Ohio River Valley Institute
Job description: The Ohio River Valley institute (ORVI), an independent nonprofit providing research and solutions for a more sustainable, equitable, democratic, and prosperous Appalachia, is hiring for the newly created position of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will join a high-performing team committed to excellence and working to ensure that our communities throughout Appalachia can thrive. This position is critical to the long-term success of the organization, adding much needed capacity to our administrative team at a time of exciting growth and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently. Specific responsibilities include supporting organizational development, financial management, and administrative operations.
We seek candidates with at least 3 years of program or office operations and financial management experience, experience and aptitude building out brand new systems and platforms, and strong prioritization, relationship management, and communications skills.
We don’t believe in a “perfect” candidate. If you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in each day, want to be part of a supportive team culture, and are excited by the chance to contribute to the growth and impact of an organization like ours, please apply!
Join us in building a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable Appalachia!
SALARY: $55,000 - $70,000 DOE; includes generous benefits package
TO APPLY: Applications submitted by December 3, 2023will be given full consideration. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received; initial screening calls are anticipated to begin as early as the week of November 20, 2023. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Primary contact name: Julie Edsforth Link to job posting: https://uploads.strikinglycdn.com/files/30fccbb0-6694-4dbe-97c6-e99a9628d2d6/Ohio%20River%20Valley%20Institute%20Operations%20Manager%20Job%20Opportunity.pdf?t=1699552578&id=4070344 What special skills and superpowers are you are looking for?: Candidates must share our commitment to building a more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable Appalachia. Minimum of 3 years experience in program or office operations and administration, especially in a fast-paced rapid-growth environment. Ideal candidates will have experience envisioning, creating, and maintaining organizational systems and structures. Essential skills include fluency using spreadsheets (in Excel and Google Sheets) to generate financial reports and budget projections. Strong candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to proactively communicate individual needs effectively and an openness to receiving feedback. Able to think quickly and effectively manage and proactively prioritize day-to-day projects and tasks. Able to operate both independently and collaboratively, balancing independent judgment and decision making with seeking clarification, collaboration and following existing processes when needed and available. Exceptionally well organized with high attention to detail. Holds themselves to a very high standard of professional integrity, including confidentiality and dealing with sensitive information. Strong commitment to social justice and fluency with equity practices. Bring a customer service mindset to both internal and external relationships, building and nurturing rapport and trust, and placing high value on relationship management is desired. Experience with grant administration and grant reporting is desired but not required. Current or past lived and/or work experience in the Ohio River Valley region of the United States is a plus. Tell us something you are proud about your company: Focus on data-driven policy proposals