Job Announcement

Highlander Seeks Bookkeeper

Organization Summary

The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 84 year old popular education center that works with grassroots groups in Appalachia and across the U.S. South to promote social and economic justice. Highlander’s long and proud history includes cutting edge work with labor education and organizing, the Civil Rights Movement, environmental justice in Appalachia, and more recently, the changing demographics of our region. Widely acclaimed as a leadership development center for grassroots activists across race, culture and generations, Highlander is world-renowned as a beacon for progressive organizing.

Overview of position:

This position will provide bookkeeping support to Highlander’s Staff. This is a full time position.

The Bookkeeper is a vital team member for accounting and technology work at Highlander. While providing the bookkeeping support that helps maintain well-functioning teams and organizational harmony, this position will also keep up Highlander up to date with the latest technology and also play a role in technology support for staff.

Primary responsibilities:

Balance Sheet

Income and Expense Statement

Departmental Income and Expense Statements as requested

Receivables reports and other needed administrative reports


 Records Management




Helpful skills and experience for this position:

Expectations of all staff positions at Highlander:

Salary and Benefits:

Highlander offers excellent pay and benefits including health insurance and generous paid time off.

To Apply: 

Send letter of interest, resume, and references to:  Deadline is extended to July 21.