Opportunities at Seattle Globalist

 

Call for Applications: Operations and Development Associate

This position will be open until filled. Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to travis@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Operations and Development Associate Application.” To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, February 23.

About The Seattle Globalist

The Seattle Globalist is a nonprofit media and education organization that elevates diverse voices through media. Our daily online publication covers race, social justice, immigration, and the connections between local and global issues in the Pacific Northwest.

People of color and women are sorely underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms, particularly in leadership positions. The Seattle Globalist works to change that by breaking down institutional barriers that have long kept many voices out of the media. Launched in 2012, The Globalist has worked with more than 600 media makers who are 67% people of color, 73% female, and 45% immigrants or first generation Americans.

We are a young, dynamic organization that has grown fast in the context of an ever-shifting media landscape. Our vision is a vibrant media environment that truly represents the world we live in, and supports an informed, engaged community.

We work toward this vision by providing non-professional paid contributors and editorial mentorship. The Seattle Globalist offers journalism training and publishing opportunities for youth through the Apprenticeship Program and Globalist Youth Workshops. We support international journalism projects by community media makers.

  • Cultivating new voices by providing non-professional paid contributors and editorial mentorship. The Seattle Globalist offers journalism training and publishing opportunities for youth through the Apprenticeship Program and Globalist Youth Workshops. We support international journalism projects by community media makers.
  • Acting as a bridge between professional and non-professional journalists, and between Seattle’s ethnic press and mainstream media.
  • Facilitating public conversations about politics, immigration, racism, diversity, social justice, education and more, where all perspectives are welcomed and fostered.

The Opportunity

The Seattle Globalist is at a powerful moment in its history. Our profile is at an all-time high and fundraising is growing exponentially, reflecting increased public support for quality media created by diverse voices. The organization is also at a moment of transition as it becomes fully independent from the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, which subsidized operations for its first five years.

The Seattle Globalist is looking for a team member who is organized, great with deadlines, and has a mindful attention to detail to manage our operations and development activities. The new Operations and Development Associate will work closely with the Executive Director to help restructure processes and lay the organizational groundwork for one of the most exciting small nonprofits in the Northwest.

The Position

The Operations and Development Associate manages, coordinates, and performs a variety of tasks associated with the Seattle Globalist’s programming, fundraising, donor relations, and office management.

Key Responsibilities

Development

  • Assist the Executive Director to cultivate, maintain, and leverage revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Manage nascent major gifts and sustaining member programs.
  • Perform administrative tasks and communication as part of maintaining the donor database.
  • Lead and organize fundraising events.
  • Research grants and work with the Executive Director on grant applications.
  • Work with staff on creating annual reports and newsletters to sustainers.

Operations

  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure operations are within budgetary constraints.
  • Work with accountant to perform monthly bookkeeping and payroll tasks.
  • Communicate with Executive Director, monthly bookkeeper, and Board Treasurer on financial matters.
  • Manage the Globalist’s online advertising: solicit potential advertisers, respond to inquiries, communicate advertising options, manage ad placement.
  • Administer grant funding application and reporting processes.
  • Manage the Globalist’s office: check the mail, distribute mail, manage Globalist’s general email account, keep track of office supplies, maintain a calendar, respond to voicemail.
  • Administer processes to keep track of our income and expenses.
  • Manage the payment of our monthly and yearly operating expenses.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing an office, working with budgets, fiscal oversight, managing a donor database, organizing events, and applying for and administering grant funding. We’re looking for a dedicated team member who possesses many of the qualifications below, plus self-awareness of skill sets they need to grow.

Ideal Experience, Skills, and Qualities

  • Excellence in office management.
  • Preferred candidates will have 1-year minimum hands-on experience with non-profit fundraising activities, including grants management or individual giving programs. Comparable experience could include business development or marketing.
  • Ability to track, manage, and prioritize effectively while working on multiple projects.
  • Fiscal management skills, and demonstrated ability to manage a significant organizational or project budget.
  • Experience working closely with financial reports and bank statements.
  • Multidisciplinary project management skills with an understanding of the administrative systems needed to successfully operate a small nonprofit.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who can be effective playing a role on a team.
  • An understanding of racial equity and the Seattle Globalist’s mission to elevate diverse voices through media.
  • Action-oriented, collaborative, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative. Ability to be flexible while addressing challenges in a growing, changing organization.
  • Integrity: Sets and exemplifies high ethical standards and holds self and others accountable for conduct.
  • Comfort operating within the digital media space.
  • Idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree or two years experience in a nonprofit operations/development environment.
  • Experience with Google Drive, MailChimp, Excel, Microsoft Word, and Little Green Light or comparable donor database software.

People who have many but not all of these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full‐time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. Our offices are centrally-located and walking distance to light rail and ground transport, and the position allows for some work from home/off site. We pride ourselves on an exciting and supportive workplace environment that affords opportunities for exploration, experimentation, and personal growth. Like many dynamic nonprofits, our programs sometimes take place on the evenings and weekends, but this is balanced by our commitment to flexible work schedules that reflect the nature of a modern digital work environment.  We have a competitive medical and retirement benefits package, 11 paid holidays plus 3 weeks paid time off, generous family leave policy, and annual professional development stipend.

Expected Salary:$46,000-$50,000 DOE.

To Apply

Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to travis@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Operations and Development Associate Application.” To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, February 23. All applications will be given serious consideration upon receipt. No phone calls please.

We believe diversity is critical to achieving our mission, and seek to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Seattle Globalist is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Seattle Globalist actively and enthusiastically supports applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and members of other groups historically underrepresented in the media.