Part Time

Bookkeeper and Office Administrator

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation 1618 SW 1st Ave., Ste. 210, Portland OR

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, founded in 1989, helps individuals and families achieve their heartfelt philanthropic goals through the most tax-advantaged approaches to charitable giving. Its mission is to build and promote a culture of giving in Oregon and Southwest Washington that supports a thriving Jewish community now and for generations to come. As the Jewish community’s philanthropic partner in the region, OJCF provides sophisticated giving opportunities and compelling programs expressing the Jewish values of tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (improving the world). OJCF’s vision is a world in which all Jewish people practice tikkun olam.

OJCF reflects the broad-based generosity of the Jewish community as it grants more than $8 million annually and stewards approximately $100 million in charitable assets. OJCF directs funding activities through donor advised funds and programmatic functions. At its core, OJCF connects people who care with causes that matter.


The Position
Responsibilities include:

• Managing accounts payable.

• Preparing and distributing fund statements.

• Processing gifts and tax receipts.

• Grant and data entry.

• Assisting with the Foundation’s annual audit.

• Database management.

• Answering phones and welcoming visitors.

• Preparing and handling correspondence through a variety of mediums.

• Purchasing supplies and materials, maintaining office equipment.

• Filing and assistance with meetings and mailings as needed.

• Scheduling Investment and Distribution Committee meetings and communicating with committee members about administrative matters.

• General support of the board of trustees and its committee, such as scheduling and arranging meetings, preparing agendas, and recording minutes.

• Support of team members in connection with programming and events. The position will work in consultation with appropriate team members for efficient coordination and use of resources.

• Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications
A successful candidate will possess exceptional communication and organizational skills and recent experience in bookkeeping and office administration within a professional environment. Background in Non-Profit organizations is a plus. This experience will include a range of technical skills including proficiency in Windows and with Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as the ability to work within and understand the structure of a customized relational database. Additional experience will include skills in (or the ability to quickly become proficient in) Adobe Acrobat, Canva, or related publishing software, electronic signature software, and website maintenance.

It is important for the candidate to feel excitement about and a commitment to the mission of OJCF. Knowledge of Jewish practices, experience, or engagement in Jewish community is desirable. The candidate will be a lifelong learner who is motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge.

The individual will possess a high comfort level working on a small team and in a fast-paced environment with confidential information and will be dedicated to contributing to a positive work environment for colleagues and foundation constituents. The candidate will accept responsibilities for multiple tasks and projects while working with minimal supervision, managing time effectively, and prioritizing the completion of tasks.

Compensation and Benefits
This position will pay $25.00 - $28.00 per hour for 28 hours per week. Hours may possibly increase up to full time after January 1, 2024. It is anticipated that this position will maintain the following hours: seven hours in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and seven hours working remotely on either a Monday or Friday.

Applications are due by 5:00pm on August 04, 2023, and will be held in strict confidence. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Laurie Kays at