Director of Operations
- Job posted by March For Our Lives
District of Columbia
ABOUT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
March For Our Lives (MFOL) was originally created, inspired and led by the students of Parkland, Florida and has since curated student allies of all ethnicities, religions and sexualities across the country. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to ensure that no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. March For Our Lives demands morally-just leaders rise up from both parties in order to ensure public safety.
MFOL is taking a stand for:
- Universal, comprehensive background checks
- Bringing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosivesinto the 21st century with a digitized, searchable database
- Funds for the Center for Disease Controlto research the gun violence epidemic in America
- A ban on high-capacity magazines and semi-automatic assault rifles
For more information on March For Our Lives, please visit marchforourlives.com.
As a new organization, MFOL is seeking to dramatically accelerate its growth and impact across the country. The opportunity to continue building momentum around this movement has spurred the creation of a new position, a Director of Operations (“Director”). The Director will be an integral part of a small but growing professional team.
The Director will be responsible for the following:
Finance and Donor Relations
- Execute and/or supervise all aspects of financial management, including budgeting, financial controls, maintenance of records, banking arrangements, and compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices
- Manage the receipt of and expenditure of organizational funds, assist the Board in monitoring budgetary expenditures, preparing reports and information for the Board
- Oversee donor relations, including acknowledgement letters, tracking and reporting
Administration and Facilities Management
- Oversee human resources and administration, including personnel policies, procedures and contracts, as well as travel-related services
- Manage the office, including supervision of the scheduler, office staff and other relevant contractors/employees
- Oversee risk assessment and mitigation, including administration of insurance and security
- Manage information technology, data management functions
- Build systems for regular communication and collaboration with the Student Governing Board
- Maintain regular communications with the Board
- Create a communications channel with parents/other family members
- Create systems to ensure ongoing communication and collaboration among Student Governing Board, Board, relevant staff and contractors
- candidate profile
The Director will be an engaged, active listener, able to communicate effectively with individuals and broad groups including staff, students, the Board, contractors and vendors. The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial and innovative environment with a diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and be an empathetic leader, treating others with respect. Of utmost importance is the ability and comfort level working with and empowering young people/students to lead.
The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:
- Thorough knowledge of and a minimum of five years' experience with designing and implementing financial, business operations and personnel management systems
- Entrepreneurial and enthusiastic spirit with strong organizational skills and a deep understanding of organizational systems; comfortable in high intensity, fast paced environments
- Strong working knowledge and experience of best practices of nonprofit organizations in finance, contract/consultant management, human resources and information technology; experience with start-ups a plus
- Supervisory experience that includes team building and leadership development, including appreciation for and experience fostering youth-led initiatives; hands-on management style, someone who will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
- Excellent communication skills – in speaking, writing and graphically conveying complex data
- Experience in policy and issue advocacy and commitment to MFOL's mission
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration statuses and physical abilities in a multicultural environment. This will be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics and values; someone who can be trusted without reservation
- Bachelor's degree in financial management, business, nonprofit management or related field
Trisha Sutrisno of Koya Leadership Partners is exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
March For Our Lives is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The salary is comparable to that of similar-sized nonprofit organizations. The benefit plan includes paid holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, parental/family leave. The position is based in Broward County, FL.
ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit www.koyapartners.com.
Minimum Education Required