Director of Operations

Good Energy Collective
🌎 Location
💵 Salary

$110,000 - $150,000

🗓️ Posted

April 1, 2024

US Hours

Job Description

Good Energy Collective is looking for an experienced Director of Operations. Good Energy is a nonprofit research organization working to develop just and equitable clean energy.

The Director of Operations will oversee the day-to-day activities, manage resources efficiently, and implement strategies to enhance organizational effectiveness. This role requires a proactive individual with strong leadership skills, a passion for environmental justice, and a commitment to our mission. This position will be full-time and fully remote, with the ability to work from anywhere compatible with U.S. working hours.

The ideal candidate has 6+ years of experience supervising staff and operations and working strategically with a leadership team, preferably in a nonprofit or academic context. They should be a self-starter, proactive in improving organizational infrastructure, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and be adaptable to navigating evolving challenges for Good Energy. A proven commitment to racial and gender equity is crucial. If you are excited about the opportunity to build a supportive and empowering nonprofit working on critical issues in climate and environmental justice, then you will be an excellent fit for our team.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage day-to-day operations and develop structures to streamline processes
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures that will support and empower a growing and diverse team of researchers and thought leaders
  • Oversee budgeting, financial planning, and expense tracking to ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability
  • Monitor and evaluate operational performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective measures as necessary

Organizational Operations

  • Oversee our payroll and HR platform, JustWorks, including payroll, benefits selection, and handbook development
  • Be responsible for the effective administration of Good Energy’s day-to-day operations
  • Coordinate staff calendars, schedule all staff meetings, and prepare agendas

Financial Oversight

  • In partnership with our accounting firm, help track and visualize spending and successful operations and track against the annual budget
  • Schedule and coordinate regular meetings with philanthropic donors and plan timelines for annual reporting and grant renewal applications. Prepare financial reports for grant reporting
  • Track small and individual donors and work with the communications team to develop ongoing engagement plans
  • Manage and ensure compliance requirements are met regularly, including coordinating requirements for the annual audit

Oversee Staffing and Team Performance

  • Develop and implement staffing plans that will enable Good Energy to meet future goals successfully
  • Ensure accountability across the team in setting and meeting benchmarks and deadlines
  • Manage performance review and accountability systems across the organization, focusing on empowering staff to develop and meet their career goals
  • Manage professional development and learning across the organization, including identifying and filling skills training and professional development


Candidates should have a desire to build operational infrastructure to help our organization grow sustainably and implement our strategic vision. Candidates should be highly organized, creative problem-solvers, and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and across the broader industry.

To that end, we seek a candidate with:

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience with a clear track record in strategic planning, managing teams and programs, and HR systems
  • Experience with financial oversight and management of operations, especially for nonprofits or research institutions
  • High emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills, with a focus on fostering inclusion and belonging across a diverse staff
  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission and a passion for racial, environmental, economic, and social justice
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (our language of operation)

Salary & Benefits

The salary range is $110,000-$150,000, depending on experience. We trust our employees to know what they need to thrive, so we offer generous benefits to support their overall well-being:

  • Fully employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and 80% coverage for dependents.
  • Optional HSA, FSA, and dependent-care FSA
  • Take-what-you-need unlimited vacation and sick leave
  • 401(k) with a 3% employer contribution
  • Coverage of co-working space, if desired, and budget for computer and other home-office equipment.
  • Access to funding for ongoing professional development


Remote (US Hours)

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and one writing sample using the online form below. The writing sample can be any length. We prefer examples where you are the sole author writing for a broad, non-technical audience.

The cover letter should explain what personal or work experiences would make you a good fit for this role and how you could contribute to Good Energy’s mission.

Good Energy Collective

Director of Operations

$110,000 - $150,000


US Hours





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