ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Scratch is a creative programming language and the world’s largest online coding community for children and teens. ScratchJr is a stand-alone app for younger children. Children around the world use Scratch and ScratchJr to create their own interactive games, stories, and animations -- and share their creations with one another. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Last year, more than 30+ million children and teens around the world created projects with Scratch.
Scratch is translated into 60+ languages and used in schools, community centers, libraries, computer clubhouses, and homes across the globe. More than half of Scratchers access the site from outside of the United States. We’re passionate about supporting children in diverse settings and cultures around the world, because our global community is one of our greatest strengths.
In 2019, we moved our team out of the MIT Media Lab after 15 years, and into the Scratch Foundation, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We’re transitioning out of an academic environment and into an independent nonprofit organization. We’re situated in a completely open office, designed to facilitate conversations and collaboration. The playful spirit of Scratch is evident around our office—Friday afternoons are dedicated to team-bonding “recess” activities, there are frequent gatherings to play with potential Scratch features, and you may find your colleagues making paper sculptures or building train sets at the lunch table. We believe young people learn best when they are given the freedom to play, collaborate, and explore their interests, and those values extend to our team members as well.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Director of Operations and Finance will join the Scratch Foundation during an exciting phase of growth, as Scratch expands its impact, and builds infrastructure to support its growth. Reporting to the Executive Director, this is a newly created hands-on role that will be instrumental in strengthening the organization’s focus on both financial and operational excellence.
The Director of Operations and Finance will build the systems and processes needed as the organization grows from a $10M operational budget to at least $15M+ over the next three years. The Director will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the organization’s daily operations, including legal, and special projects that support our vision and plans for long-term growth and sustainability. In collaboration with financial administrative support from the Siegel Family Office, the Director will be responsible for a variety of financial functions, including budgeting, accounting for revenue collection and expense management, e-commerce operations, policy implementation, grant administration, transactional workflow, and other aspects of Scratch’s financial statements.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations and Finance will work across the team to ensure effective collaboration.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:
The Scratch Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We especially encourage historically marginalized identities to apply.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We’re partnering with the team at Scratch to build a diverse team that will advance their mission and work. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.