Employment Opportunities

Currently there are two positions open here at Praxis in the DC office: Administrative Manager and Accountant Assistant. Scroll down to see the descriptions of each position.

 

 

Administrative Manager

  • Department:  Administrative
  • Date Posting:  August 1, 2014
  • Salary:  Depending on experience
  • Availability: Immediate

The Praxis Project is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems. Committed to closing the health gap facing communities of color, we forge alliances for building healthy communities.  

Position Overview

The Praxis Project is seeking an Administrative Manager to assist in the oversight of Praxis' administrative systems as well as provides logistical and administrative support to program work.  A highly qualified applicant should have some technical and organization skills as well as some general accounting knowledge as it relates to administrative work.  The Administrative Manager must share Praxis' overall commitment to social justice.  This position reports to the CFO.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creating and maintaining electronic and paper filing systems.
  • Provide administrative support to program work - meeting and special event coordinator and logistics, preparation and documentation of outcomes from meetings
  • Office manager for the Washington, DC office – managing all the procurement and tracking systems of supplies for trainings and meetings.
  • Dispatch phone calls and inquiries from a 4 line phone system.
  • Open, sorting and distributing mail.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Experience and ease working with diverse groups and ability to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Experience creating and maintaining filing systems.
  • Experience in meeting and special events coordination.
  • Experience in equipment and supply procurement and managing procurement and tracking systems.
  • Commitment to addressing systemic causes of racism, sexism, homophobia and poverty.
  • Familiarity and facility with administrative tasks including filing, typing, reception, office management, and supplies management.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with a variety of computer software packages, including web-based solutions and word processing.
  • Ability to work independently, be detailed oriented, prioritize own work, and collaborate with and coordinate the work of others in a harmonious and empowering manner.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of office procedures, experience in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook , Access
  • BA degree in business or high school graduate with equivalent of at least 2 years of office managerial work.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours a week
  • Excellent note taking and follow thru
  • Familiar with some general accounting procedures and principals.
  • Ability to work independently, be detailed oriented, prioritize own work.
  • Able to work comfortably in a busy environment, under tight deadlines and attention to details and accuracy.

 

Accountant Assistant

  • Department:  Administrative
  • Date Posting:  August 1, 2014
  • Salary:  $10-$16 per hour depending on experience
  • Availability: Immediate

The Praxis Project is a national, nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems. Committed to closing the health gap facing communities of color, we forge alliances for building healthy communities. 

Position Overview

This position will provide support to the finance and administrative divisions of Praxis.  It requires the ability to process accounts payable related transactions and require application of strong technical and organization skills. There is need for high-level of coding integrity for a company that is publicly-reported. This position reports directly to the CFO with a matrix relationship with the Administrative Manager.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare billing reports to pay bills, enter and code accounts payable, reconcile expense reports, and credit card bills, log and file accounts payable.
  • Open and prepare accounts payable mail as listed above
  • Mail/file invoices, purchase journals, and cash disbursement journals. Resolve problem invoices, research past due notices, receive and handle accounts payable calls
  • Monthly reconcile bank statements, run cash balance reports, trail balances, general ledgers and journal ledgers
  • Assist with the annual audit reviews – pulling documents, research documents as needed
  • Provide backup support for administrative division, including filing, phone coverage, sorting and distribution of mail

 

Requirements

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks Pro and experience in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and
  • BA degree in accounting or high school graduate with equivalent of at least 2 years of accounting work.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours a week
  • Familiar with general accounting procedures and principals, tracking systems and month end GL closing
  • Ability to work independently, be detailed oriented, prioritize own work.
  • Able to work comfortably in a busy environment, under tight deadlines and attention to details and accuracy.

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Please email your resume to Salimah Salaam Muhammad at ssalaam@thepraxisproject.org or Mailing address: 7731 Alaska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20012