Operations Director

Reports to Florida Watch’s Executive Director. The Operations Director leads the administrative, compliance, and accounting functions at Florida Watch

Florida Watch is a progressive communications and research hub with a digital first lens. We are driven by quantitative and qualitative research that is used to create engaging and Florida specific digital content. We want to meet people where they are in real life – which is on their phones and computers.


  • Four plus years of operations and compliance experience with 501(c)(4)’s orpolitical organizations.
  • Campaign finance and non-profit filing knowledge.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to think on your feet and adapt to the ever changing political landscapein Florida.Responsibilities
  • Developing & tracking budgets.
  • Working with Florida Watch’s accountant to create monthly and annual reportson the organization’s finances.
  • Working with Florida Watch’s accountant and lawyer to file all necessaryfinancial reports for Florida Watch, Florida Watch’s affiliated 527 PC, and anyadditional organizations created by Florida Watch (possibly 501(c)3).
  • Working with Florida Watch’s lawyers to ensure all programmatic activitycomplies with federal, state, and local laws as well as fundraising stipulations.
  • Monitoring and creating all internal control processes to ensure full compliancewith all state and federal laws as well as industry best practices.
  • Assisting in fundraising efforts by drafting and tracking applications and reportsfor funders.
  • Acting as the Human Resources point of contact for all staff, processing payroll,managing PTO & benefits through Florida Watch’s PEO carrier, and managing performance review processes.
  • Following news, policy, and legislation changes to ensure Florida Watch is at the precipice of compliance, operations, and human resources.
  • Participating in the Florida Watch leadership team that advises on the organization’s program and research needs.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary band for this role is $30,000 – $45,000 annually and will be commensurate with experience. We also offer a 401k with up to a 5% match, health insurance, disability and life insurance, flexible work environment and paid time off. This is a permanent position with retention based on performance in the 2024 cycle. Please send us your experience and why you are interested in the job (can be a traditional resume & cover letter, or any other written format) to jobs@floridawatch.org. Reference “Operations Director” and your name in the subject line.Florida Watch is a 501(c)(4) communications and research hub and an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply.