Operations Manager (Washington, DC or Chicago, IL) job in Chicago
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|Company Type:||Certified B Corporation|
|Industry:||Nonprofit Charitable Organizations|
|Impact Area:||Organizational Development|
|Company Name:|| Arabella Advisors|
|State / Province:||Illinois (IL)|
|Zip / Postal Code:||60603|
Chicago, IL 60603, USA (Show on map)
Operations Manager (Washington, DC or Chicago, IL)
You are mission driven and action oriented. You love to get involved, and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety. Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.
If that sounds like you, Arabella Advisors can’t wait to meet you.
The Operations Manager oversees critical functions related to the firm’s day-to-day operations. This role is a great fit for someone with a love for efficiency, strategic planning, and process improvement. Working across teams and geographies, this role serves as the primary point of contact for vendors, serves as a project manager for the firm’s four office managers, and oversees special projects, such as staff retreats or office expansions. Ideal candidates for this position will bring skills in project management, office operations, troubleshooting, and providing a high level of customer service. They will also have an interest in furthering Arabella’s mission to help our clients increase their social and environmental impact through innovative and strategic philanthropy.
Office and Facilities Management Oversight
Work with Office Managers to develop, adapt, and implement best practices for an efficient and uniformly excellent office experience for colleagues and guests across the firm
Assist in management of portfolio of vendors and firm wide operations expenditures
Contract Development and Execution
Assist Director with drafting and recordkeeping of client, subcontractor, and vendor agreements
Project Management/Special Initiatives
Manage lower-to mid-level team objectives and projects as assigned
To be successful in this role you’ll need:
Expert proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Experience as an office manager
Our Core Competencies:
[Service Excellence] Ability to provide excellent service to clients, including being able to diagnose and anticipate difficult service challenges, provide proactive and effective client-centered solutions, pass along service lessons to teammates, and demonstrate a strong understanding of the client’s perspective.
About Arabella Advisors
Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.
Working with Us
We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers wesite to learn more.
To encourage work/life balance we offer flexible work options. Our office is an open space with cubicles and standing desks and informal work areas. Our salaries are closer to the range of a nonprofit and our benefits are excellent. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice.
In addition to six federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive religious holidays and your birthday.
How to apply
Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.
We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.
While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.
We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.