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Who You Are

You prefer to be behind-the-scenes, rather than in the spotlight, but have a seat at the table where decisions are made. You’re organized and like to think about systems and processes. You have at least 5 years of experience in bookkeeping, operations, and/or benefits administration, and know your way around a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet—you love spreadsheets. You’re also a big fan of QuickBooks Online and know how to use it (for good, not evil.) In fact, in the software department, there is little that intimidates you, from point-of-sale software to content management systems, you’ve seen it all and are quick to pick up new skills. You also understand IT infrastructures and enjoy interfacing with contractors to keep everything in tip-top shape.

Proactive planning to ensure that everything runs smoothly is important to you. You enjoy working in a team-based, mission-driven environment and can create a welcoming space for people of all backgrounds and lived experiences. You have experience as a supervisor and provide the necessary support for your colleagues to do their best work. You are willing to engage in ongoing anti-racism training in support of the organization’s values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. You manage your time well independently and are comfortable navigating conflict and stress with grace under pressure. At the end of the day, you always have a positive attitude, integrity, and a sense of humor.

About the Position

The goal of the Operations Manager is to assure the smooth operation of Seattle Audubon by deft handling of routine financial and personnel management as well as administrative responsibilities concerning the building, grounds, equipment, and infrastructure.

This position is located at the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop in Northeast Seattle, adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and other applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Operations Manager is responsible for the daily operations of Seattle Audubon as outlined below. The Operations Manager will also oversee Nature Shop activities and supervise the three Nature Shop staff.

Specific activities and estimated % effort include, but are not limited to:

Finance (55%)

• Responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of accounts

payable/receivable/reconciliation (review, prepare bills and checks, record)

• Responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of processing payroll

• Create cash deposits as determined by policy and consultation with the ED

• Support creation of month-end reports for Board, staff (including grant support), and

990-preparation (in concert with the Accountant, Treasurer and Executive Director)

• Facilitate the annual audit

• QuickBooks Online record-keeping and reconciliation

• Support the Finance Committee operations

• Regular coordination with contract accountant to assure accurate and timely reporting

• Prepare tax statements and arrange all payments

• Create budget reports

• Work with Executive Director and Board Treasurer to accurately populate annual budget

Administration (30%)

Staff

• Provide human resources management (includes paperwork generation and storage,

new-hire orientation and maintenance of Employee Handbook)

• Manage and administer employee benefits (health, dental, vision, retirement, SDL, LDL, PFML)

• Manage and administer insurances, including liability, certificates, D & O

• Assure for emergency preparedness with supplies and drills as needed

Building/IT

• Ensure smooth operation of the facility including the building and equipment (including sprinklers, alarm, phone, copier, computers)

• Be sure that the grounds (garden) meet the priorities as defined – security, pest

reduction, demonstration garden

• Manage non-website content IT, using contractors as budgeted, assuring that staff have

current software and hardware for optimal productivity

• See to building cleanliness through use of contractors as budgeted and staff as agreed to

• Manage capital and infrastructure projects when defined

• Maintain supplies

Administrative support

• Assist in maintenance and alignment of Seattle Audubon governance documents,

policies, and manuals

• Be point-of-contact for Seattle Audubon Publications’ authors and distributors

• Support Executive Director as needed

Nature Shop (5%)

• Working with The Nature Shop staff to provide exemplary service to the Shop volunteers and customers while achieving budgeted revenue goals

• Provide supervision to the Nature Shop staff

• Assure that The Nature Shop participates fully in achievement of the strategic plan

Volunteers (5%)

• Work with Community Engagement Manager on operations (building and garden) and Nature Shop volunteer needs

Organization Related (5%)

• Participate in staff meetings and activities

• Direct the Records Management Policy

• Support onsite events as needed

• Utilizing volunteers, manage lending library donations and maintain collection database

• With the Executive Director, lead response on regional health and environmental

catastrophes, including COVID-19 pandemic

Who You Are

You prefer to be behind-the-scenes, rather than in the spotlight, but have a seat at the table where decisions are made. You’re organized and like to think about systems and processes. You have at least 5 years of experience in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000

Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package, including:

• medical insurance

• dental insurance

• vision insurance

• life insurance

• socially responsible retirement plan with 3% matching (after one year)

• accrual of up to 14 vacation days in first year

• 13 annual holidays 

• short-term disability insurance

• long-term disability insurance

• compassionate bereavement leave

• Up to 24 days of qualified sick time

We offer a competitive benefits package, including:

• medical insurance

• dental insurance

• vision insurance

• life insurance

• socially responsible retirement plan with 3% matching…

Location

On-site
8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as one (1) combined electronic PDF file to jobs@seattleaudubon.org with Operations Manager in the subject line OR submit paper versions of these documents mailed to or dropped off at Seattle Audubon, 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. No phone calls please. For priority review, please apply by July 1, 2021. Earliest start date is Oct. 4, 2021. Subsequent applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as one (1) combined electronic PDF file to jobs@seattleaudubon.org with Operations Manager in the subject line OR…

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