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About Working with the LWVC

Our organization is dedicated to empowering voters and promoting informed participation in government. We rely on our staff and volunteers’ dedication and hard work to make a real difference in our communities.

The LWVC has a strong presence throughout California, with over 60 local Leagues in many cities and counties. Our office may be virtual, but we have a team of dedicated staff members in the Sacramento area who support our Leagues and carry out our mission.

If you are passionate about making a difference in your community and share our commitment to empowering voters, we encourage you to explore the employment opportunities at the LWVC. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you consider joining the LWVC team!

Career Opportunities

Finance Manager (Nonprofit)

Position Open: May 1, 2024
Hours: 25 per week
Pay: $33 – $38 per hour

About Us: 

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. The League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We believe in 1) respect for individuals, 2) the value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice 3) the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities, and 4) the power of collective decision making for the common good.

We are a small, but mighty team, with an engaged network of volunteers across the state who are integral to the work we do. We work on public policy issues that include voting rights/democracy, racial justice, criminal justice reform, climate change, housing/homelessness, and other policy areas as determined priorities by our members. Simultaneously, we have a robust voter/government engagement program designed to counter mis/disinformation across the state, give voters trustworthy and reliable information, and increase engagement of people in government and election turnout, particularly in historically under-resourced and youth communities.

Position overview: This part-time position is remote and can be located anywhere within 100 miles of the Sacramento metropolitan area.  A monthly in-person, full day meeting in Sacramento may be required.  The Finance Manager reports to the Executive Director, maintains the financial integrity of the organization/books, and conducts all finance related operations. You will regularly engage with nearly every staff member and interface with LWVC’s local League leaders and Leagues with whom we work.  

  Job activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Monthly reconciliations and close
  • Monthly financial reporting
  • Supporting the Executive Director and Treasurer by providing required financial information as requested
  • Compiling and filing quarterly FPPC and Sales Tax Reports, filing the required Statements of Information with the Secretary of State
  • Work with our consulting accounting firm to drive annual tax filings
  • Manage low volume, but high complexity financial processes across a 501(c)4 and 501(c)3 sister organization
  • Understand and properly account for restricted funds, grants, stock donations, etc.
  • Provide reports and guidance on cash flow 
  • Oversee the financial aspects of the Local Impact Fund. Provide financial reports to specific Local Impact Fund stakeholders and ensure their compliance with LWVC rules and guidelines
  • Process payroll, manage employee retirement fund contributions, and handle all vacation accrual accounting
  • Track and oversee all insurance coverages and renewals 
  • Provide files and documentation to support the budgeting process
  • Understand and follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for nonprofits.

Our ideal candidate: This is not an entry level position. The person in this role should have nonprofit fund accounting experience and will be an expert in using Quickbooks Online and Excel. You must be a quick study and proactive in learning new technology.  You are meticulous with detail and proactive in getting your work done. You do audit quality work, understand internal controls and maintain those, while advising the organization when additional or different controls are needed.  You stay up to speed on nonprofit finance law.  You ensure compliance on required finance processes, including grants, bequests, and other donor and funder requirements.  You are a self starter, work well independently, have good customer service skills, and independently meet deadlines.

Technology Used: Quickbooks Online, Every Action, Credit Card Processing tools (such as Stripe, Square, etc.), Online Banking/Treasury Management, Google Docs, Excel

Work environment: This position is remote based within 100 miles of Sacramento, but there may be times when in-person work is necessary including sporadic meetings in Sacramento, and potentially a monthly in-person all day meeting. You are expected to generally be available and working during typical business hours, as agreed upon with your supervisor, though some after hours meetings may be required and your daily schedule will be adjusted to accommodate those.

Compensation and benefits: The hourly pay for this position is $33-38 an hour, depending on experience. LWVC provides a generous PTO package, voluntary benefits, and contribution toward employee retirement.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume in word or PDF format to job [@] lwvc.org. Please include Finance Manager in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be accepted within the League, including but not limited to race, socio-economic status, age, ability status, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender/gender identity, or marital status. The League is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging for all people. The League is an organization that respects and values the richness of our community and our members. The collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences represents not only our culture, but our reputation and the organization’s mission/achievements as well.

Public Policy and Organizing Manager

Full-time
Sacramento, CA, USA · Remote
24 – 27 USD per hour

Context: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. The League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We believe in 1) respect for individuals, 2) the value of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice 3) the empowerment of the grassroots, both within the League and in communities, and 4) the power of collective decision making for the common good.

We are a small, but mighty team, with an engaged network of volunteers across the state who are integral to the work we do. We work on policy issues that include voting rights/democracy, racial justice, criminal justice reform, climate change, housing/homelessness, and other policy areas as determined priorities by our members. Simultaneously, we have a robust voter/government engagement program designed to counter mis/disinformation across the state, give voters trustworthy and reliable information, and increase engagement of people in government and election turnout, particularly in historically under-resourced and youth communities.

Position overview: This position is located in Sacramento, CA and requires a local candidate. The Public Policy and Organizing Manager reports to the Deputy Director and is a driving force in policy related partnerships, coalitions, volunteer engagement, advocacy communications, policy analysis, community education, community organizing/engagement, and keeps the policy team running like a well-oiled machine. The Public Policy and Organizing Manager will work on a broad scope of policy issues in California which includes (but is not limited to) voting rights/democracy, housing/homelessness, criminal legal system reform, and climate change, developing expertise in selected areas and on select bills.

Job activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and administer all aspects of the LWVC legislation committee.
  • Manage legislative tracking and reporting protocols.
  • Coordinate with volunteer members of our advocacy team to provide training and resources to maximize their impact.
  • Write public facing policy communications describing the work of the advocacy team.
  • Write analyses of bills and collateral to support lobbying activities.
  • Support the completion of quarterly FPPC lobbying reports and any required campaign finance reporting.
  • Monitor LWVC advocacy issue area interest groups.
  • Represent the League and League positions in assigned legislative coalitions, spearheading and executing the work involved for the League (aside from direct lobbying), which may include developing public education/engagement messaging, webinars, assisting in development of visual collateral, writing and sending Action Alerts, leveraging partner provided information and providing our resources to partners, executing tweet storms, and other tactics that will help develop to drive success.
  • Have or develop a deep knowledge of voting rights laws and voting practice in CA, develop and maintain relationships with the Secretary of State office, develop and maintain relationships with county RoVs.
  • Guide development of voter education materials.
  • Recruit, manage, coach, and mentor the Trudy Schafer Public Policy Fellow annually.
  • Structure and manage a robust policy and voter education internship program.
  • Create and execute organizing and community education strategies around issue areas.
  • Oversee and administer the Future of California Elections Network (FoCE).
  • Assist in grant funded projects such as Vote411.org and the Easy Voter Guide as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Director as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our ideal candidate: This is not an entry level position. The person in this role has a passion for justice, for righting wrongs in our systems, building equity, building power, and can see and work on issues through an intersectional equity lens. Ideally, you have a working knowledge of the California elections landscape and election policy and have excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. You must be comfortable working with people from all walks of life and be a continuous collaborator with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders.

The Public Policy and Organizing Manager understands community organizing and engagement and creates and executes organizing and engagement efforts designed to increase community understanding of critical issues, train community advocates, engage and inform local Leagues, engage and inform the public to help achieve policy and engagement goals.

Our ideal candidate will bring a background in advocacy and community organizing. You understand how the California state government works and are comfortable (and ideally have experience) working with legislative staff, government officials, and diverse civil rights/advocacy partners. You are highly organized and detail oriented, able to keep multiple projects and priorities organized. You are excellent at communicating and collaborating with your supervisor, while also being a good manager who can effectively recruit, coach and mentor. You are a talented writer and can distill complicated ideas into understandable messages.

You understand that while our work may seem wonky and technical at times, it is deeply rooted in the human experience and advancing justice and equity. You encourage the organization to take bold action and bring innovative organizing and education ideas to life.

Work environment: This position is remote, but there may be times when in-person work is necessary including sporadic meetings in Sacramento, visits to the Capitol, etc. You are expected to generally be available and working during typical business hours, though some after hours meetings will be required and your daily schedule will be adjusted to accommodate those.

Compensation and benefits: The hourly pay for this position is $24-27 an hour, depending on experience. LWVC provides a generous PTO package and contribution toward employee workplace health insurance plans.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume in word or PDF format to job [@] lwvc.org. Please include Public Policy and Organizing Manager in the email subject line. Applications should be submitted by April 26, 2024.

The League’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The League of Women Voters of California is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We encourage minority candidates to apply.

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La Liga de Mujeres Votantes de California es una organización 501(c)(4) comprometida a la igualdad de oportunidades, acción afirmativa, y la construcción de una fuerza laboral diversa e inclusiva. Todos los solicitantes calificados serán considerados sin distinción de raza, color, credo, origen nacional, sexo, edad, discapacidad, estado civil u orientación sexual. Alentamos a los candidatos de minorías a postularse.

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