Donor-Advised Fund Accounting and Technology Associate Posted Jan 23
DonorsTrust , Alexandria, VA
Donor-Advised Fund Accounting and Technology Associate
Alexandria, VA

DonorsTrust is a cause-related donor-advised fund dedicated to promoting liberty and serving donors who share our mission. DonorsTrust was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Since our founding, client donors have contributed over $1 billion to donor-advised fund accounts, while recommending issuance of $1 billion in grants to civic and liberty-oriented charities.

DonorsTrust is seeking a junior/mid-level individual with a number-crunching (an accounting or bookkeeping background is helpful, but not necessarily required) and technology background.  Exceptional entry-level individuals will also be considered.

The position requires the ability to solve problems independently. Strong communications skills are also desired, as the successful candidate will work closely with the DonorsTrust Team and its donor clients and grantees. The ideal candidate will be a self-learner and enjoy acquiring new skills while improving their existing technology and numbers skills. Extensive prior experience is not as important as a demonstrated ability to work with technology, work with numbers, and acquire new skills with little supervision.

The primary duties for this role will include:
Updating donor-advised fund (DAF) records in our database on a daily basis
Reconciling the aggregate donor-advised fund account balances to the account balances of various financial institutions on a daily basis
Daily and periodic updating of online information
Set-up new donor-advised fund accounts within our system
Initial preparation and review of DAF quarterly and annual account statements
Answering questions from DAF advisors concerning their accounts
Preparing other records for clients and management
Performing due diligence on prospective grantees
Filing contribution and grant documents electronically
Assisting with preparation of grant letters and checks using in-house software

Additional duties include:
Learning the telephone PBX to serve as primary or backup for programming and troubleshooting
Assist with grantee due diligence
Assist with answering phones and directing calls as necessary

Because this is an evolving position, the successful candidate can expect assigned duties to vary, but the duties will likely always be focused on technology and accounting. This role will allow room for advancement within the organization.

Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and Access or the desire and drive to acquire such skills independently
Prior account reconciliation experience helpful, but not necessarily required provided the candidate is comfortable with crunching numbers and solving problems
Strong technology ability and interest, including the ability to self-solve technology problems
Ability to interact with account advisors and grantee personnel
High degree of discretion, ability to maintain confidentiality, and solid judgment
1+ years bookkeeping or accounting experience or recent graduate with an accounting degree useful, but not required

Commensurate with experience. DonorsTrust offers a 403(b) retirement plan and, commencing with second calendar year with DonorsTrust, a SEP-IRA plan to which DonorsTrust contributes. We also pay for parking or metro. Our office is conveniently located next to the King Street metro stop.

Application Instructions 
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your full name in the file name:
Cover letter detailing:
Your sincere interest in this position/the mission of DonorsTrust
A confirmation that you have experience with reconciliations and a brief overview of what that experience has entailed; if you don’t have reconciliation experience, please tell us about your comfort level with crunching numbers and solving problems
A confirmation that you dig technology and one illustration of such (e.g. you named your dog GUI)
Your salary requirements

Please include “DAF Associate, DT–[Your Name]” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.