Manager of Operations, US - Tenders Global

Manager of Operations, US

Taproot Earth

tendersglobal.net

Company Overview: Taproot Earth is a new international organization galvanizing frontline solutions to address our climate reality. We are dedicating the next seven years to the ambitious goal of slowing climate change and delivering for the planet. We envision a world where we all can live, rest, and thrive in the places we love.

Job Responsibilities and Role Description:

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Manager of US Operations to lead and oversee our organizational activities within the United States. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff, the Manager of US Operations will play a pivotal role in driving the execution of our mission and ensuring the seamless coordination of various functional areas. This is a full-time remote position, ideally based in the Gulf South region of the USA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Operational Leadership: Lead and manage day-to-day operational activities, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic objectives.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various teams, including Marketing, Programs, Communications, and Finance, to facilitate smooth communication and execution of projects.
  • Frontline Communities: Oversee the planning, implementation, impact evaluation, and reporting of TE initiatives aimed at advancing our U.S. Frontline community initiatives.
  • Strategic Planning: Work with the Chief of Staff to develop, refine, and facilitate the organization’s strategic planning process and plan, helping to identify growth opportunities and potential areas of impact. Support the development of a Strategic plan, operations plan, and functional work plan.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, partners, and collaborators to enhance Taproot Earth’s visibility and influence.
  • Budget Oversight: Work closely with the Finance team to manage budgets, monitor financial performance, and ensure responsible resource allocation for operational activities.
  • Performance Metrics: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of operations and drive continuous improvement.
  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to a remote team of individuals working across different functions and locations.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and reporting requirements related to the organization’s activities in the US.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operations management, preferably in a mission-driven organization, the environmental sector and serving BIPOC communities.
  • Strong understanding of environmental sustainability, regenerative practices, and related challenges.
  • Proven track record of effectively leading cross-functional, culturally diverse teams and managing remote team members.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Experience in program management, budget oversight, and performance measurement.
  • Familiarity with compliance and reporting requirements for non-profit organizations.

Preferred Qualities:

  • Passion for environmental sustainability and a deep commitment to the organization’s mission.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to adapt to a dynamic and evolving environment.
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to leadership.
  • Innovative thinker with a willingness to explore new approaches and solutions.
  • Robust and mission, values aligned race and gender analysis that is applied to creating internally and externally focused operations support including policies, practices, and systems practices.

Skills and Attributes:  Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Experience working with and identifying how our internal operations support the needs of communities.
  • Experience in coordinating strategic actions to advance community-based and driven solutions.
  • Experience in deep listening and processing information across internal functions in clear and tangible ways.
  • Knowledge of database management, surveying, and data analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in collective decision-making processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges and opportunities in a time and budget-sensitive manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability of coordination skills across multiple identities, geographies, and world views.
  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically, and translate across cultures and geographies while incorporating local realities;
  • Demonstrates ability to create short to long-term work planning processes and performance metrics;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).
  • Demonstrated ability in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay on task and focus on emergent strategy.
  • Familiarity with the movement landscape across the Golf South communities and politics are a big plus.
  • Fluent communication and language skills in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish is preferred.

Salary Range and Employment Terms

USD $77,250 – USD $87,550 / year

Full-time, hybrid position based on a 1 year renewable employment contract – based on performance.

Benefits

Benefits are available on our website at https://taproot.earth/careers/ .

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish highly desirable

Location

HYBRID

Work must be performed in Louisiana, US

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