Beneficial State Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to change the banking system for good. For decades banks have damaged our communities and our planet, accelerating both economic inequality and environmental disaster. This harmful way of banking must stop and our strategy to both demonstrate and reshape banking practices and behaviors reflects the multi-pronged approach we take to systems change. In partnership with our communities and our allies, Beneficial State Foundation works to transform the banking industry in two ways: as a banking system change agent and advocate, and as a bank owner, investor, and practitioner.
As a systems change agent, we engage in policy and regulatory advocacy, banking industry relations, and field building to support, convene, and build capacity with equitable banking partners. As a bank owner, investor, and practitioner, we develop and test equitable banking standards and metrics. We measure the social and environmental impact of Beneficial State Bank. We also house California’s Clean Vehicle Assistance Program.
We are a small but effective team grounded in social justice and strong core values. You can read more about Beneficial State Foundation’s core values here and at https://beneficialstate.org/our-team/
We have staff located in Washington, Oregon, and California. We currently have offices in Oakland (headquarters) and Fresno, California.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We are excited to expand our 3-person administration team (“admin team”) as we lead the finance, operations and human resources functions for Beneficial State Foundation. Our admin team is currently our VP of Organizational Development and Culture, our VP of Finance and Operations, and our Operations and Graphic Design Manager.
Beneficial State Foundation has more than tripled in size to 35 staff in the past two years. With this growth comes more operational, financial and human resources complexity. This is a brand-new role for our organization, and it’s designed to support both our accounting and human resource functions.
We are looking for someone with at least 6 years of professional experience, preferably 4 or more of which has been with direct responsibilities within organizational accounting/finance and human resources. Our ideal candidate has experience with both accounting/finance and human resources, however candidates with more experience in one function than the other are encouraged to apply and can describe relevant experience in the application questions.
This role provides critical support to all staff and mangers as we continue to evolve how we work together and achieve our mission while centering racial justice and employee wellbeing. This position is focused on administrative responsibilities with the opportunity for growth and empowered leadership of organizational processes and employee experience programs.
We use geographic zones when determining starting salary. To give candidates a sense of the range, the starting salary for this role is $77,600 - $87,550.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here for more information or to apply. Please submit a resume and answer our application questions through our job application form. A cover letter is not required. Applications without responses to the required application questions will not be considered. Applications are due by 9am PST on April 26th, 2021. Our target start date for this position is approximately June 16th, 2021.
Our hiring process typically consists of:
- Phone interview with a member of the hiring committee for the position (45 minutes)
- Panel interview with the full hiring committee, typically 3-4 folks (1 hour, currently conducted by Zoom).
- Final interview with panel style interview and a skill assessment presentation, with some materials prepared by candidate in advance (90 minutes total, approximately 30 minutes for brief presentation inclusive of Q & A and then 60-minute panel interview, currently done over Zoom). We invite our entire staff to final candidate presentations (an average of about 10 folks typically attend) and then there is a final panel interview with the hiring committee and other key collaborators.