Director of Operations

National City, California
Oct 25, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level


Director of Operations


Environmental Health Coalition is a San Diego/Tijuana non-profit social and environmental justice organization dedicated to empowering people, organizing communities and achieving justice for low-income communities of color.  We are an effective, results-oriented organization with a passion for social change.  We have been making a difference in the lives of the individuals, families, and communities we serve for over 35 years.  The Director of Operations must share a commitment to environmental and social justice and to social change. The Director of Operations and is responsible is to provide strategic leadership in areas that are of vital importance to the organization including human resources, office management, information technology, and staff sustainability.

The Director of Operations provides strong leadership, macro-level conceptual and strategic thinking, and the ability to perform and oversee detailed administrative functions. The successful candidate must have a team-based perspective, a strong sense of fundamental fairness, demonstrated respect for staff and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Primary Responsibilities:

Office Management

  • Organization and maintenance of office systems
  • Physical office and lease management
  • Logistics and planning for large-scale agency events or multi-agency collaborative endeavors  

Human Resources Management

  • Ensures full compliance with federal, state, local laws and/or regulations
  • Manages employee benefits package and performs periodic review of employee benefits package
  • Manages 401K program
  • Liaison with health benefits brokers and providers, 401K administrator
  • Manages staff development program and Healthy EHC team
  • Implements all recruitment, hiring and onboarding processes to attract and retain excellent staff, volunteers and interns
  • Reviews and updates personnel policies and practices

IT/Data Base Management

  • Supervises and manages IT services for organization including contracts
  • Supervises and manages Data Base systems including contracts Provides proactive, strategic forecasting in order to ensure continuous and ongoing improvement to office technological capabilities; keeping abreast of and implementing new and innovative methods and systems.

Organizational Governance

  • Monitor, manage and evaluate organizational insurance policies
  • Manage corporate records
  • Develop and manage contracts with outside providers
  • Serve as administrative liaison with organizations for which EHC serves as the fiscal agent
  • Develops and maintains operations policies and practices

Part of the Team

  • Maintain an esprit de corps among EHC staff, and an Open Door policy for EHC staff
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality surrounding staff HR or managerial information
  • Demonstrate an ongoing affinity with social justice organizations, non-profit environments, environmental justice and related interests and the staff who have chosen to do this work

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • At least 5 years of directly-related management experience
  • A demonstrated track-record of success and expertise in Human Resources management, to include at least 3 years as an HR supervisor or manager A demonstrated track record of expertise and at least 3 years’ experience in data systems and IT
  • Experience leading and participating on teams with shared responsibility for decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, and maintain attention to detail
  • Proficient with relevant computer programs including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and CiviCRM
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be culturally competent in all respects
  • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources, Sociology or related field or Master’s degree in a related field of study
  • Familiarity with electronic payroll and/or HRIS systems
  • Financial management experience
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish

Salary Range:  $62,599 – 85,900, commensurate with experience

Benefits Include: health, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan, vacation and wellness leave

Target Start Date:  January 2, 2018

Applications: Submit cover letter and resume to Environmental Health Coalition,  Subject line should read:  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS followed by your name