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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS JOB DESCRIPTION

The Amara Legal Center is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to providing free
legal services to individuals whose rights have been violated while involved in commercial sex.
To learn more about the Amara Legal Center’s mission and work, please visit www.amaralegal.org.

ROLES OVERVIEW

The successful candidate will lead the execution of day-to-day tasks at the Amara Legal Center.
This will include daily financial management, management of Amara’s existing grants and
contracts, management of operational partnerships and timelines, and serve as the human
resources point person. This position will report directly to the executive director and will be
based in Washington, DC.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in domestic sex trafficking, sex workers’ rights, and/or sexual assault
  • Strong commitment to social justice and public interest
  • Bachelor’s degree or three years of professional managerial experience
  • Interest in building systems and processes to help maximize organizational efficiency
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated success in taking initiative and being flexible
  • Self-driven with the motivation to provide an excellent work ethic

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Human resources certificate or experience
  • Accounting/finance certificate or experience

DUTIES:

Office Management

  • Basic human resources, including: assisting new staff with onboarding, enrolling new employees in payroll and benefits programs such as health insurance and retirement plans
  • Maintain electronic personnel files
  • Management of office resources, vendors, technology, and supplies
  • Monitor organization’s cyber security strength
  • Research new methods to run organization more efficiently
  • Organize staff appreciation events, team activities, and opportunities to practice self-care
  • Provide support to the executive director
  • Compliance with legal and financial reports, certifications, and registration

Programmatic

  • Generate reports in case management system and add client services data to grant reporting databases
  • Request information from partner organizations
  • Assist clients: conduct phone intake calls/interviews, research referral organizations, discuss potential cases with lawyers, and connect clients to resources
  • Attend trainings

Financial

  • Oversee all financial operations in collaboration with bookkeeper and accountant
  • Prepare for and coordinate annual audit and provide requested financial documents
  • Create and manage grant and organizational budgets
  • Review financial statements created by bookkeeper
  • Correspond with grant managers regarding grant performance
  • Prepare reports and invoices for grants and contracts
  • Process and approve invoices and reimbursements

Strategic Development

  • Supervision of communications consultant
  • Support communications consultant in grant application submissions
  • Regularly meet with Amara stakeholders to increase individual giving
  • Provide presentations on Amara’s services and mission to potential donors

ANNUAL SALARY AND BENEFITS

The starting salary for the position is $50,000, and the benefits package includes: 15 days of paid vacation leave, 5 days of paid sick leave, DC holidays, employer provided health and dental insurance, simple IRA retirement plan with up to a 3% employer match, flexible schedule, and an annual professional development budget

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, three references, and your resume to recruiting@amaralegal.org. We will review resumes and schedule interviews on a rolling basis. References will not be contacted until the final phase of the hiring process.

The Amara Legal Center is an equal opportunity employer and each applicant’s qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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