Operations Associate

Operations Associate

Mighty Earth is accepting applications for an Operations Associate. We’re looking for a talented addition to our team to manage the office, operation systems, and IT while also providing support for our senior leadership, finance, and human resources work. As the Operations Associate, you will work with our operations team and leadership to continue to strengthen our operations systems and infrastructure. You will be a critical part of our mission-driven work to secure a living planet. 

Who We Are:

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. Our goal is to protect half of Earth for nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. We are obsessed with impact. Mighty Earth achieves transformative change by creating a “perfect storm” of campaigns, communications, and practical engagement with decision-makers to rapidly transform entire industries and government policy. 

As the Operations Associate, your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as our IT Administrator, you will manage and troubleshoot the technology systems to maintain computer and software networks. Ensuring all staff have the technology they need and that the organization’s important files and information remain safe and intact. Maintaining an equipment inventory tracking system for equipment replacements, onboarding and offboarding. Offering technical support to staff and troubleshooting computer problems; coordinating closely with our external IT vendor for more complex issues. 
  • Streamlining and organizing Mighty Earth’s digital files and workflow systems, including Sharepoint, One Drive, results management systems, HR software as well as external subscriptions and online communication platforms such as Zoom and Slack.
  • Playing a lead role in our people and culture work, including facilitating onboarding and offboarding processes, handling benefits administration and COBRA, supporting special projects and our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice initiatives.
  • Supporting our finance and compliance team, including assisting with payroll preparation, helping track sick leave, leading state business registrations, workers compensation audits, unemployment/employment verification requests, and coordinating credit card processing and managing reimbursements and software Reviewing contracts and managing the signature process. 
  • Managing our office and remote locations, including: maintaining security systems, overseeing supply orders, managing mail and deliveries, and managing relationships with property management and vendors. Managing the inventory and maintenance of the kitchen, welcoming visitors, and playing a leading role in the return to the office planning.
  • Playing a support role to our CEO and Deputy Director when needed, including: supporting scheduling, interfacing with consultants, coordinating surveys, finance and compliance work, and supporting key correspondence. 
  • Coordinating and executing internal and external events.

What we’re looking for in you:

Required qualifications:

  • You have at least three years of professional work experience, including a background in operations and administrative work;
  • You are organized and detail-oriented and are able to juggle multiple responsibilities and projects;
  • You have strong verbal and written communications skills, can work effectively with senior staff in a professional, positive, and can-do manner;
  • You are a problem solver, proactive, and self-directed. You are flexible, are comfortable working independently, and taking on new challenges with minimal supervision;
  • You work with integrity, discretion, and respect for confidentiality and privacy;
  • You have a commitment to working for a better and more just world;
  • You have experience with and a commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds and the LGBTQ+ community;
  • You can get up to speed quickly on new programs and technology as needed. We use Microsoft Office 365, Expensify, Harvest, Basecamp, and QuickBooks, among others;
  • You have strong time-management skills and can meet deadlines.

Preferred qualifications:

  • You have experience working in a mission-driven setting;
  • You have experience working with remote employees outside the U.S;
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree.

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more. 

Details: This is a full-time position based in our Washington, D.C. office. During the pandemic, our D.C. based staff have the choice of working from home but have access to the office. The safety of our team is a top priority and we will resume working from our office, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so. You will report to our Deputy Director and work closely with our CEO and our leadership team.

Compensation and benefits: The salary range for this position is $56K to $75K, depending on experience. We have a generous benefits package, including group health insurance, dental benefits, unlimited vacation time, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan. We offer a supportive and collaborative work setting with full-time working hours (and flexibility as needed for working parents and other personal demands), a beautiful new office space, and a talented, driven, passionate, and fun team working alongside you.

Interview process: Our interview process involves a phone interview, two video interviews, a candidate exercise, and reference calls for candidates advancing in our process. We have adjusted our interview process and are holding video interviews in place of in-person interviews during the coronavirus pandemic.

To apply: Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter which demonstrates your writing abilities and let us know how you learned of the job. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the job will remain posted on our website until it is filled. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Aliya at [email protected].

More on Mighty Earth:

We have played a leading role in driving the transformation of major industries and government policy to stop destruction of tropical rainforests, transform agriculture, and drive multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. Through our campaigns, we seek to make significant progress to support impacted people around the world, especially Indigenous communities, communities of color and low-income communities, including by fighting child labor and modern slavery. 

Learn more about Mighty Earth and its vision here: Fomenting a “Perfect Storm” to push companies to change (mongabay.com)

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter which demonstrates your writing abilities and let us know how you learned of the job. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the job will remain posted on our website until it is filled.