Operations Director

The Cedars Union
March 29, 2024
1219 S. Ervay Street, Texas
Job Type
Salary Range
$65,000 - $75,000


Operations Director (OD) Job Description:

The Cedars Union (CU) is searching for a detail-oriented and collaborative leader to fill the role of Operations Director (OD). The OD is responsible for daily operations, financial management, human resources, and program oversight. The OD reports to the Board President, participating in financial management in coordination with our accounting firm to ensure fiscal health. Additionally, the OD supervises a Program Manager and interfaces with Board committees.


Finance & Accounting:

• Lead budgetary planning efforts and ensure proper revenue allocation.
• Facilitate audits, manage contributions, and produce financial reports for review.
• Partner with accountants and key staff to address strategic and operational improvements.
• Track and report on expenses, ensuring accuracy and helping colleagues manage costs.
• Partner with the external accounting firm on monthly accounting procedures
• Work with Development team to ensure restricted funds are properly accounted for.

Operations & Artist Memberships:

• Collaborate with the Creative Director to maintain CU facilities efficiently.
• Develop and maintain contracts, policies, and procedures to uphold standards and legal compliance.
• Manage tracking systems for artist member payments, ensuring financial accuracy.
• Oversee artist member onboarding process.
• Manage relationships and contracts with various vendor accounts.
• Lead efforts on improving usage of digital tools and systems

Human Resources Management:

• HR staff lead including managing recruitment, interviewing, and onboarding.
• Conduct payroll with assistance from accountants.
• Ensure meticulous documentation of Human Resource processes and foster a culture of respect and accountability.
• Manage HR documents including employee handbook and PTO tracking.


• Guide programs and rentals department to enhance artist memberships.
• Supervise Programs Manager daily and oversee artist-related communications.

Board Relations:

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with Board Members
• In coordination with Board president, help organize reports and schedule board meetings.
• Meet regularly with Finance, DEAI, and HR Committee.

Key Qualifications:

• 5 years of nonprofit operations leadership experience
• Proficiency in nonprofit financial management
• Preferably experienced in annual audits
• Deep commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Growth mindset with problem-solving abilities
• Passionate for the arts and supporting artists

Additional Attributes:

• Effective leadership skills to inspire and guide teams
• Proven collaboration
• Aligned with The Cedars Unions values and mission
• Ability to inspire work with a sense of fun and fulfillment

Work Environment:

The CU offers a hybrid, flexible workplace, requiring attendance at scheduled in-person meetings. We strive to foster an environment where every employee feels valued, respected and employer to contribute their talent to our organization’s success.

The Cedars Union is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is an equal opportunity employer for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law.

Pay & Benefits:

The CU offers 75% coverage of Medical and Dental Insurance, and offers a Vision and 401K plan. The pay range for this position is $65,000 - $75,000 per year.


Application Instructions

To apply, please visit https://www.cedarsunion.org/current-jobs/ and submit your resume and cover letter.

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