Operations Associate

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 searching for a brilliant, talented individual to support our team - someone who is an effective multi-tasker, ready to tackle new and difficult tasks in an extremely fast-paced environment. A big picture thinker who is unafraid of taking initiative, while also able to maintain a sharp eye for detail.

The ideal candidate will need to be a logistics guru, while also able to understand the ins and outs of our campaigns, legal, tech, and media teams. Our operations team members take on exciting projects within the larger organisation, such as planning team retreats and organising logistics for media stunts and campaign deliveries. This is a challenging and exciting position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organisations in the world today. It offers a unique platform from which to develop and pursue large-scale social change efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Support our Campaigns teams by organising priorities, and keeping them on task through each day
  • Providing administrative and personal assistance
  • Organise schedules, meetings, travel and logistics
  • Facilitating quick and easy communication within the team
  • Designing and implementing systems to improve efficiency and accountability within the campaigns team and particularly as relates to the Operations team.
  • Conducting research, fact-checking, proofreading and preparing documents as requested
  • Managing campaign budgets and coordinating with the Operations team to ensure legal and policy compliance
  • Ensuring timely invoicing, expense, and credit card reporting for senior staff (and other team members as time permits)
  • Other admin and organizational tasks as part of the Operations team, including helping to plan bi-annual team retreats

Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills. Google mail and docs management experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, conscientious, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and requirements in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement, other languages are an asset.
  • Budget management experience.

Location

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone, and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organizations when preferred.

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