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Director of Operations - Nonprofits Serving Nonprofits

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About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York (www.lawyersalliance.org) is a leader in the field of business law and transactional pro bono. It provides legal and educational services to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that improve the lives of low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers. With a talented staff of 24, annual budget of $3.6 million, and 2,000 legal volunteers, Lawyers Alliance serves more than 1,000 organizations each year. This legal assistance translates to stronger nonprofit programs, finances, and operations.

A current priority is helping nonprofits with pandemic and economic recovery. The organizations that Lawyers Alliance assists are providing and advocating for economic opportunity, quality education, housing and shelter, food security and urban health, community arts, and other vital human services. 

Operations Position

Lawyer Alliance is creating a new operations position that is focused on developing, managing, and improving organizational practices and procedures that cut across all aspects of Lawyers Alliance’s work. Applicants should be experienced operations professionals interested in nonprofit capacity-building. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage procedures and plans for return to office, pandemic-driven offsite work, and other workplace operations. Supervise maintenance of and changes to facilities and equipment usage.
  • Manage all aspects of employee benefits, update and maintain personnel policies and records, organize and support staff recruitment, onboard staff, coordinate with consultants if needed, and support a trusting, inclusive, and productive environment.
  • Examine, propose, and implement technology-based tools and approaches to advance the evolving goals of the organization. Near term priorities include digital solutions to enhance internal and external communications and knowledge management. Oversee maintenance and improvements of information technology systems and data security.
  • Assist outside finance consultant and/or financial staff with preparation of financial analyses, operating budget, forecasting, and other financial needs related to operations.
  • Research, negotiate, and implement organization’s insurance options, policies, and claims.
  • Supervise the work of office administrator, information technology manager, and other staff or consultants as assigned, and support their professional growth and effectiveness.
  • Manage and oversee relationships with landlord and building management, vendors, and other contractors and oversee purchasing and expense control.
  • Assist with strategic planning, outcomes measurement, funding applications and reports, and other administrative, program, and management activities as needed.

Experience and Attributes

  • College degree required; advanced degree or significant training in business administration, nonprofit management, or related field is helpful.
  • At least eight years of relevant professional experience, with increasing responsibility.
  • Productive project manager, with success organizing and executing multiple complex or time-sensitive projects involving many facts, participants, and deadlines.
  • Technically proficient and technologically savvy. Experience exporting and analyzing data, managing technology staff, vendors and installations. Comfortable using a relational database to advance operations and proficient in Excel.
  • Strategic thinker; effective negotiator with external parties; clear and compelling writer and speaker; flexible and constructive collaborator.
  • The ideal candidate has experience taking responsibility for the quality and content of work product, recommendations, and procedures, and preferably has overseen administrative, human resources, and insurance functions previously.
  • Interest in joining organization that promotes volunteerism and legal services for nonprofits.

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York (www.lawyersalliance.org) is a leader in the field of business law and transactional pro bono. It provides legal and educational services to nonprofit organizations and social…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$90,000 - $100,000Depending on experience.

Benefits

This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits.

This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
171 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, United States
9th Floor

How to Apply

This position will begin once filled. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to OPsearch@lawyersalliance.org as soon as possible. Provide a brief explanation in your cover letter of what interests you in this position at this time and how your interest or experience relates to Lawyers Alliance’s work. 

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

This position will begin once filled. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to OPsearch@lawyersalliance.org as soon as possible. Provide a brief…

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