May 21, 2021

Operations and Finance Associate

$45,000 - $52,000 yearly
  • Raw Art Works
  • 37 Central Square, Lynn, MA, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations

Job Description



Raw Art Works is seeking a well-rounded Operations and Finance Associate (OFA) to join the team.  The OFA is a generalist with knowledge in the areas of office management, human resource administration, operational systems, and activities including technology, finance processes, and potential oversight of intern or assistant. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the OFA will be a valued thought partner and a champion of RAW’s mission and culture.


The Operations and Finance Associate will show a demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice, and will embrace the importance of these initiatives throughout the organization.  They will be able to demonstrate emotional intelligence, feedback skills, and the ability to sustain trusted relationships with a wide array of people, including strong skills as a communicator.  This person will have a belief in and a passion for the mission and work of RAW.


Roles and Responsibilities


General Operations:

  • Carries out general office tasks such as typing, answering phones, data entry, copying, mail processes, direct and/or answer RAW correspondence and information requests.
  • Partners with the Deputy Director to write, edit/revise, and train COVID-19 safety protocols for staff, youth participants and visitors.
  • Accountable for upkeep and updates of vendor list, including demographic information to track level of women- and BIPOC-owned vendors utilized by RAW.
  • Key liaison to office related vendors including maintenance, repairs, and other facility- associated vendors.
  • Ensures proper maintenance and repairs of company owned van/vehicle(s).
  • Manages inventory and purchase of supplies for office and other common areas.
  • Provides assistance to individuals across teams, as needed.
  • Contributes to a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for internal and external parties.
  • Develops and maintains professional, informed working relationships with staff, participants, community members, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Attends project, team, and full-staff meetings, as scheduled.



  • Assists on review and edit of employment-related documents, policies, procedures.
  • Owns employment performance review timelines.
  • Once approved, activates job postings online and through other distribution channels.
  • Ensures information collection and appropriate notifications regarding safety improvements, incident reports, worker’s compensation payroll audit, claims, and reporting.
  • Assists in planning and scheduling staff or team/professional development opportunities and trainings.


Finance Operations:

  • Ensures streamlined financial operations as it regards bank deposits, entering and processing payables and receivables, tracking credit card expenses, and gift entry.
  • Generates and summarizes financial and/or other operations-related data reports.
  • Assists and researches items related to budget development for annual operating and capital budgets, and grant proposal-related budgets.
  • Supports annual audit process.




  • Supports efforts to provide effective technology and office infrastructure solutions are in place and updated.
  • Upholds smooth functioning of all communication systems, including phone, email, and website functionality.
  • Maintains individual workstations.
  • Serves as liaison to IT services.
  • Assists in long-term IT research and planning.
  • Researches and recommends applications, hardware, and other technology-related solutions



  • Completes assignments regarding special projects, such as strategic planning and office/space planning.

Hiring Organization

Raw Art Works


Key Competencies

The Operations and Finance Associate will be a professional who has strong skills in both written and oral communications, with internal staff, teams, and external constituents.  This person will have a growth mindset, regularly seeking out opportunities to expand skills and approach projects with a readiness for innovation.  The OFA understands the importance of data, collects and analyzes data and can use the insights and implications of data to guide their work. A key competency will be the ability to deal with uncertainty, ready to proceed nimbly to changing circumstances and challenges.  The ability to employ strategic thinking to the function of this position helps the Operations and Finance Associate to respond proactively, make informed decisions, and elevate the overall practice of the organization.


They will also bring a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.


Qualifications and Experience


Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Operations Management, Finance, Management, or related field, OR a minimum of three years of experience in an office environment, with a record of success, preferably in the nonprofit space, with proven experience as follows:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice.
  • Successful experience managing internal systems and processes.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence (self-awareness, empathy, and social skills). They will have the ability to work independently, as well as in teams, prioritize projects and tasks, multi-task, and participate as an effective team member. 

Possesses strong project management and problem-solving skills.

Fluency in English, with additional languages (Spanish, Khmer) a plus.




Industry/Service Area

Arts, Culture and Humanities, Youth Development




Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is targeted at $45,000-$52,000, based on the candidate’s relevant experience. This range falls within our established salary bands for this position.


RAW provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous paid time off and holiday schedule, including your birthday off!

Application Instructions

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter to with the subject line “OFA.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Raw Art Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse staff that is reflective of the community it serves.  Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sec, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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