Operations Manager

The mission of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) is to combat poverty,
racism, and antisemitism in partnership with Chicago's diverse communities.
Inspired by core Jewish values, JCUA organizes a Jewish constituency to
collaborate with communities directly impacted by poverty and racism toward
realizing a shared vision of justice. In the context of JCUA’s ongoing work to build
bridges and deepen connections with communities across the city, their work calls
for three main areas of priority impact: 1) Issue-based campaigns and community
organizing, 2) Youth leadership and engagement, and 3) Community investment.
To achieve its mission, JCUA develops and mobilizes a base of individuals from the
Jewish community who become engaged as leaders, donors, and participants in
campaigns, initiatives, and programs.

JCUA seeks an experienced Operations Manager who will oversee business
operations for the organization. The Operations Manager will report to and
collaborate closely with the Executive Director and ensure effective and efficient
business processes and practices, including financial, human resources, and staff
support. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is detail-oriented and
excited by the opportunity for growth in a fast-paced, team-centered
environment, working as part of a strong team of leaders. The Operations
Manager will have exceptional organizational skills with notable experience
developing and managing budgets, overseeing general HR practices, and
developing, implementing, and improving organizational processes and systems.
JCUA looks forward to welcoming a collaborative and supportive team member
into the JCUA family.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage day-to-day financials, providing support to the bookkeeper/accountant
• Facilitate the creation of accurate and timely monthly reports for organizational
management, foundation reporting, and board oversight
• Develop annual and program budgets in coordination with the Executive
Director and key staff for approval by the finance committee and board
• Create efficient processes for establishing and tracking organizational metrics
• Responsible for timely execution of end-of-year audit and tax filings
• Manage the schedule, logistics, and materials for board meetings and retreats
• Maintain record of board service, participation, term limits, and board rotations
to support board development and engagement
• Serve as general support to senior staff on all organizational partnerships
• Ensure effective HR processes and practices are in place, including onboarding,
staff orientation, employee evaluation, compensation and benefits, and
professional development opportunities
• Oversee the updating of personnel policies to meet legal/organizational needs
• Maintain and streamline processes and materials to facilitate requisitions,
reimbursements, and recordkeeping
• Oversee timely and accurate payroll in collaboration with the bookkeeper
• Partner with the Executive Director and key staff to manage program logistics

Qualifications & Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• 4+ years in business, operations, and
people management
• Passion for the JCUA mission and the
ability to promote and communicate
mission impact to stakeholders
• Understanding and commitment to
social justice
• Excellent written and verbal
communication skills
• Skilled in financial management
• Demonstrated experience in
developing, implementing, and
improving organizational processes
• Experience and comfort working with
high-level board members and donors
• Knowledge of, and interest in, work
within the Chicago-area Jewish
• Goal oriented and data driven with
strong follow through
• Comfort working both independently
and as part of a collaborative team
• Proficiency working with business
• Keen interest in the operational side of
nonprofit management

JCUA believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength and recognizes and values the intersecting identities that staff members bring to the organization. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send resum***********************

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Job Location
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
4700 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , Illinois 60640


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