Operations Director

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/11/2018

Application Deadline

10/01/2018

Address

Ann Arbor
Michigan
United States

Description

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is seeking a full-time Operations Director to join our leadership team. We are looking for an “internal campaign manager” of sorts, someone who can build and organize a powerhouse team of talented staff members, lead organization-wide planning to keep us on track and focused, build and manage budgets and financial processes, establish policies and practices that foster a positive and inclusive workplace culture, and ultimately ensure that Michigan LCV has the resources it needs to expand its impact over time.


The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who grasps our long-term goals and the dynamics that shape our work in the political, environmental, and non-profit space, while understanding the day-to-day execution necessary to deliver on our mission. They will have a strong sense for and a hunger to learn more about what makes highly-functioning organizations tick. They will know how to catch big ideas, turn them into actionable plans, practices, next steps, and then organize a team to act on them. They will enjoy managing a variety of projects, from hiring to budgeting to compliance, and they will have the organizational skills necessary to stay on top of that scope of work. They will thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment and bring with them an inclination to solve problems creatively and a positive management style.


This position is an opportunity to shape, grow and make more effective an organization dedicated to passing stronger laws to protect clean air, clean water, and public land in Michigan, and it’s an opportunity to join the leadership team of an organization committed to delivering on a mission that really matters.

About the Michigan League of Conservation Voters The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a leading statewide political organization whose mission is to elect pro-conservation candidates to office and to hold all decision makers accountable for protecting Michigan’s land, air and water. We work closely with elected officials, business leaders, partner organizations and advocates from across the state, and we have built a reputation as the most-effective non-partisan political voice for Michigan’s natural resources.


Michigan LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We assure equal treatment in hiring selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, discipline and other personnel practices and terms or conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, genetic testing status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender status, or any other protected class established by all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.


Job Responsibilities The Operations Director is based in Ann Arbor and they report to the Executive Director. They are responsible for:


● Designing and leading planning processes to provide the organization with a financial and programmatic plans that align with our 5-year Strategic Plan, equip and empower staff with the direction they need to reach long-term goals, and create shared understanding of our work,


● Overseeing the financial management for four separate organizations to ensure legal compliance and financial health, enforcing internal controls, and drafting clear, concise financial reports for the Executive Director and Board of Directors, as well as managing ongoing financial processes including an annual audit, payroll, banking, reimbursements, invoices, and IRS forms,


● Developing and directing human resources programs, policies, and practices that serve the organization’s goals, support staff, and contribute to a positive workplace culture, such as building a pipeline of talented staff, increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and increasing the equitable outcomes of our work, and investing in training, mentorship and leadership development programs for current staff.


● Building relationships and overseeing contracts with vendors related to organizational infrastructure, including landlords, IT vendors, database services, event services, ect.


● Directing day-to-day organizational operations so that time and energy are directed in the most impactful place and in line with our goals. Working with the Office Manager to field traffic, troubleshoot, and ensure the staff has access to the information and supplies needed to do their best work.


● Researching, proposing and implementing improved, ongoing financial and administrative processes to establish a standardized, strategic, transparent and efficient approach to core organizational functions.


Qualifications We are seeking candidates who can keep organizational strategy front and center and also understand what is needed for day-to-day execution of the work, who understand that Michigan LCV’s success is based on talented individuals working well as a team, who are natural, eager, and creative problem solvers, and who put the interest of the organization first. You should have:


● A track record of facilitating and managing successful organizational change,

● An appreciation and eye for talent,

● A natural inclination to research best practices and proactively identify ways to improve the way work gets done,

● Experience managing budgets and financial procedures,

● Working knowledge of state election laws and laws governing 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and state Political Action Committee (PAC) operations,

● Working knowledge of tools and technology to support internal communication and operations, like QuickBooks and Google Apps,

● A consistent approach to new ideas with a sense of possibility and a problem-solving mentality,

● A belief that who we elect matters and that the protection of Michigan’s land, air and water should be a political priority.


Benefits and Compensation: Michigan LCV offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the following: health and dental coverage, long-term and short-term disability coverage, life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, reimbursements for business-related travel, a generous paid time off policy, and a team of smart, funny and kind colleagues working together to deliver on a mission that matters.


How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@michiganlcv.org​ and include “Operations Director” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Application review will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018.



Benefits

Benefits and Compensation: Michigan LCV offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the following: health and dental coverage, long-term and short-term disability coverage, life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, reimbursements for business-related travel, a generous paid time off policy, and a team of smart, funny and kind colleagues working together to deliver on a mission that matters.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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