MZLA Technologies Corporation (MZLA), a new, wholly owned
subsidiary of Mozilla Foundation, has created a new Director of
Operations position to oversee the business operations of the
Thunderbird product! This role will initially report to the
President of the MZLA Board.
Thunderbird is a global, free, and open source email that has
grown significantly since its launch 10+ years ago! The project is
governed by its community, which means that strategic and other
high-level decisions are publicly discussed and decided upon by the
elected Thunderbird Council. Thunderbird has grown in donations,
staff, and aspirations over the last years. It is looking to mature
and expand its business practices to ensure future operational
success. This new role is an opportunity for an experienced and
entrepreneurial leader who is excited to build and implement
operational capabilities to support Thunderbird’s ongoing
The Director of Operations will oversee all of Thunderbird’s
financial and administrative activities, including finance, human
resources, and contract management. The position will play a key
role in business planning and policy development and be a key
liaison between the Thunderbird Council, MZLA Board of Directors,
as well as its parent, Mozilla Foundation, which provides MZLA with
a number of operational services. The Director will be a strategic
leader, with significant operational management experience in an
earlier stage company, who can both manage day-to-day operational
activities and provide key strategic policy and business planning
for a growing company.
Oversee the HR function for
Thunderbird, including payroll and benefits, recruitment of new
staff, professional development, onboarding, training, and the
development and management of staff processes.
In partnership with plan
administrators, where appropriate, manage company benefits plans
and coordination of the annual open enrollment process.
Help develop new organization
policies and procedures and lead all aspects of
Work with Mozilla Foundation’s HR
team to ensure compliance with policies and national,
international, and local labor laws in the countries where MZLA
engages with people.
Maintain the relationship with the
organization’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO).
Oversee procurement and management of
Support Thunderbird’s coordinated
efforts with the Mozilla Foundation to foster diversity, equity,
Serve as liaison between Thunderbird
oversight council and staff & contractors.
Supervise all finance and accounting
activities including credit card expenses, payroll and A/P
approvals, operating bank accounts, monthly financial reporting and
annual and quarterly tax filings.
Monitor and review journal entries
from the outsourced third party accounting team.
Be responsible for and lead the
annual budgeting and business planning process in partnership with
Monitor actual progress against
budget and changes on a monthly basis, and provide monthly
financial highlights on performance and trends.
Develop and update annual income
statements and cash flow forecasts.
Develop and implement all vital
business policies for effective internal control and process
Support and work with the contracts
management team at the Mozilla Foundation on managing and
implementing all vendor contracts.
Collaborate with the Mozilla
Foundation legal team when contract or organizational legal issues
Team up with the donor care services
team at the parent company who process the day-to-day contributions
and respond to Thunderbird contributors.
Liaise on operational matters with
the Thunderbird Council, including participation in regular Council
meetings and collaborating with the Council Treasurer.
Participate in quarterly MZLA Board
of Directors meetings and prepare agenda and reports.
Your Professional Profile
Minimum 10 years of finance and
operations experience including a minimum of 5 years of managing
human resources and finance functions.
Experienced with and knowledgeable of
U.S. GAAP accounting and U.S. corporate tax filing requirements;
having worked in a technology, earlier stage company is a
Highly experienced with financial
planning including budgeting and forecasting.
Highly proficient with developing
budgeting and forecasting models and scenario analyses.
Experienced with business, financial
and operational planning with earlier stage companies; having
experience in a technology/software product company is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills; Ability to translate and distill financial
concepts to - and effectively collaborate with - colleagues who do
not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
High attention to detail and strong
Technology savvy with experience
working with multiple software applications to support operating
Able to roll up sleeves to solve
operational challenges and issues as they arise.
Comfortable with working in a remote
operating platform with a globally dispersed team.
Experience with FLOSS and/or
non-profit organizations would be considered a plus.
Salary and Benefits Information
The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable
compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and
market-based salary that takes into consideration the
responsibilities and requirements of the role. The Mozilla
Foundation aims to offer at the midpoint of our salary ranges for
the purposes of increasing inclusivity and fairness of our offer
process and ensuring internal equity. We do not ask for, or take
into account, salary histories in our offer process.
The base salary ranges, along with mid-point, for this role in
each of the key countries in which we employ staff is listed below.
We target the 75th percentile of market pay as a salary band
midpoint for all levels, with 10% either side of the midpoint to
create a salary range.
Germany: €94,681 - €115,722
UK: £61,257 - £74,869 (mid-point:
Canada: $107,520 - $131,414
US: $113,758 - $139,038 (mid-point:
Depending on the successful candidate’s location, we may also
add in a geographic differential to this base salary that accounts
for local job market weighting. This differential is applied to the
above ranges depending on the successful candidate’s location.
Below are some of the common cities in which we hire staff along
with representative examples of salary ranges, along with
mid-point, with the geographical differential applied:
Inner London: £66,769.90 - £81,607.66
Toronto: $116,014.31 - $141,795.26
(mid-point: $ 128,904.785)
New York: $126,044.04 - $154,053.82
(mid-point: $ 140,048.93)
The range for your specific location will be discussed in
screening conversations if your application is successful.
We offer the following benefits:
20 days PTO per year for sick and holiday (+ all local statutory
PTO days accrue by calendar
Untaken PTO days are allowed to roll
over to the following calendar year but must be taken during the
first 3 month of the year. Any days that aren't used by the end of
that 3 months will be lost.
We also offer a retirement plan and medical benefits.
Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices
Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and
forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core
mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members
of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not
limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with
disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender
identities and expressions.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation at