Office Administrator/Bookkeeping Support position - TFG

The Timber Framers Guild is an international non-profit organization which promotes and advances the craft of timber framing through research, education, conferences and workshops. Located in downtown Fairhaven, we are looking for someone to help us in an administrative capacity including light bookkeeping. 

This full-time position (40 hours a week) has the potential to offer the successful candidate an opportunity to grow into a program director role.

The most important aspect of the position is to communicate professionally and pleasantly with our members and the public via phone and email. As the first point of contact, the Office Administrator will assist people seeking to reset passwords, provide information on member benefits, help callers to register for Guild events, and even answer or assist the callers to find answers specific information on timber framing or timber framing companies.  The successful candidate will possess the presence, listening skills and attention to detail of a confident and effective problem solver.

Additionally, the person will be responsible for managing accounts payable and receivables, banking (deposits, transfers, etc.) and bookkeeping data entry.  Finally, we will be looking for someone with competent writing and computer skills to assist us in keeping our website and social media accounts fresh, interesting and professional.


This job is for you if you are:

  • A skilled communicator, able to work with professionals, timber framers, architects, home buyers and the general public
  • A helpful problem solver--even if you’ve never heard of a chain mortiser, if you are willing to help someone locate a vendor using our members to find the answer
  • Motivated to learn and improve processes and skills
  • Interested to learn more about the craft of timber framing and our community
  • A team player – often what we do is not exactly in our job description, but we’re helping out
  • Value good communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, website editing, and social media
  • Knowledgeable about basic bookkeeping practices

Other skills that incline us to you:

  • Proficient in Quickbooks
  • Prior-knowledge or experience with timber framing
  • Experience working in a non-profit office environment
  • Database management experience

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to by 9/25/2019.  The letter should include a description of your qualifications, experience, availability and interest in this position.

Bellingham, WA 98225

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