About the American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has a long, proud history of removing barriers, ensuring inclusion, and creating positive change in the world for millions of people with vision loss. Yet, despite nearly a century of progress, much work remains to ensure a level playing field for people who are blind or visually impaired. Today’s social and economic systems continue to produce and perpetuate staggering inequalities among people with vision loss, leading to higher levels of unemployment, increased isolation, lower graduation rates, and poverty.

AFB is committed to creating a more inclusive and just society by mobilizing leaders and influencers, championing impactful policies and practices, and promoting understanding of the most effective drivers of change. Our vision is a world without limits, where people who are blind or visually impaired are working, going to school and participating in community life, unhindered by barriers.

Career Opportunity

AFB is seeking an Administrative Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and accounting support for the Business Services group. This position reports to AFB’s Chief Business Officer and is based in Huntington, WV.

Duties and Responsibilities

Generate and monitor purchase requests and emails for Business Services group. Complete Amex allocations, timesheets, and other financial forms for department staff. Communicate with vendors to reconcile accounts, as needed.

Support administrative services, facilitating the renewal of service contracts and commercial insurance policies. Set up and maintain accounts for mailing and shipping, group purchasing, and transportation programs. Provide ongoing support to the Huntington office by distributing mail and depositing checks.

Review organization-wide American Express allocation documentation submitted, prepare monthly journal entries, and reconcile the advance accounts by updating supporting schedules; monitor submissions, following up with employees missing monthly documentation. Provide general accounting systems support, as needed.

Monitors grants and paid services fund balances. Prepares journal entries and sales orders as needed. Reconcile grants against gift documentation and investigates any differences.

Assist Finance Staff with Accounts Payable process, Budget process, and General Ledger reconciliations. Monitor accounts receivable reports and follows up by email and phone on overdue accounts.

Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications

Two-year college degree in accounting or equivalent plus two years’ experience in relevant office work involving administrative support duties and/or accounting duties. Intermediate-level Excel and Word, and accounting/bookkeeping training and/or experience required. Experience with computer/cloud-based accounting systems helpful, particularly with Oracle+Netsuite. Must be a self-starter, with strong attention to detail, organized work style, analytical skills, proficiency with time management and ability to prioritize and follow through with minimal supervision. Strong customer service orientation with the ability to interact with others clearly and comfortably, internally and externally.

Working Conditions

*Work is performed in a professional office environment or may be performed remotely in the Huntington, WV area; general office hours are 8:30 AM – 4:30PM local time.

*Incumbents routinely uses standard office equipment including computers, phones, etc.

*This is a largely sedentary role.

Key Competencies

*Integrity & Respect

*Collaboration

*Job Excellence

*Communication

*Desire to Serve

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

AFB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. AFB DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES AND WE INVITE PROTECTED VETERANS TO APPLY. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, to hr@afb.org.