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Operations Manager (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations)

Company Name

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Company City

Company State


Job Location

Washington, DC

Company Information

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit

Job Description

The Operations Manager (OM) serves as the accounting and IT lead at GEO and supports finance and facilities administration. They are the point of contact internally and liaises with external accounting services provider and staff to ensure that accounting processes are complete, accurate and timely and distributes financial reports to different teams. The OM is responsible for fielding internal questions about coding and chart of accounts. The OM also coordinates all IT requests and works with our external IT partners to manage our day-to-day equipment and software and drafts the annual IT planning process and plans. This position is DC-Based and requires in-person attendance to fulfill job duties.

This position reports to the Director of Operations and requires around 5% travel.


GEO recognizes a staff bargaining unit, 1199SEIU, affiliated with the United Healthcare Workers East. This position is included in GEO’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.

When working in this role you will:

● Work with the Director of Operations to support audit field work and requests.
● Log all revenue received in the last week and coordinate with the membership & development teams to collect the documentation to substantiate correct coding and support revenue recognition.
● Reconcile all programmatic registration revenue with bank batch settlements for the month end close.
● Provide all the client schedules required for month-end close to our external accountant.
● Coordinate with the outsourced IT vendor to deploy an organization-wide software.
● Field a member inquiry on using GEO conference room space for their team retreat.
● Collated a list of shared expenses for the annual operating budget and midyear forecasting process.
● Provide an onsite orientation to a new staff member on how to navigate the office building.
● Support the Zoom tech logistics for a virtual Equitable Operations Peer Community call.
● Participate in a conversation with other managers about how GEO’s culture can best support organizational goals.

Job Qualifications

Compensation and Benefits

GEO offers a competitive salary ($78k-$97k). The starting salary is based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. To counter pay inequity and uphold internal parity, we use a nonnegotiable starting salary system, while benchmarking our pay to competitive markets.

GEO’s generous benefits package includes: 100 percent employer paid health/dental/vision insurance; three weeks of vacation; office closure for federal holidays as well as a one-week summer break, summer Fridays and the last two weeks of the year; twelve sick days, two personal days, one volunteer day; a seven percent employer retirement contribution; sabbaticals every three years of service; wellness benefits; telecommunications reimbursement; transportation benefits; a commitment to professional development and growth including annual funding for professional development; along with a Metro accessible office location in downtown D.C.

Location: DC-area strongly preferred.

Reasonable Accommodations
If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email .

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is an equal opportunity employer. GEO is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. GEO does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation or any other legally protected characteristic.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page. A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please address the following:

● Why are you a good fit for this position?
● What does equitable operations mean to you?
● What appeals to you about working at GEO?

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Note: Majority of the hiring process will be conducted virtually; however, with advance notice, candidates may be asked to participate in-person interviews.

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