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SALARY RANGE: $35,000-45,000 per year.

LOCATION: This position is in New York.

The Operations Manager will be a well-organized, detail-oriented self-starter who is calm under pressure and comfortable in a high energy environment; must have the initiative to take on complicated projects and learn new things independently. The Operations Manager will implement the goals and priorities of the organization, ensuring the efficient functioning of the chapter. is our systems guru. You relish instilling order, creating systems, processes and protocols for things and facilitating the work of our team and grassroots activists. We are a small, but busy team that moves quickly. The Operations Manager will be responsible for a wide range of activities including, but not limited.

This is a full-time position working in our New York Office.

Operations (70%)

  • Tracking & managing finances: tracking expenses and paying bills, transmitting expenses and check back-up to the national office, tracking and justifying credit card use, coordinating financial and membership record-keeping with the national office; and improving and maintaining databases.
  • Maintain and file bi-monthly and annual lobbying reports, as well as any reporting for referenda campaigns.
  • Media: Track media coverage of the organization.
  • Event planning & meeting preparation: Event planning lead and manage all logistics for organization’s panel discussions, town halls, forums, webinars, etc.
  • Website maintenance
  • Small office management: Order and maintain supplies.

Executive Support (20%)

  • Manages the Executive Director’s calendar and is responsible for planning and scheduling all lobbying meetings for staff and consultants. Receive, screen & prioritize all incoming requests, calls or emails.
  • Book travel as needed.

Volunteer & Intern management (10%)

  • Recruit, train & screen volunteers and interns.


A large part of this job will entail creating and implementing systems in support of our mission.
Experience, education and technical proficiency:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • At least 1-3 years experience in an operations or administrative support role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms required.

Ideally you have:

  • Experience working with competing priorities simultaneously and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, initiate projects and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with people from different communities and backgrounds with cultural sensitivity

You’ll thrive if you are/have:

  • Love systems and process.
  • Strong organizational skills and pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Solutions-oriented, dependable, and proactive.
  • Demonstrated ability for clear and concise writing.

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • Knowledge of WordPress and Action Network.
  • Knowledge of state legislative and government processes, reform issues helpful.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.

Salary commensurate with experience, generous benefits and paid vacation. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Common Cause strongly encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Legal work authorization required.


Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include OPERATIONS MANAGER in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country including Rhode Island. more information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and for CCRI at www.commoncause.org/rhode-island/.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

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