Operations Director - The August Wilson Red Door Project

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000.00
Maximum: $65,000.00



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United States


The mission of the August Wilson Red Door Project is to change the racial ecology of Portland

through the arts. The Red Door is a seven-year-old, award-winning nonprofit in Portland,

Oregon, with a record of excellence, both artistically and as a social change agent.

We seek an experienced and highly skilled Operations Director to operationalize and resource

the strategic direction set by Red Door leadership. The right person for this position will have

the experience, skills and tools to help take the Red Door into its next phase of innovation and

expansion. Specifically the Operations Director will oversee financial, legal and human resource

policies, procedures and systems of the Red Door. This includes, but is not limited to, fiscal

planning and systems, budgets, legal compliance, risk management, contracting, and workflow

tracking and monitoring.

This position requires an excellent leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills in

order to provide support to employees, as well as to communicate with individuals both inside

and outside the Red Door in a way which consistently reflects our values. The job requires a

high level of sound judgment, organization, and problem solving. Because of the Red Door’s

mission, this position also requires considerable experience and skills in building relationships

and communicating with diverse groups of people within the Red Door and in the community at


The Operations Director will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Job responsibilities


1. Oversee human resource systems, compliance and risk management, including responsibility for employee and contractor policies, procedures and systems.

2. Ensure sound financial practices. Oversee budgets and financial reporting in coordination with Fiscal Manager.

3. Monitor and improve office and administrative functions, tools and systems such as data management and office protocols.

4. Track and monitor workflow and quality of the Production Manager pertaining to contracting and licensing. Responsible for direct improvement of existing tools and systems.

5. Oversee fund development activities. Ensure that business development activities are resourced effectively, whether in house or with independent contractors. Ensure that all reporting is done in a timely manner.

6. Additionally, the Operations Director will be direct report for a part time Administrative Assistant.

Minimum Requirements:

1. Three to five years’ recent experience in Operations including Human Resources and Fiscal Management. Arts administration experience a big plus.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of current work flow tracking systems

3. Demonstrated ability to work with, communicate with, and supervise people from diverse backgrounds.

4. Demonstrated ability to manage “up” and “down”

5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

6. Excellent judgement

7. Excellent management and leadership skills including motivation and team building

Desired Qualifications

1. Personal work around diversity, equity and inclusion

2. Interest in the arts, particularly theatre. Experience in this areas a definite plus.

3. Ability to navigate between implementing sound business practices and being open to opportunity and innovation

4. Experience in leading organizations during time of expansion.

Annual Salary: $65,000 + health insurance and generous paid time off policies

Position to be filled by June 1, 2018

Applications due by April 20, 2018

TO APPLY (or for questions/more information):

Submit resume and cover letter via email to:


Please include three professional references on your resume

The August Wilson Red Door Project actively recruits persons from various ethnic and cultural

backgrounds as part of its commitment to a diverse workforce. The Red Door does not

discriminate in employment or contracting based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual

orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. This policy

applies to all employment and contracting practices, including recruitment, selection, training

and development, advancement, demotion, and separation.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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