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Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricane Katrina. While FFL was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, LGBTQ organizing, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via:

  • Investment: We redistribute resources to on the ground projects, many of whom cannot access traditional philanthropy. Each year, FFL makes grants to support organizations and projects throughout Louisiana in our key program areas.
  • Power building: We build the capacity of our partners and grantees to effect change in their communities. Our signature programs, LEAD and Together, convene emerging and experienced community leaders to provide them with training related to organizing, advocacy, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and group facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more.
  • Collaboration: We develop collaborative initiatives through leveraging public and private partners to impact change, support public policy initiatives, and provide critical fiscal sponsorship and management to external projects and special initiatives.

Since inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state towards building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its grant-making process, in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future.

Operations Manager Position Overview

April 1, 2021
$46,000 - $55,000

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Submit invoices for vendors (for COO + CEO)

  • Assist with ad-hoc internal finance, grant, and development reporting


  • Coordinate foundation wide systems training

  • Troubleshoot technology issues and develop/update standard procedures

  • Recommend, document, and follow internal processes and practices


  •  Serve as the first point of contact for FFL

  • Provide scheduling support to the CEO + COO

  • Oversee general office operations including print and electronic correspondence, supply, and technology management, cover main phone line

  • Coordinate scheduling, logistics, materials, set-up, and follow-up for internal and external meetings

  •  Administer vendor and building/tenant-related relationships

  • Hire and supervise interns and/or volunteers


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university

    •  Note: Experience may also substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 2 (two) years of operations management, administrative, or assistant experience

  •  Knowledge of operations management responsibilities, systems, and procedures

  • Demonstrates knowledge of, deep value of, and commitment to the centering and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  •  Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups

  •  Exceptional project management skills and the ability to work effectively with vendors, partners, and clients

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Highly receptive to feedback

  •  Proficient in MS Office Suite and knowledgeable of Adobe Suite

  • Knowledge of accounting, data, and administrative management practices and procedures

  •  Computer skills and knowledge of office equipment

Office Manager key skills & proficiencies:

  • Critical thinking

  • Planning and organizing

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Initiative

  • Innovation

  • Organization

  • Budgeting

  • Inventory management

  • Problem-solving

  • Foresight (that comes from experience)

Compensation Benefits & Incentives:

  •  Salary is offered at $46,000 - $55,000 and will be based on experience

  • A generous benefits and PTO package including (100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums; up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance; and a 403(b) employer match).


  • Up to 25%

    • Note: Travel is not required during COVID-19.

    • All travel expenses are fully reimbursed


This is a full-time, exempt position. Candidates should have a willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

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