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Finance Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

MAEC was founded in 1992 as an education non-profit dedicated to increasing access to equitable educational opportunities so all students can learn and achieve at high levels. Its mission is to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice. MAEC provides technical assistance and professional training for state department personnel, public school administrators, teachers, and families on a wide range of issues related to equity, including those centered on race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, and gender.

As part of its growing portfolio of projects, MAEC operates the Center for Education Equity, which is a technical assistance center funded by the Department of Education, serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, and the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center (CAFE), the Maryland and Pennsylvania statewide family engagement center.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

MAEC is looking for a detail-oriented person who is comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent will report to the Director of Finance and Administration. 


RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assists in developing organizational budget to handle multiple projects (funding sources) and overlapping fiscal years with projections 
  • Assists in bookkeeping (accounts payable/accounts receivable) 
  • Assists in designing and generating new monthly project budget reports for team leads 
  • Assists in generating monthly time analyses for senior staff 
  • Develops graphic representation financial reports for Board of Directors; assists with quarterly Board reports 
  • Maintains project level finance tracking 
  • Participates in bi-monthly meetings with external accountant 
  • When applicable, assists with annual federal single audit (formerly known as A-133) 
  • Draft, organize, and track vendor and client contracts 
  • Provides technical support for virtual events 
  • Assists with copyright filing and organization 
  • Maintains and updates administrative processes and forms 
  • Provides administrative support as needed (e.g., creating PowerPoint slides, planning events, supporting equity specialists, etc.) 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • College degree or equivalent work experience 
  • High level of professionalism, flexibility, diplomacy, and strong interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience with using financial software
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Examples: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Google Docs, Zoom, and interest in and ability to learn new platforms (e.g., QuickBooks) 
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, good judgment, and strong attention to detail

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles 
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance or economics 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel, QuickBooks, and other accounting software 

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. MAEC offers a competitive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program. 

This can be a remote or hybrid position. If you live in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area this position may be hybrid depending on your location.

 

TO APPLY: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@maec.orgApplication documents must be sent as attachments and not in the body of the e-mail. Also please use “Application: Finance Associate” in the subject of your e-mail. 

 

NO PHONE CALLS.

 

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