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Director of Operations

Position Purpose

This position is part of the DC Bar Foundation’s Senior Leadership Team with the primary areas of focus being team development, strategic engagement, and fiscal management.


The following list of duties is not exhaustive. The Foundation may also outline additional duties and responsibilities that are not included in this job description.

Team Development

  • Establish, grow, and nurture a work culture that values critical and strategic thinking, accountability, resourcefulness, constructive feedback, engagement, empowerment and inclusion

  • Lead the Foundation’s internal focus on race, equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure a feeling of belonging and safety among all staff

  • In partnership with HR, manage staff recruitment, performance management, training, and development

  • Manage interns and temporary employees

Governance & Strategic Engagement

  • Collaborate with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to set the strategic direction for the Foundation and then establish and develop clear annual and quarterly priorities

  • Manage all aspects of Audit, Finance, and IOLTA Committees as outlined in each committee charter, including agendas, materials, and follow up items

  • Oversee management of BoardEffect (the Foundation’s board engagement portal), ensuring content is current and consistent across the organization

Fiscal & Office Management

  • Oversee the annual budgeting and audit processes

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and assess sound and compliant financial management practices

  • Oversee day-to-day operations that support the Foundation’s mission and strategic framework, including, but not limited to, business registration needs, accounts receivable and accounts payable

  • Operate as the primary administrator and point of contact for IOLTA database management and bank approval process

  • Manage Information Technology needs for the office

  • Work alongside other Foundation departments to ensure smooth operations

  • Lead administration of Asana, the Foundation’s project management software, and maintain ownership of the platform

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field

  • Ten years’ experience managing operations in a nonprofit environment

  • Proven ability to plan and manage operational process for maximum efficiency and productivity

  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and control; planning and implementing new programs and services; computer systems; and management best practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to coordinate activities of all resources throughout each phase of the project cycle

  • Enthusiasm for organizational change and patience during change processes as part of the Foundation’s commitment to ongoing evolution and improvement

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy required to independently produce high quality deliverables

  • Strong computer skills, with a passion for technology and the ability to quickly master new systems

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan, coordinate, and manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and competing priorities

  • Sound professional judgement and demonstrated professional maturity

  • Demonstrated commitment to creating and sustaining a positive work environment

Work Environment

This is a professional role based in Washington, DC and will require work to be performed remotely and/or within the office space. The position involves frequent use of computers, phones and virtual meeting platforms. The role may require periodic work outside of normal business hours, as well as occasional local travel.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to safely and successfully perform the essential functions of this job consistent with federal, state, and local standards, including meeting productivity standards. Persons with mental and physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.

The DC Bar Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter detailing how their qualifications align with the Director of Operations opportunity at DCBF.


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