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Director of Operations - Proximity Foundation

Proximity Foundation is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Operations to oversee our overall operations, fund allocation, and ensure the smooth functioning of initiatives. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will play a crucial role in shaping the foundation's strategies, optimizing resources, and ensuring the effective implementation of our programs.

This is an individual contributor role that requires a strong ability to handle a wide range of operational tasks independently, while also taking the initiative to build and manage a team from the ground up.

Bangalore/Mumbai
Full-time

qualification–

you’ll be responsible for—

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the foundation, ensuring smooth functioning and alignment with our mission and values.
  • ⁠Developing and managing the foundation's operational budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and maintaining financial transparency.
  • ⁠Creating and implementing operational strategies to maximize the foundation's impact and reach.
  • ⁠Collaborating with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of our initiatives.
  • ⁠Monitoring and evaluating the foundation's programs to measure impact and identify areas for improvement.
  • Recruiting and assessing the right fit for both volunteer positions and regular hires, thus ensuring the team's growth and success.
  • ⁠Building and maintaining relationships with key partners, donors, and stakeholders to support the foundation's growth and sustainability.
  • ⁠Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to the foundation's operations.

business partnership related—

supporting tasks will include—

you need—

  • 5+ years of operations management experience, preferably in the non-profit or education sector.
  • Proven ability to independently manage trust funds, budgets, and financial reporting.
  • Proficiency in creating actionable reports using Excel.
  • Proven excellence in developing compelling presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • ⁠Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.
  • ⁠Strong passion for education and commitment to empowering underprivileged communities.
  • To be deeply empathetic and have a strong rationale while taking decisions and driving things internally and externally.
  • Bonus points in case you’ve worked in the technology or engineering field.

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what you get—

about us—

  • The Proximity Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of underprivileged and high-risk groups of women and children through accessible education.
  • Our goal is to provide them with a well-rounded education that combines academics with the essential life skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century and beyond.
  • ⁠In a heartfelt post, our Founder and CEO, Hardik, shares his personal journey and the inspiration behind the Proximity Foundation. You can watch it here.
  • ⁠Visit our website to discover our innovative programs and initiatives and learn how you can be a part of our mission by clicking here.
  • ⁠Follow us on social media handles for other stories and updates:
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    X (formerly Twitter)

about us—

We are Proximity — a global team of coders, designers, product managers, geeks, and experts. We solve complex problems and build cutting edge tech, at scale. Our team of Proxonauts is growing quickly, which means your impact on the company’s success will be huge. You’ll have the chance to work with experienced leaders who have built and led multiple tech, product and design teams. Here’s a quick guide to getting to know us better: