Finance/Administrative Associate (DF)

Part-Time or Full-Time



The position of Finance/Administrative Associate at the Durfee Foundation is ideally suited to an individual that wishes to gain practical experience in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy as part of a platform for a career in public service and social change. The job will provide the candidate intensive practice in nonprofit management – from clerical and bookkeeping functions, to contracting, office and website management, investment coordination and occasional events support – as well as bird’s-eye view of the social change sector in Los Angeles, with exposure to an extraordinary, cross-sector range of leaders.


Position Description


The Durfee Foundation is a private family foundation that supports individuals and organizations in Los Angeles County, with a special emphasis on community development and nonprofit leadership. The Foundation has assets of approximately $30 million, and makes more than $2 million in grants annually.

The position of Finance/Administrative Associate reports to the Executive Director, and works day-to-day with the Program Manager. The ideal candidate for this job should be technologically proficient, detail-oriented, self-motivated and collaborative. The position is part-time (four days/32 hours per week) allowing the candidate to pursue other career development activities on the off-day, or full time (five days/40 hours per week). The job comes with excellent benefits.

The Durfee Foundation maintains a small office. We value collegiality, cooperation and flexibility. The Foundation will move to downtown Los Angeles in December 2018.



  • Bookkeeping, including monitoring account balances, cash-flow projection, and accounts payable, under supervision of accountant
  • Budget monitoring and spreadsheets
  • Under direction from an independently contracted CPA, prepare documents for financial audits
  • Implement occasional stock sales, and manage relationships with investment advisors
  • Reconcile monthly financial statements
  • Manage contract agreements
  • Reimbursement processing
  • Office management/general administrative support, including records management and storage
  • Maintain computer systems, including email, network, website, database and back-up systems
  • Take minutes at board, committee and grantee meetings and retreats
  • Occasional back-up for events production as needed, in collaboration with Program Manager
  • Working knowledge of office systems – phone, internet, computer



  • Expert in QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of Mac OSX, Dropbox, Google Drive and WordPress
  • Proficient with budgets and financial management processes
  • Good written and oral communications
  • High-level administrative capacity
  • Database management
  • Attention to detail, initiative and follow-through
  • Capacity to prioritize work and manage multiple projects
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment



  • College or advanced degree and/or comparable work experience
  • General knowledge of/interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Graphic design skills a plus


Salary & Benefits:

  • $34,000 - $45,000 depending on experience and 4-5 days/week commitment
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement fund, with employee match after one year
  • Performance review and annual salary increases
  • Two weeks vacation for first two years

Application Process

Application Due: October 19, 2018

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: [email protected]

Address cover letter to: Claire Peeps, Executive Director

In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

What are your professional goals, and why? What do you love about Los Angeles?

Start Date: October/November 2018 Please, no phone calls.

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  • Biz Ghormley
    published this page in Job Board 2018-10-05 12:15:24 -0400