Operations Specialist (Temporary)

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Opportunity Description


Opportunity: Operations Specialist (Temporary) – Full Time, Remote

Organization: Accelerate Change

Duration: This is a temporary staff role through the end of October 2020

Hours: 40 hours per week during regular business hours (9am-5pm local time, Monday-Friday)

Location: This is a remote opportunity for an individual based anywhere in the US


About Accelerate Change

Accelerate Change is a nonprofit (c3/c4) media lab dedicated to catalyzing new scalable and sustainable digital media models for citizen engagement. We are particularly focused on developing new digital media models that engage communities of color and low-income communities, as well as models that bring together diverse citizens across class and race. We focus on media ventures that are driving social change through news, education, and action. In 2020, we’re running nonpartisan online voter registration (OVR) and get out the vote (GOTV) campaigns. These OVR and GOTV digital campaigns are focused on communities of color, as well as youth.

Accelerate Change uses lean startup methodologies and other business strategies to help start-up nonprofit ventures and established organizations scale their digital media relationships and revenue. Here’s some more information on those strategies:

  • Functional Organizing: Our model is based on the idea that membership organizations can experience explosive, financially sustainable growth when they provide a robust set of benefits and services that have an outstanding value to the people they seek to organize (“functional organizing”). Learn more about our model for scalable citizen organizing in the article, “The Secret of Scale” from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 
  • Lean startup methodologies: Our approach is centered on identifying challenges and unmet needs in people’s lives. We use lean startup methodologies to rigorously test ideas for services and benefits that could help address those pain points and provide real value in people’s everyday lives. Read more about our approach to experimentation in the article, “The Promise of Lean Experimentation” from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. 

Accelerate Change supports some of the fastest growing nonprofit digital media ventures in the country, with a particular focus on communities of color. We also work with a select group of established nonprofit organizations to experiment with new digital media initiatives. Our partners include: 

  • PushBlack, the nation’s largest nonprofit media platform for Black people, reaches over 8 million Black Americans each month with Black news, history, and culture stories.
  • Revolution English, a nonprofit news and education program for immigrants, provides bi-lingual news and information that empowers immigrants to navigate life in America.
  • Pulso, a national nonprofit media organization focused on Latinx communities, reaches over 2 million Latinx Americans each month with culturally relevant news and information.
  • ParentsTogether, a national, parent-led nonprofit media organization, helps over 2 million subscribers stay up to date on the issues affecting their families.
  • La Alianza, a digital news service for immigrants and domestic workers created by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, provides Spanish-language stories to hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

Accelerate Change’s team of 16 central staff and 18 venture staff bring a diverse mix of tech, business, organizing, and media backgrounds that contribute to identifying solutions and developing new media and citizen engagement models.

About the Opportunity

Accelerate Change is seeking a highly detail-oriented and flexible Operations Specialist to support the growing Operations Team. In this role, the Operations Specialist will work closely with the Finance Manager, Talent Manager, and Director of Operations to support a variety of daily projects and tasks. This is a role where no two days will be the same, and a successful candidate will be comfortable taking ownership of key regular responsibilities, as well as a high volume of ad hoc tasks and projects on a daily basis.

As Operations Specialist, in any given week, you may do some or all of these:

  • Special projects and research projects: Assist the Director of Operations and other team members with a variety of ad hoc projects and research projects
  • Collaboration contracts: Project manage the contracting process for partner grants and contracts related to new collaborations
  • Expenses: Process staff reimbursements and organization expenses
  • Project operations: Tracking expenses for projects and sharing updates
  • Invoices: Prepare and track payments for invoices
  • Contractors: Prepare hiring documents for contractors and process contractor payments
  • Development operations: Prepare funder acknowledgment letters, assist in grant research
  • Asset management: Assist with tracking and managing staff equipment purchases
  • CRM: Assist with the funder and recruiting CRM systems
  • Communication: Communicate hiring and operational updates to staff and assist the Talent Manager with communicating with candidates
  • Operations staff support: Assist in addressing staff questions and needs related to operations
  • Hiring and onboarding: Assist the Talent Manager with advertising job opportunities and supporting the staff onboarding process
  • Gatherings: Support logistics for planning virtual team meetings

What We’re Looking For

  • Commitment to social justice
  • 2+ years of experience with one of these areas: talent (talent acquisition, talent experience, HR), finance, or operations
  • Obsessed with error-free work
  • Flexibility and efficiency: Exceptional time management, well-organized, detail-oriented, flexible, adaptable, patient, a quick learner, and an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Compensation and Commitment

Compensation for this role is $19 – $21 per hour, depending on experience. 

This is a temporary staff role through October 30, 2020. The hours commitment is 40 hours per week during regular business hours (9am-5pm local time, Monday-Friday).


To apply, please upload your resume and tell us more about your experience using this application form: https://bit.ly/2TpP29F


Accelerate Change is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.