Apply Today: Operations Director

Posted: 05-12-2021

Applications Due By: 06-01-2021

Salary: $50,960 

Spanish Language Enhancement: $2,600


Rogue Climate – Operations Director 

Rogue Climate is seeking a full-time Operations Director to manage the day-to-day operations that are needed to support our team of staff and community members organizing for climate justice in Southern Oregon and the South Coast. This includes working with the Executive Director in planning, budgeting, and fundraising to meet organizational objectives, managing and supporting staff through a justice focused human resources lens, ensuring that Rogue Climate meets its reporting requirements, and that Rogue Climate has strong internal systems. 

About Rogue Climate

Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in Southern Oregon and the South Coast to achieve solutions to climate change that will result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy climate. We have also played a lead organizing role to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas export project, move forward local clean energy policies, and more recently support mutual-aid networks in the wake of the Almeda Fire. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to clean energy that benefits rural communities, low-income communities, Latino/a/x,  Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

What you will do:

As the Operations Director at Rogue Climate, you will be responsible for building and maintaining rock solid internal infrastructure and systems to support our team of staff and community leaders.  This will include, but is not be limited to: 

  • Fundraising: Maintaining and tracking the grants calendar, working with the Executive Director to write and submit grants and implement the organizational fundraising plan.


  • Human Resources: Coordinating the Human Resources committee and acting as the go-to for staff regarding human resources issues, questions, conflicts, and learning opportunities. Coordinate all staff leadership development training and workshops, and coordinate annual staff benefit packages. Support newer managers in developing strong management skills.


  • Fiscal Systems: Oversee the fiscal systems of the organization.  This will include working with the Executive Director to create and monitor the annual budget, overseeing contracts, and supporting our Administrative Coordinator and contract bookkeeper in the monthly financial management of the organization.


  • Supervision: Supervising 1-2 staff, 1-2 contractors, and two volunteer administrative teams.

Who you are, and keys to success:

To be successful in this job you will be skilled in these areas

  • Inclusive leadership and experience managing people: You approach leadership with a mindset of “power with” rather than “power over” and regularly include others in decision-making. You listen closely to understand needs or concerns of others, and work collaboratively to devise solutions. You are comfortable working through conflict and managing others.


  • Highly organized and attention detailed: You have, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. You can track grant deadlines, financial reports, and also the little things like staff’s birthdays.  You notice and fix errors that others might overlook. You acknowledge mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.


  • Commitment to racial equity and climate justice: You recognize the role of race, income, age, gender, immigration status, and other identities in climate justice, and you consistently look for ways to embed equity and justice in all aspects of the organization – especially our policies and practices. You recognize how your own identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning about race, ability, and other lines of difference. You are comfortable supporting others on their learning processes as well.


  • Creating systems: You enjoy creating and implementing simple systems that ensure everyone has what they need to do their job and makes it easy for people to develop new skills.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Drafting a general support grant for a new funder.


  • Coordinating an all-staff conversation/workshop on organizational culture with an outside facilitator.


  • Getting quotes from a short term disability insurance provider for the Human Resources Committee.


  • Updating our Covid-19 policies to be in line with rapidly changing state and local health guidelines.
  • Running hiring processes.

What else you should know:

Rogue Climate is in the middle of a period of growth as well as a strategic planning process. As part of our strategic planning, we will be evaluating our organizational structure to identify opportunities to promote democratic governance, creativity, and leadership development in our structure and processes.  We are looking for someone who is excited to step into this process, and be a part of shaping what that re-organization looks like.  The outcomes may result in a shift in some of your roles and responsibilities.  

Location and Benefits

This position will be based out of the Rogue Climate office in Phoenix, Oregon or out of Rogue Climate’s Coos Bay office. You will be provided with both a cell phone and a laptop.

The salary for this position is $50,960 with a $2,600 Spanish Language Enhancement.  Benefits include health care, robust vacation, paid family medical leave, paid sick time, flexible holidays, and a $100/month student loan repayment stipend.

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to and specify “Operations Director ” in the subject line by June 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Black, Latino/a/x, Indigenous, and People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.   

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