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Organization 

Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Our mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF’s vision is of a Baltimore that boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive. Our action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around this vision. The values that guide our work are trustworthiness, inclusion, and entrepreneurialism. 

With assets over $225 million comprising over 850 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $450 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on investments in two interest areas: Neighborhoods and Education. BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. 

BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy. 

 

Position 

The bookkeeper is a full-time, non-exempt employee who reports to the CFO and Director of Finance and is responsible for administrative tasks as well as special projects related to the Foundation’s Finance and Accounting Office. The bookkeeper is required to perform the responsibilities of the position accurately, in a timely manner and with strict confidentiality.  A basic knowledge of accounting and payroll, ability to conduct independent research, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate well with staff in all departments of the organization are essential to the success of the position. 

Responsibilities

  • Process credit card uploads and general ledger entries. 
  • Process recurring invoices for operating expenses where vendors deduct payment from operating checking account including telephone, internet, rents, equipment leases, etc. 
  • Import payroll journal entries, records invoices in AP for benefits and cash disbursements for benefits. 
  • Record benefit payments processed electronically (FSA/HSA/Transit/Parking, 401K, insurance benefits). 
  • Reconcile all benefit related balance sheet accounts. 
  • Prepare bank reconciliations monthly for all checking accounts and petty cash.  
  • Research outstanding grant and operating checks. 
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations monthly (13110, 13200, 13210), follow-up on outstanding items.  
  • Prepare separately invested account reconciliations and prepare journal vouchers to record monthly activity. 
  • Assist with preparation of docket and take minutes for Investment Committee meetings. 
  • Record asset acquisitions and dispositions in fixed asset software. 
  • Assist CFO and Director in special projects and any other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications

  •  AA degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent experience 
  • Good computer skills—spreadsheet, word processing, financial software 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills  
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member in a high-speed, multiple-task environment 
  • Ability to produce timely and accurate reports  
  • Ability to work under defined deadlines 
  • Treat confidentiality seriously  

To Apply

The Baltimore Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We strive to be trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial in all we do.  

We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more.  

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: https://baltimorecommunity.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2erubrprfa8

Organization 

Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Our mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership, and strategic investments. BCF’s vision is of a Baltimore that boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive. Our action agenda organizes grants, initiatives, and advocacy around this vision.  The values that guide our work are trustworthiness, inclusion, and entrepreneurialism. 
With assets over $250 million comprising over 850 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $500 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on school communities and impact investing. BCF is the fiscal sponsor for a transportation focused program initiative and is affiliated with four supporting organizations BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. 
BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts, and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy. 
Position 
A temporary position, the Fellow in Public Health will report to the President & CEO and work effectively with BCF staff to conduct grantmaking related to vaccine hesitancy.  The fellow in public health will implement BCF’s partnership with the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation. This position will spend approximately 75% of their time focused on grantmaking and other disbursements designed to tackle vaccine hesitancy. Approximately 25% of this position’s time will focus on evaluation, convening and liaising with local and national partners. The Fellow will identify, vet, recommend and evaluate grassroots community partners as well as community-based institutional actors that are addressing vaccine hesitancy.   
While the position is ideally a full-time position, a part-time commitment of not less than 20 hours per week will be considered for a qualified and appealing candidate. 

 Responsibilities

  • Develop and recommend an effective grantmaking/disbursement strategy for approximately $750K in funding over a six- to nine-month period.  
  • Work with BCF staff and regional partners to identify influencers to support and partners for grantmaking.   
  • Represent BCF in local and national meetings and convenings on vaccine hesitancy.  
  • For grant recommendations, conduct any needed due diligence including site visits, writing grant recommendations, preparing for advisory group meetings, notifying grantees of funding decisions, establishing reporting requirements, and reviewing reports for awarded grantees.  
  • Cultivate and maintain a productive and positive working relationship with BCF staff and volunteers.  
  • Stay current with best practices related to COVID-19 risk mitigation and vaccine hesitancy, including occasional travel to conferences to represent BCF for professional development purposes.  
  • Other related duties as assigned.  

Qualifications  

  • Direct knowledge or experience with Baltimore and the target communities for the CDC project;  
  • Minimum 3 years’ public health experience or a degree in public health; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively with diverse constituencies, e.g. community and nonprofit leaders, donors, trustees, volunteers, elected and other public officials; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Entrepreneurial work style oriented toward outcomes;  
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and attention to detail;  
  • Familiarity and comfort with grants management software is a plus;    
  • Fluency in Spanish is not required but is a plus.   

Term  

Commences December 2021/January 2022 for 9 – 12 months  
Full-time or Part-time (at least 20 hours/ week)  
 
Compensation (Full-time equivalency)  

$65,000 – 75,000 salary, plus benefits, if eligible  
 

To Apply

The Baltimore Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We strive to be trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial in all we do.  
 
We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more. 
 
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:
https://baltimorecommunity.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2erubro19ot 

Direct calls and/or unsolicited third-party endorsements are strongly discouraged. No professional recruiters please. 

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We have allocated funds for two geographical areas that bookend a crucial corridor on the Westside of Baltimore City: Howard Park /Forest Park area (served by Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle School and Liberty Elementary), and Reservoir Hill/Penn North area (served by Dorothy I Height Elementary). In these three schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, we will support projects and activities designed to make the communities safe, clean, green and vibrant; and improve the quality of the schools. Some projects may be neighborhood-focused, some school-focused and others collaborative projects between the schools and their respective communities.

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