This is a hybrid position located in Arlington, VA.
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is looking for a new
Business Manager to serve as the Executive Director’s strong right
arm, helping to direct and manage the business functions and
operations of the organization. OAR is a 21-year-old national
501(c)3 nonprofit with an annual operating budget of approximately
$2 million. The ideal candidate will be passionate about OAR’s
mission, experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and
support-related tasks, and able to work independently with little
or no supervision. The person must be exceedingly well-organized,
flexible, and enjoy the challenges that come with taking on a huge
mission with a small, but talented staff.
OAR’s mission is to apply research to the challenges that autism
presents. We do this by funding research, providing useful,
evidence-based information to the autism community, and educating
parents and professionals on best practices in autism treatment and
methods for translating research to practice. In addition to
funding new research and providing scholarships to autistic
students pursuing post-secondary education each year, OAR's
priority areas include education, safety, and increasing employment
opportunities for autistic adults.
Reporting directly to the executive director (ED), the Business
Manager will have both internal and external responsibilities
related to business and financial management, fundraising, and
administration. The Business Manager will work closely with the ED
in training and supporting OAR’s staff.
- Oversee OAR systems (both software and hardware) and IT support
requirements and related technical support contracts and
- Act as point of contact with outside vendors, including PEO
vendor, accountant and auditors for annual audit and 990 prep.
- Coordinate business and systems support for the RUN FOR
- Work with the ED and other members of staff in grant writing,
the annual campaign, development and special event planning
- Administer all fundraising and registration requirements for
the Combined Federal Campaign and selected United Way, state and
local workplace giving campaigns
- 5-7 years of relatable work experience in a nonprofit
organization, foundation, the military, or comparable small
business setting to include:
- Administrative support
- Financial management
- Grant writing
- Event planning
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related area.
- Track record of success managing multiple tasks, working with
people, and delivering excellent results.
- Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong organizational and planning skills.
- Working knowledge of IT and ability to quickly learn new
- Relevant personal or professional experience with autism
- Prior fundraising or events experience, especially with charity
- Prior operations and finance experience
- 12 annual vacation days
- 12 annual sick days
- Federal holidays
- Flexible, hybrid schedule
- Health, dental, and vision plans
- Employer paid life insurance
- Paid parking or equal metro fare offset
- 401k with matching after 6 months
- Paid parental leave policy
- Tuition reimbursement and professional development
How to Apply: Interested applicants may submit
a cover letter and resume at researchautism.org/join-our-team.
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