Operations and Development Manager

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TXT: Teens Exploring Technology

TXT: Teens Exploring Technology is a start---up not for profit organization focused on inspiring young men of color to become confident leaders who use technology as a tool to improve marginalized communities. Our interdisciplinary curriculum develops leadership, resilience, entrepreneurship, and computer science skills among underrepresented teens. Our programs consist of: 1) A Summer Coding Leadership Academy at USC, 2) an after-School program focused on Computer Science, 3) “The Cube”, a “hacker” space for kids to work and collaborate to solve community issues.

FTE Operations and Development Manager Job Description

The Operations and Development Manager will work on the day-to-day operations of TXT through strategic and tactical operation. This person will have the opportunity to shape TXT and learn an enormous amount about running a social conscious tech startup. In addition to strong people skills, the successful candidate needs to be highly organized and take initiative to coordinate, execute, and growth of TXT. The Operations component will include QuickBooks, paying vendors, working with the accountant, 501c(3) compliance, creating processes expense and revenue management. The development side will develop, manage, and submit grant applications, and reports. In addition, to Implementing and supporting fundraising initiatives. Work closelywiththe ExecutiveDirectoron company outreach and program growth. This person will report to the CEO.


  • Maintain trusting relationships with all TXT partners;
  • Develop and optimize process in order to work effectively in a lean start up environment;
  • Handle all financial transactions (payments, billings, contracts, and, disbursements) ;
  • Track and monitor all program expenses, revenue, and fiscal needs of programs
  • Manage QuickBooks and track all reporting requirements and submit all final grant reports
  • Work with accountant on submission of taxes
  • Oversee the writing, editing, submission of all grant proposals and letters of Inquiries
  • Create and implement systems to manage the processing, recognition, and stewardship of donor gifts
  • Create and execute donor pledge campaign, acknowledgments, and gift receipting
  • Manage the processing of individual donor pledge payments
  • Develop donor and sponsorship materials
  • Coordinate development meetings of new and existing programs with corporate sponsors, and foundations;
  • Assist in the management and development of TXT program expansion through fundraising;
  • Collect and analyze data and statistical records to generate reports for Executive Director and Advisory Board;
  • Support open communication throughout the organization and proactively serve internal communication on topics that affect all staff;
  • Support the CEO in implementing a Design Thinking culture in order to improve processes, programs, and overall effectiveness of organization through rapid data collection.
  • Ensure a fun, hustling, and innovative environment to better serve communities of color all over the nation;
  • Other Duties as assigned by CEO.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably with relevant work experience;
  • Excellent organization skills and a self- starter who likes being in entrepreneurial settings;
  • Interested in coding, innovation and making with technology;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Developing operations protocol, workflow and designing and implementing new processes
  • Work in a fast-­‐paced environments with multiple priorities and deadlines, including the ability to supervise and give direction to staff, contractors, and vendors;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, with initiative and accurately with minimal supervision and within specific deadlines;
  • Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns for factors, identify patterns, tendencies, and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.

Candidate will need a background check, have a car and CA driver’s license. This is a full-time position. Compensation based on experience. The range is $35,000-$50,000. Email cover letter and resume to Oscar Menjivar at info@urbantxt.com and title the subject “Operations Manager”.