Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: March 20, 2013; however, applications will be considered and evaluated as they are received. Application packets must be submitted the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Bookkeeper - Temporary (full-time) with the possibility of becoming a regular full-time position.

Position summary:

Full charge bookkeeper for a Roman Catholic men’s Benedictine monastic community. This position handles all aspects of the bookkeeping, accounting and fiscal record keeping. This position will also have opportunities to interface with the associated Saint Martin’s University and outside entities in terms of related fiscal matters. (See job description)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Five years of experience as a bookkeeper
  • Working knowledge of accrual basis accounting practices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented with follow through ability, expediency and proficiency
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience
  • Non-profit experience
  • Understanding of fund accounting
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains preferred
  • AIPB Certification preferred

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • St. Martin's Abbey Application of Employment (PDF Version) (MS Word Version)
  • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position.
  • Current resume.
  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.