CYAP is hiring a part-time Operations Lead!
The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP) is an abolitionist organization that centers political education and community organizing to build power among girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth. We envision a South Carolina transformed by the radical organizing of girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth, where our communities work collectively to dismantle the existing structures of domination, violence, and punishment that shape their lives and create spaces for growth and healing in their place.
CYAP is seeking an Operations Lead to manage the administrative, financial, and facility needs to ensure the organization remains in compliance with 501(c)3 standards. The Operations Lead will serve as a member of the core team who grounds and guides CYAP’s work. CYAP is a growing organization and this position provides opportunities for staff members to expand their roles and salaries as the organization expands.
We believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, trans people, gender nonconforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.
Manage subscriptions, email accounts, and bank accounts
Manage the P.O. Box
File taxes & communicate with accountants
Manage payroll, timesheets, stipends, etc.
Manage and audit cash box monthly
Maintain financial records
Lead creation of annual budget
Create quarterly finance reports
Communicate with fiscal sponsors
Coordinate monthly meetings with Board Treasurer
Communicate operations needs to the Board of Directors
Facilities & Equipment
Manage facilities including office space and storage space
Track inventory including library, technology, and van
Coordinate online merchandise store
Attend and co-facilitate bi-monthly full core team meetings
Attend monthly check-in with full-time organizers
Contribute to strategic planning and organizational development
Support with future hiring and training of new organizers
Support with updating and maintaining organizational database
Support communications work
Travel to select conferences, trainings, convenings, and site visits
Develop and strengthen alliances with (potential) partner organizations
Create and be accountable to individual leadership development plan
Create and be accountable to individual wellness plan
Participate in semi-annual evaluations
Engage in continued self-reflection and political development
Communicate openly about any organizational questions, conflicts, and concerns
Attend and co-facilitate weekly check-ins between Operations Lead and Development Lead
Create and maintain monthly budget to actuals report
Maintain and audit merchandise inventory
Helpful Skills & Experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in Google Applications, Microsoft Office, eTapestry, Quickbooks, and Squarespace
Ability to work independently and collectively
Base-building and outreach
Facilitation and curriculum development
Political education and skill sharing
Communications and social media strategizing
Experience working with criminalized youth, particularly youth of color, queer and trans youth, and poor and working class youth
Helpful Political Understandings
Prison abolition and transformative justice
Feminism / womanism, anti-racism
Trauma-informed youth work
Identity, intersectionality, positionality
Respectability and disposability politics
Impact of neoliberalism, capitalism, colonization, imperialism, militarism, and other forms of state violence on various communities
Political landscape in Charleston and the larger state of South Carolina
Legacy of violence and resistance in the Southeastern United States
Starting pay is $15 an hour/18 hours a week. Benefits include paid time off and an $80 monthly cell phone stipend. The Operations Lead position will exist as a temporary role between August 2019 and December 2020. There is potential, however, for the position to extend beyond that time frame and/or become permanent.
Application deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST
Ideal start date: Monday, August 26, 2019
To apply, please send a resume and responses to the four questions/prompts below to email@example.com.
What specific skills or experiences will you bring to the Operations Lead position?
Share a story that speaks to your belief in and/or commitment to southern political organizing and liberation.
What support structures have you and/or do you use to prioritize your own wellness (e.g. therapist, coach, support group)?
Submit an original spreadsheet on the topic of your choosing that illustrates your ability to creatively compile information and effectively manage multiple tasks.