Employment

Job Title:
Finance – Junior Accountant

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland (offices in Owings Mills)

Reporting Relationship:
Senior Financial Analyst

Foundation Background/Culture

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $125 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2 billion, and current assets total $2.5 billion. The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Greater Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities in the United States, and Israel. These areas are hometowns representing personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as the Foundation’s trustees.

Job Purpose:

The Junior Accountant position is an entry-level position that will contribute to the continuous improvement of business systems and reporting processes with a strong dedication to new technology initiatives.  The position will work closely with the Finance Team to leverage technology tools and to strengthen the internal control environment.  This includes learning and assisting in the management of the general ledger and the financial reporting processes. It also includes supporting the cash disbursement processes relating to grants and other operating expenses, assisting in processing cash receipts and performing data analysis.  This position requires excellent organizational, analytical, computer and prioritization skills, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, effective member of the finance team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the cash disbursement and cash receipts processes.
  • Assist with month-end close as necessary
  • Understand and assist with the continuous improvement of the business processes and systems
  • Assist in the documentation of business/system process flows
  • Prepare reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information
  • Must be flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions to challenges facing the organization
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

General:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, ideally with dual major in Accounting/Finance and Information Technology.
  • Must possess strong financial, analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills, and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines with a quality, accurate work product.
  • Must be highly motivated, be able to work independently and possess strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Incumbent is expected to demonstrate strong ethics, strong interpersonal and communication skills to represent the interests of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation both within and outside the organization.

Specific:

  • General understanding of financial operations
  • Understanding of database table relationships
  • Ease of learning and using multiple software programs
  • Experience with Excel functionality (pivot tables, formula usage, large data manipulation)
  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions
  • Ability to think adaptively and operate quickly in a dynamic financial and business environment
  • Ability to work evenings during peak periods.
  • Demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Work well with other staff to deliver work accurately and quickly.
  • Manage work efficiently and productively
  • Maintain strict confidentiality

Successful applicants will be required to authorize a full background check.  The applicant may also have to answer questions by email, participate in multiple interviews, and/or provide strong current references.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal opportunity laws. The Foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including a summary of relevant work experience and a statement of particular interest in this position, along with salary range requirements, to the following email junioraccountant@hjweinberg.org. If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Job Title:
Program Director

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland (offices in Owings Mills)

Posting Closes:
May 21, 2019

Foundation Background/Culture

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $125 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2 billion, and current assets total approximately $2.5 billion. The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Greater Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities in the United States, and Israel. These areas are hometowns representing personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as the Foundation’s trustees.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Specific to the role of Program Director

  • Provide strategic leadership in the Foundation’s Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services grantmaking portfolios, and lead the development of frameworks that enable the Foundation to achieve and measure its impact. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) the development of achievable goals, strategies, and measureable outcomes, constituting a framework; (2) the development of timelines for implementation of philanthropic strategy; (3) the development of strategic partnerships with foundations, community leaders, government, and other relevant local and national entities.
  • Develop and demonstrate subject matter expertise in the specific areas that the Program Director is responsible for, and provide mentorship and leadership within the program team connected with areas of expertise.
  • Manage a range of special projects and initiatives nationally, and within priority communities, to accomplish specific goals and outcomes within the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education and Community services.
  • Represent the Foundation at professional meetings and in the broader community of grantees, foundations, civic leaders, and other Foundation partners.
  • Convene meetings of grantees and external experts on topics related to the Foundation’s grant-making interests in multiple subject matter areas.
  • Attend conferences and, at times, serve as a speaker on topics relevant to the Foundation’s work.
  • Provide personalized guidance to prospective applicants via phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings.
  • Support the President and the Managing Director of Programs and Grants in managing relationships with partners, public officials, and institutions.
  • Conduct site visits, convenings and other events within priority communities as necessary.
  • Report directly to the Managing Director, Programs and Grants, on a range of projects and assignments related to the Foundation’s grantmaking.

Additional Information Specific to the Role of Program Director, with Responsibilities for Data, Research and Evaluation: Provide support to the Foundation’s Program Team, and Managing Director for Programs and Grants, in developing metrics for measuring the Foundation’s impact in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education and Community Services, the Foundation’s impact in priority communities, and the impact of a range of special initiatives.  Conduct various types of research that will inform the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies and decisions.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the feasibility of grant proposals and investigate organizational capacity to achieve proposed objectives
  • Conduct in-person site visits as part of grant application review process
  • Manage compliance with deadlines and other grant application and reporting requirements
  • Monitor and support grantees in tracking and evaluating ongoing projects
  • Proactively seek new grantees and opportunities for philanthropic investment, focused on improving the lives of vulnerable populations
  • Prepare materials such as memos and reports, for inclusion in regular meetings with staff and Trustees
  • Present information and analysis at various in-house meetings with staff and Trustees
  • Work well with fellow program officers and all foundation staff
  • Attend weekly meetings with all program staff to discuss grants and other topics
  • Ensure prompt turn-around time regarding grant reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Read progress reports to evaluate previous grantees and to inform future funding recommendations
  • Review capital grant budgets, costs and forecasts when recommending capital grants
  • Review payment requests and approve payments

Experience, Skills and Styles

  • At least 5 years of experience with data management and program evaluation
  • Excellent communications skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Clear, concise writing style
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and think critically and strategically
  • Demonstrated ability to process large amounts of information in an orderly fashion
  • Experience with fiscal reporting
  • Strong initiative and ability to solve problems
  • Ability to research, design, and implement new grantmaking programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge within the area of philanthropy
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • A proven ability to work effectively with community leaders, diverse committees, and multiple task environments
  • A record of developing consensus
  • A creative leader with the patience and pragmatism to set achievable long-term goals
  • A personality and value system consistent with the Foundation’s reputation and reflective of the highest levels of integrity and above reproach
  • A reputation in the community for integrity, high intellectual capability and extremely hard work
  • A professional with a spirit of kindness and humility
  • Ability to work well in teams and to collaborate with colleagues
  • Ability to manage time, handle pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel
  • Demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Have a sense of irony and humor.
  • Initiate recommendations and solutions to challenges.
  • Work well with other staff to deliver work accurately and quickly.
  • Manage work efficiently and productively
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a high level of friendly and professional customer-service with internal and external individuals.

Successful applicants will be required to answer questions by email, participate in multiple interviews, provide strong current references and authorize a full background check.

The Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal opportunity laws. The foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including a summary of relevant work experience and a statement of particular interest in this position, along with salary range requirements, to the following email programdirector@hjweinberg.org. If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Job Title:
Executive Scheduler

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland (offices in Owings Mills)

Reporting Relationship:
Nakia Horton, Manager of Administration

Posting Closes:
May 30, 2019

Foundation Background/Culture

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $125 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling more than $2 billion, and current assets total $2.5 billion. The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Greater Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities in the United States, and Israel. These areas are hometowns representing personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as the Foundation’s trustees.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of calendars for Trustees, President & CEO, Chief of Staff, and Program Staff including but not limited to: assisting with keeping schedules up to date, as requested, in Outlook for internal/external meetings and travel
  • Coordinate all meeting logistics for Trustees and various staff members in Hometown areas including, but not limited to: reservation of meeting space, video and phone conference line setup requests etc.
  • Coordinate and assist with travel arrangements for Trustees & staff members including but not limited to: site visits, group meetings, lunches (internal and external), itineraries, hotel confirmations, restaurant reservations, etc. locally, nationally, and at times internationally,  as requested for various staff members
  • Prepare and process travel and expense related documents accurately and within scheduled deadlines (including typing, copying, paper filing, scanning for electric files, faxing, mailing, and messaging)
  • Communicate with applicants, grantees and other external partners via phone, mail, and email
  • Assist in preparation for presentations (i.e. assembling information materials, reserving food and drinks, rooms, coordinating calendars, sending out confirmations and reminders, etc.) except special events as specified
  • Assist with any special or priority projects as requested by the Manager of Administration
  • Write simple and direct prose, including correct grammar and punctuation
  • Prepare various correspondences, including customized letters, emails, and memos
  • Greet assist and direct guests in a timely manner
  • Restock paper supply and various office supplies on second floor
  • Answer phones, handle inquiries, take messages and forward calls in a friendly, professional and timely manner
  • Assist with general upkeep to keep office neat and tidy
  • Maintain a clean and orderly office area and help maintain cleanliness of common areas
  • Work well with others to deliver work accurately and efficiently
  • Demonstrate a high level of friendly and professional customer service with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to listen carefully to staff, be accessible and be approachable
  • Ability to recognize the decision-making process will not always go your way and willingness to accept this reality
  • Accept constructive feedback and respond by improving ones work
  • Keep a sense of humor

Administrative Team Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend scheduled team meetings and contribute to the discussion
  • Confirm the Board/Conference Room(s) is clean and prepared for scheduled meetings
  • Assist fellow administrative team members with overflow of work when necessary

Successful applicants will be required to answer questions by email, participate in multiple interviews, provide strong current references and authorize a full background check.

The Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal opportunity laws. The foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including a summary of relevant work experience and a statement of particular interest in this position, along with salary range requirements, to the following email executivescheduler@hjweinberg.org. If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls, please. Thank you.