Job Opportunities

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Accountant - Part Time

Reports To:                         Director of Finance and Administration
FLSA Classification:          Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Department:                       Administration
Location:                              Headquarters, 1130 W. Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90044

Position Summary:

The Accountant will work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration to maintain accurate financial records for the organization.  He or she will have responsibilities in purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, and financial administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director of Finance and Administration with all aspects of maintaining accurate financial records for the organization.
  • Maintain accounts payable system, including inputting bills to Bill.com
  • Reconcile monthly credit card purchases with receipts and pertinent backup documentation.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of benefits: retirement, medical, UNUM, and WC insurance.
  • Coordinate purchasing and delivery of supplies and other purchases as assigned.
  • Prepare monthly analysis of all general ledger accounts.
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Administration in the preparation of audits.

 Qualifications:

  • Accounting coursework and job-related experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable and computerized accounting software.
  • Business degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Computer experience; MS Word and intermediate MS Excel a must.
  • Experience in QuickBooks a must.
  • Excellent organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Careful attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines.

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Program Assistant (Teen Tech Center)

Reports To:                         Program Coordinator (TTC)
FLSA Classification:        Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Department:                       Teen Tech Center
Location:                              6109 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90047

Position Summary:

The South LA Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Partnership with Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) seeks an individual to run an innovative program where technology meets imagination. The Teen Tech Center, established with the support of The Clubhouse Network in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, Annenberg Tech, PledgeLA, and other community organizations, offers young people (ages 10 to 24) from inner-city neighborhoods the opportunity to work on projects they find meaningful to their lives, using computers and technology. The program provides support and resources for young people to pursue their interests and build upon their talents. In The Best Buy Teen Tech Center, youth can create their own music, art, newsletters, robots, science simulations, computer games, websites, apps, films, animation and more!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide community outreach to involve a diverse group of young people, parents, teachers, and community leaders in the program.
  • Help Clubhouse members develop projects (e.g., help them come up with ideas, gather materials, get started, locate mentors to work with them, and support their ongoing work).
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer mentors, ensuring they work effectively with youth.
  • Support youth in planning for the future, including pursuing academic and job opportunities that leverage their Clubhouse skills and experience.
  • Provide basic computer maintenance, including file management, troubleshooting, and technical support to Clubhouse youth and mentors.
  • Provide administrative support for the Clubhouse program, including keeping records of participants and keeping the Clubhouse space organized.
  • Assist “parent” organization in fund-raising and publicity for The Clubhouse, communicating Clubhouse philosophy, goals, and results to external sources.
  • Participate in The Clubhouse Network, attending Network meetings, sharing ideas and issues, and supporting collaborative projects across Clubhouses.
  • Support other programs and activities of the “parent” organization with Clubhouse/ Best Buy expertise and resources, as time permits.
  • Create & maintain media relationships
  • Organize Award Ceremonies, Showcases & other events
  • Coordinate training boot camps and workshops with partnering organizations.
  • Contributing to the creation and implementation of innovative “classroom to conference room” learning models.
  • Creating and conducting youth impact surveys.
  • Collect and manage member data.
  • Ensure compliance with all supporting grants.
  • Create reports (monthly, quarterly, annually)

 Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an office setting with knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with the target area and its cultural diversity is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver’s License and Liability Insurance and an automobile in good working condition.
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Experience in marketing and social media.
  • Have strong reading, writing, and communication, as well as good customer service skills.
  • Be adaptable to changing, fast-paced working environments and react well under pressure.
  • Interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality, apply feedback to improve performance, and monitor own work to ensure quality performance.
  • Exhibit great organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and follow through.

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Program Assistant (SLA BusinessSource)

Reports To:                         Senior Program Manager
FLSA Classification:          Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Department:                       VSEDC – South Los Angeles BusinessSource
Location:                              1130 W. Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90044

 

Position Summary: 

The Program Assistant is the first point of contact for BSC, responsible for providing

Administrative support to team members and clients. They must possess the ability to manage telephone communication external and internal, ensure clients understand the program services onboarding process, confirm eligibility by collecting and verifying sensitive documentation, and redirect clients to alternative services when appropriate.

The Program Assistant also performs clerical work to include copying documents, filing, organizing, mailings and office support functions and will assist in outreach and initiative planning preparation and follow-up as needed. Furthermore, they are responsible for properly entering clients into a CRM (Salesforce), uploading various supportive documents, maintaining multiple databases, and general contract compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administrative set up of new clients of BusinessSource Center program.
  • Function as an administrative support and assistant to the entire BSC team.
  • Input client information into Salesforce database program.
  • Being knowledgeable of the BSC program operations.
  • Assist clients in their applications and making follow-ups on clients missing information.
  • Screen telephone calls, make appointments, take messages or refer callers to appropriate sources
  • Prepare letter and documents, organize meetings via Zoom.
  • Prepare and maintain client records for site visits and audits.
  • Assists clients and consultants during virtual training and webinars.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meeting
  • Ability to take the lead on new projects when assigned for the growth of the center
  • Other ad hoc duties as delegated by Manager of Government Contracts from time to time not listed above.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in an office setting with knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment in South Los Angeles highly desired
  • Residency in and/or familiarity with the target area and its cultural diversity is also a plus
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and Liability Insurance and an automobile in good working condition
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual/Biliterate (Spanish) is highly desired
  • Have strong reading, writing and communication, as well as good customer service skills
  • Be adaptable to changing, fast-paced working environments and react well under pressure
  • Interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality, apply feedback to improve performance, and monitor own work to ensure quality performance
  • Exhibit great organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines and follow through

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Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Reports To:                         President / CEO
FLSA Classification:          Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Department:                       Public Relations & Marketing
Location:                              1130 W. Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, 90044

Position Summary:

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) invites an innovative, creative, and passionate communication professional to join our team. As a longstanding supporter of small businesses in South Los Angeles, we are searching for an expert with the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Developing marketing plans that incorporate traditional and online marketing techniques to reach target audiences
• Developing a Latino PR and Marketing Strategy
• Managing the implementation of marketing campaigns by creating ads, brochures, flyers, social media posts, and other promotional materials
• Developing new products or services based on current trends in the industry
• Analyzing competitive products or services to identify potential areas for improvement or change to gain market share
• Coordinating publicity events such as trade shows, community events, or social gatherings where potential customers can get acquainted with the brand
• Developing advertising strategies, such as print ads or commercials, that promote products or services to a specific audience
• Planning strategies for making a company or product recognizable in the marketplace
• Developing an effective online presence for a brand through websites, blogs, social media channels, and other online platforms
• Measuring the success of marketing campaigns by analyzing sales figures, customer feedback, and any other factors that indicate objectives are met
• Accompany the President on speaking engagements or other functions as directed
• Develop and maintain the department budget
• Managing media requests
• Managing internal staff requests for PR/communication support
• Maintain database of photos, videos, and other multi-media to help tell VSEDC’s story
• Administrative duties as necessary

 Qualifications:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• 2 – 4 years of public relations/marketing experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
• Experience writing/editing press releases/media alerts
• Comfort with creating graphics in Canva
• 2 – 4 years of social media management experience
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication or a related field
• Knowledge of and passion for South Los Angeles and adjacent communities
• Spanish speaking is desired but not required
• Dependable transportation

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Loan Services Administrative Assistant - Part Time

Reports To:                         Director of Loan Services
FLSA Classification:          Part-Time, Non-Exempt (Possibility to Full Time later)
Department:                       VSLDC – Loan Services
Location:                              Headquarters, 1130 W. Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90044

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant will coordinate with Business/Loan Counselors (BLC) to ensure the loan applications and 5C scoring summary are complete. The Administrative Assistant will direct all loan inquiries to BLCs for TA to maintain the loan software platforms, take the loan applications, and track and report loan portfolio and demographic data. To service the loans by ensuring regular payments, creating and maintaining digital case files on each borrower, and collaborating with accounting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and maintain the online loan application platform working smoothly
  • Ensure BLCs collect digital documents and complete loan packages plus 5C Scoring
  • Maintain the loan portfolio system up-to-date, complete, and accurate
  • Prepare letters and documents, and organize meetings, including via Zoom.
  • Monitor and maintain all digital records in Sharepoint and loan platforms
  • Prepare, manage and maintain borrower loan case files
  • Function as administrative support and assistant to the entire BSC team.
  • Ensure all borrowers’ information matches on both systems – Lenderfit and Downhome
  • Review and fill out borrowers’ demographic, census track, NAICS code as needed
  • Being knowledgeable of the Loan program’s operation.
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by Loan Services Director.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in administrative and clerical procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative and diverse environment
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License, Liability Insurance, and reliable auto
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual in Spanish or an Asian language preferred
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable to changing, fast-paced working environments

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