Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is dedicated to creating communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people and the need for equal access to justice. We are a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups and was founded by and for small town and rural Oregonians in 1991.
We are on the search for a part-time Operations and Fiscal Coordinator to join our team, support our organizing and build our movement.
Are you someone who:
Is motivated to work for progressive causes in rural communities?
Has excellent office and fiscal skills?
Likes a fast paced activist environment?
Enjoys recruiting and managing volunteers?
Thrives on building and maintaining systems?
Is able to hold the big picture while simultaneously managing the details?
Communicates well verbally and in writing?
Likes to learn new skills and meet new people?
Enjoys a combination of a traditional and virtual workplace environment?
Does this sound like you or someone you know? Please review the job announcement below, ROP’s website and application below, and consider applying! We invite you to contact us with questions by emailing our Co-Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound like someone you know? Please help us in our quest – forward this job description to your contacts.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application, cover letter and resume by August 12th, 2016. Questions or recruitment ideas? Contact email@example.com.
ROP is also looking for our next Organizer. Review the job announcement and application here.
Rural Organizing Project (ROP)
Operations and Fiscal Coordinator
ROP is dedicated to creating communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people and the need for equal access to justice. ROP is a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups and was founded by and for small town and rural Oregonians in 1991.
We are seeking a part-time (16-20 hours per week) Operations & Fiscal Coordinator. A vital member of the ROP staff team, this position builds and maintains organizational systems critical to the effective and efficient functioning of ROP’s staff, organizational structure and member human dignity groups; this staff member is essential to ROP’s capacity and overall success.
We are looking for a person with excellent office management and fiscal skills who is a strong communicator verbally and in writing, is well-organized in the workplace, can build and maintain organizational systems and works well with volunteers.
Core Responsibilities Include:
- Office Management: Manages and maintains office systems, office equipment and technology (e.g. computers, database and website). Oversees office and grounds maintenance.
- Volunteers: Coordinates and supervises ROP’s robust office and event volunteer teams to ensure our systems, including database, are up to date.
Fiscal Systems: Manages fiscal systems including bookkeeping, payroll, fiscal records, grant, fundraising materials and files; monitors budget in conjunction with Co-Directors; ensures careful utilization of resources.
Resource Development and Communications Support: Supports grants, member group and individual donor submissions, appeals, communications and tracking.
We are looking for candidates with proficiency in MS Office applications, Email, Internet, QuickBooks, Google apps and office hardware systems, at least one year of relevant office, development or operations experience and at least one year of relevant fiscal experience. Applicants must be able to drive and lift twenty pounds We would prefer applicants who have experience working with nonprofits and managing volunteers. We would also prefer people with experience with rural communities, social change and/or grassroots organizing.
The staff works as a close team from different communities around the state; this position would be based primarily at ROP’s Scappoose office, but may periodically work in ROP’s Cottage Grove office. The position may also involve working from a home office. Because ROP operates in a virtual office environment, excellent communication and time management skills are a must in order to maintain relationships with leaders across the state and work collaboratively with the rest of the ROP staff team over distance.
People living in rural or small town communities, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply. All applicants are encouraged to review our website at www.rop.org before applying. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a rolling hire with interested applicants encouraged to submit their application materials by August 12th, 2016. Start date is as soon as possible.
To apply, please email the following to email@example.com:
Completed application – download the application here
Resume with relevant employment and volunteer experience
- Three references
Cover letter describing your interest in this position