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Accounting Manager

Exempt Full-Time Salaried Position (35 hours/week)

 

Background Information

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be primarily responsible for day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, and job costing.

The three major perspectives of the Accounting Manager are:

  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company.
  • Understanding the present financial condition taking into consideration risk and liquidity in managing the budget.
  • Managing cash flow and assets of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by overseeing and directing the agency’s fiscal operations including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, production and submission of all financially related reports.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and program managers on all matters concerning preparation of budgets for grant applications, and assists with the preparation of budget line items spreadsheets when requested.
  • Directs and executes all aspects of accounting operations.
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts.
  • Oversees internal controls and year end audits.
  • Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.
  • Aids in various finance and business initiatives and special projects when requested.
  • Maintains staff personnel files.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with nonprofit financial structures a plus
  • BS in Accounting highly desirable
  • PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Asset Management a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Possesses strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Operates a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Is able to work well in diverse groups of people.
  • Pays attention to detail and is well organized.
  • Can work well independently and is self-motivated, but works well within a team structure.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Accounting Manager” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Full-Time HEZ Community Health Worker

Full-Time (35 hours/week)

ABOUT US:

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) serves as the backbone agency of the 02907 Health Equity Zone (HEZ). A Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is an innovative, place-based approach that brings people together to build healthy, resilient communities across Rhode Island. The 02907 community has seen a disproportionately high number of COVID-19 cases as compared to other parts of Providence and across the state of Rhode Island.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a vital member of the backbone agency poised to support the Health Equity Zone, to provide culturally appropriate support and resources to the 02907 community, related to COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and service delivery.  The CHW will also assess community needs and assist in distributing goods and services for COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery; compliance with prevention guidelines for community members and businesses; and distribution of PPE. Insight and information gained from the CHWs through their work with residents and community partners, can deeply increase the understanding and needed resources to help improve COVID-19 hesitancy and resiliency response in the 02907. This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. The typical schedule would be normal business hours from Monday through Friday with some nights and/or weekends required during special projects or events.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

The CHW will report to the HEZ Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as project lead on COVID-19 response, to include, but not limited to PPE coordination, reporting, and project support.
  • Support community COVID-19 response as necessary including support with vaccine registration, quarantine and isolation supports amongst the target population.
  • Build upon the relationship between CHWs and 02907 HEZ population of focus through intentional outreach and engagement efforts (i.e. canvasing, hosting or tabling at community events).
  • Work with the HEZ Project Coordinator to produce timely and high-quality reports and correspondence as required by project.
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing sites/activities to provide education and support.
  • Participate on the HEZ Community Action team (HEZCAT) and other RI DOH meetings related to HEZ and/or COVID-19 response.
  • Assess client needs and assist with the distribution of goods and services to assist with COVID-19 mitigation, resilience and recovery.
  • Help conduct surveys, focus groups and one-to-one interviews with residents to inform them of best approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Work at the neighborhood level to understand barriers to vaccine uptake; uncovering new assets and partnerships; reporting to HEZ Team and collaborating on community solutions.
  • Establish relationships with trusted community leaders to identify and document cultural and structural barriers that interfere with accessing testing, vaccination and adhering to response guidance.
  • Utilize the Unite Us electronic referral platform in both making and documenting referrals and referral status. This platform helps to keep track of case notes and progress towards meeting client’s needs.
  • Primarily focus on being the boots-on-the-ground person tasked with getting information out to the community in disseminating COVID-19 related information, support events and hand out personal protective equipment.
  • Maintain accurate and accessible reports, files and statistics as required by the initiative.
  • Perform additional responsibilities consistent with initiative needs and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Community Health Workers certification preferred; non-certified incumbents are expected to earn certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language preferred.
  • One or more years experience in community outreach and engagement.
  • Resident of the 02907 zip code (Providence’s West End, Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, or South Providence neighborhoods) is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.
  • Has an extensive network within the 02907 community and relationships with 02907 community leaders.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to engage with residents and community partners.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office/computer skills to enter data, prepare reports and correspondence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to prioritize workflow and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess good verbal, written and telephone skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Ability to effectively work in collaboration with multiple staff and partners.
  • Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with community members based on listening and respect.
  • Able to lift packages of up to 30 pounds.
  • Occasional travel to pick up or deliver correspondence/packages.
  • Must be flexible to work between a variety of in person and virtual meetings/work.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org.

Part-Time HEZ Community Health Worker

Part-Time (20 hours/week)

POSITION SUMMARY:
West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) serves as the backbone agency of the 02907 Health Equity Zone (HEZ). A Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is an innovative, place-based approach that brings people together to build healthy, resilient communities across Rhode Island. The 02907 community has seen a disproportionately high number of COVID-19 cases as compared to other parts of Providence and across the state of Rhode Island.
The 02907 HEZ is seeking a Part-time Community Health Worker to begin immediately. The Community Health Worker will work with the 02907 Health Equity Zone to provide culturally appropriate support to 02907 residents related to COVID-19 testing, vaccination education, contact tracing, and service delivery.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:
The Community Health Worker will report to the Health Equity Zone Manager.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
● Develop and maintain effective communications with community members, partner organizations, RIDOH, CHWs and others working in to identify and address COVID-19 related challenges.
● Work with Community Outreach Specialist to implement marketing strategies to encourage COVID-19 vaccination and testing in 02907.
● Work with CHW teams within 02907 HEZ to establish a communication channel between local vaccination sites and community organizations to collaborate on initiatives to encourage vaccination Assess the needs of residents in isolation and provide community-based referrals to the necessary supports.
● Maintain timely and accurate records and documentation as required.
● Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to applicable time frames and formats.
● Relay vital COVID-19 information to residents through multiple channels and address frequently asked questions related to testing, vaccination, contact tracing, and/or isolation.
● Gain insights about needed resources and changes required to improve COVID-19 response in the 02907 community.
● Attends meetings, webinars and trainings to keep informed of changing trends or updates on COVID-19 testing and vaccination.
● Provide outreach at community gathering places, events, local spaces, and high-traffic areas where people congregate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
● High School diploma and a combination of education and skills to effectively carry out responsibilities and assignments; such as previous experience working in a community-based setting.
● Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language preferred.
● Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as required.
● Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment; collaborate with other HEZ/CHW team.
● High level of interpersonal skills and excellent writing and oral communication skills to collect data.
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community members, residents, partner organizations, local businesses, etc.
● Ability to both work remotely and work in a typical office setting and operate standard office equipment, including computers, printers, telephones, and copiers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, etc.
● Knowledge of the direct service organizations in Providence.
● Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and partners.
● Ability to maintain sensitivity to individual, system, and cultural dynamics that affect behavior and relationships
● Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with residents and community members based on listening and respect.

This is a part time position and will require evening and/or weekend work. Continued work will be contingent on available funding and initiative priorities.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Jessica Thigpen at jthigpen@westelmwood.org.

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.

Accounting Manager

Exempt Full-Time Salaried Position (35 hours/week)

 

Background Information

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director and will be primarily responsible for day-to-day planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, and job costing.

The three major perspectives of the Accounting Manager are:

  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company.
  • Understanding the present financial condition taking into consideration risk and liquidity in managing the budget.
  • Managing cash flow and assets of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by overseeing and directing the agency’s fiscal operations including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, production and submission of all financially related reports.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and program managers on all matters concerning preparation of budgets for grant applications, and assists with the preparation of budget line items spreadsheets when requested.
  • Directs and executes all aspects of accounting operations.
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts.
  • Oversees internal controls and year end audits.
  • Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.
  • Aids in various finance and business initiatives and special projects when requested.
  • Maintains staff personnel files.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience with nonprofit financial structures a plus
  • BS in Accounting highly desirable
  • PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  • Asset Management a plus

Personal Attributes:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Possesses strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Operates a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Is able to work well in diverse groups of people.
  • Pays attention to detail and is well organized.
  • Can work well independently and is self-motivated, but works well within a team structure.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to contact@westelmwood.org. Please include “Accounting Manager” in the e-mail subject line.

 

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. WEHDC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Rhode Island.