Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #551
Animal Advocacy Careers (AAC) is an organisation that seeks to address the career and talent bottlenecks in the animal advocacy movement, especially the farmed animal movement. There are many billions of animals kept in appalling conditions; we provide careers services for individuals and organisations seeking to help them.
Animal Advocacy Careers — www.animaladvocacycareers.org Whether you’re brand new to animal advocacy or are seeking to build on your existing knowledge skillsets, Animal Advocacy Careers may be able to help you increase your positive impact for animals.
Animal Advocacy Careers is seeking a part-time operations manager to join our remote team, starting on a one year contract. This role will focus on setting up, maintaining, and developing various systems to enable us to help animals as effectively as possible.
HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AAC is a relatively new nonprofit with only two current team members, though we have funding to grow the team, generously provided by Open Philanthropy, Animal Charity Evaluators, Effective Altruism Funds, and various individual supporters. This role therefore has the exciting opportunity to shape the organisation’s long-term policies and culture, helping us to help animals most effectively!
Tasks will include:
Developing and improving AAC’s policies and standard operating procedures, e.g. hiring, onboarding, and staff benefits.
Managing the establishment of operations and financial systems.
Establishing systems for transferring money and receiving donations internationally.
Overseeing budgets, accounts, and bookkeeping, including developing optimal systems, investing runway money, and ensuring that auditing processes are conducted efficiently.
Pro-active suggestions on internal coordination and processes, e.g. seeking to improve the usage of task management software or better organising, storing, and backing up of digital files.
Coordinating with AAC staff and external institutions to ensure ongoing compliance with relevant regulations, including relating to charity regulations (in California in the US), employment law (US, UK, and your country), and data privacy.
Further projects according to AAC’s needs as well as your time availability, interests, and expertise.
AAC is a new and rapidly evolving organisation, so the scope of this role may change over time.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Have a problem-solving mindset.
Have strong attention to detail.
Have prior experience in operations roles, internships, or volunteering.
Be comfortable working independently in a fully remote team.
Be comfortable setting their own priorities (with the assistance of their line manager).
Be fluent in English (as a second language is welcome) and capable of clear written communication without requiring close monitoring or editing.
Be motivated to do work that helps animals.
Though not essential, it would be great if you had some or all of the following:
Prior experience with nonprofit operations.
Prior experience with budgeting and accounting.
Familiarity with employment law and/or charity regulations in the US, especially California, which is where we are registering as a charity.
Expertise or familiarity with best practice on various human resources topics, such as hiring, retention, and employee policies.
Familiarity with the animal advocacy and/or effective altruism communities.
Location: Remote. Any country and time zone is workable.
Terms of Employment: Part-time, one year fixed-term contract. Our preference is for 50% FTE (2.5 days per week), though slightly more or less is possible. We expect to renew the contract if the role meets your needs and ours and you perform well. (This is also how AAC’s co-founders are employed.)
Salary: $30,000 to $55,000 pro rata, according to need.
Reports to: CEO
Start: As soon as possible after the hiring process is complete.
Deadline: Sunday 28th March, 2021.
An opportunity to contribute to the early development of an exciting new nonprofit startup that works to help animals as effectively as possible.
Fully remote work environment and team (including after COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out).
Flexible working hours.
Generous and flexible paid time off policy.
Encouragement and support to spend at least 5% of paid time on training and development.
Reimbursement for reasonable expenditure on training or equipment costs.
Flexibility with any spare time to focus on projects relevant to your expertise and interests. For example, you might: provide advice and support to other effective animal advocacy nonprofits; review and summarise existing research on best practice; take primary responsibility for updating and improving our job board; take on responsibilities relating to AAC’s main services.
How to Apply
Apply at https://www.animaladvocacycareers.org/operations-manager