Program and Operations Manager – ReliefWeb

Solar Cookers International (SCI), started in 1987, improves human health, economic well-being, women’s empowerment, and the environment by promoting climate-friendly solar cooking for vulnerable populations worldwide. SCI leads through advocacy, research, and strengthening the capacity of the global solar cooking movement. SCI has the highest ratings from Charity Navigator, GuideStar/Candid, and the BBB, and received the Keeling Curve Prize, which recognizes “the most impactful climate projects.”
Solar Cookers International is seeking a Program and Operations Manager (POM). This position is responsible for the management of program and operational activities to help implement SCI’s mission. SCI is working to increase the use of solar cookers globally to address the scale and complexity of accessing clean cooking and reaching approximately 2.4 billion people cooking with polluting fuels. This position will support and significantly contribute to numerous aspects of achieving SCI’s mission and effective operations.
The POM will help execute SCI’s Strategic Plan and Operation Plan and work cross-functionally with SCI staff in communications, development (fundraising), administration, research, advocacy, capacity building, and other programs. This position will receive direct supervision from the Executive Director. A candidate who takes initiative, shows responsibility, has strong communication and leadership skills, and has experience in management and program work for an NGO will be a good fit for this position.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the duties described below are examples and are not exclusive or all-inclusive:
Essential Knowledge and Skills Required
Knowledge of:
Ability to:
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
This is a full-time position. The Program and Operations Manager position will be salary based (not hourly), paying in the range of $51,000 – $61,000 annually. Compensation is based on experience.
SCI covers up to $622/month towards health insurance premiums, life insurance, paid vacation, 80 hours of sick leave/year, twelve paid holidays, and other benefits, including retirement. Paid vacation begins accruing at a rate of 80 hours a year and increases up to 160 hours a year based on tenure with SCI. Based on the employee’s location and the applicable state laws, there could be additional remote work benefits as well.
SCI offers room for growth, professional development, and a supportive and competent team in addition to a flexible and dynamic work environment. SCI’s headquarters and many SCI supporters are in Sacramento, California, USA. However, the staff team is based across the US and is adept at working remotely. Most SCI staff are working remotely most of the time, with occasional on-site activities. This position does not need to be based in Sacramento but will need to be able to work with co-workers and collaborators in a variety of time zones, including the Pacific Time Zone. This position could potentially involve travel opportunities.
Solar Cookers International does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. SCI strives to include diversity, equity, and inclusive principles.
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This is a new position that is available immediately.
Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US.
In one email, submit a resume or CV, and a cover letter with salary requirements, to Mindy Fox, Special Projects Manager, at Candidates are responsible for ensuring receipt of application materials.
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