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Program Assistant--Accounting

SEIU Local 49

SEIU Local 49

Posted: 3/20/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: 3/31/2017
Industry: Finance, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 49 seeks an experienced bookkeeper who is also motivated by our social justice agenda, to start immediately in our office in Southeast Portland.

SEIU Local 49 is a fast-growing 13,000-member union in Oregon and SW Washington, with the majority in metro Portland. We organize health care workers, janitors, security officers and others to build power to improve their lives and those of all working people. We are committed to helping workers fight for social and economic justice on the job and in the community.

Job description: The Program Assistant—Accounting is a bookkeeping position with substantial responsibility for accounts payable, staff reimbursements, tracking income, ledger entry, and bank deposits, as well as some human resources work, accounts receivable, general office support and maintenance of the local’s financial and personnel files.

As a small organization, we have only two finance positions; this position reports to the Finance Director, with whom the holder works to implement nearly all the local’s financial tasks, including liaison to auditors. As one of the local’s support staff, the Program Assistant often participates in more general support duties, such as event preparation and support for rallies and other Local 49 actions.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
• Experience with nonprofit/union bookkeeping/administrative systems
• Strong Excel skills and experience with nonprofit ledger software (Sage, Quickbooks, etc.) preferred; VAN or Salesforce experience helpful
• Comfort with learning databases and other applications as needed
• Strong ability to work independently as well as with a team
• Support for social justice organizing and activism with and on behalf of working people, immigrants, women, and others

Annual wages are $39,124-$56,347 depending on experience, plus full family health coverage, a defined-benefit pension and a 401k match, as well as generous leave time. The position is paid on an hourly basis; overtime is generally minimal, but occasional weekend and evening work is required. The position is part of an independent staff union.

To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 31, to Dave Cutler, Finance Director, at, or send paper to SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave., Portland OR 97202.

SEIU Local 49 is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

$39,124-56,347, COLAs and annual step increases

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