Employee & FLSA Status: 0.5 FTE; FLSA Exempt
Benefits: Partial benefits (see below)
Reports To: Director of Finance & Operations
HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) offers off-campus academic programs that provide students opportunities to do integrative intellectual, political, and artistic work in support of movements for social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in the U.S. and abroad.
Informed by a deep respect for the knowledge of communities most impacted by injustice, HECUA’s programs envision students, teachers, and community members as co-learners and co-creators.
For fifty years, HECUA has offered off-campus academic programs that provide undergraduate college students opportunities to do integrative intellectual, political, and artistic work in support of movements for social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in the U.S. and abroad. Informed by a deep respect for the knowledge of communities most impacted by injustice, HECUA’s programs envision students, teachers, and community members as co-learners and co-creators. HECUA pushes students to view their program as more than an intellectual exercise. HECUA is committed to educating the whole student by fostering emotional intelligence, moral imagination, and compassion. Programs involve classroom work, field experiences, and carefully constructed and monitored internship projects at partner organizations.
The Bookkeeper is a critical member of HECUA’s operations team, as this is the staff person in charge of all major bookkeeping functions. At HECUA, as in any organization, financial data becomes a factor in most operational decisions, whether they relate to human resources, equipment, or programming.
Where the data is accurate and well organized, those decisions will usually be sound. For this reason, managers and other staff members interact frequently with the Bookkeeper, and the Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) especially depends on them in their strategic planning.
Included among the major accounting functions are these key areas: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll management, pursuing overdue receivables with students and consortium members, and creating financial reports for review by HECUA managers and board members. This is a non- supervisory position.
Reporting and General Finance (20%)
Program & Organizational Administration (10%)
HECUA offices are located at 2233 University Avenue, Suite 210, Saint Paul, MN 55114, conveniently located off the Green Line as well as bus routes 63, 67, and 87. This position works primarily in a shared office on the second floor, available via elevator or stairs. While the building allows pets, the office is pet free with the exception of service animals. Laptop computers and workstations are provided, with accommodations available for seated or standing desks. Minimal travel within the Twin Cities Metro is required for this position (regular bank deposits, vendor meetings, etc).
This is a year-round, half-time position. The starting salary ranges from $35,000 to $40,000 FTE ($17,500 – $20,000 at 50%), depending on experience. HECUA offers competitive health benefits, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a generous 403(b) retirement plan. The preferred start date for the position is: September 9th.
Application deadline is 5pm CST Friday, August 23rd, with applications reviewed starting August 19th. Interested candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Please include “Bookkeeper” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
HECUA is an equal-opportunity employer. People of color, Indigenous people, and queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.