Employment Opportunities at DrawBridge

For more than 30 years, DrawBridge has provided free expressive arts programs in homeless and domestic violence shelters, affordable housing facilities, and community centers across seven San Francisco Bay Area counties. Always free for the families we serve, DrawBridge provides children ages five and up a safe and supportive environment to connect with their community and explore playful creativity that is critical to healthy development.

DrawBridge is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Art Group Facilitators
Reports to: Program Manager
Status: Part-time, non-exempt; $20 per hour
Hours: 3-15 hours per week depending on program need; afternoons to early evening; some weekends as required

DrawBridge Art Group Facilitators lead weekly, bi-monthly, and/or monthly art groups in Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties. Training, program support, professional development opportunities, and art supplies are provided.

Essential Job Requirements
In collaboration with the Program Manager and programs team, develops and leads weekly, bi- monthly, and/or monthly expressive art groups for children at shelters, affordable housing facilities, community centers, or at community events across the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Participates in monthly staff meetings with Program Manager and attends DrawBridge trainings and professional development workshops throughout the year
  • Develops and submits program plans and materials supplies requests to Program Manager as requested
  • Oversees setup and breakdown of program spaces before and after each session and maintains cleanliness and organization of program areas
  • Maintains and submits accurate attendance records, supplies inventory, and monthly program reports
  • Assists with the distribution of program surveys and evaluations throughout the year
  • Accurately tracks and submits payroll hours in a timely manner
  • Notifies Program Manager immediately of schedule changes, requests, or concerns from site partners or families
  • Arrives at assigned sites on time to run programs as scheduled
  • Follows and abides by DrawBridge’s Covid-19 and workplace safety protocols and site partner safety protocols
  • Complies with DrawBridge’s policies and procedures as summarized in the Employee Handbook

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience working with children ages 5-18, preferably in an educational or professional setting
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, sound judgment, positive attitude, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to site partner locations to produce programs
  • Comfort with technology, email, zoom, and online communication

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience, training, or education in the fields of art, child development, education, psychology, or the social sciences preferred; candidates enrolled in an accredited university working toward a degree in a related field are welcomed
  • Candidates bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin, or Arabic are strongly encouraged to apply

Prior to placement, candidates must complete a criminal background check and provide proof of a current tuberculosis test and COVID-19 vaccination.

To Apply
Please submit your resume with cover letter for consideration at indeed.com or by email to careers@drawbridge.org. Please include your preference for working in Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or San Mateo counties in your cover letter. Prior to beginning employment, candidates must complete a criminal background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022. Positions will remain open until filled.


Full Charge Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Part-time, non-exempt, $30 per hour;
remote position with ability to travel to San Rafael as needed
Hours: 5-10 hours per week

DrawBridge is seeking a full charge bookkeeper/administrative assistant to manage the nonprofit’s financial documents, oversee bi-monthly payroll, and update and maintain donor database records. 

Essential Job Requirements

  • Manages all accounting activities and maintains financial records for the organization
  • Processes accounts payable and receivable; collates and enters vendor expenses
  • Codes and reconciles all credit card accounts and receipts
  • Reconciles bank accounts and prepares bank statements and deposits
  • Reconciles and maintains the accuracy of the general ledger 
  • Processes payroll, remits payroll taxes and governmental reporting, prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end payroll statements
  • Ensures timely payments to independent contractors and service providers
  • Assists with onboarding and processing new staff into payroll system
  • Maintains knowledge of current federal, state, and local legal requirements, ensures adherence, files reports, and communicates with management on needed actions
  • Prepares and files sales tax returns
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial statements and other financial reports as requested
  • Verifies the accuracy of financial reports and values depreciable assets
  • Assists in year-end tax preparation, financial reviews, and audits with outside firms
  • Assists with processing of mail and donations
  • Enters individual, corporate, foundation and event related gifts into the organization’s constituent relationship management system (CRM) as received, coding appropriately 
  • Assists with logging and tracking of grant contracts and reporting schedules 
  • Generates acknowledgement letters upon receipt of donations for Executive Director and Board President’s signatures
  • Enters donor/prospect contact notes and gift notes into donor database
  • Assists with maintenance of accurate database information and organizes donor mailing lists as needed for appeal letters and fundraising efforts
  • Participates in staff and committee meetings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Skills and Knowledge 

  • Proficient with online accounting software, spreadsheets, and word processing software
  • Demonstrated experience with QuickBooks Online and Excel required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current bookkeeping and accounting procedures 
  • Demonstrated experience with processing of payroll and California employment regulations 
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated meticulous attention to detail
  • Possesses positive attitude, initiative, sound judgment, and ability to work independently as well as in team environment
  • Experience using PCs, Microsoft 360 suite of software (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom, Google Workspace, Dropbox, and other online communication platforms for meetings and training
  • Ability to travel to San Rafael as required for banking and meetings

Qualifications

  • Associate degree in accounting or related field 
  • 3-5 years of experience in a bookkeeping role, preferably with a nonprofit organization 
  • Experience with donor CRMs and online payroll software a plus (Little Green Light, Gusto)

To Apply
Please submit your resume with cover letter for consideration via indeed.com or by email to careers@drawbridge.org. Prior to beginning employment, candidates must complete a criminal background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.


Internship Opportunities at DrawBridge
DrawBridge internships are a wonderful opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain real world experience in nonprofit management and expressive arts programming. Working with DrawBridge administrative staff, each three-month unpaid internship is fully remote and offered for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Estimated hours are up to 10 hours per week, with flexible work schedules allowed. College credit is available where applicable.

For consideration for Fall 2022 internships, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@drawbridge.org by August 12, 2022. Please indicate the internship in your area of interest in your cover letter.


Graphic Design Intern (Remote/Unpaid)
DrawBridge is seeking a graphic design intern (remote/unpaid) to assist with the development of creative assets for web, social media, and print materials in support of DrawBridge’s free expressive arts programs for children at homeless shelters, affordable housing facilities, and community centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. Working with the Executive Director, each three-month unpaid internship is fully remote. Estimated hours are up to 10 hours per week, with flexible work schedules allowed.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or recently graduated; coursework focus in commercial art, graphic design, or design preferred
  • Available to work remotely with flexible schedule
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with WordPress a plus

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and samples of past design work to careers@drawbridge.org.


Arts Program Intern (Remote/Unpaid)
DrawBridge is seeking an arts program intern (remote/unpaid) to assist with the development of educational materials and activities in support of DrawBridge’s free expressive arts programs for children at homeless shelters, affordable housing facilities, and community centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. Working with the Executive Director and Programs Manager, this three-month unpaid internship is fully remote. Estimated hours are up to 10 hours per week, with flexible work schedules allowed. Additional opportunities to participate in in-person programs are available for Bay Area candidates but not required.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or recently graduated; coursework in arts education, art therapy, education, or expressive arts preferred
  • Available to work remotely with flexible schedule
  • Experience with K-12 audiences a plus

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@drawbridge.org.


Grants and Development Intern (Remote/Unpaid)
DrawBridge is seeking a Grants and Development Intern (remote/unpaid) to assist with research for strategic partnerships and grants funding in support of DrawBridge’s free expressive arts programs for children at homeless shelters, affordable housing facilities, and community centers across the San Francisco Bay Area. Working with the Executive Director, this three-month unpaid internship is fully remote. Estimated hours are up to 10 hours per week, with flexible work schedules allowed.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university program; coursework in communications, business, or philanthropy preferred
  • Available to work remotely with flexible schedule

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@drawbridge.org.


DrawBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local laws, ordinance, or regulations.

DrawBridge Equity Statement
DrawBridge’s expressive arts programming is built on a firm foundation of cultural awareness and sensitivity that reflects and celebrates the creative power of the children and diverse communities we serve. Recognizing that homelessness and housing insecurity disproportionately impacts communities of color, DrawBridge provides a welcoming and nurturing space for all, and seeks to employ artists, staff, and volunteers with deep connections to these communities. To learn more, visit drawbridge.org/about-us/equity