Foundation Contracts & Operations Manager

Location Seattle, Washington 98112
Date Posted April 09, 2021
Job ID 7494
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( is searching for a talented Foundation Contracts & Operations Manager for our client, a growing nonprofit in the conservation world. This position is based in Seattle, Washington, and will work remotely while the office is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Extremely comprehensive benefits package
  • 6 weeks PTO to start
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance (95% employer-paid, 85% employer paid for spouses and dependents)
  • 401 K Plans
  • Wonderful remote flexibility
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Parking pass or ORCA card

What you’ll be doing:
  • Support the Associate Director of Finance and Operations by overseeing processes, contracts, and production requirements.
  • Partner with departments to support the organizations’ strategies and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Manage crucial administrative, financial, and contractual activities for several internal specialty areas.
  • Ensure efficient and effective project management activities occur between teams.
  • Create and oversee contracts, co-production agreements, compile and confirm invoices, as well as manage intake forms.
  • Pinpoint contracts and agreements needed and ensure internal alignment.
  • Continuously find ways to improve contract and agreement processes.
  • Proactively examine the schedule of activities and monitor contract and agreement milestones against targets.
  • Correctly interpret legal language in contracts and grants.

What you have to offer:
  • 5+ years of project and or program management expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Understanding of startup environments.
  • 3+ years of experience working with contracts including, understanding, reviewing, and drafting legal terms.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit rules and regulations.
  • Proficiency partnering with programmatic and or creative teams.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management abilities.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects concurrently including, prioritizing, planning, delegating, and coordinating with internal teams.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an annual starting base salary depending on experience plus a robust benefits package that includes paid time off, employer-paid health and dental coverage, a retirement plan, maternity and paternity leave after one-year, paid community service days, paid holidays, as well as the ability to make a direct impact around the globe!
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please apply with your resume and cover letter, in Microsoft Word format, via
Please address applications to:
Elizabeth Crimmins, Senior Executive Recruiter
Scion Executive Search
(888) 487-8850
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.
About our Firm:
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is a search firm connecting exceptional employees to nonprofit organizations and foundations across the country. Born out of the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership to benefit your organization. Our candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission! Scion Nonprofit Staffing has led hundreds of successful searches; information on our firm is available online for review via

Scion is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

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