Head of Operations

Arabia Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 06

Position description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a full time operations manager who will lead the day-to-day operations and human resources portfolios of the organization. The head of operations will be responsible for providing administrative, budgetary, and human resource oversight. He/she will also be responsible for organizing conferences, panels, and other external events.



  • Minimum of three years of experience in an operations or human resources role;
  • Strong understanding of human resource policy; including management of paid time off (PTO), employee benefits, work from home, payroll, formulating and revising HR policies, and managing personnel issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage organizational budgets with strong background in accounting or finance;
  • Experience in advertising, recruiting, and screening new hires;
  • Familiarity with outside vendor/client support, including contract and billing;
  • Experience designing, organizing, running external events, including high-level conferences and panels;
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and with limited oversight;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.


Application instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter which details their experiences and skills, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to write “Head of Operations” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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