Fireside Project is seeking a Director of Operations!
Fireside Project is a non-profit organization that will operate the Psychedelic Peer Support Line. When the support line goes live on April 14, 2021, it will be the first ever peer support line that’s specifically aimed at helping people navigate psychedelic experiences. To learn more about it, please check out this page, our Medium article, and maybe even our public panel.
At Fireside Project, we are deeply passionate about the psychedelic movement, and we are all working to create a world where a world where every person feels safe, supported, and seen during and after their psychedelic experiences so they can use those experiences to live richer, healthier, more joyous lives. We’d love to hire folx who feel the same way.
Maybe you’ve had your own psychedelic experiences, or held space for others during theirs, so you know how important it is for this free, confidential, and trusted resource to exist. At Fireside Project, we feel a burning desire to share this beautiful project with the world so that no one ever has to feel alone with a psychedelic experience ever again, not even for a moment. We’d love to hire people who feel the same way!
The Director of Operations will take the lead on general operations, including overseeing many aspects of the Psychedelic Peer Support Line. This includes assisting with the hiring, training, and oversight of peer support volunteers and on-call supervisors. This team member will also oversee other staff and interns, and may play a role in marketing and assist with finance. This team member will report to the Executive Director and the Cultivator of Beloved Community.
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business, finance or a related field, and prior experience in a management or leadership position. An understanding of financial management and marketing is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development and operation of the Psychedelic Peer Support Line. This includes managing the schedules of peer support volunteers and on-call supervisors; assisting with hiring; scheduling and planning trainings; revising protocols and procedures; and enforcing policies and overseeing compliance with such policies.
Assist with the hiring and management of interns, including Fireside Ambassadors as they cultivate connections with the community and create a comprehensive resource database.
Identify and address problems and opportunities and support other staff in making important policy, planning, and strategy decisions.
Research, develop and update systems, policies and protocols as needed.
Create and maintain a trusting, inclusive and effective work culture.
Organize and support Fireside Project representation at conferences and on panels and other forums.
Other tasks as needed.
Excellent written and oral communication
Superb organizational skills
Strategic thinker and visionary
Thrives in a startup environment
Flexible, proactive, and a self-starter
Demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
Plans, schedules, organizes and budgets in an efficient and productive manner, focusing on key priorities
Able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented; does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail important projects
Adaptable and open to change as needed, adjusts rapidly to new situations
Promotes integrity and accountability for self and others, consistently following through on verbal and written commitments
Commitment to Fireside Project’s mission and values
Excellent people skills; collaborative approach and attitude; openness to feedback
Possesses problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
Able to analyze and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it
Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
Exhibits passion and enthusiasm over work; has a “can do” attitude
High standards for personal and team performance
Hours and Compensation
Part-time (15 hours per week)
Fireside Project is actively seeking funding, and our hope is to be able to pay our Director of Operations at a rate consistent with their experience once sufficient funding is secured.
Bachelor’s degree in business, management, finance, or related field
Proficiency in Google Workplace-related web applications, financial spreadsheets, and marketing platforms
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires occasional sitting, standing, walking and maybe driving. Frequent use of computer and phone. The position requires the ability to see, hear and speak.
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed remotely in the community. Travel may be required. Adherence to any specific safety policies regarding COVID-19 is required.
EQUIPMENT USED: Laptop, telephone, and fast, reliable internet.
EOE STATEMENT: Fireside Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.
ACCOMODATIONS: Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.
How to apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references as a single PDF detailing your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Director of Operations application” in the subject line.
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