Senior Operations Officer

Remote Posted 13 days ago
PowerToFly approved because…

They will respond quickly to your application if you're the right match... and...our very own cofounder, Milena Berry, was the CTO of Avaaz for seven years (lucky them!). Milena worked remotely for Avaaz (everyone at the company does) and managed to have three children all while running their tech team from where she was most productive.

Part of why we could launch PowerToFly was because Avaaz set up the inclusive workplace that allowed Milena to remain and grow while balancing the demands of motherhood. Milena now has a fourth child (Timo!) but he was born on PowerToFly time, so that's a different story... :)

All in all, Avaaz is a great example of a company that fully embraces work-from-home and remote roles that they fill with people from across the globe. They've grown their membership in the tens of millions thanks to their truly diverse team made up of some PowerToFly members!

Avaaz is winning major victories to bring about a better world and this role on the Operations team is crucial to powering that success. Avaaz’s Senior Operations Officers play a key role in helping lead the Operations Department, which supports all aspects of Avaaz’s global activities.

You will focus on leading Avaaz’s finance and HR departments, and you will also engage with other legal and administrative functions of Avaaz as needed. This position calls for an Operations generalist with killer attention to detail, enthusiasm for maintaining accurate and healthy financial systems, and an ability to engage with both the minute and broad aspects of nonprofit management.

You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and work with the whole Operations Team, which also includes Senior Operations Officers, Operations Officers, Operations Associates, Executive and Personal Assistants, and an outside team of financial controllers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring budgets, financial reporting, expense tracking, and invoice approval.
  • New hire orientation and individual HR outputs – sick days, vacation time, salary advances, and staff contracts.
  • Monitoring consultant/short-term contracts and renewals.
  • Administrative staff recruitment, tasking, management.
  • Maintaining legal, tax, and other regulatory compliance.
  • Managing relationships with external vendors and partners.
  • Leadership in planning and visioning for the nimble growth of key infrastructural systems of the organization.
  • Providing logistical support to the organisation as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

This is a demanding role that requires remarkable talent in a wide range of areas. The main skills you will display are:

  • Strong finance and/ or accounting experience (Quickbooks preferred).
  • Good strategic, creative, and innovative thinking.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment, and social change.
  • High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Strong project and staff management skills.
  • Experience with business operations, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and requirements.
  • Strong strategic, creative, and innovative thinking.

Fluency in English is a requirement. Additional languages are an asset.


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