Organization: Colorado Youth for a ChangeTitle: Director of Operations
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit community organization with a statewide scope and mission to solve Colorado’s high school dropout crisis. CYC was founded in 2005 on the beliefs of being innovative, data and research oriented, goal-focused, relationship-based and willing to dive into difficult areas to achieve results. CYC programmatic strategies are inspired by national research and driven by local data analysis and are divided into three main areas 1) Dropout Outreach and Recovery, 2) Educational Intervention and 3) Futures Academy.
The Director of Operations reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a critical role in the efficient and effective management of the overall organization, with direct responsibility over existing operations. The Director of Operations will provide day-to-day oversight for the smooth functioning of this high performing organization and will create an administrative environment that ensures programs function at peak efficiency and aids in the development of an exemplary workforce. Areas of direct responsibility include budgeting and finance, human resources, and facilities. This includes developing, implementing and evaluating systems that will facilitate or expedite administrative support to all program functions and special projects of CYC.
•Plan, develop, organize, manage and evaluate the organization’s fiscal functions and performance to ensure the agency sets and meets annual budgeted goals within the context of achieving long-term sustainable growth.
•Manage the Finance Manager’s responsibilities for financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, banking, and accounting for grants and donations.
•Direct the preparation of financial reports, including statements of operations, balance sheets, reports to funding agencies, tax returns and reports for the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors.
•Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
•Provide timely and accurate performance measurement and analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the Executive Director and the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
•Continually improve budgeting and forecasting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
•Coordinate annual school district contract process and advise Executive Director on financial implications of contracts into which the organization may enter.
•Coordinate meetings and activities of the Finance committee. Works with chairpersons and committee members to accomplish stated purposes of the committee, as delegated by the Board of Directors.
•Evaluate finance team structure and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
•Analyze business and labor market trends and existing HR programs and systems in preparing strategic business and HR plans; inform the organizational strategic planning process by assessing the impact on people, human capital needs and by incorporating HR trends and best practices.
•Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s human resource function and performance; maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
•Develop and implement HR policies and procedures that advance the strategic and operating needs of the organization, and the organization’s mission, vision and values.
•Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; advising management on needed actions; updating policies and monitors organizational practices to ensure compliance and takes corrective action.
•Serve as the expert resource for managers on employee relations issues, disputes, litigation and resolution. Manage complaints and conduct internal investigations, monitor and support high quality documentation.
•Support managers and staff in proactive performance management throughout the year (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions) and monitors the performance evaluation process and revises as necessary.
•Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefit plans that are externally competitive, cost effective, internally equitable, and that support the retention of key employees; includes benefits administration, change reporting, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
•Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, rewriting job descriptions as necessary and conducting new-employee orientations.
•Champion diversity and inclusion.
•Work with leadership to create a high performing culture focused on open communication, maximizing talent and driving high levels of service to internal and external customers.
•Maximize employee engagement by developing and managing an active positive employee relations process, including but not limited to retention, engagement, leadership development and communications.
•Provide oversight for the organization’s insurance needs
•Negotiate lease agreements on existing and new facilities
•Oversee facility vendor relationships
•Provide oversight with building management to resolve any issues related to office space
•Other duties as described by the Executive Director
Other Position Requirements
•A masters degree in finance, business, or comparable field
•5+ years of management and administration, human resources or finance/accounting positions with increasing responsibility (nonprofit operations preferred)
•PHR or SPHR desirable but not required
•Experience managing Federal grants, preferred
•Possesses a “big picture” perspective while being well versed in systems and daily operations.
•Demonstrates the excellent communication skills required for effective interaction with all levels of staff and leadership
•A commitment to creating a team of highly qualified professionals to provide high quality services
•An interest in seeing the big picture and playing your part in achieving excellence
•Commitment to consistently assess internal systems to have the best possible impact on the communities we serve while supporting the members of our team.
•Strong supervisory skills
•Knowledge of state and federal employment laws and compliance regulations
•Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Quickbooks
•A passionate and committed belief that youth can rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and return to school, graduate, and enter into post-secondary education
•Dependable transportation and being insurable as a driver on the auto liability policy of Colorado Youth for a Change
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full time position with demanding goals, which can require long hours and flexible scheduling.
SALARY- This is an exempt position with an annualized salary depending on experience.
BENEFITS- 3 weeks vacation per year, matching Simple IRA, employee medical and dental benefits
TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) references by email to email@example.com
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.