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Operations Director

Company: Main Street Alliance
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Salary, Full-time
REPORTS: Executive Director
SALARY: $90,000 - $105,000
Supervises: Operations ManagerAbout Main Street AllianceSmall business owners represent the diverse fabric of our country. We have an untapped base of potential leaders to counteract the efforts of neoliberal policy proponents and the reactionary Right and strengthen the small business sector as a proven path to an equitable and vibrant economy.Support and develop small business owners' leadership skills, critical analysis of neoliberal ideas, and alternative approaches for a more equitable economy.Organize these small business owners; conduct campaigns that win policies that reduce concentrated economic and political power; establish a set of public goods, and contribute to a more robust infrastructure for further wins.Conduct research and share evidence that demonstrates the widespread benefits of a more equitable economy that supports thriving small businesses and, in turn, healthy communities.Shift the public narrative and change the perception of who small business owners are (in terms of race, class, gender, motivations for going into business, and more) and what small business owners value by elevating their voices.Position DescriptionMain Street Alliance is looking for an Operations Director, reporting to the Executive Director. The Operations Director will play a critical role in financial and administrative operations, including partnering with the Executive Director in strategic decision-making. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, professional, independent, and reliable while providing financial and operational support to the entire organization. Duties will include (but are not limited to) the areas listed below.Key Responsibilities:Financial Operations (primary responsibility)Manage the operating budget, including processing payments and reimbursements, creating vendor agreements, tracking expenses, reconciling accounts, forecasting future scenarios, and frequently reporting spending activities to the Executive Director.Work in partnership with the Development Manager to ensure reporting and compliance expectations.Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures.Coordinate the annual and monthly close process with MSA's accounting firm.Coordinate all audit activities with MSA staff and audit firms.Manage organizational Balance Sheet, including cash flow, receivables, payables, and loans.In partnership with the Executive Director, coordinate and lead the annual budgeting process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actuals to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.Human Resources (secondary responsibility)Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal business and tax filings, including, but not limited to all existing government and legal reporting requirements, including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Paid Family Leave (PFL), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other relevant local and state labor laws.In collaboration with the Executive Director, plan, manage, and oversee organizational financial best practices, policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools to meet operational goals, identifying opportunities for improvement.Collaborate with other team members and participate constructively in team meetings and project planning.Perform other operational duties, as needed.Partnership Planning & Oversight (tertiary responsibility)Coordinate communication with organizational partners and plan effective strategies to grow partnershipLead monthly meetings with partnersTrack performance of partnership and report to Executive Director and Operations teamCoordinate with Operations and Communications on strategies to grow partnerships with membersIdentify opportunities for new strategic partnerships with MSA management teamQualifications:Our ideal candidate is/has:A minimum of 5 years of experience with a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred)Enthusiastically loves taking on responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordinationCapable of translating financial concepts to, and effectively collaborate with, colleagues who do not have strong finance backgroundsExperience supporting organizational budgeting processes for an evolving organizationMust understand C3/C4 non profit accountingPassionate about the mission of Main Street Alliance. Must demonstrate a deep commitment to a vision of racial, social, and economic justice and to building the collective voice of small business ownersAbility to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive informationSuccessful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision makingExcellent relationship building skills with an ability to negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and contractorsExcellent communications skills, both written and verbalA collaborative project manager who can manage multiple projects involving different individuals, teams, and vendors to meet collective goals on time and with excellenceModels the values of Main Street AllianceWorkplace Conditions:The Operations Director position is a remote position with occasional travel to Alexandria,Virginia. Must be comfortable working with minimal direct supervision from a remote setting.Requires the ability to complete work in a timely and accurate manner individually and when working as part of a team.Routine and repetitive telephone use, Zoom video, repetitive typing, computer, reading required. Reasonable accommodations can be made. Salary and Benefits :Salary is based on years of experience and geographic location. Our competitive benefits package includes employee medical, dental and vision insurance; safe harbor 3% 401(k) plan with employer contribution after one month of employment; and time off at the end of December in addition to unlimited paid time off.How to ApplyPlease email your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the role and Main Street Alliance, as well as the skills and qualifications that make you a strong candidate, to .Hiring Process (subject to change):At Main Street Alliance, we are committed to providing candidates with a robust yet inclusive and transparent hiring process. We understand that interviewing can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and we aim to set you up for success and minimize that stress and uncertainty. In terms of timing, steps three to six below will typically take anywhere from 6 - 8 weeks. Finally, we use scenario-based exercises throughout our recruitment process to expose you to our work and evaluate your potential to contribute to our team. Our hiring process stages are outlined below:1. Review your resume and any relevant work samples submitted for initial screening2. Phone Screen with the hiring manager, allowing candidates an opportunity to discuss and inquire about salary, role expectations and priorities, the hiring manager's leadership style, organizational culture, values, "unwritten rules," and any additional questions the candidate may have before deciding to proceed with the process3. A Performance Task to evaluate and review the candidate's technical and strategic thinking skills4. Panel round with key stakeholders on the team5. Final interview with Executive Director6. Reference checksEEO Statement: Acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is at the heart of our organization. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background. As such, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.Main Street Alliance is committed to equal opportunity and considers applicants of all races, gender, ages, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and abilities. We urge people of color, organizers, and activists of all backgrounds to apply.

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