Operations Director



Operations Director

Employment Type:

Full time


Bellevue, WA


85,000 - 95,000

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Job Description:

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We value diversity on our staff.  Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
LifeWire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1982 to help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services including survivor advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, shelter, and housing.  LifeWire is a healthy, fiscally stable organization with a dedicated Board and staff poised to further its mission:  to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.
Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. 
LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly supporting survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed.  We offer opportunity and hope through services that empower survivors, provide safe housing and promote healthy relationships for the next generation.  As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, find peace, and rebuild their lives.  Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory. 
LifeWire is seeking an Operations Director who is a highly-motivated analytical leader with a collaborative spirit and passion for the mission.  LifeWire will be best served by the future Operations Director’s ability to develop and manage operational systems, attract public funding, mobilize various resources for maximum impact and pursue performance improvements to further mission reach. 
As part of the Executive Management Team, the Operations Director will assist with establishing and carrying out long-range goals and strategies for the agency while providing leadership and management associated with operational aspects that promote strong agency performance, including, but not limited to, public funding acquisition and compliance, communications, IT, human resources and general administration.  The successful applicant will possess: experience in nonprofit operational leadership and strategic planning/management, fiscal acumen and strong communication skills with diverse audiences using a variety of methods.  
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following attributes and qualities: 
  • Commitment to the mission and a willingness to gain/maintain a sophisticated understanding of domestic violence.
  • Creative problem solving with strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills.  Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and supported to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Proven record of collaboration and building a strong team culture within an organization.
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources and manage competing priorities.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. 
  • Highly developed writing skills demonstrated by being able to communicate clearly, informatively and persuasively; a record of successful grant writing and ability to vary writing style to match desired outcome.
  • Strong verbal communicatorwith extensive interpersonal and relationship-building skills. 
  • Proven ability to operate with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/ debate ideas.
  • Actions which exhibit the core values of transparency and integrity along with a good sense of humor.
Leadership & Communication:  In partnership with the Executive Team, collaborate to develop annual plans based on the organization’s long-term vision. Provide leadership in support of agency infrastructure. Foster strong relationships with direct reports, co-workers, volunteers, and adjacent agencies and organizations.  Communicate and expand the reach of LifeWire’s mission through consensus and teambuilding. Uphold the values at all times; including when representing the organization in community interactions.  Be transparent and appropriate in all communications.
Operational Management:  Oversee and strengthen organizational systems and infrastructure to improve operations and support the agency.  Manage essential internal functions, processes and procedures including, but not limited to: data analysis, facilities, administration and coordination of professional services for IT and human resources. Ensure systems are in place for consistent outcome evaluation across departments. Monitor data collection; analyze and communicate outcome results and identify/implement improvement strategies. 
Grant Writing and Contract Management:  Evaluate public funding opportunities with Executive Team.  Work with Finance and Services Directors to ensure timely and successful public funding submissions and reporting.  Monitor and address concerns affecting revenue and expenses, performance, and outcomes.  Develop policies and procedures to comply with funding contracts and legal requirements; manage and negotiate agency contracts.  Positively engage funders and effectively inform them about issues that need key funding.  
Staff Development and Supervision:  Provide leadership, staff development and supervision for direct reports.  In partnership with contract Human Resources firm, ensure that LifeWire implements policies and procedures to reflect HR best practices. 
Required Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience in nonprofit leadership
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience 
A summary of qualifications limited to two pages and a cover letter including a personal statement expressing how the mission of LifeWire aligns with your personal and professional goals. 
Please email resume and three professional references to search@loveallprice.com.  Inquiry welcome, please contact Search Leadership via email search@loveallprice.com
$85,000 - $95,000
Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
Short-term disability
PTO and Paid Holidays
2% annual contribution to 401k
Resume deadline:  September 9
Preliminary phone interviews: Week of September 16
Final Interviews anticipated:  October 2 & 4
Position to be filled by:  2nd week of November
LPA | Non profit Search Services
PO Box 18436
Bellevue, WA, United States
Web: www.loveallprice.com

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