We’re Hiring! Operations and Office Manager (PT)


Summary of our Firm

Our law firm and consulting practice help mission-driven organizations raise capital in alignment with their values and goals. We use our experience, legal knowledge, and passion to assist businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits with innovative and successful capital raising campaigns. We believe that community-centered offerings help social enterprises maintain control, stay mission-aligned and build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy. Our services include strategic and capital raise consulting and related legal services.

What We are Looking For

  • You are a mission focused individual dedicated to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy
  • You are actively engaged in your community, offering support to initiatives that align with your values
  • You are a strategic thinker that can look at complex problems and offer straightforward solutions
  • You are a generalist that is excited to roll up your sleeves and learn about all aspects of our business operations including front line client communications, organizational management and bookkeeping
  • You are organized, efficient, and self-disciplined

Summary of the Position

You will act as the operational and organizational guru for our law firm and consulting practice. Your primary responsibilities include driving the company’s day-to-day activities, increasing the firm’s organization and efficiency, managing firm software and technology, supporting client experience (including client management and light bookkeeping) and working with the principals on strategic initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Respond to potential client inquiries and schedule consultations
  • Manage client pipeline and follow up communications
  • Onboard clients including finalizing agreements and recordkeeping
  • Document and streamline company policies and procedures
  • Manage firm systems and software including GSuite, Salesforce, Zoom conferencing and webinars, Bill.com, and Gusto, among others
  • Assist with bookkeeping functions in conjunction with the firm’s accountant:
    • Accounts receivable management in Bill.com and communication with clients regarding payments
    • Accounts Payable management in Bill.com and communication with vendors
    • Process payroll on semi-monthly schedule
  • Assist with human resources, marketing, and operations tasks
  • Troubleshoot minor IT and software issues; work with vendors to resolve as needed
  • Provide administrative support to attorneys and consultants
  • Handle insurance renewals and other compliance matters
  • Assist with special projects as requested

Qualifications

  • Relevant associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of related operations and/or bookkeeping experience
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
  • Experience with GSuite, Microsoft products, Salesforce, Zoom, Bill.com, Adobe Acrobat, Docusign preferred
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects effectively
  • Self-starter and able to work well without constant direction
  • Well-organized and possessing excellent attention to detail

Compensation, time and location: $26 per hour; 18-22 hours per week (flexible number of hours per week; 4-5 days per week); we are based in Oakland, CA and would prefer a person located in the Bay Area in order to be in the office once per week but we will consider a remote placement.

Please send a resume with a cover letter and references describing why you are interested in the position to info@cuttingedgecapital.com. 

Equitable Community Solar: A Sense of Ownership

Charged with exploring sense of ownership strategies for economically-disadvantaged communities in California, Cutting Edge Capital worked in partnership with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) to identify strategies and business models that encourage the development of equitable community solar projects in West Oakland, California. WOEIP is a resident led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn and play in West Oakland.

As a result, Cutting Edge presented three strategies:

  • cosponsorship and development of a project awarded to participate in the Community Solar Green Tariff Program;
  • cosponsorship and development of a large-scale solar project that provides electricity to a site host or municipal utility (e.g., Port of Oakland); and
  • development of a solar commons model in which a cooperative owns and develops a solar project on a host site and shares in the utility savings generated.

Watch the full presentation above or download the presentation file below to learn how the framework presented promotes equitable community solar projects that support a “just transition” to a regenerative economy in alignment with WOEIP’s mission.

Bay Area Ranchers Cooperative on KALX

Bay Area Ranchers Cooperative on KALX

Listen in as Bay Area Ranchers Cooperative (BAR-C) Vice President Adam Parks speaks with KALX Method to the Madness host Lisa Kiefer about the future of sustainable ranching and the alternative meat sourcing option his collective aims to provide local consumers. During the segment, Parks shares his own history and experience as a local rancher and meat vendor, which ultimately led to the inception of the BAR-C and its mission to provide USDA-inspected responsible animal harvesting.

Like many organizations, both large and small, BAR-C’s member farms have had to quickly pivot to counter challenges caused by the global pandemic. However, where many large meat processing plants across the country faced shortages, BAR-C’s member farms were able to maintain their businesses due to their small-scale operations and alternative meat processing model. Moving forward, BAR-C will continue its fundraising campaign, which launched in September and is offering various types of capital raise strategies including preferred stock offerings and a Reg CF via WeFunder

Hear the full interview below.

Webinar Replay: Community Capital Series Part I and II

Webinar Replay: Community Capital Series Part I and II

We need to build back better, and community capital is one of the key paths to drive the change we seek. This past month, Cutting Edge teamed up with SVX US to cohost a two-part webinar series exploring live case studies of place-based funds and nonprofit organizations across North America. During the webinars, attendees heard from speakers representing U.S. and Canadian companies VERGE CapitalTechSoup, New Way Homes, PVGrows, Community Vision, and Upper Canada Social Impact Fund.

If you were unable to attend the webinars or would like to revisit the presentations, please use the links below to access the recordings:

Place-Based Funds: A Vehicle for Community Investment – August 13, 2020
In this webinar, Cutting Edge founding partner John Katovich and managing partner Brian Beckon discuss securities law and concepts around place-based impact investing funds. The team also explored case studies from VERGE Capital, Upper Canada Social Impact Fund, TechSoup, and PV Grows.

Community Capital: Case Studies and Strategies for Innovative Nonprofit Financing – August 27, 2020
In the second and final webinar, Cutting Edge managing partner Kim Arnone joined in to lead the discussion on securities law and concepts around nonprofit financing, including private offerings and community offerings. The team also explored case studies from TechSoup and Community Vision.

Welcome Erinn Brooks, Marketing and Communications Associate

Welcome Erinn Brooks, Marketing and Communications Associate

We are so excited to welcome Erinn Brooks, our new Marketing and Communications Associate to our team!

For the past decade, Erinn has worked in the communications and marketing field in an array of industries spanning fashion and education, but has a special admiration and passion for organizations with a mission for implementing positive change. Erinn’s interest in communications and marketing stems from her love for storytelling and writing. As a Bay Area native, Erinn aims to support and uplift local entrepreneurs and small business owners from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds while utilizing her professional background as a communicator and educator.

She is a proud alumna of San Francisco State University, where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Broadcast & Electronic Communication. In her free time, Erinn enjoys working her way through cookbooks, playing tennis, traveling and spending quality time with her family.