Operations Manager- Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC)

Job Announcement: Operations Manager

About Us: At Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC) our mission is to provide quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. Founded in 1993, we have helped indigent persons fleeing persecution in their homelands, abused women, abandoned children and victims of human trafficking through the selfless humanitarian efforts of our attorneys, volunteers and staff. The United States remains a beacon of light to persons of perilous circumstances and eligibility under the law is no guarantee for securing protection. Our focus is simple. To courageously help each person one at a time and restore dignity to those that need it most.

Position Summary: CCLC is seeking a full time Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will play an important role in managing the Law Center’s ongoing operations and work strategically with the Executive Officer and CCLC key staff to fulfill our vision of ensuring justice with compassion to those in need. This is a hands-on position in which the successful candidate will both execute his/her own operations responsibilities and collaborate with other members of senior management on organization-wide activities. The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the budgetary and administrative structure of the organization. This includes creating organizational and program budgets, HR administration, accounts payable, grant invoicing, grant report entry, and other tasks as needed. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a key member of the Management Team, this leadership position will help to create and execute the organization’s financial, strategic planning and policy functions. Working collaboratively within all areas; the Operations Manager will interface with all stakeholders including staff, accountants, volunteers, vendors and our Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities:
 Work in tandem with the Executive Director to oversee financial management, planning, systems and controls of the organization within budget.
 Manage, and if needed, improve the operational systems, processes and policies to support of organization’s mission.
 Increase the efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT, Finance), through communication and coordination of vendor, support and business functions.
 Provide leadership and innovation to our long-term strategic plan geared toward operational excellence and growth of our mission.
 Assist individual program budgets, work with accountants, approval of checks and agency disbursements, contract management and other tasks as needed
 Prepare and attend Board Financial Committee and Board of Director meetings and any other duties as required by Executive Director.

 Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or non-profit management, and/or 10 year experience in equivalent role. Advanced degree a plus but not required.
 Experience in Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Budget Development, Contract Management, HR Management, Best Practices and Business Oversight.
 Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications with non-profit organizations
 Demonstrated ability to lead and organize groups towards common time-bound goals and discuss problems and solutions across the organization
 Independent and strategically minded and willing to work in a fast-paced community environment.
 Excellent team management skills, people manager, open to direction and commitment to getting the job done.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel and Word.
 Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management and work style.
 Commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
 Open-minded to all points of view and resolve issues of importance.
 Persuasive with details and facts.
 Delegate responsibilities effectively.
 Must be compassionate, detailed oriented, organized, responsible, dependable, flexible, and a multi-tasker able to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

Office setting. Fast-paced; need to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Job Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be constructed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


START TIME: Immediately

TO APPLY: Please Email your (1) Cover Letter of Interest, (2) Resume and (3) References to: Applications@CasaCornelia.org.

The Operations Manager is a full-time position.
Salary: Commensurate with education, qualifications, experience and the organization’s fiscal resources. This position is eligible to receive paid benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. Additionally, the selected candidate will qualify for paid time off, paid sick leave, twelve paid holidays, and a rewarding and professional work environment.

Casa Cornelia believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Please see our website located at http://www.CasaCornelia.org to learn more about Casa Cornelia’s work.