Director of Operations

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning - Duluth, Georgia

Job Category: Operations/Facilities

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: December 13, 2018

Deadline: January 07, 2019

About Our Organization

Founded over 35 years ago, we are a non-profit dedicated to spreading the love of art and learning throughout Gwinnett County. Our facility helps adults and children discover the power of imagination with fine art exhibitions, arts enrichment classes, self-guided tours, and community outreach programs.

Job Summary

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is seeking a Director of Operations to manage all aspects of business operations, including but not limited to business accounting, payroll, human resources, financial statements, analysis budget planning and tracking, project accounting, admissions, membership, gift shop, general operations, education classes, camps, workshops, supplies, facility management, and computer network maintenance. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills in order to work effectively with staff, board members, contractors and stakeholders.

Nature and Scope of the Position

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Operations’ primary responsibility is to ensure organizational effectiveness through management of day to day business functions, facility maintenance and personnel. The Director of Operations directly manages and oversees employee scheduling, payroll, human resource management, financial reporting, analysis, budget planning and tracking. This position assists the Executive Director with developing and modifying the organizational chart, annual and departmental budgets, negotiating business purchases, contracts, insurance policies, service agreements and marketing strategies.

The Director of Operations assists staff with computer issues, events, planning, marketing and membership; coordinates facility maintenance; and works with the Gift Shop Coordinator to capture and reconcile revenue in monthly POS reports.

Working as a member of the leadership team, this position contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. This position prepares and presents reports to the Board of Directors, staff and community stakeholders.

This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises staff as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field


  • 5 years of experience managing institutional budgets and budget processes; facilities; and operations
  • Experience managing organizational effectiveness and operations management, implementing best practices
  • Budget development and oversight
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and QuickBooks.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Highly organized and able to juggle multiple demands in a dynamic and fast-paced organization
  • Knowledge of standard principles and practices of business
  • Knowledge and appreciation the organizational mission and business culture of Metro-Atlanta is preferred
  • Experience with Square POS, Donor Snap, Active Network and Volgistics a plus

Work Environment

The staff of The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is highly creative and collaborative and seeks a new staff member that is passionate and committed to furthering the arts in our community. The Director of Operations is an important part of The Hudgens Team and must clearly demonstrate a commitment to our mission.
Typical work week will fall Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:30, with occasional evenings and weekends for conferences, workshops and special events. Monthly staff meetings and annual training/team building will be scheduled in advance and generally fall Monday-Friday.

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon outcome of background investigation.

Physical Demands

This position requires employee to sit for extended periods of time; occasionally bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills and work in close quarters; the ability to work on ladders; occasional lifting and moving heavy objects and boxes weighing up to 25 lbs; normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction; occasional exposure to inclement weather; and must be able to communicate effectively.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume or CV and a list of three professional references with contact information to Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Hudgens Center for Art & Learning provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements Hudgens Center for Art & Learning complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Hudgens Center for the Arts expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hudgens Center for Art & Learning employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.