Job Title Director of Operations
Reports to CEO
Status Full Time
FLSA Status (OT eligibility) Exempt
Location New York
The Director of Operations has the primary responsibility of ensuring the effective and efficient operational and financial functions of Perspective. We are looking to hire an experienced, process-oriented operations leader who has a passion for social impact to join our team. As the right hand to our CEO, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of our foundation, ensuring effective and efficient operational and financial functions of Perspective, including our grant-making operations. You will also work hand in hand with the CEO and the team to collectively define and cultivate a collaborative and inclusive culture that helps our team achieve our goals and drive meaningful impact across the board.
The Director leads the development of Perspective’s operational plan rooted in the fund’s emerging priorities and strategic approach. The Director will collaborate with the CEO on organizational strategic planning and implementation and will work cross-departmentally in operational strategic decision-making and organizational planning as Perspective continues to grow.
WHO WE ARE
PERSPECTIVE is a private foundation that funds storytelling and media to shape and alter our perspectives and shepherd the waves of popular opinion toward equity, justice, and human rights. That’s why we support powerful documentaries, visionary media makers, and cutting-edge organizations that are creatively and strategically using storytelling to advance social change.
At PERSPECTIVE, we aim to build a thriving ecosystem of storytellers and cultural strategists that have the tools, knowledge, and resources to advance social change.
As the Director of Operations, you are ultimately responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure and systems needed for Perspective to successfully scale. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Operational Leadership & Goal Setting
People Leadership and Support
Legal & Compliance
Board Reporting & Strategy
CAPABILITIES & VALUES
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
PERSPECTIVE’S CULTURE OF RESPECT, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING
Perspective Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world.
We hire, promote and retain staff based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements. All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.
HOW TO APPLY:
For employment consideration, please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “[Your name] – Perspective Fund -- Director of Operations”. All applications must include:
• a resumé (PDF);
• a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity and minimum
salary requirements; and
• two (2) writing samples attached in PDF format
A writing test may be administered. Please advise if you require any accommodations.
Deadline: April 18, 2021.
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