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Every day is about making things better for kids in foster care, adoptees, and their families. Driven by our community, we work towards meaningful change — in our systems, in our culture, and within ourselves. Join us!

 

Building a place where we all thrive.

We have a vision to create a just and equitable world where all people grow and thrive. To bring this vision to life, we need creative, passionate people who reflect the diversity of our communities. At Amara, we work with children, adults, and families in our community impacted by foster care and adoption and seek innovative solutions to transforming the child welfare system, with a deep commitment to racial and social justice.

Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive society—starting within our organization. We strongly encourage candidates who have personal experience with foster care and/or adoption as well as candidates from diverse backgrounds – including communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities – to apply and join us in our work.

 

Amara requires that all employees and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This requirement is designed to center the families and children we serve and thus prioritize their safety and well-being along with the safety of our staff. Exemptions may be sought only for documented medical or religious accommodations. This policy complies with all state and local laws and is based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington Department of Health and state and local licensing authorities.

Current Openings

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption. 

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Native American, communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. 

The Community Engagement & Partnerships Coordinator is an exciting, external-facing role that supports outreach efforts for fundraising, programs, and broader community development to help advance Amara’s mission. This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy for Amara, with a focus on relationship-building with community partners, service providers, volunteers, and funders. This position will spend a significant time supporting Amara’s partnership work in Pierce County, will help design and implement outreach strategies for new Amara programs, and will support donor and community engagement efforts broadly.

If you are energized by the Amara mission and ready to contribute your expertise in helping us reinvigorate another 100 years on creating and following through on ambitious plans in service to improving children’s well-being, we would love to hear from you. 

Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the Community Engagement & Partnerships Coordinator is a member of Amara’s Development and Communications team and works closely with all staff across the organization. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Design and implement community engagement strategies to deepen Amara’s relationships in specific regions and with specific populations (prospective program participants, donors, elected officials, partner organizations, etc.). 
  • Represent Amara at community meetings and events and ensure other Amara staff members are connected to community events as related to their positions.
  • Collaborate with Amara teams to support various trauma-informed outreach efforts across the state.
  • Lead and support events and opportunities for Amara to connect with various stakeholders, including at community events, Amara fundraising events, and programmatic events.
  • Engage and support fundraising and communications activities, including supporting donor relationships development, marketing, events, and campaigns. 
  • Support community engagement and partnership development in master planning and land development efforts.
  • Develop relationships with partner organizations for resource sharing, information sharing, and narrative change across Washington.
  • Actively participate in Amara’s efforts to advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity, unlearn biases, and engage in the organization’s broader work in diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Qualifications 

  • Minimum two years in community fundraising, volunteer management, social impact design, corporate community relations, project management, community organizing or other related areas; three+ years’ experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively through various mediums with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop, conduct, and facilitate presentations and community meetings. 
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates flexibility.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong relationship management skills with both internal stakeholders and external community members/partners/organizations.
  • Advanced organizational skills and highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with diverse groups and projects effectively.
  • Technology skills including expertise with Microsoft Office and database management.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends with occasional travel throughout the state.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and anti-racism:
  • Experience working in a variety of racially and ethnically, and socio-economically diverse environments and show a strong understanding of intersectionality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and dismantling structural racial inequity.
  • Desire to further personal understanding of racial and social justice work.
  • Knowledge of the Pierce County community landscape.
  • Knowledge of or experience with the child welfare system.
  • Familiarity with asset-based and/or social impact design approaches to community development, volunteerism, and individual and corporate philanthropy.

Salary and Benefits 

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with a rate of $20 – $24/hour (annual salary of $41,600-$50,000), depending on experience. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical; health, vision, and dental insurance; 401k with a company match; and life and disability insurance. The successful candidate will have flexibility to work-from-home and will have desk space in our Pierce County office.

Vaccination Requirement: 
Amara requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is designed to prioritize the safety of the children and families we serve. Exemptions may be sought only for documented medical or religious accommodations. 

Criminal Background Check 

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children, any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here.   

To Apply 

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you in Smart Recruiters.

Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. 

 

 

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption. 

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Native American, communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. 

We are seeking to hire a Family Connections Program-Lead Mentor to work closely with our Family Connections Program (FCP). This position will be primarily based out of our Seattle office. Become an integral and valued part of a team working to support families experiencing foster care.

The Family Connections Program helps foster caregivers and children’s parents build a working relationship to maintain essential connections for the child placed in out-of-home care. The goal of the program is to reduce the trauma experienced by children entering out-of-home care by supporting and facilitating a positive relationship between the child’s parents and caregivers. This support is provided by FCP peer mentors (parents impacted by the child welfare system and relative and foster caregivers), who have received specialized training to help other parents and caregivers build child centered relationships within the child welfare system.

The FCP Lead Mentor will be responsible for recruiting and training new mentors, facilitating support groups for program participants, assisting the program manager in developing and providing trainings, and facilitating Connections Conversations (meetings between caregivers and parents), when needed. The FCP Lead Mentor will be highly skilled in helping others to successfully navigate complex relationships. The successful candidate will be highly organized, have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to hold firm boundaries while also acting with a high level of compassion for all parties.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Family Connections Program Manager, the FCP Certified Lead Mentor is a member of Amara’s Family Connections Program team and works closely with all staff across the organization. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Recruit and onboard FCP Certified Mentor contractors
  • Provide mentorship, support, and ongoing trainings to the Family Connections Program Certified Mentor contractors
  • Assist the FCP Program Coordinator with regular data entry and tracking for the Family Connections Program
  • Collaborate with the FCP Program Manager to create a library of trainings and resources on building and supporting parent and caregiver partnerships
  • Facilitate support groups focused on building relationships
  • Occasionally represent FCP at community, outreach, and stakeholder education events
  • Assist with reports, documentation, and administrative tasks
  • Assist FCP Certified Mentors with complex FCP situations
  • Facilitate Connections Conversations, as needed
  • Assist FCP Program Manager, as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • Education/Experience Requirement
    • Must have personal lived experience with the child welfare system
  • Highly organized with good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Display initiative, independence, flexibility, and maturity
  • Experience working with diverse families (variety of religions, races, cultures, ages, and socio-economic levels)
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must provide proof of current flu, Tdap, and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification and BBP within the past 5 years
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Preferred:

  • Experience navigating complex relationships between parents whose children are placed in out of home care and the caregivers of the children.
  • Experience coordinating and managing programs, services, or organizations
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Willingness and ability to work in both Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding areas

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $53,843.00-$55,458.29 depending on experience.  Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life, and disability insurance.

Criminal Background Check

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here.

Vaccination Requirement:

Amara requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is designed to prioritize the safety of the children and families we serve. Exemptions may be sought only for documented medical or religious accommodations.

To Apply

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you in Smart Recruiters.

Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption. 

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Native American, communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. 

We are seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to work closely with our Family Connections Program (FCP). This position will be primarily based out of our Seattle office. Become an integral and valued part of a team working to support families experiencing foster care.

The Family Connections Program helps foster caregivers and children’s parents build a working relationship to maintain essential connections for the child placed in out-of-home care. The goal of the program is to reduce the trauma experienced by children entering out-of-home care by supporting and facilitating a positive relationship between the child’s parents and caregivers. This support is provided by FCP peer mentors (parents impacted by the child welfare system and relative and foster caregivers), who have received specialized training to help other parents and caregivers build child centered relationships within the child welfare system.

The FCP Program Coordinator will have a variety of responsibilities, including managing all FCP referrals and FCP Certified Mentor contractual requirements, tracking and entering program data, and coordinating program logistics. The FCP Program Coordinator will need to be highly organized and be able to work independently, have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to act with a high level of compassion for the children and families we serve, and community members they will interact with. This role will also be responsible for performing the role of greeter in the Seattle Amara location.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Family Connections Program Manager, the FCP Program Coordinator is a member of Amara’s Family Connections Program team and works closely with all staff across the organization. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Manage all FCP referrals across the state
  • Collect and enter participant surveys
  • Manage data entry and tracking for the Family Connections Program
  • Manage all FCP related meetings and events (scheduling, communication with participants, other meeting logistics (i.e., room set up, obtaining refreshments, creating signage, etc.)
  • Manage FCP Certified Mentor contracts and hours tracking
  • Collaborate with FCP Program Manager and FCP Lead Mentor to create a library of trainings and resources on building and supporting parent and caregiver partnerships
  • Staff the reception desk at the Seattle Amara office
  • Occasionally represent FCP at community, outreach, and stakeholder education events
  • Assist with reports, documentation, and administrative tasks
  • Assist FCP Program Manager and FCP Lead Mentor as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • Education/Experience Requirement
    • High School Diploma or GED and two years’ experience working with social services, particularly children and families
  • Highly organized with good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience coordinating programs, services, or other organizational functions
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and be flexible
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Experience with MS Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must provide proof of current flu, Tdap and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification and BBP within the past 5 years
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Willingness and ability to work in both Seattle and Tacoma and surrounding areas
  • Experience working with diverse families (variety of religions, races, cultures, ages, and socioeconomic levels

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position with a rate of $51,732.00-53,283.96 depending on experience. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life, and disability insurance.

Criminal Background Check

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here.

Vaccination Requirement:

Amara requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is designed to prioritize the safety of the children and families we serve. Exemptions may be sought only for documented medical or religious accommodations.

To Apply

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you in Smart Recruiters.

 Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption.

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

We are seeking a new Foster Care Services Supervisor to become an integral and valued part of our Home Study team working to achieve Amara’s vision. This position can be based from either our Seattle or Tacoma office. The Home Study Team works with families from our whole service area which may include families from Lewis to Whatcom counties, but predominately includes families in King and Pierce counties.

Responsibilities

The Foster Care Services Supervisor reports to the Associate Director of Programs – Foster Care and is an integral part of our Foster Care Program. This individual will be responsible for providing a wide range of services on behalf of children in need of permanency, including, but not limited to, the following:

Supervision of Foster Care Specialists (35-45%)

  • Supervise a team of 2-4 Foster Care Specialists – Home Study writers
  • Provide supervision and case consultation to other Foster Care team members as needed
  • Support and track case progression; guide clinical staffings throughout the SAFE home study process
  • Monitor professional practices of direct reports, ensuring compliance with agency goals, values, policies, and procedures
  • Assess strengths and needs of staff; support and facilitate ongoing professional development
  • Regularly facilitate one-on-one and group supervision to develop clinical knowledge and skills, promote self-awareness, encourage collaboration amongst team members, and ensure consistent communication between staff and leadership
  • Review, assess, and edit detailed pre-placement/home study reports for clarity and quality of psychosocial assessments including state and SAFE (Structured Assessment Family Evaluation) templates
  • Maintain strong ethical boundaries and ensure staff is adhering to their professional code of conduct
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations

Oversight of the Home Study and Home Study Update Processes (10-20%)

  • Assign home studies and home study updates to Foster Care Specialists – Home Study writers as their caseload allows
  • Communicate directly with families to set expectations as they are awaiting assignment
  • Oversee the process of families completing paperwork in preparation to be assigned to a Foster Care Specialist – Home Study Writer
  • Collaborate with Placement Supervisors and Associate Director of Programs – Foster Care, to transfer families from the Home Study team to the Placement team as needed

Direct Service (30-40%)

  • Prepare, assess, and support prospective foster families through the home study and licensing processes
  • Prepare home study updates as needed in anticipation of adoption finalizations

Leadership Activities (10-20%)

  • Engagement and partnership with Foster Care Leadership Team to ensure quality and consistency across the program
  • Facilitate family workshops, information meetings, support groups, and community events

Minimum Qualifications

  • A BSW or equivalent (social services, human services, behavioral science, or allied field) is the minimum requirement with an MSW or equivalent being preferred
  • Three years of direct service experience in child welfare or a closely allied field (which can include internship experience) is required
  • Experience writing pre-placement reports/home studies required
    • Knowledge of and completed training in the SAFE (Structured Assessment Family Evaluation) home study methodology a plus
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the child welfare system is required
    • Experience in the child welfare system (foster care and adoption) is highly preferred
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and use of own vehicle
  • Provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19

Preferred Skills  

  • Two years of paid experience providing clinical supervision is highly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills, high level of professionalism and ability to work independently
  • Ability to flex hours to accommodate client and staff needs on an occasional basis
  • Strong familiarity with resources in King and Pierce Counties
  • Cross-cultural responsiveness relative to age, race, ethnicity, belief systems, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and economic circumstances
  • Broad use of clinical skills in writing, advocacy, communication, assessment, training, and supervision
  • Ability to confidently navigate complex conversations with staff and families
  • Ability to represent the clinical team professionally and knowledgeably within Amara, and represent Amara in our community

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary of $59,500 – $63,400, DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life, and disability insurance.

Criminal Background Check

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children, any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here.

To Apply

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume, a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you, and a writing sample of 3-5 pages that highlights your clinical and written communication skills in Smart Recruiters at https://smrtr.io/6ZjMM.

Resumes submitted without a cover letter or writing sample will not be considered.

Vaccination Requirement:

Amara requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is designed to prioritize the safety of the children and families we serve. Exemptions may be sought only for documented medical or religious accommodations.

Amara is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption.

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

We are seeking a new Foster Care Specialist to become an integral and valued part of our Home Study team working to achieve Amara’s vision. This position can be based from either our Seattle or Tacoma office. While we work to ensure that families are served by their closest office both our Tacoma and Seattle offices work with families from our whole service area which may include families from Lewis to Whatcom counties, but predominately includes families in King and Pierce counties.

Position summary

This individual will be responsible for providing a wide range of services (including assessment, licensing, and case management) on behalf of children in need of permanency. The majority of this work is family assessment and licensing with some direct work with families and children, including:

  • Foster family preparation, licensing, and home study assessment done through a combination of remote and in-person work in the Puget Sound region
  • Ensuring that the physical, emotional, and social needs of foster children placed in Amara foster homes will be met
  • Liaising with DCYF professionals in the Licensing Division 
  • Participating in the facilitation of family trainings and/or support groups
  • Meeting requirements for timely, accurate, and thorough documentation for case files
  • Attending and participating in staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Flexing hours to accommodate family needs on an occasional and ongoing basis (ask that staff provide at minimum one evening a week for later appointments)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of paid social service experience – or – a master’s degree and one year of paid social service experience. A practicum may be considered as a substitute for one year of paid experience. Degree(s) must be in social services, human services, behavioral science, or an allied field.
  • Knowledge of child development and family systems
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; experience writing home studies and/or family assessments is required. Knowledge of the SAFE (Structured Assessment Family Evaluation) home study model is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, discretion, maturity, flexibility, and independent judgment
  • Ability to work with all groups across age, religion, race, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in tandem with an outstanding professional team
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance
  • Ability to assess and communicate in languages other than English is a plus

Criminal Background Check 

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here

Salary and Benefits

$50,000 to $52,890, DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life and disability insurance.

To Apply

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume, professional writing sample of 1-5 pages, and a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you in Smart Recruiters.  Resumes submitted without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Amara is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We drive systemic change, promote healing, and advance racial and LGBTQIA+ equity by offering programs and services to families engaged with foster care and to adoptees and families, post-adoption.

At Amara, we believe that a supportive, equitable and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued, trusted, and nurtured, is key to shaping organizational culture and investing in underrepresented communities. Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strongly invite candidates from diverse backgrounds, including communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

The Staff Accountant works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and other administrative staff to maintain accurate and complete financial records for the organization. You will have the responsibility of performing the general ledger accounting, accounts receivable, reviewing accounts payable transactions, processing payroll, and assisting with financial reporting. This position will cross train and provide backup for accounts payable and administrative support for some program services.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Amara’s mission, vision, and values. They will have strong interpersonal and administrative skills with outstanding attention to details, enjoy working to improve processes and be the liaison between the finance, development, and program teams.

If you are energized by the Amara mission and ready to contribute your expertise in helping us continue another 100 years on creating and following through on ambitious plans in service to improving children’s well-being, we would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities

The Staff Accountant reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with the  Administration, Development, and Program teams. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Full cycle accounting and recording of daily financial transactions including cash, A/R, and payroll in the financial system
  • Provide timely and accurate payment processing by processing invoices and receiving and depositing revenue in a timely manner
  • Monthly and quarterly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, including reconciling all bank accounts & management of month end close
  • Assist in producing accurate and timely monthly financial statements for presentation to management and the Board of Directors
  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies, internal controls, and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
  • Prepare tax reporting including 1099s, WA State DOR tax filings, and others as needed
  • Maintain fixed assets records, update regularly as needed
  • Assist with grant reporting as assigned
  • Assist with annual audit and third-party financial requests as assigned
  • Assist in annual budgeting process and research and respond to financial questions for program staff and budget owners throughout the year
  • Take on additional projects and tasks that support the work of the using your initiative, flexibility, and good judgement
  • Maintain confidentiality and integrity of electronic and paper documents and financial information
  • Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff 

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in business, accounting, or related field; work experience may be substituted with demonstrated ability to understand accounting work
  • At least three to five years full cycle accounting experience required
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles and nonprofit accounting
  • Experience with QuickBooks necessary.
  • Ability to quickly perform routine tasks with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong background in excel and working with various formulas including If, Vlookup, Pivot Tables, etc.
  • Ability to multitask and has initiative to take assigned tasks to the next level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy and demonstrated ability to problem solve and use logic and available resources

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary range of $55,000-$65,000 DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life, and disability insurance. The successful candidate will have flexibility to work-from-home and will have office space in one of our locations in Pierce or King County. 

Criminal Background Check

Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children, any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available here.

To Apply

To express your interest in this position, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you in Smart Recruiters. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Beyond the paycheck

The health and well-being of our team is important to us. When you join the Amara family, we strive to ensure you’re well supported in caring for yourself and the people in your life who depend on you.

We offer a variety of insurance plans and provide substantial employer-paid contributions toward medical, dental and vision premiums. We want you at your best, which is why every year we give you three weeks of vacation, generous sick leave, and a few personal days for when life happens. We’re invested in your future, offering a 401k match of up to 3% and supporting your educational and professional development.

Wondering about part-time positions? Our benefits look a little different, but our philosophy still stands. Check out our job postings for more information.

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Amara is committed to positive long-term outcomes for children and families. We promote healing, racial equity and transformation of our child welfare system into a family well-being system.

About Amara

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Since 1921, Amara has been dedicated to meeting the needs of children and families in our community who have been impacted by foster care or adoption with a focus on those who are most impacted including Black and Indigenous children and families, low-income and LGBTQIA+ communities.

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