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24 Jul 2012

Full-Time Operation Manager – Radical Designs

We are Radical Designs Cooperative – Posted by Jewish Jobs Oakland, California, United States

Job Description

Operations Manager (Activist Software Cooperative)


Radical Designs is a small software development and strategic consulting cooperative devoted to progressive, grassroots social change. Our clients protect natural resources and human health, ensure quality of life for the working class, fight white supremacy and the prison industrial complex, and keep the pressure on the US government to reject Middle East militarism as a failed policy. Our clients are winning.


We are looking for a half-time operations manager whom can help keep our company running smoothly and in the black as we take on the war machine one website at a time. Prior office manager experience is desired. You must have a working knowledge of Quickbooks. Excellent communication skills are required.



Manage organizational bookkeeping for accounts payable and receivable.

Manage payroll and track employee benefits accounts.

Conduct reporting and accounting per regulatory and legal requirements including taxation, annual report and accounts.

Resolve problem invoices, research past-due notices, receive and handle all accounts payable telephone calls.

Manage HR policies and procedures.

Manage contract signing and compliance process.

Coordinate day-to-day operations of the office.

Respond to general employee inquiries.



High-level organizational skills and attention to detail.

Working knowledge and experience with Quickbooks.

Experience with bookkeeping and payroll systems for a small business or non-profit.

Willingness to learn and improve existing systems.

A basic understanding of either the website development or social change sectors.

Ability to research tax and insurance issues.

Willingness to encourage and support your coworkers to get them to do business-related tasks they don’t want to think about.

A good sense of humor and ability to self-organize and manage your time.

Volunteer or work experience with non-profits or social justice organizations.



This is a half-time position that includes medical benefits and two

(2) weeks paid vacation. Wage range is $17,280 to $20,640 per year, depending on qualifications and experience. You are also entitled to a cut of our profits above the budget. We offer a worker-owner stake in the cooperative after two (2) years. Our office is located in downtown Oakland.


We are really, really chill. We are a small, employee-owned company.

We have fewer than ten staff members, no foundational money, no venture capital, and no debt. We value our people over our contracts every day of the week. We believe in workplace democracy and try to make collective decisions about workload, staffing, projects, technical direction, and other things that will directly effect your job, but avoid long nasty meetings where we are wasting your time about things you don’t care about.


If you want to change the world with your awesome accounting and organizational skills, this is the job for you.


If you identify as a member of a community that is underrepresented in the political or technology sector, you are especially encouraged to apply for this position.



How to Apply

Send inquiries and resumes to: Please no calls.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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