Operations Manager, Governance Center

Operations Manager, Governance Center

Type of offer:

The Operation Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of operations and administrative processes of the Governance Center.

This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC once restrictions have lifted.

Job Responsibilities

Budgeting and Financial Management (25%):

  • Manage the Center’s general account, as well as project-based budgets as needed
  • Lead the Center’s quarterly and annual budget review process
  • Work closely with other Program, Center, and International Office Project Coordinators to ensure successful collaboration
  • Comply with all internal WRI budgeting and contract processes and deadlines
  • Develop and implement new systems and approaches to more efficiently manage the Center’s finances and development
  • Represent the Center in all finance and operations-related meetings
  • Update budgets monthly and oversee other Governance Project Coordinators to ensure that budgets are updated monthly
  • Prepare monthly budget reports for the Global Director

Operations and Administration (20%):

  • Serve as head of Center administration and operations: manage workspace allocations for staff and interns; approve timesheets, expense reports, and cash advance requests; coordinate annual performance review
  • Oversee and coordinate project and center level reporting, both internally and externally
  • Provide strategic operations advice to Center Director in resolving operational issues and mitigating against operational risks

Fundraising and Business Development (20%):

  • Manage donor pipeline in Salesforce
  • Liaise with Development and Project Coordinators to stay informed on fundraising in the Center
  • Prepare quarterly fundraising reports for the Center
  • Oversee Salesforce utilization by Project Coordinators, ensuring that opportunities are up-to-date

Program Planning and Performance (20%):

  • Coordinate with Global Director in strategic planning for the Centers.
  • Work closely with program teams to develop strategies which support the achievement of project goals
  • Actively identify opportunities to highlight Center programs within the institute
  • Develop and roll-out a standardized project management and reporting systems
  • Create and update a dashboard for reviewing key performance indicators within the Centers
  • Monitor and manage project deliverables to ensure they align with the objectives of the Annual and 5-year plan

Grants & Contracts Management (15%):

  • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of grants and contracts
  • Lead grants and finance training for new Project Coordinators
  • Lead project budget and grant management as needed
  • Monitor life-of-grant reporting requirements and ensure that financial and progress reports are submitted in a timely manner
  • Oversee Project Coordinators to ensure that partners to ensure the timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports
Location: Remote Initially
Organization: World Resources Institute
Deadline: May 9, 2021
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