Project & Operations Manager

Start.coop

Remote - US only Remote only

Full time

$60-66k (annually)

Oct 27

Status: Full-time, salaried position

Location: Remote (US-based required)

Compensation: $60,000 - $66,000 commensurate with experience, plus 20 days PTO and contribution to a health reimbursement account or 401k 

Application deadline: Apply now. The application deadline is 11.59pm PST on November 13, 2022.

SUMMARY

Cooperatives for a Better World (dba Start.coop) is wholly dedicated to building an economy that shares prosperity among the many, not just the few. We envision a US economy in which 25% of new businesses are cooperatives by 2030.

Our focus is on cultivating the next generation of transformative cooperative businesses at scale and we do this by:

  1. Growing the entrepreneur pipeline and strengthen the cooperative ecosystem
  2. Equipping cooperative entrepreneurs with the skills and tools for success
  3. Connecting cooperative businesses with the capital they need to thrive

Since our founding, we have accelerated 27 start-ups including The Driver’s Cooperative which recently became the US’s largest worker cooperative and Savvy Cooperative which was the first cooperative to receive VC funding, we have developed and spun out a $2m equity fund for shared ownership, we have raised over $2m in philanthropic funding, and have generated significant national press coverage. And we’re just getting started.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Help us grow from a startup to thriving, far-reaching ecosystem leader. Since launching in 2019, Start.coop has grown from a single staff person and a first cohort of 6 cooperative startups to a 4-person team supporting 27 graduates and 100s of other cooperative entrepreneurs across the U.S and Canada and around the globe. As we significantly expand the supports and services we offer to our graduates and the larger community, we need to establish strong operational policies and practices to support this growth.

Some of the responsibilities for this position include:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Contribute to the development of Start.coop’s strategic goals and objectives and the overall management of the organization, keeping the Executive Director informed of all important issues
  • Steward projects across the programmatic portfolio, from inception to full implementation
  • Manage the fiscal sponsorship program, including responsibility for all compliance matters
  • Partner with the Entrepreneur Community Lead to build the back-end systems necessary to support our accelerator and entrepreneur community

OPERATIONS

  • Contribute to the development of Start.coop’s strategic goals and objectives and the overall management of the organization, keeping the Executive Director informed of all important issues
  • Manage projects across the programmatic portfolio – from inception to full implementation – to help us reach our strategic objectives
  • Support the Executive Director in planning and executing the annual budget process, and advise on financial planning, cash flow, and policies and procedures
  • Administer subcontracts with external consultants
  • Perform grant management (including the reporting process) and oversee the administration of grants and gifts
  • Manage administrative financial processes such as contractor/vendor subcontracts, contractor/vendor payments, and expense reimbursements
  • Work with our accounting firm to manage budgets and reconcile on a monthly basis
  • Prepare financial and operational reports for the Board of Directors
  • Manage software platforms including Google Workspace, Notion, MailChimp, and others
  • Maintain and strengthen the infrastructure necessary to support a growing non-profit

YOUR BACKGROUND

  • You demonstrate independence and initiative in helping grow small, impact-focused organizations
  • You demonstrate excellent attention to detail and have exceptional analysis, budgeting, and project management skills
  • You have a track record leading end-to-end projects, managing a high volume of work with efficiency, and being able to execute effectively, shift priorities and solve problems creatively
  • You are a meticulously organized self-starter with the ability to multitask and handle a wide variety of tasks while maintaining a sense of humor and delivering high quality work
  • You enjoy problem-solving and challenges, able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available, not afraid to take charge of a situation
  • You are thoughtful and eager to learn new things, adept at designing your learning journey, and take agency in finding the resources, coaches and answers you need to master new subject matters, or new ways of working and collaborating
  • Knowledge and familiarity with racial equity principles and recognition of ways race and other identities intersect in the work; experience advancing policy and process changes to operationalize equity; and self-awareness and emotional intelligence to hear, reflect, act on, and learn from feedback regarding identity and equity
  • You possess deep cultural competence and have experience collaborating with diverse, international and/or intersectional communities, and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive, equitable practices
  • You’ve been there, done that in the world of remote work: you have experience and are comfortable working remotely and across different time zones with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

OUR TEAM

We’re a small, remote and tightly-knit team. This role will involve working with the following people:

  • Start.coop’s Executive Director, Jessica Mason
  • Start.coop’s Co-Director, Greg Brodsky
  • Start.coop’s Accelerator & Operations Lead, Katie Michels
  • Start.coop’s Entrepreneurship & Community Lead, Shantae J. Edwards
  • Our amazing alumni 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Ours is a diverse community that values the unique perspectives and experiences each member brings to the table. We endeavor to create a community and space in which everyone, and particularly our BIPOC and LGBTQ community members, can show up as their true selves, and in which we can have brave, tough conversations in addition to the fun ones. Together, we engage in critical dialogue through conscious questioning and active listening, and we work to address systemic racism and the root causes of inequality. We want our team to reflect the wide diversity of our community and we strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and candidates of different abilities to apply.

BENEFITS

  • Remote work
  • Flexible hours
  • 20 days PTO per year
  • Contributions to a Health Reimbursement Account or 401k

APPLY

We are excited to receive your application. Please apply through this link and make sure to upload your resume and a brief cover letter too. The application deadline is 11.59pm PST on November 13, 2022.

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