Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC), a nonprofit watershed group based in Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to become part of a transformational team.
FODC is searching for an Operations Manager to support the Executive Director, Education Coordinator, VISTAs, interns, volunteers, board members, community leaders and Federal/State regulatory agencies and granting organizations. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the organization, including, but not limited to, administration, grant preparation, environmental projects, accounts payable/receivable, fundraising activities, membership mailings, newsletter production, website content maintenance, and special events execution.
About Friends of Deckers Creek: The mission of the Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) is to improve the natural qualities of, increase the public concern for, and promote the enjoyment of the Deckers Creek Watershed. FODC formed in 1995 and obtained 501(c)(3) status in 2000. Since then, the group has brought millions of dollars into the communities surrounding Deckers Creek by transforming the watershed through remediation, water quality monitoring, environmental education, and advocacy efforts. Visit deckerscreek.org for more information.
Administration: Manage the day-to-day operations, programs, activities, and administrative aspects of the organization directly and through assignments of tasks to staff and/or contractors.
Coordinate staff meetings.
Oversee record keeping and office organization.
Direct board correspondence, recruitment, and engagement.
Financial: Oversee financial and budgetary processes to provide consistent quality financial administration.
Understand key financial controls and performing duties as defined within the FODC Financial Procedures. Including, but not limited to, payroll, taxes, credit card and bank reconciliations.
Bookkeeping for grant, fundraising, and administrative budgets.
Grants Management: Communicate and coordinate with agency personnel supporting projects, including interim and final programmatic and accounting reports to funders, and presenting at public outreach meetings on occasion.
Assure accurate and timely reporting to granting and funding agencies.
Fundraising: Oversee organizational fundraising, including grant writing, proposal development, individual donor fundraising, major gift development, event planning, and planned giving.
Outreach: Work collaboratively with board, staff, and partners to identify, prioritize, and assist in the implementation of education and outreach programs.
Content Management: Oversee written and visual content for membership mailings, newsletters, websites and social media posts. Ensure effective communication to the FODC community about on-going projects, and events through various media outlets.
Project Management Aid: Provide project assistance to staff and board, encompassing all facets of the organization, including education, remediation, and other programs.
Supervising volunteers and staff, including AmeriCorps VISTA(s) and intern(s).
Maintaining the highest professional standards.
Other duties and responsibilities as they arise.
Two-year degree or more in higher education
Three (3) years of related professional experience, including financial and organizational management, and professional writing and editing
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software required
Nonprofit, environmental, or fundraising experience desirable
Basic proficiency with database management tools, Quickbooks, Salesforce, website/social media content management tools, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Premiere a plus
Demonstrated progressively advancing responsibilities within professional experience is a plus
An independent initiative, and strong ability to multi-task preferred
Strong oral and written communication skills required
Prior experience with proposal development and grant writing highly desirable
Willingness to take on diverse tasks in a small organization required
Prior experience in a supervisory role desirable
A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift up-to 45 pounds required
A flexible schedule, including local travel and some evening and weekend work, is required.
The Operations Manager is supervised by FODC’s Executive Director.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience
Please send a resume, detailed cover letter describing your experience and qualification, and three professional references to email@example.com with “Operations Manager Application” in the subject line.