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Operations Manager – Cognition Davie

Operations Manager – Cognition Davie

Job Type:

Full Time



Posting End Date:

August 21, 2021
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        COGNITION of Davie County, Inc. is seeking a full-time, dynamic, visionary leader to serve as its Operations Manager. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Operations Manager will play a critical role in keeping the COGNITION functioning smoothly to achieve its mission and goals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for education in all its forms but especially STEAM, an appreciation for local families and children, and the ability to embody and communicate these qualities as an ambassador for the interactive learning center and makerspace in the community.

        Send resumes, cover letter, and employment application to: COGNITION of Davie County, Inc.
        Attn: Cammie Webb
        P.O. Box 816 Mocksville, NC 27028
        Or email to

        Position Requirements
        Passion and sincere appreciation for Cognition’s mission of hands-on learning, prior experience with learning institutions preferred.
        Strong organization skills – ability to prioritize, schedule, delegate, plan, and manage multiple projects concurrently.
        Display a hard working, self-motivated attitude.
        Proven skills in project management, budgeting, cost estimation, and timelines.
        Strong supervision, management, and leadership experience, with demonstrated ability to build trust and collaboration to achieve optimal team performance.
        Grant writing and fundraising experience preferred.
        Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteers.
        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        Bachelor’s degree required or commensurate experience.
        Position Responsibilities
        Together with the Site Coordinator and Board committees, develop programmatic activities to support and complement the exhibit and makerspace.

        Support the Site Coordinator with the day-to-day interactive learning center and makerspace operations.
        Approve and evaluate staff and volunteers.
        Interpret and enforce Board of Directors’ policies as the liaison between the Board and staff.
        Responsible for the management of office resources, vendors, technology, and supplies.
        Fundraising & Budgeting:
        Manage budget to ensure financial integrity, growth, and stability of the organization.
        Work with Board committees to coordinate short- and long-term fundraising for exhibits, programs, and operations.
        Facilitate grant proposals.

        Community Involvement:
        Build and sustain strong relationships with key partner constituents in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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