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Operations Manager, California Donor Table & California Donor Table Fund

Position Summary  

California Donor Table and California Donor Table Fund (CDT/F) are looking for a self-motivated Operations Manager to ensure smooth operational and administrative support of a team of five, our statewide network of progressive donors, organizing and advocacy groups, consultants and other partners. While we have staff in the Bay Area and LA, we have a downtown Oakland office. We are currently working virtually during Covid. The Operations Manager’s responsibilities include administrative support for organization executives, executing onboarding and transitioning responsibilities, handling finance procedures, logistical planning for meetings and events (in-person and virtual), communications support, Board and partner duties, and general office and staff management. The Operations Manager will work directly with the staff, consultants, partners, and board members to support the effective daily operations of and help implement strategies to drive progress on CDT/F goals.  

This position will report to the Deputy Director. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

■ Administrative 25%

  •  Develop, coordinate implementation, manage and support a variety of organization-wide administrative systems including onboarding and supporting transitions staff and consultants.
  • Coordinate and attend board and other meetings, take notes, keep records, and follow up on action items when applicable.  
  • Manage agenda for and scheduling of staff meetings.  
  • Be the point person for organizations’ fiscal sponsors.
  • Own the arrangement of travel booking and logistics for the staff, as requested.
  • Manage the functioning of systems including the CRM database, websites, social media, and newsletters  

■ Building Suite Management 10%

  • Maintain office supplies and inventory. Maintain office equipment, as needed, by troubleshooting, completing preventative maintenance, calling for service, etc.
  • Responsible for responding and following up as necessary to field office maintenance requests, including finding and contacting appropriate vendors, scheduling appointments, and ensuring issue resolution.
  • Communicate with building management about needs for the office.  
  • Manage sub-tenants in the building including oversight of lease agreements, and important communications.  
  • Manage research and logistics of organizations’ Oakland office lease renewal.  

■ Executive Assistant 15%  

  • Act as main manager for the Executive Director’s calendars, and support managing other staff, consultants and partners calendars, as needed.  
  • Manage internal and external reimbursements for the Executive Director.  

■ Finance 20%

  • Process and file invoices for third-party vendors, and track payments.  
  • Reconcile company credit card and process reimbursements.  
  • Create and submit third-party vendor contracts to fiscal sponsors.  
  • Act as point person for incoming and outgoing grants. Track grant timing and follow-ups.
  • Ensure revenue and expenses are classified correctly.  
  • Conduct donor, political, and campaign finance research as needed.  

■ Event Support 15%

  • Coordinate the execution and logistics of virtual and in-person donor meetings and events.  
  • Support special events through creating invitations, registering attendees, and managing logistics.  
  • Attend and assist with the promotion of program-related webinars, briefings, hearings, and other events.  

■ Communication 15%

  • Manage websites, both directly and through consultants and vendors.
  • Responsible for coordinating and producing monthly CDT newsletter, email alerts, and other ad hoc communications (as needed) maintaining social media accounts, and managing content calendar.
  • Other duties as they arise.



  • 2-4 years of administrative experience, at least 1 year of experience leading operations preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized and able to multitask.
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials.
  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
  • Proficiency in an Apple environment.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Canva.  
  • Some experience with Salesforce, Salsa CRM, ADP, Netsuite/accounting and/or human resources/payroll software is a plus.  


What You Bring  

  • A positive and team-centered mentality to get work done
  • An uncanny ability to keep track of deadlines, people, places, and things.
  • A savviness to self-prioritize and navigate complex sets of tasks and demands.  
  • An ease of switching between activities seamlessly while also managing up.
  • A knack and patience for communicating with a variety of people via phone, email and in-person.
  • The drive to investigate questions down to the most precise details.
  • Familiarity with the California nonprofit and/or political sector.
  • An ability to plan and execute events including but not limited to: board meetings, endorsement interviews, and large receptions.  
  • An ability to own organizational systems including the database, website, and community portals.
  • Comfort in overseeing staff use and implementation of organizational systems.
  • New ideas or opportunities to improve systems for overall function.


What We Bring  

  • A positive, constructive, winning, leading edge culture.
  • A diverse team that brings a wide range of professional and personal experiences to bear in our work and culture.
  • Connections to political and advocacy agents in California and nationwide.
  • Opportunities to learn about the ins-and-outs of nonprofit, political, philanthropic, and advocacy work throughout the state.
  • Room to grow into ownership of systems.  


Work Environment:

The position is based in California, at our downtown Oakland office. We have staff in the Los Angeles area, and virtually based elsewhere in California. Currently we are all working remotely because of Covid. The position is a full-time position that works 40 hours per week.  


Organizational Relationships:

The Operations Manager reports to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with staff, contractors, vendors and other partners on a weekly basis to maintain program efficiency.  


Physical Demands:

Must have the physical ability to move boxes weighing 20 or 30 pounds. Must be able to move around the office to deliver packages to other departments 1-2 times per week. When we return to the office, this position will be in a large shared office with other people in the office.  If you don’t meet all the criteria above but still feel your experience could be a good fit for the role, please apply. We recognize that candidates who don’t check every box can still add value to our team.  


Salary Range and Benefits

  • Based in: Bay Area although currently working remotely due to COVID precautions. Post-quarantine-our downtown Oakland office or in CA remote possible.  
  • Start date:  As soon as possible  
  • Travel: little in-state travel required, COVID permitting  
  • Salary: Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000
  • Benefits:  Medical,  Dental, Vision, 401(k)  Retirement Plan with employer match, Flexible  Spending Accounts  (FSA), Commuter Benefits, Basic  Life and AD&D Insurance, Voluntary  Employee Paid  Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability,  Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance  Program, Paid Time Off FLSA  

Status:  Nonexempt


About  the  Organization

The  California  Donor  Table  is  a  statewide  community  of  donors  who  pool  their  funds to  make  investments  in  communities  of  color  so  they  have  the  pow er  and  resources they  need  to  (1)  elect  people  who  represent  their  values  and  needs  and  (2)  help govern  and  hold  decisionmakers  accountable.  We  believe  that  California  can  and must  lead  the  nation  in  becoming  a  healthy,  just  place  to  live  with  shared  econ omic success  and  a  democracy  that  works  for  all  our  people.  CDT  is  a  fiscally  sponsored project  of  Tides  Advocacy.

The  California  Donor  Table  Fund  is  a  community  of  donors  who  pool  and  align nonpartisan  investments  to  advance  the  state’s  progressive  movement spanning issues  and  constituencies.  We  believe  that  all  of  us — those  who  advocate  for women’s  or  LGBTQ  issues;  racial,  economic  justice  or  criminal  justice;  immigrant  or workers’  rights;  or  environmental  protection — are  only  able  to  win  big  when  we  work t ogether.  Join  us  as  we  focus  on  building  a  network  that  connects  all  these  efforts, making  us  stronger  and  more  effective.  CDTF  is  a  fiscally  sponsored  project  of  Tides Center.


How  to Apply

Please  send  resume  and  cover  letter  to  with the subject  “[Your  Name]  (Operations  Manager)”.

Position  open  until  filled.

Please  note:  No  phone  calls  please.  Only  those  selected  for  an  interview  will  be contacted.

Equal  Employment  Opportunity:    Both  entities  are  equal  opportunity  employers.  We strongly  encourage  and  seek  applications  from  women,  people  of  color,  and  bilingual and  bicultural  individuals,  as  well  as  members  o f  the  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual,  and transgender  communities.  Applicants  shall  not  be  discriminated  against  because  of race,  religion,  sex,  national  origin,  ethnicity,  age,  disability,  political  affiliation,  sexual orientation,  gender  identity,  color,  marital status,  or  medical  condition  including acquired  immune  deficiency  syndrome  (AIDS)  and  AIDS related  conditions.  

Applicants  with  Disabilities:    Reasonable  accommodations  will  be  made  so  that qualified  disabled  applicants  may  participate  in  the  application process.  Please advise  in  writing  of  special  needs  at  the  time  of  application. 

California Donor Table
Oakland, CA
United States

Full Time