Operations and Development Associate

About American Economic Liberties Project

The American Economic Liberties Project is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting monopoly power. We combine policy and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, coalition-building, and advocacy campaigns to help ensure policymakers protect workers, small businesses, communities, and democracy from monopolistic corporations to advance economic liberty for all.

Position Summary

Economic Liberties seeks an Operations and Development Associate to work with the Managing Director and the Deputy Director of Operations to maintain and refine the systems necessary for the smooth functioning of the organization. This role will also include direct work with the Executive Director on discrete tasks. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Manage day-to-day accounts payable processes including filing and processing all incoming vendor invoices—escalating any discrepancies—for timely payment using bill.com.
  • Connect with external controller to support the month-end close process by ensuring transactions are complete in Divvy, relevant records are filed in Dropbox, and outstanding transactions in QuickBooks Online are reconciled.
  • Work with the Managing Director to ensure effective engagement with donor partners including coordinating meetings, monitoring grant deadlines, supporting preparation of documents and ensuring timely submission.
  • Coordinate with the Communications and Advocacy teams to track program and organizational metrics (e.g., op-eds written, radio interviews given, quotes and citations) and key deliverables for annual impact and grant reports.
  • Draft content for funder emails with support from the Communications team.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the organization’s contacts to ensure our mission is accessible to key allies and received in a timely manner.
  • Work with program directors, the Communications team, and external partners to support event logistics.
  • Provide recruitment and hiring support across teams.
  • Provide scheduling support for internal team meetings and other administrative support as needed.


  • At least two years of experience as an operations generalist at a nonprofit.
  • Working knowledge of HR and financial systems and tools like ADP, Gusto, or Rippling; Excel; Bill.com; and QuickBooks Online.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to keep track of multiple tasks, meet competing deadlines, and actively communicate potential conflicts to colleagues.
  • Ability to think strategically and outline a path to achieving established goals.
  • Ability to convey technical operations information both orally and in writing to nonexperts in a concise, clear, and conversational manner.
  • Strong sense of curiosity and orientation for learning.

Compensation and Benefits

The Operations and Development Associate is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary $52,000 – $54,000. This is a DC-based role. Authorization to work in the United States is required; visa sponsorship is not available.

American Economic Liberties Project provides an excellent compensation and benefits package for all its full-time employees including, but not limited to:

  • A 401(k) retirement program with employer matching.
  • 15 days of vacation leave during the first year of employment.
  • Paid holidays including the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Application Process

Please submit your resume and responses to the prompts below as a single PDF via this Airtable link.

  • Economic Liberties is a mission-driven organization focused on fighting corporate power, please share how your past work or experience is aligned with this mission.
  • How you are qualified for this role? Highlight one-two skills in your answer
  • In your personal or professional life, how do you make sure things don’t slip through the cracks?

Please respond to each prompt above in no more than 250 words. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 21, 2023.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.