Operations Manager

Skid Row Arts Alliance

Los Angeles, CA

Following the pattern of historic firsts for Skid Row history, the arts partners have brought their programs together as an ongoing resource. This group first came together in 2019 to create the Skid Row Arts Map - the only resource that details all accessible arts programming in Skid Row in one place. In response to COVID-19, they launched an online platform to provide a collective, virtual arts program resource for all Skid Row residents, arts care package distribution project and tech access programs. As the Alliance grows in its outreach and activities, there is a need for an Operations Manager to help coordinate their efforts and mission.

Founding members include: The Los Angeles Poverty Department, Urban Voices Project, Street Symphony, Piece by Piece, and Creative i.

Position: Operations Manager

Compensation: $25/hr

7-10 hrs/week with a cap of 40 hrs/month

Review period after 3 month period.

Directly reporting to….Fulcrum POC i.e. Leeav Sofer

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This person will play a critical role in managing the day-to-day operations of SRAA, including general business operations, program coordination as needed, administrative, finance, development and infrastructure. This person will also play a collaborative role in developing and implementing systems between constituent organizations which increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our collaborative work, while supporting our ability to grow and expand the impact of our programming both within the SRAA network and beyond Skid Row.

Must be a resourceful individual with strong self-motivation, organization, communication, and strong financial and analytical skills. Must be willing to wear multiple hats and thrive in a culture that places a high priority on collaboration and team support. Must have a passion to learn, support and advocate the mission of SRAA, constituent orgs, and the Skid Row arts ecosystem. The operations manager position is a part time independent contractor position reporting to both the SRAA Board and Fulcrum POC.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts or business administration, humanities, social sciences, or relevant fields. Equivalent experience considered in lieu of formal education
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Operations, Program or Project Management
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations in the arts strongly preferred
  • Commitment to social justice and community engagement strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Must be able to find adequate transportation to and from in person meetings or events as needed
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish)

Responsible for the following areas of focus:

Administrative and Infrastructure
Program Coordination Support
Financial Management
Development

Administrative and Infrastructure duties include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule Alliance meetings, prepare agendas, take minutes and send meeting notes
  • Manage general email account and respond to or forward all inquiries appropriately
  • Manage oversight of website maintenance in partnership with Web Designer
  • Manage relationship with Fulcrum Arts, our fiscal sponsor, along with Fulcrum POC
  • Develop and maintain relationships with third party vendors as needed
  • Maintain compliance for all organization and legal requirements
  • Manage records and ensure electronic filing systems are integrated and organized
  • Coordinating insurance, rent, business documents and licensing, other business needs as needed
  • Maintain file management and subscription platforms
  • Supporting constituent orgs by helping to create and execute a strong support structure
  • Participating in organizational problem-solving discussions and long-term vision discussions

Financial Management duties include but are not limited to:

Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes
Proactively develop and maintain an organized system of up to date financial records
Prepare financial reports for SRAA meetings and grant reporting
Support committee members in the creation of budgets, cash flow projections, and other financial tools as needed
Coordinate all financial payments with Fulcrum for vendors, larger contracts, lease, and artists
Working with the organization in creating contracts

Development duties include but are not limited to:

Assisting committee members with grant management and grant writing materials
Research and prospecting grants, foundations, and other fundraising opportunities

Program Coordination Support duties include but are not limited to:

Coordinate execution of projects, such as Zine and Arts Care Packages as needed.
Prepare program progress reports in support of committee members
Engage with community and outreach to develop program needs

Please send a resume as well as a cover letter stating experience working in community engagement and the arts and why you are interested in this work. Please send [email protected] by 7/31/2022.

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