Finance & HR Associate

Finance and HR Associate

Hours/week: 40 hours per week

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2023 or sooner

Compensation: Starts at $44,000 with an increase based on experience

Benefits: Includes health, dental, vision, health reimbursement account, dependent care reimbursement account, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, 401k retirement plan with a 3% employer match, professional development funds, and more.

Location: Preference is for Durham, NC or the Triangle area with occasional presence in the Durham office

Worker Classification: Full-time, non-exempt, at-will, regular employee

Application deadline: Position open until filled. Please apply by July 3, 2023.

The Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is looking for a detail-oriented person with at least two years of nonprofit experience related to finance and HR administrative support. This applicant must have a demonstrated commitment to SVA’s mission, vision, and values.

Required skills
● Clear and demonstrated commitment to SVA’s core values of social justice, racial justice, and collective liberation in the US South
● Clear and demonstrated commitment to working with groups that represent marginalized populations
● Accountable to teammates and work plans, proactive, adaptable, responsive
● Task-oriented with good customer service skills, including timely email responsiveness.
● At least two years of experience in administrative support with finance and human resources
● Skilled at creating and managing spreadsheets (Excel, Google Docs, etc.)
● Experience with Basecamp, Canva, Google Calendar, Slack or ability and willingness to learn tools quickly
● Great people skills, emotional intelligence, commitment to ethical standards and teamwork
● Cooperative, honest, healthy ego in service to the work

Required knowledge
● General understanding of accounting, with experience in tasks related to nonprofit finance and the ability to play a supportive role to a diverse group of people.
● Experience with accounting software such as Expensify, Quickbooks,, and database management systems such as Powerbase is a plus.
● Spanish fluency is a plus.

Responsibilities include
● Support the Finance and HR directors with administrative tasks
● Support the finance-related work with Sponsored Projects, funds, departments, and programs
● Routine filing of financial statements
● Accounts receivable and accounts payable tasks
● Regular communication with and support of staff, funders, and Sponsored Projects
● Updating fund balance trackers
● Send out monthly fund balance reports
● Organizing documents and maintaining filing protocols
● Support staff with timekeeping processes and tracking leave, paid time off, and holidays
● Providing administrative support for hiring processes such as note taking, filing
applications, conducting background checks, and reviewing resumes
● Support with compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLC) and other legal requirements
● Suggest improvements or modifications for standard operating procedures related to HR processes
● Manage administrative details related to onboarding and orientation of new staff
● Edit and review employment agreements and contracts
● Maintain confidentiality of finance and HR matters and documents
● Must be able to attend weekly meetings on Zoom and occasional in-person meetings in Durham, NC.

To Apply
Submit the following to
● Subject line: “SVA Finance and HR Associate application for <YOUR NAME>”
● Please attach the following:
o resume,
o a cover letter, and
o three references, including a recent supervisor and colleague (name, phone,
email, relationship to you).

About Southern Vision Alliance
Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is a justice centered values-based “grassroots intermediary” organized to provide incubation, infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to frontline organizing projects, leadership programs, and collaborations led by directly-impacted communities in the US South. We are an anchor for frontline groups and leaders to disrupt and transform power for collective liberation.

SVA is headquartered in Durham, NC and supports a diverse cohort of fiscally sponsored projects and groups across North Carolina.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.

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