Operations Manager Organization

The Young Storytellers Foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one­on­one mentoring, we provide under­served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance and film production. Our mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice.

For more information about our cause, please visit www.youngstorytellers.com


Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Operations Manager will spearhead operations, fund development & marketing efforts as Young Storytellers continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Operations Manager will have the opportunity to build the operations, development & marketing functions of an innovative and expanding non­profit.

Responsibilities General Operations

  • ●  Identify best practices and improve internal systems

  • ●  Assist with management of shared office space

  • ●  Be responsible for office supply inventory

  • ●  Partner with the ED in essential internal leadership activities including human resources,

    financial controls, administration, and organizational planning.

    Fund Development

  • ●  Develop and execute Young Storytellers Foundation’s annual fundraising plan

  • ●  Partner with ED to secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • ●  Manage the implementation of NationBuilder to track donors and contributions

  • ●  Research potential foundation and corporate funders and manage the application process

  • ●  Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors including

    the creation of fundraising campaigns

  • ●  Oversee organization and production of a minimum of 4 special events each year

  • ●  Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

    Marketing & Communications

  • ●  Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications plan

  • ●  Lead the generation of online content via social media & website that engages YSF’s

    audiences and leads to measurable action.

  • ●  Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral

    including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, handbooks, Annual Report and The

    Young Storytellers Foundation’s website

  • ●  Coordinate webpage and social media maintenance—ensure that new and consistent

information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly


  • ●  Track and measure the level of online engagement over time

  • ●  Oversee production of photo and video materials for use in fundraising, marketing &




  • ●  Passionate about Young Storytellers Foundation’s mission and impact

  • ●  Bachelor’s Degree

  • ●  Minimum 3­5 years experience in marketing, entertainment, or fundraising

  • ●  Self­starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and

    implementing new initiatives

  • ●  Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor

  • ●  Experience developing and implementing communications and fundraising strategies

  • ●  Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

  • ●  A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives


  • ●  Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas

    without ego interfering

  • ●  Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings

  • ●  Transparent, direct, with substance

  • ●  Spark, imagination, creativity

  • ●  Demonstrated excellence in systems creation

  • ●  Highly proficient with social media & standard computer software (MS Office, Google Drive)


  • ●  Master’s Degree

  • ●  Experience and demonstrated excellence in copywriting and graphic design

  • ●  Experience and demonstrated excellence in photography and video production

  • ●  Proficiency using WordPress, In Design, Photoshop, NationBuilder, QuickBooks, iMovie, &

    Final Cut Pro.

  • ●  Educational or Professional Background in theatre or film industry

    How to Apply

    Anticipated start date is February 2015. This is a full­time salaried position with paid health insurance, retirement savings program, and generous paid­time off / holidays. If interested in applying, please email the following in the body of an email to [email protected] with subject line: Operations Manager / LAST NAME.

  • ●  Resume

  • ●  Salary History or Minimum Salary Requirements

  • ●  A brief paragraph stating why you are interested in working for Young Storytellers

  • ●  Briefly answer two of the following questions. You may answer them in written form or by

    creating a video​to express yourself!

    1. Tell us about an adult that impacted your life when you were a child.

    2. Why is nurturing creativity in children important?

    3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    4. Tell us about a moment that changed the course of your life.

    5. Tell us about the 3 websites you frequent most.

    6. How would you spend an ideal Saturday?

  • ●  Two Professional References

  • ●  (OPTIONAL) Attach or Link to Work Sample (a fundraising plan, a marketing plan, social


media plan, marketing materials, etc.)