Fiscal & Operations Coordinator

Based in Oakland, CA

Worksafe is Hiring! Worksafe is looking for a Fiscal & Operations Coordinator to support our mission to advance the rights of low income, immigrant, and vulnerable workers throughout California. The position is based in Oakland, California.

ABOUT US: Worksafe is a California-based organization whose mission is to prevent injury, illness, and death by bringing justice to the workplace. We envision a world where workers and their communities are safe and healthy, and we are dedicated to eliminating all types of workplace hazards. We advocate for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers. We watchdog government agencies to ensure they enforce these laws. We engage in campaigns in coalition with unions, workers, community, environmental and legal organizations, and scientists to eliminate hazards and toxic chemicals from the workplace.

In addition to advocacy and policy work, we are a support center for California legal aid organizations whose clients face workplace health or safety hazards, suffer injuries, or face retaliation at work for exercising their rights under health and safety laws. We provide legal aid groups with training, technical assistance, and litigation support, improving access to justice for low-wage and immigrant workers – workers most vulnerable to having their rights violated or suffering workplace injuries.

POSITION SUMMARY: Our new Fiscal & Operations Coordinator will ensure the daily functioning and health of our organization by maintaining our financial and administrative systems. This person will provide critical support to our legal and advocacy programs and play an active role in different projects throughout the year. The ideal candidate is passionate about workers’ rights and social justice, has a sharp eye for detail, thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and has strong computer and accounting skills. Depending on performance and interest, Worksafe will provide opportunities to expand your roles and responsibilities.


Office Administration

  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and other staff as needed;
  • Perform basic human resources functions including onboarding new employees;
  • Liaise with payroll and benefits vendors and administrators;
  • Manage the acquisition and upkeep of office equipment and supplies;
  • Manage logistics for regular events, retreats, and meetings.

Financial Administration

  • Carry out basic bookkeeping tasks, including processing payments, grant awards, and donations;
  • Assist with compiling budget documents and other financial reports;
  • Liaise with auditors and bookkeeping firms throughout the year;
  • Maintain physical records of all financial transactions.

Project & Grant Support

  • Assist in the creation of advocacy materials and our annual report;
  • Maintain project data for the purposes of grant reports and applications, and assist in compiling grant reports and other program activity summaries.

Other duties as assigned — this position has room for growth and the expansion of its roles and responsibilities.


  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and research ability
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Self-starter, independent problem-solver, with ability to manage priorities and troubleshoot challenges independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required; Demonstrable experience with other Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint) and Google Docs required; experience with QuickBooks Online strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar constituent relationship management (CRM) system strongly preferred
  • Experience with general tech troubleshooting including software, hardware, and network issues strongly preferred
  • Experience in fundraising/development for nonprofits, including grants administration and event planning a plus
  • Bilingual in a language of one or more California immigrant worker populations a plus
  • Passion for protecting the health and safety of workers, their families, and communities required

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package. This is a full-time position, but we will consider a highly experienced candidate seeking a regular part-time position. Worksafe is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF or .docx format to mortenburger@worksafe.org and include “Fiscal & Operations Coordinator” in your email subject line. Please submit your application by August 18, 2017 for priority consideration. No phone calls please.

For more about Worksafe, please visit our website at www.worksafe.org.

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