Operations Manager

Website Ventures

Building the change we want to see

TITLE: Operations Manager
REPORTS TO: Maria Cadenas, Executive Director
LOCATION: Monterey Bay Region, hybrid
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, 40 hours per week
PAY: $73K-$86K annual salary, based on experience
BENEFITS: Health/Vision/Dental insurance, 401(k)

About the Role

The Operations Manager plays a critical role in managing the day-to-day operations of Ventures,
including our administration, finance, human resources, and IT functions and processes. The Operations
Manager is a key member of a fast-paced and team-focused office environment. They lead and
participate in a wide range of projects in addition to fulfilling administrative duties. The Operations
Manager will work with the Executive Director to advance and promote Ventures’ mission and work: to
build a compassionate and equitable local economy that contributes to our communities’ well-being.

Ventures staff must be able to work independently, under minimum supervision, and act on their
own initiative. The ability to communicate and coordinate effectively and support team members’
activities will be critical. This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work
performed by the Operations Manager. As this is a new role, these job responsibilities will evolve
and be refined. At Ventures, all our jobs include broad responsibilities for continuous improvement
of key organizational processes.

Regular Duties

  • Ensure and oversee an equitable framework in our organizational and finance structures in ways
    that reflect Ventures’ Vision and Mission.
  • Ensure all operations, including administration, finance, human resources, and IT, are carried
    out in an appropriate, legally compliant, timely, and effective way.
  • Maintain an organizational culture that reflects Vision and Mission and wellbeing of staff,
    including the exchange of ideas and cross-team learning opportunities.
  • Identify, develop, and supervise operational systems and processes, including workflow
    development and tracking systems.
  • Lead and coordinate annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Lead and coordinate all tax and audit activity.
  • Manage, assess, analyze, and monitor budgets and financial data.
  • Supervise team member(s), including functional responsibility of accounts payable, accounts
    receivable, and payroll function.
  • Prepare scheduled financial statements, reports, Board memos, and maintain organizational
  • Support and provide input to long-term planning, including formulation of strategic and
    operational objectives.
  • Ensure the security of Ventures’ proprietary and confidential information and materials.
  • Fulfill other reasonable duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The employee is frequently required to drive, walk, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 20 pounds. The work environment is primarily within an indoor office environment
or comparable space (remote work from home, for example), with occasional exposure to outdoor
weather when traveling to program sites.


  • Believes in Ventures’ Vision, Mission, and approach to work. Embodies Ventures’ Values.
  • Knowledge of equity frameworks, specifically racial and gender equity required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), bi-literate, and/or bi-cultural strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations management, or related field preferred, or
    commensurate years of experience.
  • Proven work experience as Operations Manager or similar role preferred.
  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management.
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting.
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles.
  • Extremely flexible, with a strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a
    high level of responsibility.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations.
  • Strong organizational abilities including project management, planning, evaluation, and program
    development. This includes collection and analysis of data.
  • Ability to take initiative and proactively manage multiple and sometimes competing tasks and
    projects while satisfactorily meeting deadlines and desired outcomes.
  • Solution-focused: able to analyze administrative, financial, and technical problems and
    recommend effective solutions.
  • Experienced and proficient in QuickBooks Online and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and
    PowerPoint) as well as other data management systems and reporting tools. Grants
    management software, CRM, and database experience (Apricot) is a plus.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in financial capability and asset building strongly preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license.

To apply for this job email your details to info@sccvonline.org

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