Local recruitment: Director of Operations

Miami Waterkeeper

Miami, FL, USA 🇺🇸


Miami Waterkeeper (MWK) is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding watershed. Launched in 2010, MWK has become a leading advocate for clean water, inspiring a movement of empowered citizens dedicated to achieving swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. Addressing issues on multiple fronts, we use community outreach, scientific research, and civic and legal action to advance our mission. Miami Waterkeeper is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. We are a small and hard-working team that is mission-driven and passionate about our environment and our community. 

Miami Waterkeeper is seeking a detail-oriented and process-driven Director of Operations who is passionate about our mission and desires to support our clean water goals. As a growing organization, we are seeking an individual who thrives in developing and implementing processes and procedures. The Director of Operations should be an expert in database management and financial controls and best practices. Ideally, a candidate would have successfully completed a non-profit organizational audit and be experienced with Quickbooks Online. Candidates with government grant management and budgeting experience are preferred. Some human resources experience would be ideal. This position will be a key team member to lead our organization’s operations, including financial, compliance, record-keeping, human resources, and grant budget management. We are looking for an individual who can take initiative, has a high sense of urgency, exceptional attention to detail, and a deep commitment to their work to join our dynamic team.


Human Resources

  • Benefits research, implementation, and tracking
  • Contract review and tracking
  • Review and ensure insurance coverage current and comprehensive
  • Writing and implementing policies

Financial Management

  • Budget development and tracking
  • Bookkeeping review
  • Bank Account Management
  • Financial report and audit preparation
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies and best practices
  • Provide data for internal development reviews and budget projects
  • Prepare for the annual form 990 submission
  • Payroll review
  • Pay and track invoices
  • Process and track reimbursements 
  • Support board finance committee meetings 

Grant/Contract Management

  • Reporting
  • Budget preparation and tracking


  • 3+ years Quickbooks Online experience
  • 2+ years Grant management experience preferred
  • 2+ years  Human resources experience preferred
  • 3+ years Financial oversight and preparation experience 




  • Medical, dental, and vision plan
  • Retirement Account
  • Generous time off policies
  • Remote work flexibility
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Miami, FL, but may consider remote work

Reports to: Executive Director & Waterkeeper

****Contact: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs at miamiwaterkeeper.org with “Director of Operations” written in the subject line.****

Miami Waterkeeper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our organization and in our community.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development