Why Work Here?

Richmond Community Foundation’s goal is to create healthy, sustainable communities in Contra Costa County. We believe in the Theory of Change, in which we identify a realistic long-term goal and consider what conditions need to be in place to reach it. The majority of our long-term goals entail measuring and tackling social and economic challenges that local residents face.

We take our community’s issues seriously, and are continuously searching for concerned listeners, earnest thinkers, capable communicators, talented problem-solvers, and devoted professionals who want to learn, grow and most importantly, make the communities of Contra Costa County healthy and sustainable for the people who work, live and thrive here.

A career at RCF offers countless opportunities, an empowered workforce and a supportive environment.  We pride ourselves in recognizing our associates’ and teams’ successes in our goal to solve our community’s most urgent concerns.

When you join RCF, you’ll find a culture where every person is a vital part of the solution and an essential voice of the community.  We aim to be a safe place for anyone on our staff to learn, explore and grow.  Ultimately, we strive to generate tangible results that will change the way our entire community works, lives and succeeds.

JOB OPENINGS

Controller

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RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future. Our work is driven by a strong aspiration to work with our communities to strengthen economic, racial, cultural, social, and gender equity.

Equity is both our organizational value and our goal. This is reflected in RCF’s commitment to achieve equity goals in hiring and to build a workforce with a range of experiences, backgrounds and abilities to serve our diverse communities. RCF strongly encourages applicants of color to apply.

Position Description:

The Controller is a key leadership position within the organization. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Controller serves on the Executive Team and will plan and manage the day-to-day operations of the finance department. The successful candidate will be a highly efficient, self-starter professional with excellent accounting skills and a can-do attitude. This is a full-time position. The Controller supports RCF Connects’ mission by managing RCF’s financial and accounting functions. As a member of senior management, the Controller participates in setting and supporting the fulfillment of broad organizational goals, including equity goals, objectives and policies which are approved by the RCF President and CEO and Board of Directors. The Controller will be responsible for accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting for RCF and its wholly-owned property development LLC, as well as for establishing and maintaining a strong system of internal controls.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all day-to-day accounting functions, including A/R, A/P, G/L, reconciliations, grant and fund accounting, and fixed assets for RCF and its wholly-owned property development LLC.
  • Plan and manage annual audit.
  • Plan and coordinate month-end and year-end close, including accurate preparation of journal entries and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements timely and accurately; prepare projections and provide cash flow analysis.
  • Report variances and concerns in a timely manner to CEO/Leadership Team.
  • Plan and coordinate IRS Form 990 and other required tax and regulatory filings.
  • Identify and drive significant improvements to daily procedures.
  • Serve as the financial expert in the organization’s accounting software (QuickBooks); assess and integrate other accounting programs, add-ons and services as needed.
  • Manage processes for payroll and personnel-related accounting.
  • Manage and train additional accounting staff [currently comprising 1.0 FTE staff accountant and 0.5 FTE A/P associate].
  • Support equity goals in technical analysis and fiscal decision making.
  • Work closely with President and CEO in the development and evaluation of various fringe benefit programs for staff.
  • Make recommendations regarding organizational and programmatic strategic growth.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in accounting.
  • 5-7 years of accounting experience with at least 3-5 years of experience as a Controller of a similarly-sized nonprofit organization.
  • Experience understanding and incorporating the perspectives of diverse communities (including race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic differences), in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of fiscal decision-making processes and technical analysis.
  • Knowledge to understand and assess the investment strategies, allocations and results of a diverse portfolio, which especially impacts outcomes in underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in preparing materials for and presenting to diverse audiences.
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit GAAP.
  • Extensive expertise with fund and grant accounting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to thrive and work accurately in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and board members with an understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and the impacts on historically underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Experienced planner and ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or public administration.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience with the products of the securities industries sufficient to manage the relationship between an investment advisor and the foundation’s Finance Committee.

SALARY/Benefits

Salary range starts at $92,200.
This is an exempt, full-time position.
Health benefits, vacation, sick leave and retirement options are provided.

Download the full JOB DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS here.  Position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to: Jim Becker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO): jbecker@richmondcf.org

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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Campaign Manager, Healthy Richmond

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The Healthy Richmond initiative is part of The California Endowment (TCE)-funded statewide effort known as Building Healthy Communities (BHC). Through BHC, TCE learned that activism, advocacy, community organizing, and civic participation to build people power has a significant and meaningful impact on the community and environmental conditions that affect health. The Healthy Richmond (HR) initiative is committed to racial and health equity goals and actively supports collective campaign strategies that aim to shift systems policy and practice to benefit low-income communities and communities of color. The initiative is in year 8 of a 10-year TCE funded effort. The resident and partner leadership within the Healthy Richmond Hub will be designing a sustainability plan over the next 6 months to design a new organizational structure and collective plan to serve diverse communities and implement key campaign strategies beyond 2021. RCF Connects is the host agency for Healthy Richmond. RCF’s intent is to enable the operation of a strong, integrated partnership with its initiatives; as such, RCF employs key staff who provide ongoing support and coordination for the work of the Healthy Richmond Initiative.

Position Description:

Healthy Richmond seeks an exempt, full-time Campaign Director that will support functions related to our Healthy Richmond (HR) Initiative including project coordination/community engagement activities, evaluation and technical assistance, communications and other duties as assigned. This position will report to the Healthy Richmond Senior Director and is based in Richmond, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campaign Management

  • Lead relevant HR BHC meetings including monthly Steering Committee meetings, HUB staff meetings, designated Action Team campaign meetings, and related TCE/BHC meetings, as needed.
  • Work closely with HR Senior Director to provide support to the HR/BHC Initiative, and act as the staff liaison between the Action Teams and HR Hub by providing equity-based research and campaign analysis needed for campaign and fund development decision-making.
  • Lead Action Teams and coalitions that motivate specific outcomes, establish accountability, and incorporate racial and health equity strategies, resulting in actions owned by the community, and opportunities for new community leadership.
  • Manage, facilitate and support HR Action Teams to achieve the change strategies identified in the HR priority campaign dashboards and plans.
  • Facilitate on-going dialogue, collaboration, resident and youth involvement in diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve outcomes.
  • Leverage community partnerships and opportunities within the Action Teams and related coalitions to advance their work and the HR outcomes, as appropriate.
  • Interface with The California Endowment (TCE) and the RYSE Center’s Richmond Youth Organizing Hub, and other partners.
  • Leverage community partnerships and opportunities within the Action Teams to advance their work and the HR outcomes, as appropriate.

Evaluation and Technical Assistance

  • Work closely with the HR Senior Director and Evaluation Learning Specialist (Consultant) to promote Healthy Richmond progress to internal and external audiences, and develop HR tools to track local impact, and support TCE evaluation efforts to document the work across all BHC sites.
  • Collect data that measures the scope and effectiveness of messages, relating them to goals identified in the HR campaign goals.
  • Interface between the Action Teams and sub-contracted data and evaluation team, TCE’s evaluation staff and others to support the evaluation and learning process that will build deeper organizational capacity to use data information to advance their work.

Communications

  • Serve as the lead media contact for the HR initiative
  • Work with RCF Connects’ Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a media network with the diverse media outlets to promote HR BHC campaigns and activities including PR, press releases, and press conferences.
  • Promote the branding, messaging and video storytelling for the HR Hub and participate in the cross-BHC site coordination.
  • Implement and update as needed a communication plan for the Healthy Richmond (HR) Initiative.
  • Provide overall coordination of website development and maintenance of e-mail blasts, social media strategies to engage the broader community.
  • Assist in creating media action plans for Action Teams in HR, including identifying topics and generate messages that inform the community of local efforts to achieve campaign goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Communications, Public Policy, Public Health or a related field.
  • Three years of increasing responsibility working in non-profit, government, or public sectors; experience in working across sectors and low-income communities is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in an agency providing public relations and media services in a community setting.
  • Knowledge of community organizing and public health prevention-focused initiatives.
  • Process facilitation capacity, including the ability to set meeting agendas and goals, manage complex relationships and resolve conflict.
  • Campaign management skills including the ability to guide vision and strategy, advance policy and support aligned activities.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Experience understanding and incorporating the perspective of impacted communities (including race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic differences), in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of campaign goals and decisions of the initiative.
  • Knowledge of system policy/practices in Contra Costa County that directly impact health and racial outcomes in communities that have been underrepresented and underserved.
  • Experience and understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and the impacts on communities that have historically been under-resourced or marginalized to have access to and power in making decisions that directly impact their lives.
  • Ability to adapt communication styles to diverse environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in preparing materials for and presenting to diverse audiences.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and strong interest in committing to the HR BHC Initiative’s work.
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and various leaders within the hub structure (i.e., Steering Committee, Action Team Co-Chairs, and consultants).
  • Ability to plan workload and maximize resources while working on multiple projects.
  • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Some travel outside the Richmond area will also be required.

 

SALARY/Benefits

Salary range starts at $60,000.
This is an exempt, full-time position.
Health benefits, vacation, sick leave and retirement options are provided.

Download the full JOB DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS here.  Position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to: Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer (COO): sstreet@richmondcf.org

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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In addition to any openings above, you may send your resume as a general inquiry by clicking here.

Employees at RCF enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, retirement savings with employer match, paid time off, and work/life balance.