| May 1, 2024

Director of Operations

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  • Full Time
  • West Coast
  • $130,000.00 - $150,000.00 USD / Year

Website Candide Group

About Candide Group

Candide Group directs capital into innovative impactful vehicles that support a transition away from an extractive global economy to one that is built upon values of social justice and sustainability. We support families, foundations, and other investors who want to flow their money into social justice-focused companies, funds, and vital organizations building that new economy. As a Registered Investment Advisor, we focus on private assets — debt, private equity, real assets, and innovative new structures — where there are both real capital needs and opportunities for mission-aligned investors to build impactful portfolios. We recognize that achieving our values will require an intense reorganization of society, and thus the pursuit of multiple strategies for change — in addition to our core line of work, pursuing transformative impact through investing, we also work with partner organizations to help them better align their money and values, and maintain a thriving presence in media to affect change.

The past few years have been an exciting time of growth and development for Candide Group, and since inception we have directed over $200MM into more than 110 companies and funds. Candide is also proud of our internal diversity, with over half of our portfolio led by people of color and women. We live the same strong commitment to equity and inclusion that we advocate to our investors.

The Position 

The Director of Operations will report directly to the CEO of Candide and will provide critical coordination and support in the general business operations areas of Candide. Those areas include but are not limited to general business management, human resources, information technology, and financial management. The Director is a point of contact for external vendors and service providers and manages the flow of information and project details internally as well. Candide is a remote work environment, making this role an important part of the connective tissue of the team.

The Responsibilities

General Administration and Business Management:

The Director of Operations will be a key person in managing the business operations of the firm, which includes all administration, and management of vendors, consultants, and service providers. A part-time executive assistant will support the Operations Director with administration and business management.

Human Resources and People-Ops:

The Director of Operations will serve as head of HR and lead the management and support systems for all team members. This includes attending to overall team culture, policies, well-being, and happiness, as well as overseeing HR administration. The Director will be a key collaborator with our external HR consultant and JEDI (Justice, Equity Diversity, and Inclusion) consultants.

HR activities include:

  • Manage the employee life cycle from recruiting, to onboarding, to offboarding.
  • Lead JEDI efforts, implementing initiatives for an inclusive workplace.
  • Performance Management – support annual performance review / goal setting process.
  • Organize team meetings and an annual on-site meeting for team members.
  • HR Systems – manage team benefits and payroll HR Policies – Maintain Employee Manual and policies annually.

Financial management:

The Director of Operations will also support the CEO in managing financial processes and reporting, in collaboration with the partners and support from an external CPA.

Finance activities include:

  • Manage annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Oversee contract management with vendors and service providers.
  • Manage day-to-day accounts payable and accounts receivable activities.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting to support operational requirements.

Technology Management:

The Director of Operations will manage all tech systems that will allow for improved team integration, project management, communication, cybersecurity, and other systems, as needed. Manage external IT help desk service provider.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Proven track record in building and nurturing teams, particularly handling moments of scale and expansion including expertise in change management.
  • 5-10 years of leadership in HR, showcasing dedication and expertise.
  • 5-10 years of demonstrated experience in financial management, accounting, and budgeting.
  • Effective management of direct reports and external partners.
  • Tech-savvy, capable of navigating a variety of HR, project management, IT tools, and software for optimal efficiency.
  • Strong commitment to promoting justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a history of implementing effective initiatives.
  • Effective leadership and management skills, providing guidance and fostering a collaborative, high-performing team.
  • Experience working in the Registered Investment Advisors field and/or impact investing is a plus but not required.
  • Passionate about contributing to social change and promoting community wealth-building, self-determination, and climate resilience.

To apply for this job please visit www.candidegroup.com.