Director of Operations

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $40,000
Details: Part-time (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York
United States


The Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (FOR-USA) is a national interfaith organization headquartered in New York.  Founded in 1914, our mission is to organize, train, and grow a diverse movement that welcomes all people of conscience to end structures of violence and war and create peace through the transformative power of nonviolence.  We are seeking a motivated, and well-organized Operations Director to join our team. The Fellowship of Reconciliation currently has a small office in Rockland County, with national council members and FOR Chapters across the country.  The Operations Director will play a key role in facilitating the establishment of a permanent office for FOR-USA (temporarily in Rockland County; permanently in NYC), and will work closely with the Executive Director, the New York-based team and national colleagues to ensure effective and smooth operations for the organization.

Essential Questions:

·      Can you oversee the day to day management of the office with efficiency, effectiveness, humor and in the spirit of collaboration?

·      Are you adept at facilitating cross-team communication?

·      Are you able to innovate and lead in building the kind of operations systems that will enable the Fellowship of Reconciliation to pursue its mission from a position of strength?

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to leverage their project planning, relationship-building, and operational skills in order to support an historic peace and justice organization.  



·      Create and lead systems and processes that support open lines of communication and collaboration within the organization

·      Represent Fellowship of Reconciliation externally in banking operations and lease negotiations

·      Act as on-site lead staff in the New York Office.


·      Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls and efficient nonprofit operations practices.

·      Manage human resources, IT, banking and office lease; ensure all regulatory requirements related to space and human resources are followed and up to date.

·      Negotiate and manage all contracts with vendors and insurance

·      Monitor and order office supplies and equipment


·      Support the Executive Director and Controller in planning and implementing the annual budget and audit process.

·      Prepare and make bank deposits as necessary

·      Review and approve all expenditures prior to payment processing

·      Review all paper revenue streams to ensure proper coding

Human Resources

·      Serve as the primary point person for recruiting vacancies and onboarding new employees.

·      Manage the benefits program

·      Maintain confidential personnel files.

Information Technology

·      Work with consultants and other staff to ensure that IT systems are maintained, updated and operational.


·     Minimum 3 years’ experience in a senior operations management.

·     Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

·     Strong mentoring and coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.

·     Entrepreneurial team player who is flexible and can remain non-anxious in an organization undergoing change and growth.

·     Self-reliant, results oriented.

·     Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Fellowship of Reconciliation’s, and staff.

·     Passion for Fellowship of Reconciliation’s mission.


Benefits include generous paid vacation, sick, personal days, and designated holidays, and pension plan.  FOR USA provides health insurance, with employee contribution of 30% of premium.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter:

Attention:  Emma Jordan-Simpson, Executive Director

Be sure to include “Director of Operations” in the subject line of your email.

FOR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Peoples of color and of diverse gender identities are strongly encouraged to apply.