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Business Manager | L’Arche Portland

Portland, OR

The Business Manager works with the Executive Director to provide effective financial management to ensure the integrity of L’Arche Portland as a nonprofit organization through use of efficient and sound business practices. The role is also responsible for management of L’Arche Portland’s facilities, equipment, and supplies and provides professional support for administrative and development functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in overseeing financial operations – monitoring accounts, balances, transactions, and other accounting-related tasks

  • Submit for approval and pay invoices and bills

  • Lead new employee initial onboarding and manage each employee’s HR file

  • Manage benefits, including employee enrollment, education, and coordination with the Executive Director

  • Execute monthly payroll, schedule tax payments, and track pay rates, status changes, and paid time off

  • Maintain accurate accounts payable and receivable

  • Work with contract accountant to compile information for monthly financial reports

  • Ensure donor data accuracy and database optimization, including reporting, gift and donor entry process, and moves management tracking

  • Assist as needed with the planning and execution of fundraising and outreach events

  • Ensure successful daily office operations

  • Oversee property management and coordinate the ongoing maintenance of homes and facilities

  • Attend and actively participate in Finance Committee and staff meetings

  • Provide clerical support as needed by the Executive Director (preparing communications, completing reports, filing, and other projects as assigned)

  • Other tasks and duties as directed by the Executive Director, serving as a liaison to all areas of the organization to advance cohesive operations



  • Embrace the mission and values of L’Arche Portland

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team

  • Strong understanding of nonprofit accounting and financial procedures

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

  • Able to organize, manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines

  • Accurate and attentive to detail

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 or the ability to obtain an approved medical or religious exemption

  • Ability to pass criminal record check


Preferred Experience

  • 1-3 years experience in a nonprofit office environment, event planning, and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people, especially those with intellectual disabilities

  • 1-3 years experience in finance and/or human resources

  • Strong computer proficiency- experience with MS Office, BambooHR, Google Apps, Asana, Slack, Homebase, QuickBooks, Donor Perfect Online, and Greater Giving.



  • Wage – $21-23/hour depending on experience

  • Hours per week: 40 hours/week in main office

  • Benefits package including medical and dental insurance as well as additional treatments (chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, therapy)

  • Health Reimbursement Account

  • Generous accrual based PTO

  • IRA – 5% contribution after one-year of full-time employment with L’Arche Portland


Please send a cover letter and resume, that specifically focuses on qualifications and eligibility for the position, as one PDF to Three professional references may be requested later in the hiring process. The position will remain posted until filled. All submissions will be acknowledged with an email reply. We encourage you to think about your background and qualifications and apply for this role even if you do not have experience with all of the Key Responsibilities.

L’Arche Portland is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate discrimination against persons because of gender, race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment practices are to ensure that all individuals be recruited, hired, assigned, advanced, compensated, and retained on the basis of their qualifications. 

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