Operations and Finance Associate – The Center for Cultural Power – Oakland, CA

The Center for Cultural Power focuses on Migration and Climate, Racial and Gender Justice leveraging the following strategies:
Activate artists and storytellers in envisioning justice, collaborating with social movements, and create avenues for their stories to disrupt.
Incubate artist leaders, projects, and ideas.
Organize artists to build power and transform the cultural landscape to be more equitable.
Position Overview

The Operations and Finance Associate will play an important role in supporting the finance and operations team. These areas of work will include but are not limited to HR, Operations, Finance, and Event Coordination. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.

HR & Finance (50%)
Assist HR & Operations Manager in executing contracts, filing, onboarding, and other administrative duties.
Assist in the planning and organizing of staff events, such as meetings, retreats, or parties; provide event support as needed.
Assist the finance department with accounts receivable – scanning checks, processing deposits, and filing.
Other HR and finance duties as assigned.

Lab Operations (25%)
General event space coordination including but not limited to, responding to event requests, scheduling, and on-call support during the event for technical or security needs, assistance in event breakdown cleanup/chair stacking.
Support in front desk coverage of the Lab (greeting guests and guiding them to the appropriate staff/meeting location).
Assist in keeping common areas of the office clean and tidy.
Other general office duties as assigned.

Executive Assistance (25%)
Support the President and Deputy Director in scheduling, travel, and special projects.
Support the President and Deputy Director in preparation for speaking events.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is organized, self driven, detail oriented, and loves creating systems and supporting teams.

Specific qualifications include:
At least two years of administrative experience in an office environment.
Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills with a superb ability to exercise tact.
Proficient with technology (e.g., printers, networks, google apps). Experience with maintaining databases, ideally experience with Salesforce or equivalent.
The ability to work well under pressure and handle several projects at one time.
Ability to take initiative and work independently, while maintaining a commitment to collaboration.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries regarding HR and other sensitive areas of operations.
Commitment to social justice.
Must be located in the SF Bay Area.

How To Apply
jobs@engagementlab.org

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