Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #696
The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary (founded in 2016) is a Colorado-based, nationally-serving nonprofit that fights for equity through the literary arts. The Word supports writers and publishing creatives identifying from marginalized communities across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and emotional and physical disabilities.
The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary | Writing and publishing by POC and more | Denver — www.thewordfordiversity.org The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary: a non-profit working for cultural equity through diverse books and supporting marginalized writers and publishers. Find and support literature by people of color, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented communities.
Head of Operations
The Head of Operations will support a rapidly growing nonprofit by overseeing a variety of existing business, financial and fundraising operations, and will strategize and implement new workflows to improve and innovate the organization’s operations.
Oversee and manage office resources, vendors, technology and supplies
Research and implementation of new systems and resources to assist in supporting and streamlining quality organizational operations
Oversee and manage financial recordkeeping functions
Work collaboratively with Executive Director to develop policies and workflows to establish best practices for organizational financial management
In coordination with financial operations consultants, including bookkeeper, accountant, legal consultants, and others
Manage financial records, including income and expense information in Quickbooks, internal documentation and receipts, and reimbursement requests
Manage annual tax return
Prepare monthly financial statements for board and Executive Director
Manage human resources recordkeeping, payroll, and payroll recordkeeping
Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to develop and implement strategies for volunteer activation
Coordinate with contractors, collaborating with the Executive Director as needed
Work collaboratively with Executive Director to build and manage organizational budget
Coordinate with fund development consultant, in collaboration with other team members as appropriate, to execute and manage donor development plans, including
managing written donor communications
managing logistical execution of fundraising campaigns
working collaboratively with other team members to prepare necessary and appropriate language and storytelling for fundraising campaign materials
Oversee and manage relevant fundraising logistical operations, including management of organization’s Guidestar page, online fundraising platforms, opportunities such as Colorado Gives Day, and similar operations
Manage regular donor communications
Manage data and processes in donor management software
Work collaboratively with Executive Director to manage major funding contracts
Manage necessary recordkeeping and reporting
Work collaboratively with Executive Director and grant consultant to prepare necessary information and financial records for grant proposals
Other supports as necessary for a small, quickly-growing nonprofit
Significant experience with nonprofit or business operations management, including recordkeeping and budget/financial management
Knowledge and experience in Quickbooks and CRM systems
Adaptable and at ease with learning new software and technology
Significant experience preparing donor or customer communications
Strong storytelling ability and writing skills preferred
Interest in providing creative thinking and support to rapidly growing nonprofit
Desire to provide support to and work regularly with team members
Ease with managing and prioritizing multiple simultaneous responsibilities
Flexible in providing ancillary supports as occasioned to facilitate a growing team
Willing to use personal phone, computer, and internet for work
experience managing visual marketing assets
personal connection to the literary arts
experience with equity-building and community work
strong personal alignment with the Word’s mission, vision, and values
interest in expanding role and responsibilities as the growth of the organization permits
Members of historically marginalized groups as described in the organization summary are strongly encouraged to apply
Employee Type & Work Environment:
This position is a part-time, exempt employee position. This will include a 25-hour work-week.
The regular business hours of the organization are 10:00am to 5:00pm Denver Mountain Time. These hours will be flexible, as coordinated between the Head of Operations and the Executive Director. The Head of Operations must be open to working outside these hours, including nights and weekends where necessary.
This position may work remotely from any location in the United States.
This position works collaboratively with the Executive Director.
USD $45,000 - USD $50,000 / year
The employee will have the ability to take paid leave as needed. Paid time off is available for vacation, personal, and sick leave reasons. Paid time off will not be restricted so long as all job duties are sufficiently and satisfactorily met.
The Word offers a health care stipend of $250/month that can be used at the employee’s discretion to support any medical and wellbeing costs.
How to Apply
Please send a brief letter of interest, resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.