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Director of Operations

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Scientific Adventures for Girls


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Published 17 days ago

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG) provides after school STEM programs to TK-6th children with a special focus on girls and underserved youth, to increase positive attitudes toward STEM, increase hands-on learning opportunities and encourage lifelong learning of STEM subjects. SAfG's mission is to change the face of science by engaging all girls in K-6th grades, especially those in disinvested and minority communities in Northern California in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for the long term, leading them to more economic mobility and resulting in a more gender equitable society.


The Director of Operations will report to the Executive Director of Scientific Adventures for Girls and play a key role in enabling the organization to work more effectively.  The right person is a strategic, resourceful, and facilitative individual with strong emotional intelligence, great communication, self-motivation, and analytical skills. The functions of this role, at times, require a rapid response to the organization’s changing needs or circumstances.


This right person for this role, has experience operating within an educational not-for-profit organization, with knowledge of youth education or girl-centered programs. The position requires a proven planner, problem solver and systems-thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic environment, and promotes innovation and creativity, problem-solving, and respect for staff members.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Builds and oversees human resources systems and procedures, including hiring and on-boarding. Communicates human resources-related topics with the management team;
  • Contributes to a positive team atmosphere through leadership and employee development;
  • Oversees financial management, seeking to reduce expenses and expand revenue, establishing leadership expectations by modeling excellent stewardship of funds. This includes budget creation and management, revenue planning, etc.;
  • Manages marketing and community outreach efforts to build awareness of the organization;
  • Enhances  IT solutions by outsourcing innovative technical designers and ensuring technical capabilities of internal staff on existing and future software enhancements.
  • Proposes policies and innovative processes to render work tasks and outcomes more efficiently, including procedures and systems for office personnel, billing, and communication;
  • Assists in updating existing policy, planning processes as needed and provides input to strategic planning;
  • Promotes a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale;
  • Ensures all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitors compliance with laws and regulations;
  • Manages daily operation of organization, including office administration, including facilities.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years in operations management, including financial management and human resources.
  • Non-Profit Background and documented experience working at a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization or government agency required. 
  • Proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; high level of business acumen; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget and problem solving, project management and creative resourcefulness in overall program execution.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and advanced computer skills (Quickbooks experience).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Generally works in an office environment, but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.


This is a full-time, salaried position, including health benefits and 3 weeks vacation.

Salary is based on a pre-established range and is commensurate with experience.

Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG) provides after school STEM programs to TK-6th children with a special focus on girls and underserved youth, to increase positive attitudes toward STEM, increase hands-on learning opportunities and…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position, including health benefits and 3 weeks vacation. Salary is based on a pre-established range and is commensurate with experience.

This is a full-time, salaried position, including health benefits and 3 weeks vacation. Salary is based on a pre-established range and is commensurate with experience.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

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