Operations Coordinator, Short term position for Community Action Works

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Community Action Works

Operations Coordinator

Community Action Works seeks a short term Operations Coordinator to join our team in Boston, MA.

At Community Action Works (formerly known as Toxics Action Center), we believe that environmental threats are big, but the power of well-organized community groups is bigger. That’s why we work side by side with everyday people to confront those who are polluting and harming the health of our communities. We partner with the people who are most impacted by environmental problems, especially Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities, training them with the know-how anyone would need to make change in their own backyard. Because when neighbors know how to make change, they can build the power to transform our world.

 As the Operations Coordinator, you’ll oversee office operations to help ensure the effectiveness of our community organizers across New England. 

Representative responsibilities include:

Organizational Support

  • Managing the everyday functions of the office including maintenance and oversight of supplies, furniture, machinery, and all office spaces. Maintain the website. Provide support for our major donor drives, coordinate board meetings and manage intern recruitment.
  • Help plan and implement staff retreat and leadership retreats for activists as well as regional conferences, issues summits and other events as necessary. Assist the Development Director in the planning and implementation of fundraising house parties.

Finances and Fundraising

  • Manage and track budgets throughout the organization. Maintain vendor relationships. Assist in developing and managing budgets, and income and expense monitoring forms. 
  • Assist in researching and writing grants, identifying and cultivating donors to the organization.

Working with Our Team & Partners

  •  Assure good systems for health and environmental information, contacts, organizing work and financial records. Maintain our contact databases and organizing tracking systems.
  • Field member inquiries and connect expert referrals and community groups with the appropriate staff person.
  • Provide updates to coalition partners on our organizing efforts for publication including media clips and updates.


We are looking for skilled candidates who are passionate about community organizing, movement building, and racial and environmental justice who can start immediately. Additionally, top candidates will have:

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Initiative and the ability to complete tasks efficiently
  • The ability to quickly comprehend and utilize new programs
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with all different types of people
  • Comfort in maintaining technical systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A track record of accomplishment

Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. 


Boston, MA. 


The target annual compensation for this position is $29,700-$31,000 in the first year. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

This position is a short - term position until late summer with the potential for longer term employment within Community Action Works. Candidates must be available immediately. 


To apply, fill out our online application here: Please direct your application to Acting Director, Leigh-Anne Cole. Please state the position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Community Action Works is an equal opportunity employer

Community Action Works

Operations Coordinator

Community Action Works seeks a short term Operations Coordinator to join our team in Boston, MA.

At Community Action Works (formerly known as Toxics Action Center), we believe that…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
USD $29,700 - USD $31,000
/ year


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

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