Operations Associate

About Ploughshares Fund

Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation that seeks to reduce nuclear threats and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons. We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure future. In order to fundamentally transform nuclear policy, we seek to strengthen the nuclear field with new voices and diverse perspectives; motivate the public and build power with allies; stimulate new approaches and challenge status quo thinking; and catalyze inclusion within the nuclear field and our organization through Equity Rises.

Equity Rises aims to increase equity and justice in nuclear policies and institutions by empowering diverse voices, cultivating inclusive spaces (across identity, sector, and geography), and collaborating with new partners both inside and outside the nuclear field.

Ploughshares Fund is a public foundation that relies on the generous support of individuals, families and foundations.

General Description: The Operations Associate is a part-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a critical support role in managing board relations, strategic projects and other administrative functions for the organization. They will be acentral point of contact across the organization and for the board of directors. In addition, they will provide general support for the San Francisco office. This position is primarily tactical and implementation.

Compensation and Benefits 

FLSA Designation: Non-exempt 

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, based in San Francisco, CA requiring a minimum one day a week in the office. Ploughshares Fund allows for some remote work flexibility regarding both location and scheduling. For example, in person meetings may be required for specific job functions, collaboration and onboarding, with remote flexibility allowed for independent project work.

This is an Associate level position which has a set hourly rate between $22.12 and $33.17. The maximum starting rate will be the midpoint, $27.64/hour, and depend on your skills as stated above. Ploughshares Fund offers part-time employees paid vacation time, paid sick leave and paid holidays.

To Apply

Please submit your application, along with a resume and cover letter that highlight how you meet the required skills and experience noted above at this link. Applications are due by May 31, 2023. Please do not contact us by phone. To learn more about Ploughshares Fund, please visit ploughshares.org.

Please read the attached PDF for a full understanding of the job description.


San Francisco, CA

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