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Operations Manager

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San Francisco, CA

The Role

In the past three months alone, the conservative super-majority on the Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act; effectively ended Roe v. Wade; blocked the pandemic eviction moratorium; forced the Administration to re-institute Donald Trump’s cruel “Remain in Mexico policy”; curtailed existing rights of workers to organize while laying the groundwork for future attacks on worker protections; and ruled in favor of a Koch front group to undermine transparency and enable dark money.


The movement for Supreme Court reform is at a significant inflection point, and Take Back the Court is hiring an Operations Manager to heighten our effectiveness at this critical time. We are looking for someone who can manage organizational operations, help us implement new processes and practices, manage contracts, assist with strategic planning and fundraising, and more. We are seeking someone passionate about our mission to expand the Court, who is also a self-starter, dependable, detail-oriented, and comfortable moving nimbly between projects and responsibilities. Previous experience in a fast-paced campaign/advocacy/government role is a plus. 


Take Back the Court 

Take Back the Court put the idea of Court expansion on the map in 2018, when no other organizations or leaders supported the idea. Since then, we have fought tirelessly to raise awareness about the urgent need to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court. Without adding seats, Congress will not be able to ensure reproductive freedom, restore the right to vote, protect workers, halt our climate emergency, or pass new legislation. Court expansion, which can be accomplished without a constitutional amendment, is the only reform that enables the un-rigging of our political system and the restoration of democracy. Learn more:


Areas of Responsibility: 


  • Ensure that all organizational systems and processes are highly reliable, finely tuned, and well delivered with an aim toward action rather than reaction. Identify gaps and needs where processes and systems could be updated or made more efficient. 

  • Create and implement a project management system. Oversee TBtC initiatives, projects, and objectives to ensure they are proceeding as planned; problem solve as needed. Identify points for collaboration and co-create supporting practices and processes. 

  • Manage a part-time Administrative Assistant. 

  • Develop the organization’s strategic planning process. Oversee implementation of the strategic plan, measure the effectiveness of strategies and make changes when necessary.

  • Work with the Executive Director and President to develop grant proposals and reports, and manage grant compliance.

  • Manage the annual budgeting process with support from the Finance and Accounting Consultant. Review budget to actual reports and update the budget and projections as needed.

  • Manage recruiting and onboarding processes for new staff and interns; ensure that personnel is supported.

  • Work with the Executive Director to foster a collaborative and mission-driven culture and a positive, productive work environment.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding employment issues such as pay, time-keeping, privacy, and health and safety. 

  • Develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures. Update employee handbook as needed.

  • Manage relevant vendor contracts and relationships. 

  • Organize meetings and events.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • At least 4 years experience in operations, project management, financial management, or a related role.

  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management.

  • Experience creating new and streamlined systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to keep projects on track and communicate expectations and progress regularly with a remote team of co-workers.

  • Demonstrated ability to set up work plans oriented towards concrete goals, anticipate obstacles and identify ways to navigate challenges.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time.

  • Enthusiasm for a fast-paced, innovative environment. 


In addition, the following skills are preferred, but not required:

  • Experience in fast-paced environments such as political campaigns, government, or advocacy organizations.

  • Experience with creating or interpreting budgets.

  • Experience with human resources or benefits systems.

  • Experience working with outside consultants and/or vendors.

  • Experience with a wide range of online tools to facilitate remote work, such as Google Applications, Zoom, and Slack.


Salary: Salary range $75,000-90,000. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Benefits: This position will include health benefits, as well as vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays, among other benefits.

Additional Information: 

Location: Virtual. This position can be based anywhere in the United States. 

Reports to: Executive Director

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

Take Back the Court is committed to creating a workplace where people of all backgrounds thrive, and we actively oppose discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, religion, height, weight, or other characteristics. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to growing diversity within the team, and seek to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. 


Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 27 2021
Active Until: 
Oct 27 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Take Back the Court