UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing vetted projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving Corporate provides Strategy, Operations, and NGO Vetting to scale companies’ CSR programs in more than 120 countries; our Corporate Services allow us to become self-sustaining. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek, Oprah.com, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
The Operations Returnee will be responsible for working closely with the CEO to manage priorities and deadlines across the organization. This may entail dipping in to manage a specific business unit as needed, for example Corporate Services, Marketing, NGO Services or Product Development. Our ideal candidate has significant management background and is ready to give back to a smart, efficient, and globally impactful nonprofit. Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential.
Work closely with the CEO to achieve organizational goals and metrics
Oversee the successful operations of UniversalGiving's business units
Review and implement policies and systems that align with the organization’s missio
Ensure that operational procedures are followed
Minimum of 5 years management experience
Experience with nonprofit finances and knowledge of nonprofit accounting practices preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Dynamic, results oriented leadership skills with the ability to work cross-functionally
Strong creative problem solving skills
Critical attention to detail
High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google applications (some training provided)
Understanding of legal and financial items relevant to non-profit organizations a plus
Prior experience with Salesforce a plus
Contribute your high-level skills to UniversalGiving’s mission
Gain experience at a unique social entrepreneurship nonprofit that has a global impact
Gain entry, exposure, and experience in the nonprofit industry
Increase your understanding of global issues
Work directly with our CEO, Pamela Hawley
Collaborate with a positive and innovative team
Network with other for-profit and nonprofit professionals in an open office environment
Duration: Minimum of 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 to 4 months. Ideal candidates are available to work in our San Francisco office 3-4 days/week (Monday through Friday) with the possibility of some work completed remotely. As this is a leadership position, the majority of work should be done in-office.
UniversalGiving’s Returnship Program offer exciting opportunities to those wishing to make a significant impact and contribution to our global communities. Returnships are for experienced professionals returning to the workforce who desire to gain new skills, change professions, or simply yearning to give back.
UniversalGiving’s Mission: To connect people to quality giving and volunteer opportunities worldwide.
UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create A World Where Giving and Volunteering Are A Natural Part of Everyday Life”®
UniversalGiving® is an award-winning website allowing people to donate and volunteer with top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.
UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the Strategy, Operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, Gap, BHP Billiton, RSF Social Finance, and inovia.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com, NBC News, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Financial Times, MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving has been featured three times on Great Nonprofits’ annual Top Nonprofits lists and is a Webby Award Honoree.
CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.
Email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (two pages max), and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Operations Returnee" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.
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