Operations Specialist

About the job 

The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is looking for a talented individual to help develop highly effective tools, workflows, and strategies for operations in new nonprofit organizations as well as FLI itself.

This position will work independently, under the supervision of FLI staff and in consultation with external experts such as lawyers and consultants, on a ~6-month project to research and build highly efficient operations machinery for new non-profit organizations.  This might be a standalone project or might evolve into a position at FLI or another organization.

 The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, self-directed, experienced in operations work, very comfortable learning new tools, and very organized.  Work will be primarily remote, but a Bay Area physical location is a mild plus.  Compensation will be at highly competitive rates.


Duties may include: 

  • Speaking to other non profits, documenting and gathering information about best practices

  • Developing specialized solutions for different aspects of non-profit lifecycle

  • Developing a toolkit of processes

  • Collecting and organizing templates, negotiation agreements and example documents,

  • Producing recommendations for different jurisdictions (i.e. different states, and countries in the EU)

  • Comparing and prototyping options for software solutions


 Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors equivalent or higher degree in business, law, or a technical field related to emerging technologies.

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant work experience, mid-career and senior candidates encouraged to apply.

  • An ability to work independently and quickly, with a proactive work-ethic. Though the position will work with FLI colleagues, the position will require an ability to work geographically separate from others.

  • Eligibility to work in the US.

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral.


 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in operations in small to medium sized organizations;

  • Comfort setting up and prototyping software tools;

  • High level understanding of how to set up entities either in the US or EU;

  • Strong reading and writing skills.


 Application Procedures: 

  1. Access the Director of Operations Specialist Application Form via our website (click the “apply” button above).

  2. Complete this form in full, including an upload of your resume/CV.


Deadline: First deadline for applications is February 1st, 2022. Applications will be accepted thereafter on a rolling basis until the job is filled.

Pay: Highly competitive pay, commensurate with experience.

Please direct any questions you have to jobs@futureoflife.org.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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