Job Opportunities

April 15, 2015

Thank you for your interest in WLP!

We currently have openings for a Finance and Operations Manager and a Progam and Development Intern. Please see the job description below for details. Only qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered.

Position Opening

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Deadline for Applications: June 12, 2015

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists, leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership curricula and trainings on democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building for organizations in the global South to help them empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in the life of their communities and societies. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description: WLP is seeking a dynamic individual with an interest in international human rights and who will have the primary responsibility for all day-to-day accounting, finance, and human resources administration functions at WLP. The position is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland. Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the President and the Chief Operating Officer, prepare annual organizational budget and project proposal budgets;
  • Prepare liquidity requests and financial reports for senior management, board, and funders, as required;
  • Monitor monthly cash flow and long-term financial plans;
  • Monitor all federal and 501(c)(3) related filings;
  • Coordinate and prepare for the annual audit, and any additional project grant audits as required;
  • Manage administrative and finance functions including human resources, procurement and facilities management;
  • Manage pension account payments and filing requirements;
  • Manage payroll processing and administration;
  • Manage health insurance, HSA, workers compensation, and business insurance renewals and reporting requirements;
  • Record monthly and year end adjusting journal entries as needed;
  • Maintain donor tracking systems;
  • Manage and coordinate the financial aspects.
  • Manage grant payments and financial reporting requirements.
  • Maintain Financial Management manual;
  • Provide guidance to Partner Organizations concerning financial management;
  • Responsible for compliance with GAAP and nonprofit industry standards;
  • Responsible for the management of all vendor relationships;

Qualifications:

  • Expertise with MS Excel and business accounting software is required (familiarity with QuickBooks preferred);
  • 4+ years of related nonprofit accounting experience required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration preferred;
  • Experience with an international NGO preferred;
  • Human resources experience preferred.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits.

Please email your cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and salary requirements to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Finance Manager”.

No calls please.


 

Position Opening

INTERNSHIP – WLP Programs and Development (Summer 2015)

May 14, 2015

Deadline for Applications: June 12, 2015 or until filled

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists and leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership curricula and trainings on democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building for organizations in the global South to help them empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in the life of their communities and societies. Over the past decade, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe. WLP is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Internship Description: The position is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland. The WLP Programs and Development intern will assist WLP Program Staff and Director of Development with a range of ongoing projects and short-term tasks. This is an excellent opportunity for a current student or recent graduate interested in non-profit organization management, international women’s rights, fundraising, and/or web-based learning technologies, to gain a variety of experience and skills in these areas. Interns fluent in other languages may also have the opportunity to apply foreign language skills, particularly Arabic, French, and Russian.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Program staff with research, writing, design, development, and administrative tasks for the following programs: Online Learning, Publications, Training, and Knowledge Management
  • Use Adobe Connect to design virtual rooms for online trainings
  • Create user guides, tracking sheets, training videos, and other documentation and resources
  • Support staff, participants, and facilitators in live, online trainings
  • Support the Director of Development with fundraising, research, and donor stewardship projects
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent professional and interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with various online learning and technology platforms and web-based tools (Adobe products, Google apps, etc.)
  • Experience with databases and data/information management a plus
  • Must be self-motivated, able to take direction and provide input, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to proactively ask questions and initiate conversations with colleagues in a small professional office setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic HTML code a plus
  • Arabic, French, or Russian language skills a plus
  • Demonstrated interest in international human rights, gender, and/or non-profit work
  • Interest in history, politics, and cultures of Africa, Asia, or the Middle East
  • Legally authorized to work in the US and will NOT now, nor in the future, require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. J-1; H-1B)

Education and Mentoring Plan:

The intern's supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit world for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Intern will become proficient in working with a variety of tools and technologies integral to non-profit management and program work.
  2. Intern will gain knowledge of best practices and professional skills for the nonprofit environment.
  3. Intern will establish professional contacts in the international human rights field by working closely with program staff and performing outreach activities.

Preferred commitment: Three months with possibility of extension, 16-20 hours per week

Compensation: $12 per hour

Start date: Immediate

Please submit your resume or a description of relevant qualifications to jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line ‘WLP Program and Development Internship.’

No calls please.

 


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