Operations Associate

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Place description

The International Alliance for the Way forward for Meals is searching for a gifted Operations Affiliate to assist our world operations 4 days per week (0.8 FTE). This particular person will assist our Operations Crew strategically advance our mission, leveraging our sources and networks to in the end assist rework meals techniques in direction of larger sustainability, safety, and fairness.  This can be a distant, freelance contract alternative [not restricted by country of residence] for 1 12 months, with sturdy potential to increase the contract or transition to a full-time place.

Our ultimate Operations Affiliate has expertise, ideally in a meals techniques or world actions, nonprofit, or philanthropic setting—or with a shared ardour for our principles and dedication to meals techniques transformation. They are going to be extremely organized and detail-oriented, in addition to possess sturdy judgment and luxury working in a dynamic non-profit with a worldwide presence. The perfect candidate has expertise and curiosity enjoying a lead position in managing our CRM, our Google Drive, and performing as a key venture coordinator and scheduler. Reasonable Excel/G-sheet expertise is a robust plus.  If potential, we search to start out our new contractor on Might thirteenth, 2024. 

Please submit a resume or CV and reply a number of transient questions through our on-line utility beneath.  We’re accepting functions instantly and inspiring functions by April 12, 2024 or till the position is crammed. 

Scope of Work

Group: Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Fiscal sponsor: Meridian Institute

Time necessities: 0.8 FTE

Location: The perfect candidate will work between Atlantic Time (GMT -3:00) and Pacific Time (GMT -7:00) Zones.

Contract place: Operations Affiliate


Compensation for this contract alternative will probably be equal to $300 USD per day, at roughly 192 days per 12 months.

About Us

The International Alliance for the Way forward for Meals is a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working collectively and with others to rework world meals techniques now and for future generations. We consider our distinctive contribution is threefold:

  1. Forge new insights and strengthen proof for world techniques change
  2. Convene key food-systems actors, facilitate significant dialogue, and strengthen interconnections
  3. Stimulate native and world motion and interplay for transformational change in collaboration with different dedicated stakeholders

The International Alliance is a venture of the Meridian Institute, our fiscal sponsor.  Our work is guided by a set of seven shared rules: renewability, resilience, equity, diversity, healthfulness, inclusion, and interconnectedness. These rules form our imaginative and prescient of the way forward for meals, specific our values, and embody the change we need to make. 

Your Influence

Based in 2012, the International Alliance is a compact, agile crew of 14 situated around the globe.  This can be a new position inside our Secretariat Crew; you’ll play a necessary position in supporting the GA’s core operations. This multifaceted position will give you the chance to determine operational challenges and implement options, in the end making certain clean operations throughout the group. The perfect candidate will probably be extremely organized and element oriented, and can thrive in a tradition of collaboration and innovation.

Reporting to our Operations Lead and dealing intently with our Operations Director and Govt Director, you’ll play a pivotal position in streamlining our core processes, enhancing our organizational effectivity. This 1-year contract place (a minimum of to start out) is a terrific stepping-stone towards a full-time Operations position. Nearly all of our crew has stayed for years and we hope that would be the case with you too. Compensation for this contract alternative will probably be equal to $300 USD per day, at roughly 192 days per 12 months. 

Your Function

Community Contacts and Databases Administration

  • Present assist on platforms and techniques to make sure optimum use for our distant crew
  • Enter and replace contact data in our CRM database (Zoho) and keep membership standing, renewal dates and grant historical past
  • Generate contact lists, carry out information cleanup for batch imports into our CRM and conduct common information cleanup, troubleshooting, and categorization to keep up database integrity
  • Handle uploads and updates within the Members’ Hub on Howspace
  • Keep Google Drive recordsdata and folders, together with labels and tagging for straightforward entry
  • Act as primary level of contact for normal inbox inquiries
  • Keep a radical understanding of GDPR necessities, and greatest practices and monitor the GA’s GDPR compliance


Challenge and Assembly Assist

  • Assist collaborative planning, coherent workflow, and timeline coordination throughout the Secretariat Crew and member working teams
  • Monitor and coordinate venture deliverables and milestones together with proposal necessities, submission and reporting deadlines
  • Facilitate open communication and collaborative instruments, resembling updates, shared venture dashboards/platforms, to make sure transparency and accountability throughout groups
  • Keep an organized and up-to-date calendar and Google contact lists for the crew
  • Present normal assist to the Secretariat Crew, Steering Committee and Working Teams together with note-taking, Zoom hyperlinks, recordings and breakout rooms, and agenda preparation


Assist to Govt Director (25%)

  • Present normal administrative assist to the Govt Director (PST time zone), together with scheduling, journey and itinerary improvement, bills, assembly coordination and observe up


What You’ll Carry

  • At the very least 1-2 years {of professional} expertise in a meals techniques or world actions, nonprofit, or philanthropic setting
  • Wonderful venture coordination and organizational abilities
  • At the very least 1 12 months of expertise managing databases and CRM techniques,  in addition to proficiency in Google Workspace, Zoom, and Slack
  • A eager eye for element and accuracy, particularly in information administration, doc preparation, and calendar administration
  • Alignment with International Alliance’s rules of renewability, resilience, equity, diversity, healthfulness, inclusion, and interconnectedness
  • Observe of, and dedication to advancing fairness, range, inclusion, and justice
  • Sturdy communications abilities; fluent (written and spoken) English is required; second language an asset
  • Consolation working in a speedy, complicated setting and skill to take initiative in fixing issues proactively
  • Periodically conduct worldwide journey (a minimum of 2 organizational conferences and gatherings a 12 months)

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