SURJ is hiring for an Operations and Finance Coordinator!

(This position has been filled -- thank you for your interest!)

Over the past year, SURJ has grown as more white folks across the country have responded to increasing attacks on communities of color. As we have grown, we have tried to adjust our infrastructure to best support chapter organizing and leadership development in order to run stronger and bolder campaigns. As we head into 2018, we are seeking to hire an Operations and Finance Coordinator who can help respond to this growing need while keeping a rigorous focus on growing support for grassroots organizing.

Job Description: SURJ Operations and Finance Coordinator

The Operations and Finance Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the operations of SURJ's national network. The Operations and Finance Coordinator will be expected to: 1) oversee internal operations of the organization; 2) in partnership with the co-directors, oversee and manage financial health of the organization; and 3) manage human resources and administration. This position reports to and is supervised by the co-directors. This is a full-time, exempt position. Location is flexible. Starting salary for this position is $50,000 and also includes health insurance coverage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support SURJ staff, including:

    • On-boarding new staff

    • Serving as health insurance/benefits point person

    • Booking travel and managing other necessary logistics for SURJ convenings for staff, leadership team, and member-leaders

    • Coordinating reimbursements and stipends

  • Support SURJ chapters across the country, including:

    • Maintaining and supporting chapter dues system

    • Maintaining system for chapters to receive technical support (database, website/microsites, texting systems, etc.) as needed

  • Manage payroll, including:

    • Keeping staff on timesheet reminders

    • Sending reminders to contractors for invoices

    • Working with bookkeepers to ensure timely reimbursements to/from the organization

    • Setting up contracts with contractors and ensuring tax forms are mailed to everyone

  • Manage security/data needs, including:

    • Managing back-end of email and online documents

    • Ensuring new staff and volunteers understand our security systems

    • Coordinating with tech support

  • Track and manage finance and budget needs, including:

    • Tracking income and expenses

    • Preparing financial reports as needed

    • Managing reimbursements

    • Tracking staff credit cards and receipts

A successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in managing operations and finances in social justice organizations or progressive businesses

  • Experience, expertise, and skills in organizational operations work—including virtual office operations and finance management

  • Proficiency with computer operations and programs — including QuickBooks, online databases, Excel, Word, etc. — and an interest in learning new systems

  • Ability to share/nurture administrative skills through mentoring and leadership development

  • Appreciation for the challenges of distributed grassroots organizing, and interest in supporting organizers to create effective administrative systems that support collaborative organizing work

  • Passion for and commitment to collaborating with diverse stakeholders in a way that prioritizes leadership development and builds organizational capacity

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills—deep attention to detail and self-organization

  • Self-motivation—and a proven ability to work independently

  • Experience and competencies in working in a cross-class environment

  • A commitment to the mission and values of SURJ

  • Appreciation for working with people and the ability to build/maintain relationships

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Ability to thrive in a virtual work environment

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to with the subject line "Application for operations/finance position." Applications will begin to be reviewed starting December 13, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.