Director of Operations - Youth Leadership Organization

The Resilience Advocacy Project is a youth leadership and social justice organization based in NYC that empowers low-income youth to become leaders in the fight to end poverty. We are seeking a highly motivated, organized individual with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve as the internal leader of RAP’s operations.

The Director of Operations will serve as strategic thinking partner to Executive Director; strengthen and manage our existing operational infrastructure, including finance, resource development, and communications; and ensure that Executive Director has full information and support necessary to be public spokesperson and thought leader around RAP’s mission. The position offers exciting and meaningful opportunities to directly shape the strategic and programmatic growth of our organization.

Qualifications include:

  • Passionate and demonstrated commitment to social justice work;
  • At least 3 years professional experience in non-profit operations;
  • Comfort in a small, fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit environment;
  • Proven track record of success in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, donor engagement and management, strategic organizational development/ growth, marketing/ communications, and/or financial management;
  • Outstanding organization skills, verbal & written communication skills, and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to effectively direct and supervise organizational initiatives with many moving parts, including the ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker;
  • Experience with marketing and communications a plus.

In addition: Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word and Excel required); Tech savvy and comfort with donor management, communications management, and Apple applications a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategy, Vision and Leadership: Developing, refining, and managing internal operations systems, in the areas of finance, resource development, and communications; Identifying and cultivating opportunities for organizational growth and innovation; Working with the Leadership Staff to develop the annual operations plan, including the identification of new ideas and organizational growth strategies, and the establishment of organizational and operational objectives and priorities; Leading internal implementation and evaluation of the operations plan;
  • Financial Management: Helping to develop and manage RAP’s annual budget; Managing RAP’s accounting systems, including working with RAP’s Board and Executive Director to maintain a financial dashboard and to provide financial information that enables strategic budgeting;
  • Resource Development: Developing and managing strategies and operations around donor acquisition, cultivation and stewardship; and Expanding RAP’s corporate volunteer program.
  • Communications: Providing leadership around the refinement of RAP’s communication systems, including developing and managing an active communications calendar; managing communications staff, and promoting RAP’s work through regular communication with our network; Identifying strategic communications opportunities; and Building and maintaining media relationships to expand RAP’s reach and promote our brand.

RAP is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Richie-Babbage ( by October 1. The cover letter should describe why you feel you are a fit for this position and include salary history for the past five years. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

new york, New York
The Resilience Advocacy Project
Brooke Richie-Babbage

154 Grand, New York, New York, 10013, United States