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Payroll Specialist - $26.13 per hour

  • Full-Time Equivalent: 1.0 FTE


Payroll Specialist

Ride Connection is looking for a collaborative, investigative minded, problem solver to join our fiscal team to assist the Chief Financial Officer and process payroll for a 200+ employee non-profit.

The Payroll Specialist will support the Chief Financial Officer in the development and oversight of fiscal management and compliance tasks.  The Payroll Specialist must work independently and manage multiple projects assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.  The position requires performance of advance bookkeeping functions that include processing payroll through ADP Workforce Now, cost allocation, financial analysis, budgeting, reconciliations and preparation of other reports and documents as assigned.  In this position discretion must be exercised in protecting and releasing information.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a starting pay of $26.13 per hour. Ride Connection offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b)-retirement plan with automatic employer contribution plus a match up to 2%, Flexible Spending Account with up to $500 annual employer contribution, 10 days of paid vacation in your first three years and then increases, twelve holidays, accrued sick leave, and TriMet annual public transportation pass.


Who You Are

  • You are a proactive self-starter; you enjoy the challenge of planning processes and procedures that respond to or prevent future issues before they arise
  • You enjoy the challenge of juggling multiple projects with multiple timelines. You can roll with the punches and change gears when needed. Without losing a beat, you split your attention between individual and team projects
  • You are known for your eye for detail. Double-checking and triple-checking are a part of how you operate
  • You enjoy working both with a team and independently
  • You are a problem solver by nature who does what is necessary to find solutions
  • You can quickly learn new technology but you’re also not afraid to ask questions or seek assistance from others
  • You can do your work through an equity lens
  • You are a regular Sherlock/Enola Holmes when it comes to solving riddles. You can generally put on your hounds-tooth hat, pull out your magnifying glass, and figure out how disconnected bits of information can be put together to form a complete story.
  • You are a lifelong learner, always looking for and finding new nuggets of knowledge to expand the tools in your toolbox
  • You are focused on the lifelong work of addressing inequities and oppression experienced by non-white people of color, LGBTQIA2+ people, low income and houseless populations, and people with disabilities.


What You’ll Do

  • Work in multiple software platforms, the most significant of which are ADP Workforce Now, Timebank, and Blackbaud Financial Edge
  • Communicate regarding payroll with employees and management on an ongoing basis, answering questions and preparing reports
  • Be primary point of contact for onboarding new employees and updating employee information in payroll system
  • Monitor timecard entries and assist employees with correcting and navigating ADP Workforce Now system
  • Maintain and run reports regarding Ride Connection’s retirement program, including onboarding new employees and updating employee information
  • Maintaining and updating the validation tables in several modules spanning across multiple platforms
  • Assist with audits of payroll and other platforms



  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now
  • 3-5 years payroll processing experience
  • Comfort and experience using technology – Especially MS Office, Excel, and payroll processing platforms
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • Must pass a National Criminal Record Check, which includes fingerprint identification.


Welcomed Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with ADP time and attendance module
  • Bilingual or multilingual
  • Experience, lived or otherwise, working with older adults and people with disabilities


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to You can submit these documents in any format, but PDF works best. Please share what skills and experiences you would bring to this role in your cover letter.

Applications will be considered as submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About Ride Connection

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.

The Ride Connection network comprises a collection of agencies that serve older adults and people with disabilities and low-income individuals, and the public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year.