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Operations Manager

Groundswell is a non-profit society delivering accessible, alternative business education to people who want to make meaningful contributions to society.  We are building a tight knit community of social entrepreneurs and allies to give people the opportunity to live, work, and thrive in this city.

Our community is growing, and Groundswell has a big vision for the city and beyond: we are looking for someone who will join our core team to organize, systemize, build, and maintain systems to allow Groundswell to scale its operations efficiently and work intelligently and collaboratively towards our vision of growing a resilient social economy ecosystem.

You are a tech tool whiz and are very organized, but can respond with flexibility and agility to the uncertainty of an innovative start-up environment.

You will:

  • Build a communications and directory systems for alumni, members, and partners using CRM system (Podio).

  • Maintain good internal communication systems: between staff, between program participants, and between staff and program participants (email, listserve, Slack)

  • Develop and manage Groundswell’s annual calendar and schedule of events.

  • Set weekly staff meeting agenda, facilitate weekly meetings, and maintain ongoing list of deliverables for the team (using project management software).

  • Manage and coordinate the Groundswell Marketplace schedule, budget, partnerships and vendors.

  • Care for our school space: help keep it neat and tidy, address any outstanding issues with supplies, services or repairs or escalate to the appropriate person.

  • Assist with event and special project coordination and budgeting.

  • Governance: in cooperation with directors, assist with board communications, CRA administrative support, payroll remittance, insurance renewal and other administrative duties as they arise.

  • Bookkeeping & Administration: coordinating and collecting payment from students and members; in cooperation with directors and accountant, review monthly bookkeeping and financial statements; provide administrative support for staff where necessary.

Attributes and skills:

  •  You are highly organized and detail oriented

  • Thrive on designing and coordinating systems and structures for effective operations

  • Are well versed in technology tools and platforms for organization and collaboration

  • Prioritize effectively in a high paced environment

  • Have coordinator level experience in a dynamic environment

  • Have experience with basic financial management

  • Competency with project management practices and tool

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal people, women, LGBTQ-identified people, people of colour, and people with disabilities. 

This is a permanent full time position (32 h/week) with a 2 month, half-time probation period.  Start date is late November/early December. Salary is commensurate with experience, but we are able to hire in the range of $44-48k per annum.

Post closing date: Sunday, November 19

Apply with statement of interest and CV to hello@groundswellcommunity.ca with Operations Manager in the subject line.