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Employment Opportunities

Full Charge Bookkeeper – PT

Part-time, 20 hours/week (with potential for growth).

Compensation: $25/hour

Benefits: annually: 3 weeks vacation/PTO, 10 paid holidays, 1 day paid volunteer time off, 5 sick days.

Location: Office is located in south Sacramento (95820), with the option of up to 80% remote/telecommute (first two months onboarding/training period may require a greater proportion of in-person work). Willing to consider 100% remote for highly qualified candidates residing in California or Colorado.

Reports to: Operations Director

The Bookkeeper is responsible for recording grant, contract and fund raising revenue and expenditures in accordance with financial policies and relevant governmental rules, assisting with the preparation of financial reports, cost allocation proposals, and asset management/fixed asset entries, and additional bookkeeping and administrative tasks. The Bookkeeper works within the guidelines, policies and mission of Alchemist CDC, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento area communities to land, food, and opportunity – toward a vision in which all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse. We are best known for enhancing the quality of life in under-resourced communities by improving access to nutritious foods, implementing community-supported public green spaces, and fostering economic self-sufficiency through business entrepreneurship. Recognizing that community residents often have the best insight and ideas for addressing their own community’s needs, we see ourselves as building a trellis that provides the structure and support upon which grassroots efforts can flourish and grow. Learn more about our organization and programs at: www.alchemistcdc.org

Essential job functions include (but are not limited to):

  • Prepare financial reports monthly and upon request
  • Research and recommend financial management procedures, planning, systems and controls
  • Assist with developing organizational and program budgets by generating filtered expense and revenue reports according to program managers’ specifications
  • Record revenue and expenditure transactions that are of a regular and ordinary nature, and elevate large or unusual/un-allowed expenditures to senior staff.
  • Ensure bookkeeping procedures are carried out according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the organization are up to date and that the general ledger is accurate
  • Calculate and input liability adjustments
  • Carry out day to day bookkeeping entries (excluding payroll entry), g., input bills and invoices/payments, create checks, etc.
  • Use farmers’ market data to create vendor reimbursement payments, create and print check detail receipts for vendors, enter ACH payments, print reimbursement checks and organize them for distribution
  • Track and input payouts received through online payment portals
  • Input check/cash revenue entries into CRM database, and update automated entries.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of bank/financial accounts for review/signoff
  • Work with relevant program staff to track and resolve outstanding stale vendor checks and past due invoices
  • Assist in improving and implementing Cost Allocation policies and procedures
  • Assist in compiling Indirect Cost Proposals and related documentation
  • Maintain fixed asset entries.
  • Ensure organization is “audit ready”
  • Assist Audit Committee in generating reports and backup documentation for financial audits
  • Work interactively with representatives of fiscally sponsored projects to ensure proper and timely reporting of revenues and expenditures, and develop flexible systems for tracking budgets
  • Ongoing education and research on financial rules to stay abreast of changes in financial reporting laws and best practices
  • Notify senior staff of possible accounting errors
  • Suggest improvements to Chart of Accounts, Item list and other classifications

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual 1099s and sales/use tax forms/payments (990/CA199 are outsourced to accounting firm)
  • Assist with annual property tax filings
  • Assist in maintaining the organization and retention of financial documents
  • Generate invoices for review/signoff
  • Research and answer questions from staff regarding vendor inquiries, donor payments, supply purchases, etc.
  • Additional administrative and bookkeeping tasks as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-years’ experience with Quickbooks (preferably desktop version) and Excel
  • At least 3-years’ experience with bookkeeping in a professional setting
  • Prior experience managing bookkeeping entries for real and personal property assets
  • Strong grasp of non-profit bookkeeping and budgeting principles
  • Practical and applied knowledge of GAAP and FASB accounting rules
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to social justice and Alchemist CDC’s mission
  • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with different kinds of people regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, etc.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented. Accuracy is very important.

 

Preferred (but not strictly required) additional qualifications:

  • Prior experience with financial management of federal or state grants
  • Prior experience with non-profit bookkeeping in a professional setting
  • Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status
  • Prior experience with financial management of fiscal sponsorships
  • Prior experience with cost allocation procedures and indirect cost allocation proposals
  • Prior experience preparing for and supporting annual financial audit process
  • Prior experience managing payment schedules for construction projects

To apply: email cover letter and resume to: employment@alchemistcdc.org.

As part of the interview/selection process, you may be required to:

  • Complete Excel and/or Quickbooks tests in order to assess your level of expertise.
  • Provide professional references
  • Pass a background check after a conditional job offer is made, in order to verify that you don’t have any history of financial crimes, e.g., embezzlement, fraud, etc.

Alchemist CDC values diversity among its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and/or status as a protected veteran.

**Note that Alchemist CDC has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy in place. The selected applicant will be required to show proof of full vaccination and booster – (or valid verifiable exemption) before their employment begins.

 

 

Midtown Farmers’ Market CalFresh Associate  (Sacramento, CA)

EXPECTED HOURLY COMMITMENT: Part time. ~6-8 hours/week 

COMPENSATION: $15.00/hour.

SCHEDULE: Work schedule is 7:30am-1:30pm (March-October) /8:30am-1:30pm (November – February) Saturdays +1-3 hours/week for paperwork and outreach at variable times (paperwork and outreach hours are flexible.)

LOCATION: Most work will take place at the Midtown Farmers’ Market: 1050 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811.

Additional work will be completed remotely. Other possible on-call hours may be available at various Sacramento County farmers’ market sites depending on your availability.

START DATE: May 7, 2022 or as soon as available

Job Responsibilities:

Program Associates are responsible for the implementation of CalFresh/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payment processing and distribution of Market Match Incentive vouchers at the farmers’ market. CalFresh/EBT offers qualifying lower income individuals financial assistance in purchasing food for themselves and their families. This position provides an opportunity to learn more about food access and nutrition issues, engage directly with low-income individuals and small to mid-sized California farmers. Note: this description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Ensure vendor and customer compliance with federal guidelines for accepting CalFresh.
  • Setup, staff and take down CalFresh distribution booth weekly at Midtown farmers’ market.
  • Oversee program volunteers and assign tasks
  • Promote participation in the program amongst eligible vendors at the market.
  • Inform customers about the Market Match incentive program.
  • Carry out community outreach tasks by building connections with local service organizations and community facilities as assigned.
  • Complete sales and customer tracking forms weekly.
  • Provide CalFresh eligibility information and application assistance.

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Bi-lingual a plus (especially Spanish, Dari/Farsi, Pashto or Chinese.)
  • Must be courteous and outgoing, and enjoy meeting and talking with new people.
  • Basic math skills are very important.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Self-motivated and able to stay on task with minimal supervision.
  • Must have reliable verifiable transportation.
  • Must be able to transport and operate a pop-up canopy tent, folding table, chairs and an equipment bin that may weigh up to 30lbs.
  • Familiarity with community, its geography, demographics and community resources is beneficial.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • You will be required to store the booth equipment during the week between market days (fits in a ~3×3 ft. space) and transport it to/from the market using your own vehicle (easily fits in most compact cars). [1 pop-up canopy, small folding table, equipment bin]

To apply: Send resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.

Send to: info@alchemistcdc.org

 

Alchemist CDC values diversity among the workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

**Note that Alchemist CDC has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy in place. The selected applicant will be required to show proof of full vaccination and booster – (or valid verifiable exemption) before their employment begins. 

 

 

 

Natomas Farmers’ Market EBT Associate (Sacramento, CA)

EXPECTED HOURLY COMMITMENT: Part time. ~6-8 hours/week 

COMPENSATION: $15.00/hour.

SCHEDULE: Work schedule is 7:30am-12:30pm Saturdays at the Natomas Farmers’ Market +1-2 hours/week for paperwork and outreach at variable times (paperwork and outreach hours are flexible and remote.)

LOCATION: 2501 New Market Drive, Sacramento CA 95835.

Additional work will be completed remotely. Other possible on-call hours may be available at various Sacramento County farmers’ market sites depending on your availability.

 

START DATE: May 14, 2022

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Associates are responsible for the implementation of CalFresh/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payment processing and distribution of Market Match Incentive vouchers at the farmers’ market. CalFresh/EBT offers qualifying lower income individuals financial assistance in purchasing food for themselves and their families. This position provides an opportunity to learn more about food access and nutrition issues, engage directly with low-income individuals and small to mid-sized California farmers. Note: this description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

MAJOR TASKS:

  • Ensure vendor and customer compliance with federal guidelines for accepting CalFresh.
  • Setup, staff and take down CalFresh distribution booth weekly at the farmers’ market.
  • Oversee program volunteers and assign tasks.
  • Promote participation in the program amongst eligible vendors at the market.
  • Inform customers about the Market Match incentive program.
  • Carry out community outreach tasks by building connections with local service organizations and community facilities as assigned.
  • Complete sales and customer tracking forms weekly.
  • Provide CalFresh eligibility information and application assistance.

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Bi-lingual a plus (especially Spanish, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, Vietnamese or Chinese.)
  • Must be courteous and outgoing, and enjoy meeting and talking with new people.
  • Basic math skills are very important.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Self-motivated and able to stay on task with minimal supervision.
  • Must have reliable verifiable transportation.
  • Must be able to transport and operate a pop-up canopy tent, folding table, chairs and an equipment bin that may weigh up to 30lbs.
  • Familiarity with community, its geography, demographics and community resources is beneficial.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • You will be required to store the booth equipment during the week between market days (fits in a ~3×3 ft. space) and transport it to/from the market using your own vehicle (easily fits in most compact cars). [1 pop-up canopy, small folding table, storage bin]

TO APPLY:

Send resume and brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to info@alchemistcdc.org

 

Alchemist CDC values diversity among the workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

 **Note that Alchemist CDC has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate policy in place. The selected applicant will be required to show proof of full vaccination and booster – (or valid verifiable exemption) before their employment begins.

 

 

Internship Opportunities 

 

Thank you for considering Alchemist CDC! We do not presently have any pre-designed internship openings, but we are always interested in collaborating with students to design customized internships that can assist them in their educational and professional pursuits. 

Alchemist CDC regularly works with college and university students (pre- and post-graduate) to offer them an exciting opportunity to work directly with community members. Students gain hands-on work and service experience, and Alchemist’s projects benefit greatly from the knowledge and enthusiasm of its interns. 

It’s wonderful to see Alchemist volunteers and interns go on to do exciting new things, and it’s safe to say the experience one gains working with us can help build careers in community service. For example, Amy Edmonds, who completed an internship with us, went on to work for the Ecology Center’s Farmers’ Market EBT Program as Program Assistant and is currently an Analyst at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. Other interns have gone on to work for organizations such as an urban gardening non-profit and SHRA. Yet another former intern has served on our board of directors for six years.

Alchemist CDC is also open to crafting an internship position around your academic and career goals, focusing on such skills and programs as: policy change, community outreach and engagement, social justice collaboration, vacant lot revitalization, marketing, evaluations, and social media. Reach out to us at info@alchemistcdc.org.

 

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