Gulf Coast Women's Center For
Nonviolence

Employment Opportunities

If you'd like to apply for any of the open positions, please send your resume to: jobs@gcwcfn.org or fax to 228-435-0513 Attn: Kim. EOE.

POSITION: COURT ADVOCATE – FULL TIME

HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday – varied hours with some evening hours required.

LOCATION: HANCOCK COUNTY

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate. One (1) year experience or training in areas of criminal justice and/or victim services. Good verbal skills and ability to collect accurate information in writing. Moderate computer literacy. Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Justice Programs Director

DUTIES:

COURT ADVOCACY:

  • Attend assigned court sessions and non-scheduled court accompaniments.
  • Maintain a visible, professional and accessible presence in court environment.
  • Identify victims of domestic violence attending court and establish contact.
  • Provide information to attendant victims regarding judicial process and court personnel.
  • Provide information regarding services and resources available to victims.
  • Monitor court action and collect data in correct format.
  • Liaison with court and law enforcement personnel regarding matters of victim’s best interest and safety and defendants prior criminal history (if available).
  • Expedite referral to offender program (DVIP) and provide form to court file, offender and to supervisor with data collected.
  • Submit data collected in the field to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Assist in training new advocates in the field.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

  • In extended absence of immediate supervisor.

CLERICAL DUTIES:

  • Assist supervisor in data entry, reports and some telephone contact.

AGENCY COMPLIANCE:

  • Adhere to the agency’s confidentiality policies.
  • Document contact with victims on data sheet or narrative where applicable.
  • Submit data in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings/training pertinent to duties.
  • Report to work on time as scheduled
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Criminal Justice Programs Coordinator, Special Programs Director and/or Executive Director

POSITION: CHILD CARE PROVIDER (PART TIME)

HOURS: 25 hrs. per week with a varied schedule based on need. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

FACILITY: ADRIENNE’S HOUSE

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide onsite childcare at Adrienne’s House for children ages 0-18.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Twenty-one years old and high school diploma or GED required. Previous experience in day care setting preferred. Knowledge of domestic violence and child development helpful. Child Abuse Registry and criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be required and have no violations. Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

DUTIES:

CHILD CARE SERVICES:

  • Provide onsite child care to shelter children and children of parents receiving services at Adrienne’s House.
  • Provide transportation to off site child care, school, and/or summer camps
  • Provide consistent discipline to children according to Incredible Years model
  • Maintain daily logs of children receiving child care
  • Plans art activities, games and awards for shelter children.
  • Provide positive and encouraging support to all children to encourage child development.
  • Inform the Shelter Director of children with special academic, social or behavioral needs.
  • Inform parents of child’s progress and upcoming events
  • Assist parents in completing required children’s department paperwork
  • Assist parents in providing age appropriate nonviolent discipline
  • Assist parents in homework assistance, bonding, and/or creative expressions
  • Assist with coordinating back to school events and supplies and spring break activities
  • Provide data required for monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Attend children’s department staff meetings
  • Attend children’s department staffing / trainings
  • Work cooperatively with all staff to meet the needs of all children in shelter.

POSITION: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

HOURS: Full-Time, some evening and weekend work required. Travel required periodically.

LOCATION: Biloxi

SUMMARY: Responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the agency, including, but not limited to, budget(s) preparation, grants management, contract oversight and financial strategic planning. Makes recommendations to ensure appropriate actions for meeting agency budgetary needs and sustainability. Works closely with the Executive Director, Resource Development Director, and Board of Directors in planning and coordinating all aspects of funding development and financial management. Demands of position include meeting strict reporting deadlines to multiple funding agencies.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 8 years of broad finance experience, with emphasis on experience in a not-for-profit organization. Worker will have experience managing the finance function within a diverse, division based agency. Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance. The CFO must possess the following Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; CPA or MBA preferred.

At least Eight (8) years of related, broad finance experience. Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.

Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff and board of directors, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; work both independently and in a team environment and effectively lead, inspire, mentor and develop a goal-oriented culture.

Ability to work with minimal supervision; multi-task and meet stringent deadlines; and be self-motivated and confident.

Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills; excellent organization skills; and ability to express complex information and ideas both verbally and in writing.

Manage relationships with Board of Directors, executive leadership team, agency funders, donors, community partners, vendors, business contacts, government officials, and elected officials.

Advanced PC skills; proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite required.

Knowledge and understanding of non-profits and Office Management and the Uniform Guidance.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the agency’s Executive Team. Executive Team members participate and assist in providing input and recommendations to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

DUTIES:

FINANCIAL RELATIONS AND POLICIES:

  • Represent agency to public, grant officials, state and federal funding officials, banks, auditors and others as appropriate
  • Maintain all records regarding insurance, worker’s compensation, lease agreements and all other vital financial data
  • Ensure proper and appropriate acknowledgement of financial donations are completed
  • Remain current and aware of job related knowledge; audit best practices; new regulations/laws; new non-profit regulations and Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide. Participate educational opportunities; maintain personal networks; and participate in professional organizations
  • Participate in weekly conferences with the Executive Director
  • Implement policies, procedures and processes per agency’s polices
  • Assist with development of or/and make recommendations to agency in enforcement of policies and procedures

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, BUDGETING AND FORECASTING:

  • Develop and maintain annual agency operation budget and monthly operating budget
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations
  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports to Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Prepare agency and grant budget modifications
  • Manage financial planning and analysis per grants and agency departments.
  • Supervise creation of reports and/or software implementation for budgeting and forecasting
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.

ACCOUNTING, GENERAL LEDGER, ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS:

  • Oversee the finance/accounting department to ensure proper functions and maintenance of all accounting systems and functions
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for grant funders, foundations, donors, board of directors and other funding resources requiring reports
  • Oversee preparation and communication of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding ALL financial functions
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and grant recap spreadsheets
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Coordinate with auditing firm to conduct annual audit and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Oversee and manage the preparation and support for grant monitoring visits and audits
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements. Maintain internal safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, GRANTS MANAGEMENT:

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability
  • Oversee cash, investments and asset management
  • Communicate, engage and interact with Executive Director, Board of Directors and Executive Team.
  • Oversee all financial aspects of grant budgets; prepare budgets and budget narratives
  • Review budget line items and make recommendations for modifications as needed
  • Prepare grant budget modifications
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting
  • Oversee preparation and communication of grant financial statements and reports

PLANNING:

  • Assist with and participate in the long-term budgetary planning and costs management as it relates to the agency’s strategic plan, sustainability plan and grants availability
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the agency
  • Evaluate the finance department structure and team plan for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness

SUPERVISION:

  • Recruit, interview and make recommendations for hiring finance department staff
  • Supervise the following positions: Finance Director and Accounting Assistant
  • Conduct employee performance evaluations per scheduled due dates, or as needed
  • Responsible for managing personnel time, overtime, and travel request of Finance Department staff

POSITION: FINANCE CLERK

HOURS: Full Time, some evening and weekend work may be required. Travel required periodically.

LOCATION: BILOXI

SUMMARY: The Finance Clerk is a member of the agency’s finance department team. Position is primarily responsible for preparation of payroll, account payables and a wide variety of accounting documents for grant funding reimbursements. Administrative support and clerical services are provided to the finance department and Executive Director. The Finance Clerk provides crisis intervention services to victims of interpersonal violence.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: General knowledge of accounting principles required with minimum of three (3) years related accounts payable and payroll experience. Bachelor’s Degree in business or accounting preferred. A combination of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Must have a reliable vehicle and meet agency driving policy requirements, including a valid Mississippi driver’s license and proof of required automobile insurance.

Skills and experience in using QuickBooks and /or other related accounting software/systems is required.
Must be able to multi-task and work under deadlines.
Possess the ability to maintain a high level standard of confidentiality for personnel records and other sensitive agency information.
Must be highly organized and have ability to effectively manage tasks and meet deadlines.
Must be able to work effectively with diverse group of staff, volunteers, residents, and community partners.
Ability to review the work of others to ensure conformity to organizational standards and grant requirements for payroll and staff reimbursement.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

DUTIES:

PAYROLL:

  • Prepare agency payroll on Bi-weekly and/or monthly basis for approximately 45 employees.
  • Prepare and issue updated time sheets to all employees
  • Compute and maintain employee’s accrued hours (i.e. comp., sick leave, vacation, personal time) each pay period.
  • Review and verify completion of time sheets, including required signatures.
  • Input payroll information into computerized payroll system, after verification of time sheets, for direct deposit issuance.
  • Reconcile Employee Benefits Billing
  • Reconcile liability accounts.
  • Provide copies of payroll stubs, timesheets and accounts payable for monthly grant reimbursements.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

  • Review and process accounts payable weekly or as needed for accuracy and check issuance
  • Complete other manual tasks required prior to actual check issuance
  • Maintain files on all suppliers, creditors, contractors and other vendors.
  • Assign accounting codes accurately to accounts payable and enter into QuickBooks
  • Ensure 1099’s are obtained from all vendors and maintain accordingly.
  • Review, verify and process staff travel and other costs reimbursements.
  • Maintain familiarization with the agency’s chart of accounts.

CRISIS INTERVENTION:

  • Answer 24/7 crisis line and provide residential client assistance as scheduled.
  • Provide crisis intervention and appropriate referrals
  • Maintain client documentation and logs during shift.
  • Dispense needed supplies, toiletries, and personal items/clothes to shelter residents.
  • Provides client transportation and child care as needed.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Assist with hurricane evacuation and facility preparation
  • In case of emergencies and extreme circumstances, will be required to assist with 24-hour shelter coverage
  • Work in conjunction with other program components and staff to ensure effective communication of agency and client concerns, recommendations, and needs

AGENCY COMPLIANCE:

  • Adhere to the agency’s confidentiality policies, maintaining a high level standard of confidentiality
  • Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for nonprofits as promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Report any suspicious activity or persons
  • Document all interaction with funding sources
  • Maintain comprehensive, orderly and current records and files documenting financial transactions, grant activities, vendor information and all other financial files.
  • Maintain& submit grant reports as assigned
  • Attend/participate in weekly agency staff meetings
  • Report to work on time as scheduled
  • Perform all other duties and/or participate in special projects as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer and/or Executive Director.
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