CAREERS.

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Job Description

At The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ), we know the change we seek to make in the world depends, not just on our values and politics, but on our organizational processes. To ensure reliable organizational operations that manage our resources efficiently and help us achieve our mission,  we’re seeking an experienced operations manager to implement policies, procedures, and practices that enhance organizational efficiency.

 

About the Organization:

The New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) is a multi-racial membership-based organization dedicated to building the power and participation of poor people in order to expand democracy and transform the economy. We organize directly affected people, and couple their courage and knowledge with strategic legal, policy and communications work to build campaigns that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, and a fair economy. We are Louisiana workers, led by a united front of exploited black and immigrant workers, organizing and building the power to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Together, we are demanding dignified work, racial justice, a liberation that transcends borders, and our full participation in every decision that affects our lives. Since 2006, the Center’s organizing and policy victories have been highlighted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. For more information go to www.nowcrj.org.

 

About the Position

This position is based in New Orleans, LA.

 

Operations

  • Maintain constant communication with management, staff, and vendors to ensure proper operations of the organization

  • Oversee materials and inventory management. Manage timely data collection to reduce cost per unit, eliminate errors, and deliver excellent customer service

  • Gather data on the efficacy of existing organizational processes and procedures and work with Director Finance and Administration to enhance and sustain the organization’s internal capacity

  • Create and administrate systems to loan technology and other tools to NOWCRJ membership and allies

  • Coordinate translation and interpretation services

  • Partner with Information Technology company in improving tools and systems

 

Administration

  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration in tracking personnel matters, including professional development

  • Manage the Executive Director’s (ED) schedule, ensuring that priority appointments are made in advance and that the ED’s schedule is manageable and includes solitary work time.

  • Assists Executive Director in managing communications including but not limited to answering calls and taking messages, returning calls as instructed, reviewing email, and bringing priority emails to the ED’s attention.

  • Assist Executive Director in managing relationships with key funders, partners, donors, etc.

  • Attends leadership team meetings, take notes, and document tasks in our task management system.

  • Arranging Executive Director travel, reimbursements and submitting financial reports to the Director of Finance and Administration

  • Maintain Executive Director’s files

Finance

  • Assist the Director of Finance and Administration in accounting tasks including but not limited to accounts payable

  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration in risk management activities

  • Conduct budget reviews and report cost plans to the Director of Finance and Administration

  • Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ proven experience in an operations management position

  • Strong accounting skills (bookkeeping)

  • Knowledge of general business software and aptitude to learn new applications; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business administration, or related field

  • Working knowledge of management software programs, including QuickBooks, Payroll Rx, Everyaction, and Asana.

  • Strong IT skills

  • Multiple years of bookkeeping

  • Bilingual communication skills (Spanish preferred)