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Operations Manager

Solar Citizens

Solar Citizens is a not-for-profit organisation focused on securing the cost of living savings for more Australians from renewable energy and clean transport. We are hiring a new Operations Manager who, guided by the organisation’s vision and goals, will help with the business administration of running Solar Citizens.

Working closely with the CEO and Secretary of the board of Solar Citizens, the Operations Manager provides the operational backbone of our organisation. You are a traffic controller who makes sure the rail lines of the train are in place so the trains can run on schedule.

You’ll help with our efficiency by improving processes and removing roadblocks. You’ll be a key leader in developing and maintaining an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion.

This includes implementing our compliance needs, helping our team with our monthly financial reports, the paperwork and planning for subcommittees, and board meetings, and planning the logistics for our annual board and staff retreats.

With a small organisation, we have the autonomy and space to be creative and make it our own. Help us maintain the engine of our small campaign team so that together we can keep creating a positive impact.


  • Experience in management or business administration
  • Related skills: leadership, project management, problem-solving, organisational and financial management skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise multiple outcomes
  • A sharp eye for detail
  • A self-starter with strong initiative
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database skills
  • Interpersonal skills, including collaborating and being a team player


  • Nationbuilder, Google Suite, and Slack experience
  • Experience with the needs of small not-for-profit organisations
  • An appreciation of the need to urgently transition Australia’s energy and transport systems, and an interest in learning more about Australia’s renewable energy challenges and opportunities


  • Providing operational administrative support to the overall organisation, including board and committee meetings and papers, organising our annual staff retreat, and overseeing our Annual Report.
  • Overseeing organisational compliance; including the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission, Workcover, and relevant State-based not-for-profit regulations.
  • Supporter database maintenance using Nationbuilder.
  • Managing regular givers administration by liaising with donors over the phone, including about their account details.
  • Being the first point of contact for organisational inquiries including over the phone and via email.
  • Managing the office and storage needs of the team.
  • Liaising with our contracted accountants to manage our monthly financial commitments, including ensuring all organisational expenses have provided receipts.
  • Redesigning processes to be efficient and meet team needs as required and ensuring processes are kept documented and up to date.


This role is full-time with a salary of $90,000 or commensurate with experience.

We have a hybrid work environment with overlapping days in a shared office in Sydney and we’re seeking someone based out of Sydney or surrounds.

Solar Citizens is a flexible workplace with four weeks’ leave plus one-week end-of-year closure.

Solar Citizens is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply and are a family-friendly workplace. We would consider job-sharing arrangements for the right candidates.

NOTE: Solar Citizens is an initiative of the 100% Renewable Community Campaign, trading as Solar Citizens. 100% Renewable Community Campaign is the formal employer of the Campaign Operations Manager.

100% Renewable Community Campaign acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and that sovereignty was never ceded.

If you have any questions about the role, drop Solar Citizens CEO Heidi Lee Douglas a line - 0401 092 570, [email protected] using the subject line: Operations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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