Operations Manager

Publicado por
A House In Austin
Chicago, IL
Publicado há 28 dias

A House in Austin is a homegrown nonprofit operating in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.  Through parent-child music classes, parent support groups, and a home visiting program, A House in Austin is empowering families.  Our vision is of a community where all children and families have equal access to experiences and opportunity, leading to empowered parents and emotionally and physically healthy children and families.

The organization is at an exciting and critical juncture in its development and needs the right person to join the administrative team to secure its promising future.

What Makes AHIA Unique

  • The Austin Community Dedicated staff closely connected with 25 currently active families     
  • Parent-Child-Home Approach AHIA supports, nurtures, and connects all three         
  • The House—Renovated AHIA Parent-Child Center Safe, welcoming home-like environment for participants and partners

Founded in 2016, A House in Austin currently has four team members who are passionate about the vision and mission, and the organization is governed by a committed and hardworking 9-person board of directors which will be expanding in the months to come.  From Fall 2018 through Winter 2019, A House in Austin has offered over 100 Baby & Toddler Music classes, 54 Parent Chat Hours, and 113 face-to-face parent coaching sessions through home visits. We continue to find new and innovative ways to stay connected during the pandemic. We transitioned most programming to virtual and now offer a hybrid of virtual and in person, we provide weekly fresh produce drop offs, and we continue to work to meet basic needs of the families in the Austin Community. Purchased in 2016, the renovation of the house on the corner of Pine and Race Streets is finally completed. The AHIA Parent-Child Center serves the community well as a home base for programming and to offer space to partnership organizations to provide more holistic, comprehensive services for empowering families.

Our Financial Outlook

Loyal and generous donors—many individuals and several family foundations and corporations—have successfully supported A House in Austin since its inception.  With the completion of the renovation project, expanded programming in the house, and increased salaries and hours for staff members, the current budget will double in the short term and continue to increase in subsequent years to sustain the vision and work of the organization.  The responsibility for meeting the new budgetary needs and for sustainability rests on the expertise of the administrative team of A House in Austin.


In collaboration with Co-Executive Directors

  • Implement and monitor the organizational strategic plan and develop goals and strategies that address prioritized issues related to the mission of A House In Austin.
  • Motivate stakeholders and partner organizations to achieve common goals.
  • Serve as a resource to the Board and its committees and lead them in policy development and implementation of strategies to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Represent the organization with integrity and in a professional manner.


  • Implement the by-laws and policies as established by the Board through collaboration with Co- Executive Directors Manage processes associated with hiring and staff evaluations according to personnel policies; assign duties and responsibilities of operations staff; maintain and enhance policies and procedures associated with the management and oversight of interns, volunteers or any persons approved to conduct business for the organization.
  • Manage human, financial, and information resources in an integrated and strategic manner.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of required reports for any applicable state, federal agencies, and others.
  • Manage facility maintenance and upkeep with staff, 3rd party service providers, volunteers, and internal committee of the board.

Program Management 

  • Coordinate with Co- Executive Directors for best practices and execution of programming goals including contract work with partner organizations, data management, and facility scheduling.

Financial Management 

  • Develop annual operations and program budget, in conjunction with the Internal Committee and Board Treasurer and track progress.
  • Ensure preparation of monthly financial statements and quarterly statements for presentation to the Board.
  • Ensure strong internal controls for accuracy and transparency in all accounting and bookkeeping functions.
  • Coordinate completion of the annual tax return preparation.
  • Manage and execute payment obligations, including payroll and regular expenses.

Fund Development 

  • Implement grant identification and writing process for current and additional private and public grants to achieve current and future initiatives, and track results.
  • Work with Co- Executive Directors, Board, and External Committee to build a more robust legacy giving program.

Minimum Qualifications·        

  • 10+ years’ work experience with progressively larger responsibilities, or equivalent of education and experience. Work experience should include at least 5 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience or strong interest in the business of early childhood education, family services, social work and/or community development.
  • Available for occasional evening and/or weekend events.
  • Hourly rate with weekly schedule to be mutually agreed.

Preferred Qualifications     

  • Experience working in the non-profit sectors        
  • Bachelor or master’s degree

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)        

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and excellence in organizational management         
  • Culturally competent: associates effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicity, backgrounds, and identities. Able to create an environment of understanding and acceptance.        
  • Demonstrated competency in organization management and financial stewardship.        
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve strategic objectives.        
  • Able to work independently and be an accomplished team player.        
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills: demonstrated ability to think creatively, solve problems, plan directions, overcome obstacles and successfully manage multiple projects from concept through final delivery.        
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders including program participants, staff, community leaders, partner organizations, and donors.      
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, act diplomatically, and handle difficult situations.    
  • Adept at developing and improving processes; proficient in project management.        
  • Proactive, energetic, innovative.        
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present to colleagues, Board and community donors and stakeholders.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)        

  • Experience in supporting philanthropic development.        
  • Experience using third party platform software such as Little Green Light, ADP, QuickBooks, or other management software.

To apply: Submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applications will be accepted through November 22 with anticipated start date in early January.

A House in Austin is a homegrown nonprofit operating in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.  Through parent-child music classes, parent support groups, and a home visiting program, A House in Austin is empowering families.  Our vision is of a…

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  • Data de Início
    3 de janeiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    22 de novembro de 2021
  • Nível profissional


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