The Director of Operations leads the development and oversight of internal operations at Bridgemakers. An ideal candidate brings existing expertise in operations and organizational development to create value-aligned processes and systems in order to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency. They will also support the day to day implementation of and reporting on existing systems across the organization. Success in this role looks like driving innovation, enhancing productivity, and ensuring Bridgemakers’ long term sustainability.
Bridgemakers envisions a Minnesota where public systems cultivate the purpose, prosperity and power of all young people. Our mission is to develop the capacity of young leaders to transform these systems collaboratively across generations and other lines of difference. By bridging the gap between systems leaders and young voices, we are strengthening the fabric of our democracy, society, and economy. We are the youth we serve; the thought leaders on our staff are young leaders, organizers, and entrepreneurs.
Bridgemakers is a new organization, formed in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, George Floyd’s murder, and the lack of youth power and representation in the legislative response to these crises. We run two programs: Bridge 2 Success, an entrepreneurship investment and mentorship cohort for 18-25 year-olds, and Changemakers, a research and civic advocacy skill building program for young people interested in systems change.
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We are seeking a values-aligned individual with experience in operations, preferably in nonprofits, who is passionate about our mission and invested in building Bridgemakers with us. Bridgemakers does not require any particular educational background and encourages candidates to highlight their relevant lived experience that has prepared them for success in this role. We also recognize that qualifications extend beyond a checklist, and we encourage candidates who believe they could be a good fit to apply, even if they do not meet every qualification.
Further qualifications and characteristics for success include:
Our employees have hybrid work schedules. Bridgemakers has office space in downtown St. Paul and Dinky Town (Minneapolis), but employees are able to work remotely as much as they wish as long as they coordinate with their manager.
Bridgemakers is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
The start date for this role is December 1st, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the role is filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references.
$55,000 - $63,000 per year