Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a highly motivated full time Accounting and Human Resources Coordinator to support the areas of human resources, accounting, compliance, and special projects. This position requires a flexible individual with a variety of skills and experience and a positive attitude. The Coordinator will work closely with the Accounting Controller to ensure routine accounting tasks i.e. accounts payable, accounts receivable, are entered in a timely manner. The position also works closely with the V.P. of Finance & Operations in supporting the overall administration and coordination of Human Resources.
The Accounting and Human Resources Coordinator will perform accounting tasks and communicate with vendors and contractors. They will also maintain finance and grant related files and assist with reports and the annual audit. Position is responsible for payroll functions through online timekeeping and payroll services and handling issue resolutions. Other Human Resource functions include performing time off, medical, and other benefits administration; maintaining personnel files; and facilitating recruiting and hiring processes, COBRA, and Workers’ Compensation. The Coordinator will assist with insurance renewals and claims, participate in policy development and implementation, serve on the IT team as the administrator for office phones and printers, and assist staff members with accounting, personnel, and policy related questions.
A college degree and two years’ human resource generalist experience or any similar combination of education and experience is required. Experience in QuickBooks and demonstrated proficiency in MS Office is also required. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a strong internal and external customer service focus. Personal attributes including good judgement, ethical conduct, attention to detail, and timely follow-through on assignments and responsibilities are essential. Applicants must be familiar with team concepts and able to collaborate with others on special projects.
BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements as a single document to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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Press Coordinator – Part Time, Temporary
Do you love books? Are you interested in supporting a small botanical press with orders and fulfillment? The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a detail-oriented, part-time Press Coordinator to manage all customer service and sales aspects for its publishing department, including management of an online storefront. This position will ensure the timely sales, shipment, and other customer-oriented tasks related to the distribution of the highest quality journals, books, and other BRIT published products. The Press Coordinator will work closely with the Director of the Press and the Press Editor as well as with the Accounting department to support all levels publishing tasks and the careful accounting of sales activity (e.g., invoicing, tracking incoming/outgoing payments, processing monthly sales reports).
The Press Coordinator will maintain customer and subscriber databases, process phone/mail/email/web orders, pack & ship orders, and process returns or credits. This position monitors and manages sales made through an online storefront and tracks these and outside sales using a bookkeeping platform, including invoicing and reporting. As time allows, this position may assist with copyediting, style formatting, layout, and marketing.
A relevant Bachelor’s degree or two years’ small business experience is required as well as proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite. Customer service or shipping/receiving experience is strongly preferred. Experience with some aspect of publishing and experience with ecommerce and accounting software are also preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service and a proven ability to work independently. A love for writing, books, and/or publishing is a definite plus! This position pays $14/hr. Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications.
BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position should be directed to the same address. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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