Manager, Operations & Strategy

Job Title

Manager, Operations & Strategy

Job Description

Who we are

The Beacon Fund invests in expanding people’s opportunity to thrive. We focus on positive social change by removing systemic barriers to success for individuals and their communities. Based in Denver, Beacon achieves its purpose through three primary initiatives:

• Career and post-secondary success
• Immigrant advocacy and integration
• Youth nutrition

Beacon advances the work of these initiatives through deploying a broad set of tools including philanthropic grants, investing, and advocacy support. A core set of beliefs guide our work: the power of partnership; humility in knowing that we do not have all the answers; respect for individuals to discover and engage in building a lifestyle of their choice; and an openness to adapt to ever- changing needs and to new ways of creating positive change.

As Beacon continues to implement its social impact strategy, the team is seeking an experienced, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to serve as its Manager of Operations & Strategy


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

• a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
• an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
• fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement


About the Position

This role has emerged as a result of increased philanthropic, investments and advocacy by the organization. The expectation is that the Manager will assist the organization in driving social change and scaling up. It is an excellent opportunity for someone that is an experienced operator who seeks to make a positive impact on the world around them.

The Manager will work closely with the Managing Director, initiative directors and operations team to help advance strategic initiatives and improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. This role will be critical to allowing Beacon to meet its core organizational objectives, including building a more collaborative team, using data to inform decisions, establishing a thriving office culture post-Covid, and leveraging family office resources to continue to stay lean and flexible.

The Manager will bring business acumen and strong operations and systems skills to a growing team and have an implicit service orientation.


Position Overview and Core Areas of Responsibility

The Manager of Operations & Strategy will work closely with the Managing Director (MD) to establish and evolve Beacon’s processes in support of building a more collaborative, impactful, and data-driven organization. The Manager will provide flexible capacity to manage projects, develop and implement new processes, and liaise with the broader family eco-system so that Beacon benefits from this network of support and resources.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking an expert operations manager and strategic thinker with 7-10 years of work experience in matrixed teams, ideally with an MBA. We are seeking a structured thinker who is process oriented. Experience working in an operations or special initiatives function in an entrepreneurial company, consulting company, and/or social impact organization. Supervisory experience.

Ideally this individual has worked within both social impact organizations and the business sector so they can bring a variety of tools and approaches to bear to meet Beacon’s diverse set of needs.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, skills and abilities that will support your success

Leading Teams

Executing for Results

Integrity and Client Focus

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement, background check, credit check, drug screen and verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief can be discussed at the time of an offer. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.


Benefits Information*

Compensation Range : $130,000-$145,000
Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k)-retirement plan and paid time off.

*This information is provided to comply with Colorado Law


The Beacon Fund is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications