Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Operations Director Remote · Full time

When your passion and your work align, it’s amazing what can be accomplished. Here at The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) we’re working hard to achieve a clean, healthy and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. We’re looking for an open-minded, collaborative leader with a growth mindset for our partially remote hybrid Operations Director role here in Michigan.


What you’ll do

As our Operations Director, you’ll partner with our Executive Director to fulfill our operational needs, with strong project management skills to drive goals and initiatives in support of our strategic plan. You’ll play an administrative support role in the areas of finance/bookkeeping, human resources, fundraising, and development.

  • Finances:
  • Maintain financial records as our designated bookkeeper
  • Supervise both accounts payable and accounts receivable processes
  • Generate regular financial reports for funders and staff members
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to formulate program and annual budgets
  • Oversee relationships with accounting contractors
  • Assist with MEJC's accounting tasks, ensuring accuracy and compliance
  • Implement and manage expense procedures and protocols using Ramp
  • Human Resources:
  • Oversee the organization’s human resources and benefits administration, including onboarding, offboarding, and incidents as they arise
  • Oversee outsourced HR relationship
  • Manage the Gusto HR system
  • Compliance:
  • Ensure MEJC insurances are up to date and renewed every year, reviewing policies periodically to guarantee the best coverage
  • Facilitate the annual audit process for MEJC
  • Ensure annual filings are complete
  • Management:
  • Drive projects and support initiatives in support of our strategic goals
  • Manage the organization’s department including personnel, contractor, and broker relationships
  • Oversee 501(c)4 operations and initiate the budget creation process
  • Transfer tech coordination to the communications department


What you need to thrive in this role

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of nonprofit experience or 8+ years of nonprofit experience in a leadership role
  • 2 years of experience as a bookkeeper using online software (QuickBooks strongly preferred)
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills
  • Ability to understand financial data, processes, and procedures
  • Friendly and community service-oriented
  • Belief in and commitment to social, racial and environmental justice
  • Must reside in Michigan


About us

The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) is a statewide coalition working to achieve a clean, healthy and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. MEJC works to achieve this goal in alignment with the principles of Environmental Justice through increasing knowledge, enhancing networks and taking action for systemic change. We are a membership-led organization, with over 40 individual and organizational members from diverse skill sets, backgrounds and identity. MEJC first convened in 2011 to attempt the implementation of the 2010 Environmental Justice Plan created by Gov. Granholm.

We take a multi-faceted approach to systems change by aligning on intersectional goals with statewide power-building organizations and small grassroots groups for policy change and disruption. Our organization operates within an understanding that the root causes of climate change are racism, capitalism, and the hetero patriarchy with the impact of these oppressive systems falling on BIPOC and low-income communities. MEJC has grown from a staff of one in 2018 to eleven in 2023.

What we offer you

·      Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

·      Medical, dental, and vision

·      401k with employer match

·      Generous PTO including parental leave

·      Professional development

·      Community involvement


I’m interested, how do I get started?

To apply, please submit the following items by October 12, 2023 at 5:00PM to the MEJC jobs portal. Hybrid position; candidate must live in Michigan.

  1. Updated resume
  2. Cover Letter detailing:
  • How you would approach the scope of work
  • Relevant experiences that demonstrate how you meet the desired qualifications

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Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization. Thank you for considering us as a potential employer!


At MEJC, we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal-opportunity employer, we stay true to that by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.


$75,000 - $85,000 per year