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Vice President of Operations

The Vice President of Operations is an exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s management team. This position reports to the CEO. The VP of Operations oversees day-to day operations to support the growth of the organization. The primary focus of the VP of Operations will be to define the processes and to implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support the growth of the organization in support of MCEDC’s mission and core values. The VP of Operations is responsible for the continuity of all infrastructure vendors and management of all internal functions related to the core competency of the organization’s services. This includes, but is not limited to, facility management, budget, vendor relations, human resources (HR), human capital management (including recruitment, retention, growth, and training); accounting functions, Information Technology (IT), corporate strategy, and strategic growth planning.

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About MCEDC:

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) brings a big and bold approach to achieving greater economic competitiveness and prosperity across Montgomery County, MD.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a fresh public/private perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development, the MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County’s rich diversity of people, talent, and business expertise to keep the county at the leading edge of today’s competitive economic development environment.

Overseen by a Board of Directors with both public and private sector representation, the MCEDC is committed to growing the county’s vibrant business community and leveraging current strengths and advantages to build an even stronger, more stable, and diverse future economy that benefits all members of the community.

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

Financial Management

  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Board of Directors
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for organization
  • Manage outsourced accounting firm and hire/retain support staff as needed for future growth
  • Coordinate all audit activities

Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Assist the CEO in the implementation of the Strategic Plan of Action by driving accountability with team members of the organization, setting expectations, and providing performance feedback
  • Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction for the organization within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors
  • Serve as a partner to the CEO on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, benefits, and vendor management—and coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management overseeing various functional areas
  • Serve as advocate between MCEDC and the County’s elected leadership and staff
  • Monitor legislative issues and other economic development initiatives at county and state level and engage as necessary
  • Assist CEO in organizing and running weekly staff meetings (including setting agenda)
  • Manage outsourced IT firm, proactively designing MCEDC’s IT plan for the future and implementing successful IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows
  • Oversee management of the organization’s physical structure and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, building management)
  • Oversee HR functions including onboarding of new employees, professional development, performance management, and succession planning
  • Oversee corporate governance, including corporate books, legal interface, compliance, insurance, and other corporate governance matters (including support for Board of Directors as needed)
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and clients

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Innovative problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions and solve problems using qualitative, quantitative, and financial data
  • Strong fiscal acumen with financial modeling
  • Proven track record of successfully managing budgets
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance, accounting, HR, contract management, IT and other operational key functional areas
  • Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with internal clients
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage effective teams (recruit, train, develop, etc.)
  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands, changing approaches or methods to best fit the situation, and dealing with frequent changes or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively and present clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations, and to respond well to questions
  • Writes clearly and informatively and varies writing style to meet needs
  • Strong team player
  • Be trustworthy, reliable, have strong work ethic, and have the ability to keep strict confidentiality
  • Customer service oriented

Preferred education and experience:

  • MBA or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • 10+ years of management and operation experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of mainstream business tools: Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to use office equipment and computers
  • Working knowledge of general accounting principles, Quickbooks, and bill.com preferred
  • Experience with electronic timesheet systems, payroll systems, employee benefits laws and regulations, and benefit programs strongly preferred
  • Government relations experience
  • Open Meetings knowledge a plus

Description of physical demands and work environment:

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
  • The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Job Location: Montgomery County, MD

Required education: Bachelor’s Degree

Required experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter & CV to david@thinkmoco.com.

EEO Statement: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Business Operations Assistant

The Business Operations Assistant is an exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s business operations team. The Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for helping the company function with efficiency, organization, and purpose. We are looking for a candidate to join our operations team who is organized, shows meticulous attention to detail, and is adept at anticipating needs. The ideal candidate has strong prioritization skills, is solution focused, and has the ability to work well with team members both in person and virtually.

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About MCEDC:

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) brings a big and bold approach to achieving greater economic competitiveness and prosperity across Montgomery County, MD.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a fresh public/private perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development, the MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County's rich diversity of people, talent, and business expertise to keep the county at the leading edge of today's hyper-competitive economic development environment.

Overseen by a Board of Directors with both public and private representation, the MCEDC is committed to upholding and enhancing the County's vibrant business community and leveraging current strengths and advantages to build an even stronger, more stable, and diverse future economy that benefits all members of the community.

Essential Functions/Duties/Tasks:

The Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for performing a wide range of clerical accounting duties and will be tasked with ensuring accuracy and consistency of transactions within the Accounting functions. The Business Operations Assistant role will focus on Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), internal auditing, report generation, and assisting accounting firms as requested. In addition, the Business Operations Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with wide range of human resources duties.

Overall, the Operations Assistant will be responsible for:

  • General Accounting Support including:

    • Depositing checks
    • Maintaining AR and AP integrity
    • Supporting accounting operations by filing documents, running reports, reconciliation of accounts, and various data entry functions
    • Maintaining vendor files
    • Managing invoicing process (including reviewing invoices and payment requests; conducting invoice reconciliation; managing invoice approval process; and processing invoices for payment
    • Assisting accounting firms with other assigned tasks
  • Human Resources (HR) Administration including:

    • Assisting Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with HR function (including employee onboarding; benefits administration; timesheet system; payroll administration; HR file maintenance)
    • Performing other HR duties as assigned
  • Business Operations including:

    • Supporting Vice President of Operations & Partnerships with assigned projects

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • General

    • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and office staff
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously, and keep tasks/projects on track
    • Be trustworthy, reliable, have strong work ethic, and ability to keep strict confidentiality
    • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Superb interpersonal skills and strong team player
    • Customer service oriented
    • Be able to use common business machines (copiers, scanners, etc.)
    • Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as DropBox and Adobe Acrobat
    • Holds a valid U.S. driver’s license, no criminal history, and a clean background check
  • General Accounting

    • Working knowledge of general accounting procedures
    • Working knowledge of AR and AP
    • Proficient in data entry and data management
    • Experience with Quickbooks strongly preferred
    • Experience with Bill.com payables/receivables software strongly preferred (or equivalent translatable experience)
  • Human Resources Experience with electronic timesheet systems, payroll systems, employee benefits laws and regulations, and benefit programs (including medical; dental; vision; 401K; life insurance; and disability insurance) strongly preferred

Preferred education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in any combination of payable and general accounting experience or benefits administration
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment

Description of physical demands and work environment:

  • Position may require moderate lifting of supplies and materials from time to time
  • The working environment is a general office environment with a moderate noise level

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Job Location: Montgomery County, MD

Required education: Bachelor's Degree

Required experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter & CV to david@thinkmoco.com.

EEO Statement: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.