionate about sustaining transitions out of homelessness, and combine flexible relationship-based support with innovative matched savings accounts, referral networks, resource databases, and programs to support Members in achieving their long-term dreams. Learn more at www.communityef.org.

Open Positions:

Interim Development Director

Position Title: Interim Development Director

Employment Type: Part-time, 25 hours/week

Term: 11 weeks, with earliest start date of February 24, 2020 (Position may be extended beyond the anticipated term and could lead to full-time employment)

Compensation: $40-45/hour, commensurate with experience

CEF is currently searching for an Interim Development Director and an Interim Finance Manager. As CEF adapts our organizational structure to match organizational growth, we anticipate hiring a full-time permanent Director of Development and Financial Manager in May 2020. In the interim, we have a need for temporary assistance in these areas. CEF is searching for experienced candidates to fill each of these roles. We would especially welcome any candidates who are qualified and interested in filling both roles in a full-time capacity.

Position Description:

Working closely with CEF’s executive and board leadership and grantwriter, the Interim Development Director will spearhead development efforts as CEF continually grows its reach in the community. The Director will be responsible for sustaining CEF’s development strategy through grants and contracts management, funder relationships, communications stewardship, and donor campaigns and events. The Manager will have a combination of on- and off-site work; some tasks and duties will be performed in both CEF’s Chapel Hill and Durham offices, and other tasks will be completed remotely. See below for position details:

Manage and implement CEF’s development strategy to achieve fundraising goals:

  • Steward organizational relationships and communications with funders, donors, governmental partners, and other supporters
  • Lead and coordinate CEF staff, volunteers, and board members engaged in development, including grantwriter, board, Special Projects Coordinator, and other staff and volunteers
  • Manage development systems and processes, including maintaining the donor database (Salesforce) and managing the creation of the 2019 Annual Report
  • Track CEF revenues and generate organizational and program budgets, in coordination with the Interim Finances Manager

Manage application and reporting processes for CEF grants and contracts:

  • Work with grantwriter to strategize and develop materials for grant applications, letters of inquiry, proposals, invoices, and grant and contract reports
  • Monitor and meet grant application and reporting deadlines
  • Coordinate outcomes and project reporting, using CEF data tools and with program staff
  • Identify and cultivate new funding prospects, as needed

Cultivate individual donor relationships through mailing campaigns and major gifts support:

  • Implement CEF’s 2020 mailing campaigns, including a spring matching campaign (April 1 – June 30) and Annual Report mailing (June/July)
  • Plan and execute a house party fundraising event on April 17, 2020
  • Develop written content for donor-facing communications

Relevant Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience leading development and fundraising at a comparably sized non-profit organization
  • Experience with a range of development and fundraising duties, including individual donor mailing campaigns, management of grants and contracts, and written and verbal funder/donor communications
  • Experience with project management and coordinating a team
  • Self-motivated, with exceptional organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to follow-through on many simultaneous projects
  • Ability to use G Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets etc.), Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel etc.), and Salesforce or donor database software
  • Shared commitment to CEF’s mission

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to hiring@communityef.org to apply, using the subject line “Application for CEF Interim Development Director.” Your cover letter should be 1-1.5 pages and speak to your relevant experience and skills, as well as your interest in working with CEF. If you are applying for both positions, please use the subject line “Application for CEF Interim Development Director and Interim Finance Manager,” and speak to your experience for both positions in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled. CEF is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. Please contact hiring@communityef.org with any questions.

Interim Finance Manager

Position Title: Interim Finance Manager

Employment Type: Part-time, 25 hours/week

Term: 11 weeks, with earliest start date of February 24, 2020 (Position may be extended beyond the anticipated term and could lead to full-time employment)

Compensation: $40-45/hour, commensurate with experience

CEF is currently searching for an Interim Development Director and an Interim Finance Manager. As CEF adapts our organizational structure to match organizational growth, we anticipate hiring a full-time permanent Director of Development and Financial Manager in May 2020. In the interim, we have a need for temporary assistance in these areas. CEF is searching for experienced candidates to fill each of these roles. We would especially welcome any candidates who are qualified and interested in filling both roles in a full-time capacity.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Interim Finance Manager will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of financial and administrative duties, including the preparation of financial statements and projections, supervision of financial record-keeping and accounting, oversight of CEF’s operating budget, check-writing, and monthly payroll. The Manager will work closely with CEF executive leadership, the bookkeeper, an external accountant, and the Interim Development Director. The Manager will have a combination of on- and off-site work; some tasks and duties will be performed in both CEF’s Chapel Hill and Durham offices, and other tasks will be completed remotely. See below for position details: 

Lead CEF financial management: 

  • Lead CEF’s organizational budget and financial planning, including creating projections and calculating changes, and updating CEF’s internal financial management tools 
  • Communicate status of organizational finances to Executive Leadership Team, Board of Directors, funders, and staff, through generating financial statements and reports 
  • Provide oversight for CEF’s accounting processes, including filing organizational expenses, and completing monthly reconciliations and weekly bank deposits, in coordination with the bookkeeper and accountant 
  • Write checks and process payments (eg. operating costs, Savings Program transactions, accounts payable for financial assistance partnerships) 
  • Manage payroll processing and verify accuracy of payroll reports 

Additional Administrative Duties: 

  • Monitor employee leave benefits and pay  
  • Manage personnel documentation, including personnel roster and timesheets 
  • Assist with coordinating organizational insurance (general liability, workers comp, and directors & officers’ insurance), as needed 
  • Other additional administrative tasks, as requested by the executive leadership team  
  • Provide advice and feedback on issues related to finance and accounting areas 

Experience/Skills Needed:

  • Experience with financial management, bookkeeping, and/or accounting 
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online 
  • Experience with project management and coordinating a team 
  • Self-motivated, with exceptional organizational abilities, attention to detail, and ability to follow-through on many simultaneous projects 
  • Strong aptitude with spreadsheets required; proficiency in G Suite (Google Sheets and Docs) and Microsoft office suite (Word and Excel) a plus 
  • Shared commitment to CEF’s mission 

To Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to hiring@communityef.org to apply, using the subject line “Application for CEF Interim Finance Manager.” Your cover letter should be 1-1.5 pages and speak to your relevant experience and skills, as well as your interest in working with CEF. If you are applying for both positions, please use the subject line “Application for CEF Interim Development Director and Interim Finance Manager,” and speak to your experience for both positions in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled. CEF is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. Please contact hiring@communityef.org with any questions.

Intern (Durham)

Applications are due for returning Advocates on February 15th, 2020. Applications are due for new Advocates on February 22nd, 2020. We generally only consider summer internship applications from existing CEF Advocates. The application for Spring 2020 Advocate Training can be found on the “Become an Advocate” page of our website.

About the CEF Internship (Durham):

Summer interns work with CEF in a full-time capacity (32 to 40 hours per week) for 11 weeks over the summer. Interns spend roughly half of their time supporting members as Advocates and the other half supporting and participating in program and resource development via meetings, discussions, activities, and project work. Interns are also able to explore self-directed opportunities for leadership development and community involvement as part of their hours. Included below is a more detailed hourly breakdown and list of possible roles.

Key Dates:

  • Internship start: Tuesday, May 26th
  • Summer Intern Orientation: May 26th-27th
  • Internship end: Friday, August 7th

Requirements:

  • Interns must be able to start and end on the given dates and attend both full days of summer intern orientation
  • Interns must have no additional major obligations during the summer such that they can fulfill a 32-hour weekly workload
  • Both current/returning/graduating students and non-students are eligible to apply
  • Some evenings and weekends required (varies week-to-week)

General Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with CEF Members as an Advocate to assist individuals in gaining income, housing, and savings (10-16 hours/week)
  • Work collaboratively with staff to coordinate CEF programs and services in one or more of the following areas (depending on scope of project area; details included below) (8-12 hours per week):
    • Housing Access & Homelessness Services
    • Development & Fundraising (requires year-long commitment) 
    • Communications 
    • Advocacy
    • Transformative Justice & Circle Work 
    • Tax Services Integration
    • Mental Health Resources & Programming
    • Pitch your own project 
  • Participate in and lead weekly meetings, discussions, and activities (2-4 hours per week)
  • Explore self-directed opportunities for leadership development and community involvement. Examples include attending cultural events and community gatherings with CEF-relevant themes such as justice, healing, trauma, etc.; learning via books, podcasts, and webinars; meditation and mindfulness activities; Spanish lessons; attending trainings or conferences; volunteering at partner orgs; etc. (0-5 hours/week)
  • Lead and support the planning of CEF’s annual Financial Independence Day, a special community event held in early July (time varies based on week and role)

To Apply:

Please fill out the application found here. Applications have a deadline of February 15th, 2020 except for new Advocates whose deadline is February 20th, 2020. Reach out to Jess McDonald (jessm@communityef.org) with questions.

CEF is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

Chapel Hill: 919-200-0233 Durham: 919-797-9233

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