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Employment Opportunities


Posted 07/01/2024

About Homes First:

Vision:  Our vision is one of vibrant communities where everyone has a safe and healthy home they can afford so that they have hope for a better future

Mission: We believe everyone needs a home to be successful.  Therefore, it is our mission to create and maintain safe, healthy, and affordable rental homes for those who need them most.

Since 1990, Homes First has successfully created affordable rental housing in Thurston and Mason Counties, WA. In 33 years, we have helped close to 5,000 low and very low-income community members find safe, clean, and affordable rental housing with a landlord who treats them with dignity and respect. 

Homes First has been experiencing rapid growth as we build upon our existing community housing assets.  Every year, our objective is to make a significant contribution to our region’s basic needs for affordable rental homes.  

Our Homes:

We currently have 58 properties serving almost 300 people a year.  We are currently in the process of adding four more properties to our portfolio and expect to continue this pattern of growth in the coming years.

We provide rentals in single-family homes and small multiplex properties, plus shared living for people in recovery, adults with developmental disabilities, youth, veterans, people in court diversion programs, and people exiting Western State Hospital. All shared housing is provided in partnership with local service providers who add case management services for permanent supportive housing.

​​​The Position/Your Role:

The  Homes First Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records in QuickBooks Online. This role involves managing financial transactions, preparing reports, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations. The Bookkeeper will work closely with the Director of Finance and other team members to support the organization’s mission of providing affordable rental housing.

The Bookkeeper reports to the Director of Finance. 

Homes First office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.  After six months of successful employment, hybrid work options are negotiable.


Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills. We are open to this being a contracted or employee position and the part-time hours will start at 20/hours per week with the opportunity for that time to grow in the future. 


Homes First is seeking candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated experience and skills in some, or all, of the following areas:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field.

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of bookkeeping experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Experience with accounting software specifically QuickBooks for Nonprofits Online

    • Understanding of nonprofit financial management and grant reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Associate’s degree in accounting.

  • Experience: 2-4 years of bookkeeping experience, with accounting software specifically QuickBooks - desktop or online

  • If Contractor: Current WA State Business License and applicable insurance.

Total Compensation & Benefits:

The annual starting salary range for this position is $25.36/hour - $27.85/hour depending on experience.

Homes First is committed to supporting all employees through internally and externally equitable salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits (annual premium paid 100% by employer)

  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% employer match

  • Generous paid time off policy for vacation, sick, and floating holiday time

  • Flexible work hours

  • Professional development and training

  • Dependent medical, dental, and vision benefits available at employee cost


Signing Bonus of $500 paid after 90 days of satisfactory employment.  An added $500 for those who can communicate effectively in the Spanish language. (spoken and written)

To Be Considered:

The position is open until filled. Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis and initial interviews will begin by mid-July. The preferred start date is July 29, 2024, or close to that date.


Please complete the pre-qualification questionnaire below.

You may direct questions to

Homes First’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity:

We are earnestly invested in dismantling the effects of systemic racism in our community. We are looking for people who are passionate about serving others: dedicated professionals to assist in fulfilling our mission and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

***No walk-ins; No phone calls, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the completed questionnaire is reviewed.

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