Director of Operations and Programs

Fund Texas Choice is hiring our first Director of Operations and Programs. This position will co-lead as one of two Executive Directors alongside our first Director of Development and Communications. A deep commitment to collaboration, creative problem solving, and efficient system building will be critical to the success of this role. These are our first staff leadership positions; they will need to step into intentionally building an organization with a sharp focus on racial, economic, and gender justice, and one that does not build its new foundations at the expense of its values.

Job Title: Director of Operations and Programs (which includes co-executive director responsibilities)

Reports to: Board of Directors 

Status: Full-time salaried and benefits; salary range: 75,000-$85,000

Location: Remote, but must live within Texas

Deadline to apply: August 5, 2020

Fund Texas Choice is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help Texans equitably access abortion through safe, confidential, and comprehensive travel services and practical support. 

Summary 

The Director of Operations and Programs is an executive leadership position, and will co-lead Fund Texas Choice alongside the co-executive Director of Development and Communications. This newly created co-director position will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for leading all organizational initiatives and oversee all service delivery programs. The Director of Operations and Programs will be expected to oversee the daily operations of Fund Texas Choice’s community engagement in both client-facing and community building outreach undertakings. Daily responsibilities include managing our practical support abortion service delivery program, including supervising and supporting the Program Coordinator and Patient Navigator positions. To accomplish this objective, the Director of Operations and Programs will perform the following essential job  functions: 

Direct Service Program Administration & Oversight

  • Oversee budget projections, allocations, and reconciliations to ensure responsible funding procedures are developed and followed for practical support programming.
  • Work closely in leadership collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications to ensure interdependent program budgets and fundraising efforts are aligned and connected.
  • Develop and support client-follow up programs alongside Program Coordinator and/or Patient Navigators to ensure our policies are providing respectful, compassionate experiences to the clients we serve, and that people receiving abortion funding and logistic support are seen and supported as the leaders creating abortion access solutions.
  • Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the organization’s operations and programs.
  • Develops and implements consistent program and cost accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
  • Oversees and reports on the organization’s results for the board of directors.
  • Responsible for signing all documents, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Board Governance

  • Works with the board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
  • Responsible for leading Fund Texas Choice in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Community Outreach, Advocacy, Partnership, and Coalition Work

  • Serve as co-spokesperson and leader of FTC.
  • Plan, coordinate, and attend Fund Texas Choice supporting events with the co-director such as  live (when safe to resume) and virtual  events, including film screenings, conference presentations, house parties, panels and educational opportunities, and other outreach events.
  • Cultivate and steward community partnerships by building and maintaining relationships with cross-movement organizations and individuals, including regional abortion funds, Texas abortion access providers and advocates, and the National Network of Abortion Funds.
  • Document and archive community interactions through a variety of media channels to assist in supporter recruitment, movement building, and reporting funding deliverables.
  • Develop and manage opportunities for volunteers to engage on behalf of Fund Texas Choice
  • Assist Director of Development and Communications in drafting and submission of letters of intent, grant applications, and other funding requests.
  • Create and continually update documents and reports to streamline grant drafting and submissions process.
  • Execute timely reporting for all program funded grants and other grant compliance efforts, as required.

Staff Supervision

  • Responsible for supervision of administrative and/or program staff, including Program Coordinator/Manager and Patient Navigators.
  • Responsible for hiring, recruiting and/or retaining a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development opportunities.
  • Maintain structured and regular supervisory check-ins, including effective mutual feedback processes.
  • Oversee transparent feedback loops between supervised staff and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee regular employee evaluation, including annual review processes.
  • Balance staff retention and satisfaction with organizational health and values.
  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork and a common organizational vision.
  • Ability to consistently integrate a racial, economic, and gender equity lens to systems and practices.
  • Implement innovative, employee-friendly personnel policies, benefits, and internal practices that reflect FTC’s values and enable staff to balance professional demands alongside personal and family commitments.
  • Uphold HR policies and procedures, ensuring accuracy, consistency, adherence to professional standards, legal compliance, and alignment with FTC’s values.

The following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • 5+ years senior nonprofit management experience, program management, AND supervisory experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a board of directors. 
  • Desire to work as part of a team to promote the values of reproductive justice.
  • Transparency and high integrity leadership.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s overall mission to donors, volunteers, lawmakers, and the community.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong conversational and written Spanish bilingual proficiency (process is heavily weighted towards fluently bilingual candidates).

Ideal Skill Sets

  • Experience supervising in remote work environments.
  • Creativity in exciting communities in virtual organizational storytelling and engagement experiences.
  • Experience developing programs, policies, and procedures from inception through delivery.
  • Familiarity with Change Management processes, and sustaining organizational goals through new staffing and program structures.
  • Desire to build mutually supportive social justice movement partnerships, especially in virtual spaces.

This job is right for you if you…

  • Are excited to work in a changing landscape, where each day’s barriers and solutions may be different than the one before.
  • Are willing to build structures and be the first person in your staff role.
  • Love to design operational processes to streamline workflows while maintaining regular relationship building with staff and communities.
  • Are proud of your creativity in designing engaging community opportunities across the widely diverse geographic and cultural areas that Texas encompasses.
  • Love Texas’s people enough to fight for the abortion access they deserve.
  • Believe in the power of being a part of solidarity and collective support rather than models of charity and saviourism.
  • Are committed to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all, using an intersectional framework that includes, but is not limited to gender, economic, and racial justice.
  • Appreciate working with a diverse and inclusive Board and staff.
  • Exercise good judgment by considering potential consequences of a decision and making the best choice.
  • Hold yourself to a high ethical standard for acceptable conduct.
  • Are open to giving and receiving feedback and committed to practicing this regularly.
  • Believe in bucking the trend through progressive policies to create a new vision for our future.

How to apply:

To apply, send your cover letter (that outlines how your qualifications match the job) and resume for this role to jobs@fundtexaschoice.org by August 5, 2020. We will not accept resumes without cover letters. We will also not accept applications from candidates outside of Texas (unless plans for relocation are indicated). 

Fund Texas Choice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor, and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, FTC actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, FTC  is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people who have had abortions, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, people who have received funding for abortions, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply.