Managing Director Job Description & Application

Position TitleManaging Director
Position StartMarch 2022
LocationFully remote, Washington residents are preferred
Reports ToCo-Executive Director
Salary/WageNonexempt: $70,000 – $77,000 Salary FT

We are seeking a managing director with operations and communications experience to join us in building and supporting a powerful coalition of BIPOC nonprofit executive directors across Washington state.

The BIPOC ED Coalition is a multicultural, cross-sector collaborative of 200+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color nonprofit leaders working in solidarity to promote wellness and restore resources in our communities. Through healing and advocacy initiatives, our BIPOC Coalition is recreating the fabric of society to nourish our collective well-being and generate shared abundance.

In June 2020, four community leaders — Andrea Caupain Sanderson, Ananda Valenzuela, Jodi Nishioka, and Victoria Santos — united to create the BIPOC ED Coalition, responding to the need for a safe and affirming space for BIPOC nonprofit leaders to come together and fortify ourselves and our organizations. We envision thriving communities across Washington, rooted in a strong and sustainable social ecosystem in which Black, Indigenous, and People of Color prosper. 

Position Summary

This new managing director role will oversee daily activities and work as part of a team with the Coalition’s co-executive directors to further the Coalition’s vision, mission, and goals. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative working style, with proven success in managing operations, setting up and maintaining systems and procedures, organizing events, and supporting communications. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to build strong relationships with BIPOC executive directors across Washington and learn more about and support advocacy and wellness with nonprofit leaders. We intend to invest in this staff member’s leadership development so they can continue to grow into roles of greater responsibility at the BIPOC ED Coalition. 

Essential to the mission and work of the BIPOC ED Coalition is cultivating a team who embodies the diverse experiences of Washington’s communities. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; people with disabilities; LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming persons; people living on low incomes; and people who hold several of these identities.

Responsibilities

  • Operations Management
    • Ensure all operations, including human resources (HR), finance, information technology, etc., are set up and running smoothly.
    • Work with directors to set regular staff meeting agendas and facilitate staff meetings and retreats in collaboration with other staff; serve as note taker at meetings, summarize, and track all action items.
    • Manage and maintain an organizational budget, including tracking all income and expenses, and ensure all coding and paperwork is submitted for all financial transactions.  
    • Coordinate the Coalition’s finances with our fiscal sponsor and ensure we work well with the fiscal sponsor, in creating and maintaining good financial processes and policies.
    • Help track all contracts to ensure they are signed and that needed reporting occurs on time.
    • Maintain a central organization work plan and coordinate with all staff to use and contribute to keeping the work plan updated.
    • Organize, track, and maintain our Google drive and other organizational systems.
  • Communications Coordination 
    • Oversee day-to-day communications, working in partnership with the directors and our consultant partners.
    • Manage social media platforms.
    • Maintain the Coalition website and coordinate updates, as needed.
    • Ensure we have up-to-date collateral that is being used by all staff.
    • Ensure all materials follow brand guidelines.
    • Support learning and evaluation work, and ensure that information is relayed effectively, both internally and externally.
    • Manage internal communications, ensuring that organizational information is shared cross-programmatically.
  • Coalition Member Relationship-Building 
    • Work in collaboration with the wellness and advocacy leads in designing events.
    • Manage and coordinate logistics for all events.
    • Build and maintain relationships with members of the BIPOC ED Coalition.
    • Be responsive to communications and requests from Coalition members.
    • Support outreach and material distribution to Coalition members.
    • Build and manage the BIPOC ED Coalition network and relationship management System.
  • Staffing Coordination 
    • When there are gaps in workload/staffing across the organization, strategize with staff to find creative solutions, and be available to take on interim tasks to support continuity of operations.
    • Lead drafting of job descriptions and coordinating hires, involving other staff as needed.
    • Ensure all Coalition staff follow our fiscal sponsor’s HR policies and processes, and that HR aligns with our values, budget, and legal limitations.
    • Keep a finger on the pulse of staff morale and support efforts to improve staff wellness.

Desired  Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • A deep commitment to racial healing and social justice.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an operation position or related responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies, cultivate relationships, and inspire participation from community members and partners.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities, and course correct as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Google docs applications, and strong overall computer and internet skills.
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Comfort with working independently.
  • Creative problem-solver, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Knowledge of anti-Blackness structural and institutional racism and intersecting oppressions.

Benefits

We provide an equitable and competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical, dental, and vision coverage; an employer-contributed FSA or HSA, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, annual vacation and annual sick leave, and paid holidays. Additionally, we give a wellness stipend and invest in your professional development.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by January 10.  We will review applications as we receive them, and aim to schedule interviews in February with the goal of onboarding in March.