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JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

POSITION: Part-time (15 – 20 hrs/week) This work can be managed by a combination of virtual and on-site time. $20/hr. 2 weeks paid vacation a year. Opportunities for expanded hours and responsibilities.

GENERAL FUNCTION: The Operations Manager will support administrative systems, manage social media marketing and general promotions, and will regularly communicate with students, volunteers, and donors. They will work directly with the Executive Director to support program logistics, event registration, and co-ordination of our rental program. 

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking someone inspired by the values of this non-profit, who is an organized, motivated, detail oriented, creative, problem solver. We are interested in applicants with nonprofit experience, who are flexible with scheduling and excited to manage both repetitive and widely varying tasks. This work requires good communication skills (verbal, written, and listening), computer skills (MS Office, Google Drive, Zoom) and the ability to translate complex concepts into language that is clear for a wider audience. We are seeking someone with graphic design skills who can communicate our goals through social media, press materials, and general communications. Previous experience with social media, non profit fundraising or grant appeals is appreciated. The best candidates will be self directed, with a strong ability to take initiative, and work efficiently and independently. We would love a candidate with an eye for systems improvements who is invested in developing best practices and policies that help our young nonprofit thrive. Bachelor degree preferred. 


Administrative Duties: 

  • Updating relationship database on participants/ volunteers/ donors
  • Manage and maintain social media, for promotion, program and project documentation, and sharing about our values as an organization.
  • Editing support for newsletters, program descriptions, grants
  • Maintaining donor acknowledgements and 

Program coordination: Operations and Communication

  • Managing program registration 
  • Maintaining program updates on website
  • Tracking and ordering supplies for programs
  • Pre-event communication with program participants
  • Coordinate & organize program assessments by participants.
  • Notify and follow-up with scholarship recipients 
  • Other duties related to programs, as needed 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. We’re committed to high standards and working with deep respect for one another.

Interested candidates can email a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] Application deadline is May 5th by 11:59 pm. No calls please.

BACKGROUND: Dreaming Stone Arts and Ecology Center is a small nonprofit in Rutherfordton, NC, with a big reach.  We help our county flourish by investing in community resilience, ecological health, sustainable futures, and cultural vitality that centers and celebrates diversity. We accomplish this by offering skill-building workshops, cultural programs, educational events, and ecological and arts based projects for youth and all ages, on our campus and beyond, at free and sliding scale prices. 

DSAEC educates and provides resources that support communities in developing equitable and sustainable food systems, bioregional literacy, and ecological skills that serve our soil, forests and watersheds. 

DSAEC is committed to art for social change and cross-cultural exchanges that help us imagine what resilient communities and sustainable futures look like. We provide access to cross-cultural experiences in our rural community which is under-resourced in arts education.

DSAEC empowers and educates local youth through our summer day camp and school outreach; opening spaces for creative expression, cultural exchange, ecological education and leadership development.

Lastly, DSAEC promotes a partnership culture, working in coordination with local organizations so as to multiply the impact of our efforts, and uplift meaningful community development work. Our campus serves as a gathering place, building relationships that have generated new regional connections and collaborations. Our values mirror our commitments to anti-racism and decolonization.

In 2024, we will produce our third annual youth day camp, further develop our artist in residency program, and host a series of retreats and educational events focused on environmental education and community development. 

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