Position: Operations & Finance Director
Organization: The Leap
Location: flexible / remote from any time zone in Canada
Hours: Full-Time | Posted January 2020
About The Leap
The Leap is dedicated to advancing a radically hopeful vision for how we can address climate change by creating a more just world, while building movement power and popular support to make it a reality. The Leap was founded by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in 2016 to advance the principles of The Leap Manifesto, a collaborative document now considered a predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. Since 2018, we’ve worked to push the development and implementation of the Green New Deal in the U.S., Canada and around the world through communications work, convening and collaborations with allies.
We are hiring a full-time Operations & Finance Director to support The Leap’s work across our international team. This crucial senior role is responsible for implementing and evolving the backbone structures of The Leap’s work and the heart of our culture. They will report to the Executive Director and work closely with colleagues and partners across our U.S. and Canadian organization.
About the Job
The Operations & Finance Director will lead and shape The Leap’s day-to-day processes in operations, finance and team culture. This role reports to The Leap’s Executive Director and is a key senior member of our seven-person, international team. The successful candidate will combine extensive work experience in finance and administration, with a passion for strengthening team culture and practices by balancing social justice principles with legal responsibilities.
The Operations & Finance Director implements and advances the backbone processes, structures and culture of an evolving cross-border organization. Our three year-old organization has a strong baseline of structures in operations, finance, H.R. and team culture that can be maintained or improved upon. We strive to embody the culture of care and justice we’re fighting for in the world through policies like a four-day workweek, solidarity support for movement allies, participatory budgeting and agile collaborative practices. If you have a deep passion and knowledge for how good structure, process and culture can create revolutionary outcomes, this is the job for you.
The Operations & Finance Director’s core responsibilities include:
Management & Strategy
Required Skills & Qualifications (must have)
Desired skills & qualifications (nice to have)
The Leap is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. People from marginalized communities, including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ2, and poor and working class people are strongly encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your statement of interest if you would like to be considered for employment equity.
Why work for The Leap?
Our team combines decades of experience in media-making, research, programming, organizational development, and grassroots activism, along with far-reaching relationships in all of those sectors. We all participate in developing and implementing our organizational strategy, and advancing the caring and collaborative culture we want to see in the world as we work towards our shared goals. Learn more about the team: https://theleap.org/our-team/
Position Type: Full-time with three-month probation period.
Reports to: Executive Director
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $75,000-$80,000 CAD + benefits & device policy.
Location: Remote from any time zone in Canada. We have team members in New York, New Jersey, Toronto, and Edmonton and encourage applicants from other areas. Access to a computer with camera, phone and reliable internet are a must.
To apply, send the following to Executive Director Katie McKenna at email@example.com :
We thank you for your interest in working with The Leap. Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 22 2020 ID: 55745