Job Title: Operations and Technology Manager
Position Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt
Work Location: Washington, D.C.
Posting Date: 7/21/21
Free Press is working to create a world where people have the information and opportunities they need to tell their own stories, hold leaders accountable, and participate in our democracy.
The operations and technology manager ensures our organizations and staff have the knowledge, tools and equipment to safely and efficiently conduct their work. They foster and maintain a culture of digital and physical security awareness, with a focus on personnel, information, work locations, and events. The operations and technology manager wears many hats, loves all things technology, and thrives on helping people solve problems. They are adept in supporting staff with diverse communication and work styles and differing degrees of comfort and skill using a wide range of technology. They find joy in anchoring a high volume of routine work while planning and implementing several special projects each year.
The operations and technology manager reports to an executive team member and leverages their technology, operations and security expertise in conjunction with the other operations team member. This position regularly liaises with staff across the organization as well as retained consultants, vendors and service providers. This job requires flexibility in work schedule, generally aligning to U.S. East Coast hours and also supporting staff across all U.S. time zones. This position requires evening and weekend work during peak campaign cycles or in the lead up to special events. Regular local, regional and national domestic travel is required, including to events or meetings hosted by others is expected once the pandemic is under control.
Free Press is composed of two separate organizations, Free Press and Free Press Action Fund. Both entities share the same overall mission and employees will have time assigned to one or both entities. This job description refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “Free Press.”
Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
Build Individual, Team and Org-Wide Knowledge:
Personnel On-boarding and Off-boarding:
Equipment & Furnishings:
DC Office Management:
Advancing Race Equity:
Clearly and consistently articulate an understanding of racial equity and structural racism and the centrality of this analysis to the work Free Press does and how we operate. Integrate that knowledge into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities and decisions on race, class, gender and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects.
Other Duties of Similar Complexity:
This position is part of a small operations team that provides critical infrastructure and staff support to 35 people working in one primary office in Washington, DC and in dozens of home office locations across the United States. Each member of the operations team provides backup and support to others on the team for critical office management, finance, IT and other administrative functions throughout each year.
Desired Skills and Attributes:
Free Press is committed to offering competitive pay and generous benefits, including group medical, dental and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts and paid family leave. Annual paid time off is a total of nine weeks, including vacation, health-care leave and holidays.
We provide a home office and cell phone stipend, a computer and other needed equipment and furniture as applicable.
This position is categorized as a tier two position, in the context of five possible functional classifications at Free Press, ranging from coordinator (tier one) to executive (tier five).
The starting salary at Free Press for an operations and technology manager who meets the above qualifications is in the $65K-$70K range. Starting salary is based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. To counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, we use a nonnegotiable starting salary system, while benchmarking our pay to highly competitive markets in the nonprofit sector.
How to apply:
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Free Press Is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value excellence and diversity in our workforce. People of color, women, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, gender-nonconforming and formerly incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know groups subjected to systemic oppression– including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities who are marginalized.
We provide reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an accommodation.
This position was posted on July 21, 2021. We encourage early applications and will begin our screening process on August 16, 2021. This search will remain open until the position is filled. The ideal candidate will be available to begin work in September/October 2021.
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