Director of Operations

Point Loma Nazarene University Center for Justice & Reconciliation
September 24, 2021
3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA, California
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Contact Name
Kim Berry Jones
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The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.


This position is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Center for Justice & Reconciliation, and contributing to the development of the CJR’s strategic goals. This includes managing staff, analyzing and improving processes, procedures and workflows, and overseeing program implementation and management of Center operations and programs.


  • Manages and mentors staff of the CJR, including recruitment, training and supervision

  • Liaisons with Executive Director to set strategic goals, manage operational activities, develop financial plans and ensure compliance with grants and contracts

  • Plans and coordinates budget processes and operations plans

  • Defines, implements and revises operational processes to identify best practices and improve internal systems

  • Identifies funding and resource opportunities and manages processes to secure funding of contracts and grants

  • Manages and reports Key Performance Indicators of grants and contracts

  • Provides programmatic leadership and input

  • Represents the CJR in key external relationships

  • Responsible for grant writing, proposal preparation and reports


  • Experience managing a team at a non-profit organization; minimum of five years experience

  • Proven track record of managing within a growing organization

  • Degree in business administration, management, social work or related field

  • Innovative mindset, self reliant and results oriented

  • Excellent leadership and organizational abilities

  • Detail and process oriented

  • Project management skills

  • Strategic thinking with operational focus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Supportive, team-oriented, with excellent people skills

  • Experience in anti-trafficking work highly preferred

  • Job offer is contingent on clear background check

The work is primarily sedentary and may require sitting for extended periods of time. Use of computer equipment: computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Ability to read documents, email and other correspondence, and reports on paper and computer monitor. Hearing and speaking to communicate effectively with others in person and by phone and maintain a professional image. Ability to stand, stoop, push, pull, and lift up to 20 lbs throughout the day.

Benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, vacation and sick time, and 15 paid holidays per year. In addition, we have many opportunities to engage with our community including staff chapel, monthly lunches and a robust wellness program.

Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

As a religious institution, PLNU retains the right to exercise religious preference in employing faculty and staff who agree with and support the religious mission of the University. You may find it helpful to learn more about our sponsoring denomination: Church of the Nazarene.

Community Life Covenant

The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christ like character.  To read PLNU's full Community Life Covenant and to learn more about other community benefits please visit PLNU Benefits.

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