Overview: Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is growing! If you’re motivated by making impactful nonprofits work even better, and combining your passion for solving the climate crisis with your skills in nonprofit management, then this could be the job for you. This new position at CCAN is crafted to ensure CCAN staff are well supported by focusing on team wellness and cohesion and that CCAN is applying best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across the entire organization – from recruitment and hiring to staff development, to day to day operations. The Director of Staff Support and Operations will also manage the internal operations of CCAN, including working with our Human Resources consultant to ensure HR needs are met, maintaining CCAN’s benefits programs, insurance policies, and online security and communications systems, among other operations. 

Who we are: For the last 20 years, CCAN has been dedicated to building a powerful movement for bold and equitable climate solutions in the Chesapeake region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. We are committed to taking on big fights and pushing the envelope of what’s “politically possible,” using every tool inside and outside of the box – from organizing and lobbying to the law and direct action. Take a look at our Victories page on our website for our long list of successful campaigns. We work with volunteers, coalitions, and allies to push for an economy powered by clean energy and to stop fossil fuel development in its tracks.

Who you are: The successful candidate will be someone who has supported other organizations in both the nitty-gritty details of internal operations and the equally important operations of supporting a team by centering equity, wellness, cohesion, and retention. We’re looking for someone who is motivated to support and create strong and efficient systems, who is not daunted by details and deadlines, and who loves working with people.

What you’ll do:

Building and Supporting CCAN’s Team 

  • You will directly manage CCAN’s recruitment and hiring processes with an emphasis on practices and approaches that limit unconscious bias and result in diverse applicant pools
  • Alongside CCAN’s HR consultant and relevant staff, you will refine, update, and manage CCAN’s onboarding process, ensuring new staff are welcomed, set up for success, and connected with the appropriate staff for trainings and overviews
  • Work with staff at all levels in setting Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging goals and to support senior leadership in ensuring that we are applying best practices across the board.
  • Manage, schedule, and plan various staff-wide meetings and trainings

Managing the Systems and Programs that Support the Team

  • Manage the administration of CCAN’s benefits programs, payroll, insurance policies, charitable registrations, leases, etc.
  • Administer and maintain CCAN’s Google Suite, online security programs, and intranet, among other internal communication systems, ensuring staff are well trained and using these systems efficiently 

Qualifications and desired skills

  • 6+ years’ experience managing nonprofit operations 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; must be a self starter
  • Ability to work with diverse staff with sense of humor and flexibility
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative, with confidence to problem-solve 
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender, economic, and racial justice for all
  • Experience managing up, down, and laterally
  • Experience learning and implementing new technologies for an office environment
  • Preferred: Experience managing a wide range of IT systems 
  • Preferred: Experience with managing HR for 20+ employees

Salary and Location:

Salary is commensurate with experience with a range of $70-85k. We provide a generous benefits package including health care, dental coverage, a 401(k) and four weeks of paid vacation.

This position is based in CCAN’s Takoma Park, MD office, which borders Washington, D.C. and is a short walk from the Takoma metro station. Candidate needs to be willing and able to relocate to the DC metro area. However, all CCAN staff are currently working from home due to the pandemic.

How to Apply:

Please fill out this Google form application, where we will ask that you answer a few short questions and submit a resume. We will be accepting applications until September 6, 2021. 

CCAN is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We value bringing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on staff because it makes us smarter and more effective at what we do and, ultimately, we want our staff and supporters to reflect the communities we organize. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this position.

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