Assistant Director of Operations

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Overview

The Assistant Director of Operations, working under the current Director of Operations, serves as the organization’s “manager” to implement, monitor, and enhance strategic initiatives developed with the Board of Directors and to ensure that the organization’s day-to-day work is performed effectively and efficiently. Because Pets on Wheels of Connecticut is an entirely volunteer-run organization, the Assistant Director of Operations plays a crucial role in carrying out the organization’s mission.

This position is ideal for a former- or aspiring manager who is looking to serve in a leadership position with a small but growing organization. Individuals with experience or training in project management, organizational leadership, and volunteer management are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is willing and able to commit to serving for an extended period of time and to eventually assuming the Director of Operations role.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, assess, and inform the President of the Board of Directors on internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Send general announcements to our volunteers, donors, and partners on placements, testimonials, and any news in general (via newsletter, website, social media, and other platforms)
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the organization, with the assistance of our volunteers to be responsible for specific tasks
  • Ensure the recipient, donor, and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the board
  • Establish working and/or collaborative arrangements with groups, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Check mail, and answer emails and phone calls, as needed
  • Word with team leaders as needed (placement, marketing, fundraising, and other teams)
  • Recruit, onboard, and train new volunteers
  • Attend board meetings as needed

Requirements

  • Available approximately 10 to 15 hours/week
  • Attend volunteer meetings, community events, and others as needed
  • Maintain accurate records of day-to-day work
  • Follow CT policies and procedures
  • A safe driving record and access to a personal vehicle covered by state mandated liability insurance

Skills

  • Ability to interact positively with individuals from all walks of life
  • Strong communication and organization
  • Ability to manage a sometimes-heavy workload
  • Desire to work with both volunteers and people in need
  • Self-starter, pro-active
  • Commitment to the POWCT mission and to being a servant leader