$120,000 to $130,000
May 24, 2023
Position Title: Operations Lead
Salary range: $120k-130k USD annually with benefits
Location: Remote, in a time zone with at least 5 hours of overlap with PST and EST.
Reports to: Timnit Gebru, Executive Director, the DAIR institute
About The DAIR Institute
The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) aims to work on interdisciplinary AI research with ethics and foresight baked in from the start. Our center is distributed to ensure that researchers from many different backgrounds can participate while embedded in their communities. We aim to communicate our work in forms that are accessible and useful to members of impacted communities, rather than purely based on research papers accessible only to a select few.
You can learn more about DAIR at https://dair-institute.org.
As an operations lead, you’ll work closely with senior staff to develop and implement organizational policies and procedures and ensure operational excellence. This role is both highly strategic and operationally focused. It requires a combination of focus, flexibility and capacity to build trust with a highly diverse group of people, and comfort weighing and executing against competing priorities.
You’ll evaluate and build upon DAIR’s existing processes and procedures, creating new scalable internal systems that support our expansion into a thriving, sustainable organization, and helping us develop a healthy and sustainable organizational culture rooted in DAIR’s values. You’ll also oversee budgeting, contracts administration, help with fundraising and development, and assist in creating a framework for evaluating and prioritizing incoming opportunities for DAIR.
The operations lead will take on additional duties to enhance the work of the team, including, but not limited to, developing documentation, providing recommendations and targeted training related to the functional area of the team, and/or enhancing the systems and tools used by the team. They may coordinate logistics for organizational-wide meetings and/or special events. They will coordinate with stakeholders for program success and may serve as the lead liaison with partners or vendors. The operations lead will communicate with staff, as well as with donors, volunteers, vendors, and business relations.
Areas of Impact
$120,000-130,000 USD, commensurate with experience, plus benefits through TriNet for US employees and Remote for employees outside of the US. US employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k with 4% employer match, and unlimited paid time off. Benefits outside of the US vary depending on offerings through Remote.
Work Location & Environment
The DAIR Institute is fully remote and geographically distributed, but we require this position to be at a location with a timezone that has at least 5 hours of overlap with the Pacific and Eastern time zones in order to work closely with senior staff. The distributed nature of our institute helps us create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can still be embedded in their own communities. Thus, our work culture aims to be inclusive of many different work styles and cultures.