Business Manager/Bookkeeper

Sisters of the Road Job Announcement            Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.  We work to build community one relationship at a time, with nonviolence and gentle personalism, believing everyone has a piece of the truth and that we are all more than the sum of our current situation or past experiences.  We interrupt violence and oppression in all forms and our Cafe is a Safer Space where everyone is welcome. We are looking for our next Business Manager/Bookkeeper who is interested in building a community together with us! We offer fantastic benefits including 31 days of paid sabbatical leave!Position: Business Manager/BookkeeperClassification:  Non-ExemptOperating team:  AdminReports to: Associate DirectorScheduled hours: 25 hours per week (Tues-Sat, generally between 9-5)Pay rate:  $16.30 per hour plus fully paid health, dental and disability insurance; generous vacation and sick leave; 11 paid holidays; paid lunch break and personal days; civil disobedience leave; and 31 days paid sabbatical after three consecutive years of service. Position description: The Business Manager/Bookkeeper supports programs within the organization by ensuring operational needs are met, so that programs function efficiently by maintaining accurate books, making sure supplies and resources for the program are maintained and purchased. The Business Manager/Bookkeeper will work 1 hour/week in the Cafe and sits on the Admin Team for peer support and accountability.Primary tasks of the position:• Accounts Payables: Process bills, check requests and making sure bills are paid on time• Bi-weekly payroll, payroll tax filing, payroll reporting for quarterly and annual taxes. • Track vacation, sick leaves, personal hours and report to Personnel Manager• Do journal entries, reconcile bank accounts, and work on end of month accounting cycle in collaboration with the Associate Director. • Create reports, make calls, and assist the Associate Director with special projects. • Support Associate director in end of month accounting cycle and during the budget process.• Do data entry (in-kind donations, daily deposits, and web donations) using QuickBooks Online.• Manage Office supplies and equipment orders and checking shipments and check requests.• Support front desk volunteers as needed – delegate tasks and help them understand and prioritize their work.General responsibilities:• Maintain shared spaces such as desk, food shelf, restroom, kitchen, etc.• Attend monthly meetings and Sisters’ monthly all staff and anti-oppression trainings.• Show up to a regularly scheduled workweek, and communicate if there will be an unavoidable reason for your absence. • Help with other responsibilities as they emerge.Desired skills and experience:• Ability to maintain accurate books on accounts payable, payroll, journal entries, and daily deposits entries and monthly bank reconciliations.• Understanding of and commitment to the philosophies of nonviolence, gentle personalism, and systemic change solutions to ending homelessness and poverty.• Ability to thrive in a chaotic environment and willingness to learn and practice conflict de-escalation techniques.• Commitment to anti-oppression, including an understanding of and willingness to learn how to be an ally against oppression.• Ability to be self-reflective and to share power with others, and a commitment to building authentic relationships.• Understanding of and commitment to consensus decision making and an inclusive organization.• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to individuals and groups.• Demonstrated management experience –problem-solving, leadership of projects, creating timelines, proposals, presentations, leading work teams, etc. • Ability to sit/stand working at a computer for a majority of the working day.• Demonstrated computer skills in Excel, Word processing, and QuickBooks Online.• Excellent attention to detail and quality of work. • Demonstrated excellent attendance commitment and practiceSisters of the Road expects all employees to:• Learn and practice the philosophies of nonviolence and gentle personalism.• Demonstrate commitment to racial justice and anti-oppression through fostering understanding and refusing to tolerate oppression in the space.• Commit to a community-organizing model and a systemic change approach.• Build and maintain relationships with customers, staff, volunteers, service partners, neighbors, and donors.• Interrupt violence and provide incident support, as needed.• Collaborate and share power, including listening and empowering others to create and implement solutions.To apply for the Business Manager/Bookkeeper position, please e-mail, mail OR hand deliver:1. Your resume listing relevant experience         AND2. Your written responses to the following 3 questions:• What is your experience with racism, classism, sexism, and other oppressions?• What do you think are the root causes of homelessness and/or poverty?• Which of Sisters’ philosophies do you connect with the most, and why?Your application must arrive at Sisters no later than 9 am on Tuesday, June 30th.How to get your application to us:• Drop off applications to: Sisters of the Road, 618 NW Davis Street         attn: Migyoung Won (Personnel Manager)• Email applications to:  employment@sistersoftheroad.org         OR• Mail applications to:         attn: Migyoung Won (Personnel Manager)       Sisters Of The Road       133 NW Sixth Avenue       Portland, Oregon 97209 Equal Opportunity Employer StatementSisters of the Road does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, political belief, marital status, age, sexual orientation, class, housing status, veteran status, physical size, or other legally protected status. Sisters of the Road complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act laws and regulations in the areas of hiring, compensation, benefits, and job assignment. Further, Sisters of the Road is committed to having our staff reflect the communities we serve. We strongly encourage people of color and people with direct experience of homelessness or extreme poverty to apply. No phone calls, please. The hiring process usually takes 2-3 weeks after the initial due date. Once we have made the decision, we will call/email to inform candidates of the outcome.Thank you for applying!