thinkLaw exists to create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good. We help educators teach critical thinking to all students, not just the highest achieving ones at the most exclusive schools. Rote memorization and spoon-fed learning will not prepare young people for the rapidly changing workforce that awaits them. This is why thinkLaw increases educational equity by giving all students access to critical thinking. We do this through our award-winning curriculum that uses real-life legal cases in upper grades and fairy tales and nursery rhymes in lower grades as a hook to unleash the critical thinking potential of all students and powerful professional development that helps educators apply rigorous inquiry strategies that help them transform from asking “what” and “how to” to “why” and “what if.”
thinkLaw has partnered with over 500 school systems and organizations in 40 states in since launching in June 2015 and has thousands of opportunities for new partnerships due to our tremendous exposure through national and regional education conferences, social media and email marketing efforts, district-wide approvals in hundreds of schools districts, and the success of our founder’s books, Thinking Like a Lawyer and Tangible Equity.
Our team is looking for an Operations Administrator with a passion for our mission and the execution chops to make it a reality. The Operations administrator is a key member of our team and will work closely with the CEO and Chief of Staff as well as the sales and marketing teams and the curriculum and professional development teams to ensure efficiency and effectiveness for the whole.
With the efforts of the Operations Administrator to execute, build and bolster operational systems, the Operations Administrator will help to ensure thinkLaw will have 10x growth year over year.
Can you help us spark a critical thinking revolution in students nationwide through your work to ensure operational excellence?
The Operations Administrator is the glue of the organization, executing on the necessary nitty gritty tasks and supporting the priorities of each department to ensure continued growth year after year.
The Operations Administrator’s most important work is to execute on a wide range of tasks that are critical to the success of the company. The Operations Administrator will:
- Process necessary paperwork for all departments and maintain an organized and easily accessible database of forms, proposals, contracts, and work orders.
- Manage financial documents and process transactions (such as invoices and reimbursements).
- Enter data and update company databases regularly (and as needed) to maximize thinkLaw’s knowledge base.
- Fully execute on all event logistics including travel arrangements to ensure presenters and attendees are set up for a smooth experience and programmatic success.
- Perform other duties as needed.
As an Operations Administrator, you will work closely with senior management to meet organization objectives. As an Operations Administrator, you will:
- Provide exceptional strategic, operational, and planning support as a confidant and thought-partner to the Chief of Staff and each department lead.
- Independently manage systems and projects for the Chief of Staff around in-the-moment priorities.
- Maximize team effectiveness and efficiency by ensuring staff members have the supplies, resources, and technology they need.
Given your unique vantage point in the role of Operations Administrator, you will gather information and utilize this to further bolster the operations of the organization. You will do this in several ways, and specifically you will:
- Increase operational efficiencies by continually looking for ways to automate systems and routines, making work smarter, more effective and more efficient.
- Connect and engage the thinkLaw community of users via multiple mediums including thinkLaw’s social media forums, and capture photos and key messages from sessions to broaden thinkLaw’s message.
- Expand new business opportunities by customizing messages to target contacts from conferences and other events, and providing research for potential partner meetings to maximize the effectiveness of the CEO and the sales and marketing team.
The position of Operations Administrator may be for you if you are:
- An expert-level prioritizer known for not letting a single ball drop (“how does he/they/she do that?!”), able to manage several projects at one time while still being a stickler for details.
- An independent and innovative self-starter, with strong cross-group collaboration skills and relentlessly persistent follow-up.
- A “just to make sure I’m clear” question-clarifier, not only solving problems, but finding them before they become problems, discovering what you do not know and seeking out the skills necessary to do the job well.
- Goals- and results-oriented, proactive about dismantling roadblocks and adapting quickly to change.
- Eager for feedback to support your own continual development and to support the positive outcomes for the organization.
- A clear, precise communicator, able to make documents, graphics, social media and words pop, while demonstrating a passion for thinkLaw’s mission and a genuine curiosity about the needs of our clients.
- As passionate about education equity as you are about doing the unsexy tasks necessary to move important work forward, with an ongoing dedication to DEIB, developing your cultural competence, and embodying anti-racist leadership and inclusiveness.
- Principled, with an impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity.
Even if 100% of the suggested attributes do not quite apply to you, if they inspire you, then please apply!
Education and Experiences
We are looking for someone with developed skills and knowledge based on experiences executing administrative tasks and managing operations in a fast-paced environment.
- A bachelor’s degree with five to seven years of work experience, at least three of which include experience as an operations administrator or a similar position
- Former experience as an educator (strongly preferred)
- Autonomy and independence within a flexible work-from-home environment and family-friendly business practices.
- Salary: $55,000 annually.
- Competitive benefits, including healthcare and dental coverage reimbursements.
- The opportunity to work for a mission-based, social enterprise that is revolutionizing education.
Interested in this position? If so, please submit a resume and cover letter to Erin Tobin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Application for FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.”
thinkLaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
**Application Deadline is February 11th**
A world where critical thinking is taught by all teachers and to all students, leveling the playing field for 21st century success.
We help educators teach critical thinking to ALL students.
Our Core Values
We listen to understand, speak to be understood, and demonstrate the courage to tackle the tough but necessary conversations across lines of difference.
We dream big, create boldly, and dare to improve our world dramatically, approaching our work with creativity and an endless set of possibilities.
Making a Difference
Our bottom line is impact, so we prioritize our actions and our inactions through the lens of maximizing this bottom line.
Our Approach – The thinkLaw Method
- We make it easy. We are always willing to do the hard work on our end if it’s going to make someone’s work easier on the other side.
- We make it engaging. We work hard to make sure our work is received with tears, hell yeahs, this is unacceptables, gasps, are you freaking kidding me, and laughter because we understand that the emotional connection that comes from engaging our partners and community members.
- We ground our work in critical thinking. We consider multiple perspectives, we use evidence to back up our decision-making, and we are committed to continuous improvement of our thinking around every aspect of what we do.
- We err on the side of fairness and justice, always. We consider equity, not equality in deciding what is needed for our team, our partners, and our work. We understand that what is legal is not always just and what is acceptable is not always fair, and actively seek to be the hammer that helps to bend the arc of history towards justice.
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