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Business Manager

Organization for Autism Research
Virginia, United States
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023



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.


Business Management

  • Oversee OAR systems (both software and hardware) and IT support requirements and related technical support contracts and agreements.
  • 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 AUTISM program
  • 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
    • Fundraising
    • 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 humor.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.


  • Working knowledge of IT and ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Relevant personal or professional experience with autism
  • Prior fundraising or events experience, especially with charity running programs
  • 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 opportunities

How to Apply: Interested applicants may submit a cover letter and resume at Please contact with any questions.



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