SkyART is a permanent fixture in the vibrant cultural landscape of Chicago's South Side. Founded in 2001 with a mission to provide youth with an accessible, safe place to participate in quality visual arts programs at no cost, SkyART continues to fulfill its mission in South Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods, reaching young people through a rich variety of programs. Driving its mission, is a deep understanding of the transformative power of art and its capacity to enhance intellectual, emotional, and social development. SkyART is a foundation from which creativity grows and individuals flourish. Participants are invited into a world of imaginative possibilities and connections that go beyond the individual, to positively impact all of the communities where we work and the city as a whole.
WHAT WE DO
Through interdisciplinary, process-based projects, skill-building workshops, and large-scale collaborations, SkyART encourages critical thinking and inspires creative expression for youth ages 7 to 24. Using an artist-in-residence model, Teaching Artists work side by side with students, in an atmosphere of mutual esteem and shared curiosity, through our dynamic and experimental new methodology.
The Operations Manager is responsible for the successful execution of processes and procedures to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s functions. This position is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting operations and for managing and maintaining vendor relationships. The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and collaborating with other departments, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate is a highly organized and efficient professional with administrative experience and a basic understanding of the tenets of personal finance. This position reports to the Director of Operations
Manage Facilities Operations
Manage building operations including coordination of facility space layout, maintenance, cleaning, daily upkeep and other building logistics
Improve the existing procedures for outgoing and incoming resources and inventory tracking for office supplies and materials
Manage requests for space rentals, including contract support
Manage Accounting Function
Organize day-to-day accounting, including accounts payable and receivable, budget allocations
Regularly track budget actuals against established department budgets in collaboration with budget owners, reporting regularly to Director of Operations.
Monitor general accounting practices, budgeting, and help develop internal accounting controls
Monitor emerging technology to determine ways to automate the accounting process without sacrificing accuracy and accountability
Help develop and execute monthly and quarterly accounting reports for the leadership teams
Support Human Resources Function
Help facilitate recruitment, hiring and onboarding of staff
Coordinate individual volunteer and internship program including recruitment, onboarding, training, and scheduling
Manage front-desk operations and staff including onboarding and scheduling
Support Operational Processes and Improvement
Facilitate contract administration and execution
Execute processes and procedures to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of organization functions.
BA or BS Degree required; in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field strongly preferred ?
2+ years operations experience
3+ years experience in bookkeeping, budget management, and financial reporting, preferably in a nonprofit, social services or foundation/association environment
Strong office and administration skills, with Refined ability to delegate responsibilities and provide leadership and training to key personnel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare well-organized reports and
Possession of key competencies, including conflict management, business negotiation, organization and decision-making
Ability to work within a small collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Strong attention to detail required
Computer proficiency (Mac) in word-processing and data entry (Microsoft Office suite);
Working knowledge of QuickBooks or similar financial/payroll software program
WHAT WE OFFER:
SkyART offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary commensurate with background, experience, and position responsibilities. Depending on the position, in addition to salary, benefits for eligible employees may include:
Paid time off (PTO) allowance including two weeks vacation, five personal days, and five sick days per year
Twelve paid holidays and one additional day off for your birthday
Employee retirement account with 3% contribution from SkyART
Health Insurance benefits with minimal cost paid by employee
HOW YOU APPLY
Please submit cover letter with resume by email to email@example.com with ”Operations Manager” in the subject line. Do not mail or fax.
No telephone inquires please.
Internal Number: 7737319287
SkyART provides free, safe, open spaces where young people are empowered and new connections are made.
Our work is guided by these core concepts:
Accessibility – SkyART removes barriers – promoting participation in our programs, connection with other institutions and communities, and access to the broader world.
Stability – SkyART is a consistent presence – the “third place” after home and school, where participants develop meaningful relationships and experience a feeling of extended family.
Totality – SkyART is committed to reaching the whole person – recognizing that every participant has a unique life experience characterized by their own needs, assets and interests.
Responsiveness – SkyART innovates – adapting programs to the evolving context within which we work, fostering civic engagement, cultural democracy and social well-being.