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Equal Opportunity Employer & Diversity Statement

501 Commons is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and to support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission.

501 Commons is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that attracts people of diverse backgrounds and fully uses their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel equally valued and supported.

Please read our Team Charter to learn more about our culture.

Current Openings (see descriptions below)

    Position Descriptions

    Technology Services

    501 Commons provides services that help nonprofits use technology effectively to make the world a better place. There are currently more than 70 nonprofits receiving ongoing services.  As a member of our team you will work with a variety of nonprofits on a wide range of issues.  Your role goes beyond the technology itself to being a consultant so the organization can make the most of their technology. The positions described below give you the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to their success, the chance to sharpen your technology and consulting skills, and the opportunity to be a part of a committed team of technology experts.

    IT Infrastructure Consultant II

    The IT Infrastructure Consultant II will help 501 Commons client organizations use technology to better meet their mission.  This position focuses on helping 501 Commons clients achieve stable technology environments through the implementation and support of their network infrastructures.

    Qualifications

    Technical

    • 5-8 years of solid experience in local and wide area networking technologies
      • Knowledge of LAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, and Internet connectivity products (hubs, switches, routers, firewalls) and their installation, configuration, and support
      • Strong knowledge of implementation, migration, and support of Microsoft Windows client and server networking environments
      • Experience in designing, implementing, and testing robust automated backup solutions
      • Familiarity configuring and supporting enterprise-class security devices, such as Cisco, SonicWall, and Watchguard
    • Experience with small business or nonprofit systems and applications
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting Microsoft server products – preferably Windows Small Business Server
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting small-scale Windows Server and Exchange Server deployments
      • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite in a networked environment
      • Strong working knowledge of server and client-side protection strategies against viruses, malware, and spam
      • Experience working with applications and processes for managing computer workgroups, including desktop imaging and lockdown solutions
      • Knowledge of nonprofit applications for fund raising, financial management, and event coordination is a plus
    • Ability to specify and manage client procurement processes for hardware and software systems and related data communications service provider contracts

      Full position description: IT Infrastructure Consultant II

      Send resume and cover letter to techjobs@501commons.org with "IT Infrastructure Consultant II" in the subject line.  Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

      IT Infrastructure Consultant III

      The IT Infrastructure Services Consultant III will help 501 Commons client organizations use technology to better meet their mission.  This position focuses on helping 501 Commons clients achieve stable technology environments through the implementation and support of their network infrastructures. As a senior member of the IT Infrastructure team, the consultant's responsibilities includes overall leadership within the team with a focus on improving the overall efficiency, quality and capacity of the services

      Qualifications

      Technical

      • 8-12 years of solid experience in local and wide area networking technologies
        • Knowledge of LAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, and Internet connectivity products (hubs, switches, routers, firewalls) and their installation, configuration, and support
        • Strong knowledge of implementation, migration, and support of Microsoft Windows client and server networking environments
        • Experience in designing, implementing, and testing robust automated backup solutions
        • Familiarity configuring and supporting enterprise-class security devices, such as Cisco, SonicWall, and Watchguard
      • Experience with small business or nonprofit systems and applications
        • In-depth experience implementing and supporting Microsoft server products – preferably Windows Small Business Server
        • In-depth experience implementing and supporting small-scale Windows Server and Exchange Server deployments
        • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite in a networked environment
        • Strong working knowledge of server and client-side protection strategies against viruses, malware, and spam
        • Experience working with applications and processes for managing computer workgroups, including desktop imaging and lockdown solutions
        • Knowledge of nonprofit applications for fund raising, financial management, and event coordination is a plus
      • Ability to specify and manage client procurement processes for hardware and software systems and related data communications service provider contracts

        Full position description: IT Infrastructure Consultant III

        Send resume and cover letter to techjobs@501commons.org with "IT Infrastructure Consultant III" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

        Financial Services

        501 Commons provides bookkeeping, accounting, 990 preparation, and payroll services to more than 85 nonprofits in Washington.  Having high quality financial services available helps these organizations succeed in their missions to build a better world. By becoming a member of the Financial Services Team, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organizations. Your role includes helping organizations better understand financial processes and ensuring that they have the financial systems in place to successfully carry out their missions.

        The positions listed below give you the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to their success, a dynamic and interesting work environment, the chance to enhance your nonprofit finance skills, and the opportunity to be a part of a committed group of nonprofit finance experts.

        The Senior Financial Services Associate assigns Bookkeepers and Financial Services Associates to clients, monitors performance, and provides support and expertise.  All Bookkeepers and Financial Services Associates will have regular access to the 501 Commons' Director of Finance who is an experienced CPA/EA and can assist with challenging problems or answer difficult questions.  Services are provided both virtually from your home office and at the clients' offices.  Travel costs if you serve clients at their offices are reimbursed.

        Bookkeeper

        501 Commons is looking for a highly motivated, talented, professional individual for our ever growing financial services team.  This position serves as an entry level accountant. The Bookkeeper will be responsible for providing bookkeeping and basic accounting services to small and medium sized nonprofits in the Puget Sound area.

        Qualifications

        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Evidence of the individual's ability to be successful in this position would include the following:

        • 2-3 years bookkeeping experience with nonprofit organizations
        • Expert knowledge of QuickBooks 2012 or later, and Excel 2010 or later
        • Experience managing and processing payroll including tax withholding and reporting
        • Basic knowledge of accounting concepts; AA or BA degree in accounting highly desirable
        • Ability to work independently
        • Excellent interpersonal communications, decision making and problem solving skills
        • A history of stable employment, low absenteeism, and achievement in personal endeavors as well as in the workplace
        • Access to reliable transportation

        Full position description: Bookkeeper

        Send resume and a cover letter to jobs@501commons.org with "Bookkeeper" in the subject line.  Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.