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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 utilizes 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.

Current Openings (see descriptions below)

  • Communications Coordinator
  • Financial Services Associate
  • IT Infrastructure Consultant II
  • IT Infrastructure Consultant III

    Position Descriptions

    Communications Coordinator

    The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development, production, and distribution of communications materials and products, ensuring that these are attractively designed, well-written, and consistent with messaging guidelines. This position is also responsible for planning and producing events, workshops and forums.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a writer in a communications and/or marketing discipline.
    • Preferred: nonprofit experience and experience with digital media.
    • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing; good editing and proofing skills; knowledge of audience segmentation and communication strategy.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks organizes information, work independently and uses good judgment.
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Preference will be given to candidates who also have basic mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite and can do a minimal level of graphic design. Aptitude for learning new software tools in general is required.

    Full position description: Communications Coordinator

    In order to be considered for this position, applications must include resume, cover letter, and a response to the following writing assignment: Write a 200-word (or less) news article about a real or fictional upcoming event. Accuracy of facts is not important; completeness and quality are.

    Please submit your application to jobs@501commons.org with Communications Coordinator in the email subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

     

    Financial Services Associate

    This position serves as an intermediate level accountant under 501 Commons' Financial Services program.  The Program Associate will be responsible for providing bookkeeping and intermediate accounting services to small and medium sized non-profits in the Puget Sound area.

    Qualifications

    • 2-3 years of bookkeeping experience with nonprofit organizations
    • Expert knowledge of QuickBooks 2009 or later and Excel 2003 or later
    • Experience managing and processing payroll including tax withholding and reporting
    • Intermediate knowledge of accounting concepts; AA or BA degree in accounting highly desirable
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent interpersonal communications, decision making and problem solving kills
    • 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: Financial Services Associate

    Send resume and cover letter to jobs@501commons.org with Financial Services Associate in the subject line.  Applications without cover letter will not be accepted.

     

    IT Infrastructure Consultant II

    The IT Infrastructure Consultant II will work to build the capacity of client organizations to utilize technology to better meet their mission.  This position focuses on helping 501 Commons client 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

    Team Skills

    • Adaptable, creative, and proactive
    • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills
    • Proven ability to identify trends, develop strategies, and implement solutions
    • Self-starter who possesses exceptional time management skills and has great attention to detail; must act independently and be self-motivated to prioritize and manage projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Develop relationships quickly; must be a well-respected, trusted partner who others want to work with
    • Driven to exceed client and project goals, while contributing to a successful team
    • Able to present technical subjects to diverse audiences in understandable terms
    • Strong diplomacy skills; experience discussing difficult subject matter with clients
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment and to meet deadlines

    General

    • Demonstrated experience working with technology in small business environments
    • Strong customer service, expectation setting, and negotiation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • Current technical certification required (MCTS/MCITP/MCSE, CCNA/CCNP, Network+/Server+)

    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 cover letter will not be accepted.

     

    IT Infrastructure Consultant III

    The IT Infrastructure Services Consultant III will work to build the capacity of client organizations to utilize 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 scope of the consultant's responsibilities includes overall leadership within the team towards improving overall efficiency, quality and capacity.

    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

    Team Skills

    • Adaptable, creative, and proactive
    • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills
    • Proven ability to identify trends, develop strategies, and implement solutions
    • Self-starter who possesses exceptional time management skills and has great attention to detail; must act independently and be self-motivated to prioritize and manage projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Develop relationships quickly; must be a well-respected, trusted partner who others want to work with
    • Driven to exceed client and project goals, while contributing to a successful team
    • Able to present technical subjects to diverse audiences in understandable terms
    • Strong diplomacy skills; experience discussing difficult subject matter with clients
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment and to meet deadlines

    General

    • Demonstrated experience working with technology in small business environments
    • Strong customer service, expectation setting, and negotiation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • Current technical certification required (MCTS/MCITP/MCSE, CCNA/CCNP, Network+/Server+)

    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 cover letter will not be accepted.