Operations Manager – Washington, DC
Organization: Sierra Club
Job Title: Operations Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full time, The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, a pension, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 5 exempt position.
Position Dates: Start ASAP
Application Deadline: Send in ASAP
Posted On: July 26th, 2012
The Sierra Club is seeking an Operations Manager for our Beyond Coal campaign, a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal’s contribution to global and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy. The Operations Manager oversees program operations and growth, which includes facilitating campaign staffing, developing and managing budgets, providing oversight on sub-awards and contracts, and reviewing and approving grant reporting. This position is responsible for preparing and maintaining the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for the campaign, and seeks opportunities to streamline operations.
Scope: The Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining the operational functions of the Beyond Coal campaign and streamlining administrative and financial business processes to increase effectiveness. The Operations Manager oversees program operations and program growth which includes facilitating campaign staffing, developing and managing budgets, providing oversight on sub-awards and contracts, reviewing and approving grant reporting. Makes recommendations on streamlining operations and manages implementation of recommendations. Takes appropriate steps to ensure all reporting deadlines are met. Responsible for ensuring campaign operations are in compliance with all Club policies. Prepares and maintains the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including planned but unannounced staffing changes on labor models throughout the year.
Campaign: The Beyond Coal campaign is a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal’s contribution to global warming no later than 2030 and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by wind, solar, and geothermal. The Beyond Coal campaign is working to stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants, retire and replace the existing fleet of coal plants, and keep the U.S. coal reserves underground and out of world markets. The Beyond Coal campaign is experiencing significant growth and is seeking passionate coal fighters to join our team. To learn more about our campaign visit: http:beyondcoal.org.
1. Serves as Project Manager for implementation of recommended changes in business process/system.
2. Develops and monitors campaign and project budgets by working in collaboration with staff in Conservation Finance and Operations and other departments. Development of annual operating budget; quarterly and monthly re-forecasting and variance analysis; including preparation of the labor model, expense forecast and analysis, and proposed staffing changes such as terminations, layoffs, and attrition. Review of monthly financial reports and staff labor allocations.
3. Drafts job descriptions, review and vetting of candidates, and processing recruitment authorizations. Works with Director of Conservation Finance & Administration to facilitate hiring activities for the campaign to ensure efficient processing and that deadlines are met.
4. Oversees administration of expense payments, expense accruals, contract development, vendor relationships, office leases and other operational functions to streamline the campaign operations in coordination with the Conservation Finance/Operations team.
5. Works with Senior Financial Analyst to compile campaign financial and statistical reports for multiple audiences, ensuring accuracy of data.
6. Integrates programmatic vision for the Climate Recovery Partnership into Club planning, budgeting, and fundraising process.
7. Assists the Office of Advancement and Conservation Finance/Operations in proposal development, grant reporting, and other donor activities as needed.
8. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- B.A./B.S. degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or closely related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum 3 years related work experience in non-profit environment.
- Minimum 3 years related work experience with responsibility in developing and monitoring budgets of $10M or more.
- Prior experience in program development, budget development, and program implementation preferred.
- Advanced Excel proficiency and Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required. Database/Information Systems experience a plus.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively in large organizational structure.
- Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, detail oriented, deadline driven.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- The position is based in Washington, DC with occasional travel to San Francisco.
How to Apply
Please see the following site for application: https://sj.tbe.taleo.net/SJ5/ats/careers/apply.jsp;jsessionid=7DCE21F453FA3618A64770CC01A26E65.SJ5_primary_jvm?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1