Operations Coordinator - 2020 Project

Chicago, New York, or Washington, DC
Full Time
270 Strategies is seeding the launch of a new independent training program geared toward the next major electoral cycle. The program will tentatively rollout in February 2019 with core programming kicking off in June 2019.

As the Operations Coordinator, you will provide operational and administrative support to the COO and Chief Program Officer. You are a nimble problem solver with high customer service orientation and get energy from tackling new challenges. You have 3-5 years of professional experience and a demonstrated commitment to serving young people and communities of color. You believe in the power of organizing and are excited to grow your impact and skills working on a fast-paced, start-up team.

The position will ideally be located in NYC, DC, or Chicago though remote locations will be considered. This is a temporary full-time position expected to start in January 2019 and end by July 2020, and will entail some weekend work and travel. The salary range is $47k-$60k for candidates with 3-5 years of relevant experience.


    • In partnership with the COO and Operations Manager support day-to-day business operations and team management -- e.g., prepare meeting materials, process reimbursements, and coordinate travel.
    • Conduct research and administrative duties for Chief Program Officer, Program Managers and Operations Manager in service of participant recruitment and selection efforts.
    • In collaboration with the COO and Operations Manager, oversee the onboarding and seamless logistics of all participants.
    • Provide event management and logistics support for week-long, in-person convening.
    • Conduct other duties and special projects as assigned.


    • 3-5 years of professional experience, ideally with 1-2 years of administrative experience.
    • High degree of organization and ability to fluidly manage documents in MS Office and Google Suite.
    • Deep comfort with organizational change and role ambiguity: this organization will grow and evolve rapidly and constantly over a 12-18 month period, and operations will be called to lead and prepare for each shift.
    • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate expectations clearly.  
    • Strong judgment and critical reasoning skills, with the ability to navigate new situations; able to defuse and resolve conflict in moments of tension.
    • A track record of working with diverse staff and external partners.
    • Confidence and professionalism while engaging with contacts ranging from grassroots volunteers to high-level public officials.
    • Enthusiasm for a team-based work environment.
    • A sense of humor, a willingness to embrace both your own quirks and others’, and a passion for progressive issues.


    • Experience with electoral and/or community organizing.
    • Experience with high-volume recruitment and/or training.
    • Experience with nonprofit and/or start-up organization.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references. Please include the position you are applying for in your cover letter.

270 Strategies is a next-generation grassroots firm that is redefining how companies, causes, and organizations build winning campaigns and achieve big things.

Our company was born of the basic belief that grassroots campaigns can change the world. We named our firm “270” for the number of electoral votes required to win the presidency.  Our team used grassroots and digital organizing to achieve our strategic goals on both historic Obama campaigns – and we help our clients do the same.

Unlike traditional consulting firms that focus exclusively on marketing, 270 Strategies believes effective, 21st century campaigns must integrate people-centered, grassroots organizing with smart digital strategies and a data-driven approach. The 270 team uses the lesson learned after years of leading progressive organizations and working with over 300 clients to help our clients connect with key constituencies, design innovative programs, and put their ideas into action.

270 Strategies is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to clients and constituents. 270 Strategies is an equal opportunity employer and it is 270 Strategies’ policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.