The Forum seeks an Associate Director of Operations and Institutional Advancement, who uses extensive knowledge and skills to ensure the organization's advancement – finance, development, administration/operations, and communications. The associate director is responsible for developing and implementing strategy to strengthen operational excellence, fundraising, fiscal management, communications, and marketing; leads annual planning; and works to promote brand and organizational impact so it is easily understood by staff, board, funders, partners, and key stakeholders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages, mentors, and coaches administrative, finance, communications and development staff
Supervises and manages operations:
Identifies best practices, recommends solutions to streamline and strengthen operational and finance functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Works with operations manager to oversees all operations –agency vendors, facilities/lease, contracts, etc.; HR related matters – performance; designs/implements performance review processes; manages interview and selecting staff processes; works within co-employer relationship to comply with all related governmental HR policies.
Implements, updates and orients staff training; recommends appropriate educational, developmental, and/or training programs.
Coaches staff to manage project scope, timelines, risks, measures for achieving goals.
Works with finance manager to schedules/oversees regular financial reporting, financial planning, budget development and monitoring, and annual audit process.
Collaborates with finance manager and departmental staff to develop and monitor budgets for executive director and board approval.
Supervises and manages institutional advancement activities:
Collaborates with development manager to develop, refine, and implement agency advancement strategies to reach annual fundraising goals.
Collaborates with communications manager to develop, refine, and implement communications, marketing, and branding strategies.
Collaborates with communications manager to oversee, and assists with development and distribution of all publications.
Leads process to design/implement organizational strategy, performance management, progress and tracking systems.
Ensures effective coordination within and between departments on status of project milestones, objectives, goals, tasks, challenges, timelines and impact.
Participates, leads discussions, documents planning/brainstorming activities around trends, future issues, and program needs to help agency understand how to meet changing needs.
Seven to 15 years proven experience in nonprofit/for profit performance/operations management. BA/BS required; advanced degree preferred. Ability to multi-task, provide effective follow-up with staff and external partners, and meet deadlines. Attention to detail and abilities to function independently and in a team environment. Excellent communications/organizational/leadership skills. Aptitude for taking initiative and problem solving. Proficient in MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel; internet.
NO CALLS: Send cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample to email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision; vacation, sick, personal days; short- and long-term disability insurance; 403(B) plan; flex spending account; transit benefit program; flextime/telecommuting.
The Latino Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer.
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an unders...tanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.
The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.