ACRE
Action Center on Race and the Economy

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Operations Associate

DESCRIPTION

The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) drives campaigns that seek to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite responsible for pillaging communities of color and working class communities and harming our environment. Through partnerships with organizations involved in local racial, economic, environmental and educational justice campaigns, we provide strategic campaign coordination and campaign infrastructure with an explicit racial justice analysis. The Operations Associate will report to the Co-Directors and will work closely with other ACRE staff and with partner organizations. The Operations Associate will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the staff (paying bills, collecting receipts, tracking time, booking meeting space, managing organizational calendars)
  • Coordinate financial management, including compliance, budgets, financial reporting and accounting
  • Lead benefits administration and basic human resource management
  • Assist with annual audit processes
  • Coordinate staff travel
  • Help maintain organizational technological infrastructure including email and website
  • Help coordinate hiring and job postings
  • Other operations and administrative tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to ACRE’s work and a passion for ACRE’s vision and mission
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with budgets
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision
  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic database skills
  • A good sense of humor

LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Compensation will commensurate with experience. Position includes excellent benefits. The Operation Associate position will be based in Chicago.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@acrecampaigns.org. PLEASE SAY "OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE" IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.

BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package