Director of Operations

Website Faith in Indiana

BASIC INFO

Job Title: Director of Operations

Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000 DOE

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana (temporarily remote)

Link to apply:

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT FAITH IN INDIANA (FaithIN)

Faith in Indiana unites tens of thousands of people across faith, race, and place to work together for racial and economic justice in Indiana.

In the ten years since its founding, Faith in Indiana has grown from twenty congregations in a single city to six county chapters that engage 191 congregations and partner organizations through six county chapters. Each chapter has its own budget and LLC structure.

Faith in Indiana and our chapters are run and led by our grassroots leaders. We center the leadership of Black people, immigrants, Muslims, returning citizens, women, and young people, the drivers of our campaigns.

In addition to believing strongly that power must be shared equitably in our organization and our society, we also believe that leaders are developed, not born; and that relationships grounded in trust and vulnerability coupled with radical accountability and direct, courageous communication allow for each of us to bring our full, brilliant selves to the table.

Faith in Indiana understands we need a bigger more powerful social movement ecosystem in Indiana to achieve the change we want.  That’s why we’ve helped to incubate a set of new organizations to put more power in the hands of ordinary people; Act Indiana, a 501c4 sister organization, a voter engagement coordination hub, a communications hub, and more.

THE ROLE

Faith in Indiana seeks a Director of Operations to be mission control for Indiana’s social movement infrastructure. In this role, you will build new systems, research and execute new models of shared infrastructure, and ensure tight internal controls across our family of organizations in the areas of finance, compliance, human resources, information technology, and event management.

This is an ideal job for a financial leader who thrives in a fluid and rapidly changing campaign environment. If you are self-motivated, detail oriented, and can manage multiple initiatives without anything falling through the cracks, all while keeping the ship humming day to day, please read on.

In this role you will;

Supervision

Recruit, interview, hire, and train new operations staff, and seek out contract support as needed. Over the next 3-5 years we aim to add a grant coordinator, development officer, and event manager, as cash flow permits.

Finance, Compliance, and Human Resources (in partnership with the Executive Director or vendor):

Develop and execute Faith in Indiana’s fiscal management strategy for finance, forecasting, contract negotiations, banking/accounting relationships, state and federal filings, and government compliance.
Direct oversight of accounting and project budgets and adherence to GAAP

Provide administrative services and oversight of evolving legal entities; 501c3, 501c4, LLC, and fiscal sponsorship to ensure compliance and support to seed innovative projects in social movement infrastructure
Administration of human resources programs including, but not limited to, policies, compensation, benefits and leave, disciplinary matters, disputes, and investigations

Facility and Event Management

Lease and Facilities management; risk management; security management; energy management; and office supply procurement
Oversee planning and external contract services for Faith in Indiana sponsored events, trainings, and gatherings

Information Technology

Oversee the information technology functions, providing oversight and direction to organization wide technology planning and utilization
Onboard and train staff team to navigate organizational technology and operation systems

QUALIFICATIONS

We would love to talk to you if you have some (not all) of these experiences…

Extensive experience (ideally more than five years) as a senior member of the management team with fiduciary responsibility in a large non-profit, foundation, union, or comparable organization

A Master’s Degree and or certifications in fiscal management, human resources, non-profit administration preferred, Bachelor’s degree required

Strong knowledge of federal and state compliance laws and experience managing governance across multiple entities; LLC, 501c3, 501c4 (shared-services model), and fiscal sponsorship

A proven track record of managing initiatives concurrently, solving problems quickly and efficiently

You are extremely detail oriented with the ability to remain calm and decisive under pressure.

Experience running point on large scale public multi-day events with over a thousand attendees

You’re a people person who builds strong relationships, and has the skills to resolve conflict while still maintaining important and effective relationships.

Recognize the impact of white supremacy on all of our lives and bring racial equity, inclusion, and intersectionality to all levels of our work.

Approach obstacles that must be overcome with tenacity and persistence, with the understanding that sometimes requires self-reflection and patience, empathetic listening.

While not required, a strong candidate might have one or more of the following:

Community roots in Indiana or meaningful connections to the cultural or political landscape of Indiana.

Experience working in or with Black churches or Spanish-speaking immigrant communities.

A history of active involvement in social movements that work to support racial justice, immigrant rights, economic justice and/or protect our democracy.

Salary / Benefits

This will be a full-time, permanent position. Regular in-state travel and infrequent out-of-state travel is required.  Work related expenses are reimbursed according to organizational policy.

The compensation for this role includes a salary of $70,000-85,000 (depending on experience) and excellent benefits including full medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 5% retirement match after 2 years, and generous paid time off. We also provide a cell phone with unlimited talk and data and a computer at the beginning of employment.

This position will report to the Executive Director, Shoshanna Spector.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and answers to the questions below,to: careers@faithindiana.org

In lieu of a traditional cover letter please answer the following questions:

Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200)
What is one formative experience with injustice that brings you into the social change movement? (Suggested word limit: 200)
In the “This Role” section of this job listing (see above) there is a list of bullet points under the heading “We would love to talk to you if you have many (not all) of these experiences…” Which of these bullet points do you believe you bring to the table? Please list them with a few words of explanation if that’s useful. (Note, where there is a list of different ways to meet the criteria of a single bullet point, please specify which one(s) you bring to the table.)

In addition, please be sure to include your last name and “Director of Operations” in the subject line of the email.

Questions about this position or the application process can be sent to careers@faithindiana.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with applicants encouraged to apply ASAP and no later than 11:59pm ET on March 2nd

 

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities are based on organizational needs and may change at any time with or without notice.

Faith in Indiana provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, criminal history, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We believe that marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do and strongly encourage people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@faithindiana.org