$150,000 - $190,000
October 25, 2023
Liberation Ventures (LV) is building the power to win federal, comprehensive reparations for Black Americans. LV is a field catalyst and intermediary, and exists to support the incredible field of people and organizations across the country building momentum toward that north star. LV is guided by five organizational beliefs.
LV’s three pillars of work include:
Liberation Ventures is laying the groundwork to secure racial repair, at scale, in our lifetime. LV is building a multiracial democracy that works for all of us – and realizing a dream in our name, where reparations for Black people unlock true belonging for us all. To find out more about LV’s work, visit Liberation Ventures’ website.
About the Opportunity
Working closely with the Co-Founder & CEO, the LV team, and external consultants, LV is seeking its first-ever Vice President of Operations. In this inaugural role, the VPO will be responsible for building operational infrastructure from the inside out – including spearheading the transition of the organization into an independent 501c3 and leading critical Human Resources functions.
This role is designed for a seasoned leader with experience in Human Resources, IT, Finance, Legal, Accounting and Contract management, who is capable of rolling up their sleeves while also holding the big picture. They have a proven track record of developing and implementing operational systems while also leading operations in small to mid-sized organizations. This candidate should be well-prepared to identify and address problems as they emerge. Exceptional candidates will possess strong communication skills, enabling them to effectively convey complex information to various audiences. Moreover, they should be enthusiastic about collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders, serving as a valuable partner in all of LV's endeavors.
The VPO will report directly to the Co-founder & CEO and will directly manage relationships with external partners, including consultants and contractors to support HR, IT, Finance and Accounting processes.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Mission and Values Alignment: Contribute to an entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment with a desire to build operational infrastructure that operates in the liminal space between the present and the future (see Liberation Ventures organizational belief #3), is aligned with the organization’s mission and values, and promotes equity, accountability, wellbeing, and repair.
Planning and Implementation: Plan and implement LV’s transition to independent 501c3 status. Oversee development of short- and long-term financial, HR, IT and Accounting strategies in collaboration with team members and external consultants at all levels, including designing, building infrastructure, conducting analyses, communicating forecasts, and presentations to inform and drive decisions by staff and leadership. Ensure legal compliance with the evolution of LV, as well as internal controls and financial procedures.
Accountable and Compassionate Management: Experience managing a team (internal and contractors) infused with collaboration, growth, and equity.
Salary & Benefits
PolicyLink offers competitive salaries based on the experience and skills of employees. The starting salary range for the position is $150,000 - $190,000, dependent on experience. PolicyLink provides an excellent and comprehensive benefits package that includes unlimited vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401k match, ancillary benefits, access to Flexible Spending Accounts, commuter expenses, and generous leave benefits.
For this position, Liberation Ventures also provides a professional development stipend, coaching stipend, and annual healing bonus.
Liberation Ventures intends to spin out of PolicyLink within the next few years to become its own independent 501c3. At this time we will create our own benefits package, and plan to add a sabbatical policy, reimbursement for identity affirming medical care (e.g., fertility treatment), and more.
This position is open to people in any location in the US. Liberation Ventures has a flexible, remote working environment. The Liberation Ventures team has quarterly in-person retreats, usually in New York City. This position requires some travel; approximately 1-2 trips per quarter.
PolicyLink strongly values equity and believes in a just and fair society where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We work towards a more inclusive world and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. PolicyLink is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.
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