Seeking Applications for Bookkeeper/Administrator

 Position Announcement

Job Title: Bookkeeper/Administrator
Hours: Part-time - 3 days/week
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Blue Ridge Discovery Center, Konnarock, Virginia
Pay: Based on experience

Join Blue Ridge Discovery Center as a Bookkeeper/Administrator (B/A) and help build the structural framework for our future. This is an opportunity to fill a vital role in the success of our mission while working at the base of Virginia’s highest mountain and in one of the most stunning landscapes in the East. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This part-time position at BRDC takes on two closely linked roles: the Bookkeeper and Administrator. We expect the work to be focused on ⅓ bookkeeping and ⅔ administrative work. 

The Bookkeeping role maintains all financial data and prepares accurate reports for our organization. Bookkeeper responsibilities include processing receipts and invoices, managing payments, and producing internal reports. The role will monitor all financial data and prepare accurate statements for BRDC and act as a consultant for the Executive Director, Program Director, and other staff. The position ensures that all our accounting transactions comply with the BRDC Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual, state and federal laws, and specific grant requirements.

The Administrator role keeps Blue Ridge Discovery Center working in an effective, efficient, mistake-free environment. Administrator responsibilities include maintaining digital and hard copy records, securing permits and insurances, managing inventories, (including office) and being the first line of public inquiry. The role will work with a variety of staff to ensure all t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted. Ultimately, you will ensure that the needed groundwork is in place for our staff to succeed. 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Clearly organized and diligent

  • Efficient with task management 

  • Excellent math skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and with a high level of personal responsibility and confidentiality

  • Has an in-depth understanding of business bookkeeping practices, procedures, and accounting regulations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven work experience as a Bookkeeper, Accountant, Non-profit Administration or similar role

  • Advanced knowledge of Quickbooks Online and spreadsheets

  • Experience in Google Sheets and Squarespace is a plus

  • GED/High School education required, Associates Degree/Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Additional certifications (e.g. CPA) is a plus

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Schedule flexibility

ABOUT BLUE RIDGE DISCOVERY CENTER

Blue Ridge Discovery Center (BRDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, discovering and sharing the natural history of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founded in 2008, BRDC has built a reputation for implementing innovative hands-on experiential learning programs and initiatives. Working with all age groups from children to adults, including curious kids, professional researchers, and amateur naturalists, BRDC draws on a deep web of knowledge about local natural history to illustrate relationships within the rich flora, fauna, and geology that make up the unique Blue Ridge ecosystems. Emphasizing curiosity while establishing a life-long appreciation for the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge region are goals that shape BRDC’s work and its vision.

BRDC’s MISSION is to inspire curiosity, discovery, and stewardship through the wonders of the Blue Ridge.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.