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Operations Coordinator

Position Overview:

A new position at RISE Colorado, the Operations Coordinator, will be a key member of a high-performing team supporting an ambitious growth plan. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with strong technical skills, a passion for our mission, and great organizational and time management skills. We’re looking to add someone to our team that is energetic, detail oriented, critically conscious, and passionate about empowering families. Applicants must also be flexible and able to multitask (we are a start-up!), quick learners, and demonstrate strong relationship building skills.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a start-up founded by women of color who grew up in the community where they started the organization. RISE Colorado was named the winner of the Teach For America Social Innovation Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, and was recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House. We have received press coverage globally, nationally and locally for our work with families. To learn more about RISE Colorado, applicants can watch this video, and view the website, as well as RISE’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Interested individuals should complete an application here, and submit a copy of their resume and contact information for three professional references to by March 31, 2017, Subject line: RISE Operations Coordinator Role.

The Operation Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Office Management:

  • Managing office operations by developing systems and employing communication structures that maximize efficiency on a daily basis.
  • Serving as primary phone and reception contact for office, ensuring quality relationship building with external contacts and partnership stakeholders.
  • Purchasing necessary items for everyday function of the office.
  • Working with the Director of Operations to create and manage systems for HR policies (benefits, PTO, employee handbook), accounting procedures, and scheduling.

Event Planning and Coordination:

  • Support with event logistics and execution for school, community, board, and staff events securing donated materials, working with external vendors and suppliers, and creating and sending mailings.
  • Arranging travel and reimbursements for all staff.


  • Ensuring effective execution of communication strategies through the maintenance and creation of content for the RISE newsletter, social media, and website to keep stakeholders informed about RISE’s progress.
  • Supporting the CEO in scheduling and email management as needed.

Financial & Fundraising Systems Support:

  • Tracking budget to actual expenses and grants, paying bills, coding and reconciling corporate card expenses, and overseeing staff reimbursements.
  • Manage communications with all HR and financial service providers.
  • Data management and organization of hard and soft files including workshop documents, receipts, and other internal documents.


First and foremost, the Operations Coordinator must embrace the RISE mission to educate, engage and empower low-income families and families of color to RISE as change agents for educational equity in our public school system. Candidates must have access to reliable transportation and availability to work some weekends and evenings along with the following qualifications:


  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work and communicate with culturally diverse groups and individuals
  • Strong tech skills including knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and social media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment where it is essential to prioritize and change tasks fluidly
  • Solutions-oriented with the ability to assess challenges and creatively work towards resolution
  • Preferably bilingual in Spanish and English


  • Experience with administrative tasks and processes
  • Demonstrated experience with sophisticated database management and/or significant skills – leveraging our database as a primary tool in managing communication and driving strategic and tactical planning
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Significant experience with technology such as projectors, copy machines, and computer functions that may need troubleshooting

Mindsets & Characteristics:

  • A history of achieving results and willingness to do “whatever it takes” to reach goals
  • A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence

Compensation and Benefits:

RISE Colorado offers a competitive salary and benefits along with opportunities for training and professional growth.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the Operations Coordinator role is March 31, 2017. Please fill out the application here. Additionally, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Subject line: RISE Operations Coordinator Role.

We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please. RISE Colorado is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. RISE Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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