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Anera looks for skilled and passionate individuals to help us improve the lives of refugees and impoverished families in Palestine and Lebanon.

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About Anera

Anera is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Jordan and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-religious, Anera delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and a range of development programs that have a long-lasting impact on their communities. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and throughout Lebanon demonstrate the meaningful difference Anera donors are making.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

 

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring the proper accounting of receipts, invoices, employee payroll, weekly transactional accounting tasks and payables for the DC/US office. This role maintains records and documentation for accounting and grant management functions and participates in the monthly close-out process by performing various supporting entries and reconciliations.

Duties & Responsibilities

General Accounting

  • Run electronic bank transactions report weekly to ensure that all bank transactions are properly and promptly recorded
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Support the Director of Accounting with monthly and annual accounting closings and audit
  • Prepare schedules and record journal entries for pension, depreciation, and other asset/liability accounts by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Prepare intercompany journal entry advices and submit to the country office accountants

Process and Reconcile Cash Receipts

  • Process and record all receipts in the general ledger system
  • Design and develop fundraising reports and extract data for analytical and reconciliation purposes
  • Create procedures to educate fundraising staff on management of donor data to ensure completeness and integrity of data
  • Identify any discrepancies between the fundraising sources and accounting system (Every Action, CRM). Research and identify root causes and communicate discrepancies to fundraising staff for resolution

Cash Disbursements

  • Process all payable transactions including processing all invoices and payments ensuring accuracy, proper documentation, and approval
  • Prepare business compliance filings such as 1099s
  • Responsible for collecting all credit card reports from employees, reviewing support documentation, and entering expenses into accounting system on a monthly basis

Payroll

  • Process bi-monthly payroll. Ensure all appropriate benefit deductions, State, Federal, and local tax payments are processed correctly
  • Responsible for set up of new employees, projects, and time off in Replicon (online Timekeeping system) and running monthly and ad hoc reports on timesheets
  • Prepare schedule and enter functional allocation of salaries and fringe benefits

Grant Management and Organizational Support

  • Assist with gathering restricted grant/donation documentation from the fundraising department
  • Assist with budget entry (administrative and project) into the accounting system
  • Create activity codes for approved projects
  • Assist in sending out periodic emails and reminders for financial reporting deadlines and deliverables

Qualifications:

Bachelors’ Degree in accounting or equivalent with 2-4 years of relevant experience or 7- 10 years of solid accounting experience

Intermediate knowledge and experience with Excel

Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Knowledge of automated accounting systems and word processing software

Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines

Ability to deal effectively with vendors and staff, good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience utilizing “Google Suite” software

Experience in the non-profit arena

Knowledge of Arabic language

How to apply

There is an immediate need for a “Staff Accountant” please send resume and cover letter to jobs@Anera.org. “Staff Accountant” should be stated in the subject line. 1st Closing date: July 19, 2021, 2nd closing date July 31, 2021 and/or open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Position type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

 

Position Summary

The Donor Relations Assistant/Coordinator is responsible for the Fundraising team’s donor research efforts and proposal/report writing. This position works closely with the fundraising and communications teams and liaises frequently with other Anera staff members.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Donor identification, cultivation and stewardship: Runs mid-level and major donor identification and prospecting processes for new and existing donors, provides recommendations for and assists with the creation of tailored donor strategies. Tracks all moves and actions in the customer relationship management (CRM) system (EveryAction).
  • Writing and communications: In coordination with program staff in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, develops proposals and reports for major donors, family foundations, etc., often on a short deadline. Creates a system for tracking fundraising donor reporting requirements and materials, like pictures and narratives, collected from staff. Assists with the creation of communications materials related to Leadership Circle stewardship events, segmented appeals, letters and other promotional materials.
  • Fundraising administration: Provides backup to the development database assistant in processing incoming donations and supporting data entry, acknowledgment letter processing, and database maintenance activities.
  • Special events and committees: Collaborates with fundraising and communications teams in the planning and execution of annual dinner and other external events.

This role may require travelling at least 3% domestically and 3% internationally.

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of non-profit experience with an emphasis on fundraising
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years’ experience with customer relationship management (CRM) database software (e.g., Salesforce, EveryAction, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies, particularly vis-à-vis donor cultivation and stewardship best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and work independently with limited supervision. Excellent organizational skills
  • Beginning to intermediate command of Google Suite, including high proficiency in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Gmail. Knowledge of Adobe programs such as Acrobat Pro, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred
  • Must have previous experience writing, proofreading, editing, and communicating, as well as strong verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to Anera’s mission and a can-do attitude regarding the multi-faceted nature of the fundraising team’s work

 

Qualifications Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Middle Eastern studies, communications or similar degree.
  • Experience using wealth screening tools (such as WealthEngine, Target Analytics, etc.) a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to communication and problem solving.
  • Arabic language ability

 

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org. “Donor Relations Assistant/Coordinator” should be stated in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

About Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors.

Supervisor: President & CEO  

Summary Description

Anera is searching for its first Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The CRO will lead Anera’s efforts to scale our revenue and impact. CRO will provide strategic leadership over all revenue streams, build and lead a new focus area on impact investments and alternative development financing, and oversee Anera’s fundraising (private philanthropy) and new business development (public and institutional funding) teams.

The selected candidate will bring experience and expertise in impact investing, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and other development financing models, as well as experience and knowledge of more traditional fundraising through charitable contributions and grant-making. As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the CRO will report to the President & CEO, coordinates with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Country Directors and other senior leaders, and collaborates with the Anera and Anera Ventures LLC boards of directors, to provide strategic leadership across all Anera revenue streams.

Note: This is a revenue-raising role, not a finance and accounting role.

Essential Duties 

  • Present with commitment and passion Anera's mission, values, goals and results to the worldwide donor, investor and partner community.
  • Provide strategic leadership to develop and implement clear short-, medium- and long-term diversified funding action plans to scale revenue to meet more of the need in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
  • Design, develop, and close impact investment deals that allow Anera to scale and sustain impact through investments towards triple bottom line returns: people, planet, profits.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership to significantly increase diversified revenue from various sources, including investors, corporate partnerships, government and institutional grants, philanthropic donations, and program revenue and profits that will go back into our not-for-profit work.
  • Evaluate the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its revenue plans, and adapt accordingly.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for the fundraising (FR) and new business development (NBD) teams based in Washington, DC, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Monitor and appraise the FR and NBD teams’ performance to inform and meet revenue forecasts.
  • Monitor and report on revenue performance against goals and the budget to the CEO and the SMT.
  • Create/maintain an environment of respect, energy and inspiration, motivation, professional growth, high productivity and accountability.
  • Provide input to the CEO and SMT on short and long-term strategic and operational planning, including the annual Anera plan, budget, and goals.
  • Work closely with the Anera Board of Directors and key international advisors, supporters and volunteers, enlisting and motivating them to participate in revenue generating and fundraising activities.
  • Provide leadership to ensure Anera and Anera Ventures LLC are using the latest tools, technologies and other innovations to drive efficient, effective work and results.
  • Working with CFO’s office and legal counsel, ensure compliance on all financial and tax issues.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (international relations/development, finance, business) with at least seven years of experience in revenue development with at least three years of experience at a senior level.
  • Experience in structuring corporate and investor partnership deals and leading the formulation and execution of impact investments and triple bottom line returns.
  • Experience managing global partnerships.
  • Exposure to revenue-generation from a wide variety of sources including investors/ investment funds, corporations, foundations, family offices and individuals.
  • Comprehensive management skills and experience are required, including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, and financial management, including on a remote basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain best revenue-generating and operational practices, employing clearly defined objectives and transparent methods to measure success.
  • Knowledge of and experience with private fundraising and resource generation and demonstrated success in raising six- and seven-figure gifts from donors and funders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with business development and proposal writing to win public, government and institutional grants.
  • Strong communication, strategic, and leadership skills, as well as the capacity and desire to work in an environment of consensus-based decision-making and highly effective cross-disciplinary cooperation.
  • Proposal writing and grant solicitation experience required.
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and self-directed environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Arabic language skills are a definite plus.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East preferred.
  • Ability to travel at least once per year to Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan to be familiar and up-to-date with Anera’s work and country/program staff.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and potentially internationally up to several times a year to visit with current and prospective donors (estimated 10-20% of time traveling).
  • Values that are consistent with Anera’s, which are based on collaboration, entrepreneurship, high ethical standards, accuracy and a driven desire to make a difference in the lives of families throughout Bilad al Sham.

How To Apply  

Send CV and a brief letter of interest by April 25 to jobs@Anera.org. “Chief Revenue Officer” should be stated in the subject line. [Note: This is a revenue-raising role, not a finance and accounting role.] No phone calls or recruiters please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Background on Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors. Recently, Anera launched Anera Ventures, LLC, a social impact enterprise established to increase our impact through sustainable, scalable investments in revenue-generating social initiatives.

Anera is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and its wholly-owned Anera Ventures LLC are headquartered in Washington DC. Founded in 1968, Anera is dedicated to improving lives in the Middle East and employs more than 100 staff in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan who are locally hired and work with local partners. Anera draws on a diverse range of funding sources to deliver programs and in-kind donations to refugee and other vulnerable communities in the Middle East. Anera’s headquarters has a staff of 20.

Internship Opportunities

in Washington, DC

About Anera Internships

Interns at Anera are directly involved in the work of the teams they support, from details to strategic planning. They attend weekly meetings and participate in brainstorming and implementation. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience in fundraising and international development from the viewpoint of a non-profit organization. Depending on which team you support, your work could include dealing with donors, database research for new business development, drafting and/or editing funding proposals, writing and/or editing stories for the website and social media, press releases, or tracking and monitoring in-kind donation deliveries to communities in the Middle East. Ideal internship candidates are resourceful, enterprising and good team players. All interns are expected to handle some clerical duties.

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