Durfee Foundation

Operations Associate

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles


The position of Operations Associate at the Durfee Foundation is ideally suited to an individual who wishes to gain practical experience in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy as part of a platform for a future career in public service and social change. The job will provide the candidate a bird’s-eye view of the sector in Los Angeles, exposure to an extraordinary, cross-sector range of leaders, and intensive training in nonprofit management – from contracting, clerical and bookkeeping functions to events production. The job should be approached with an expectation of a two to four year engagement with the Foundation.

Position Description

The Durfee Foundation is a private family foundation that supports individuals and organizations in Los Angeles County, with a special emphasis on community development and nonprofit leadership. The Foundation has assets of approximately $30 million, and makes more than $2 million in grants annually.

The position of Operations Associate reports to the Executive Director, and works day-to-day under the supervision of the Program Manager. The ideal candidate for this entry-level should be gracious, self-motivated, detail-oriented and technologically proficient.

The position is part-time, four days/32 hours per week, allowing the candidate to pursue other career development activities on the off-day. The job comes with excellent benefits, and potential for growth.


  • Bookkeeping, including monitoring account balances, cash-flow projection, and accounts payable, under supervision of accountant
  • Under direction from an independently contracted CPA, prepare documents for financial audits
  • Conduct stock sales, and manage relationships with investment managers
  • Reconcile monthly financial statements
  • Manage contract agreements
  • Reimbursement processing
  • Office management/general administrative support
  • Maintain computer systems, including email, network, website, database and back-up systems
  • Event production in collaboration with Program Manager


  • Expert in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Mac OSX, QuickBooks Online, Dropbox, Google Drive and WordPress
  • Good written and oral communications
  • High level administrative capacity
  • Database management
  • Understand budgets and financial management processes
  • Attention to detail, initiative and follow-through
  • Capacity to prioritize work and manage multiple projects
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement


  • College or advanced degree and/or comparable work experience
  • General knowledge of/interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Graphic design skills a plus

Salary & Benefits:

  • $34,000 - $37,000 depending on experience (based on 4 days/week; pro-rated against $42,500 - $46,250 FTE)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement fund, with employee match after one year
  • Two weeks vacation
To apply

Application Due: July 23, 2017

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: [email protected]

Address cover letter to: Claire Peeps, Executive Director

In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

  • What are your professional goals, and why?
  • What do you love about Los Angeles?

Start Date: August 2017

Please, no phone calls.