Operations Manager

Job description

Organization Overview
ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance policies that accelerate breakthrough innovations
that reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors. To advance that mission, we develop
cutting-edge policy and messaging, educate policymakers, and collaborate with academics and
industry. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur Jay Faison, ClearPath engages in the direct
education of policymakers within the White House, Congress, Executive Agencies, and
regulators like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ClearPath team members believe in small government, free markets, and American
entrepreneurship. Those principles form the basis for how the team analyzes proposed clean
energy and climate policy.

Job Summary
As the Operations Manager you will bring your operational experiences and expertise to
ClearPath to create an environment that is both welcoming and highly functional. In this role
you will work to continuously optimize the backbone systems and processes that run our
organization and help our team. You will be a problem solver with an optimistic mindset. You
will often play a behind-the-scenes role creating sound operations which are the key to the
longevity of our organization and advancing our mission. When the operations are running at
full strength we are a covert partner in advancing our mission. The Operations Manager will
report to ClearPath’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrea Steiner, and work collaboratively with our
entire team.

Office Operations:
● Independently interface and manage relationships with outside vendors, property
manager, and broader team to ensure that the office is functioning as designed,
helping us maximize the functionality of our space and systems to achieve our goals.
● Build the internal systems and external partnerships to manage our existing spaces and
future spaces. Maintain high quality standards, sound timelines for vendors and budget
for day-to day-office operations.
○ Manage existing outside IT and AV firms to manage the company’s hardware,
software, and IT security needs. Ability to troubleshoot existing equipment.
○ Manage building, equipment and vendor relationships that support office
○ Be point-of-contact for vendors related to office and manage maintenance
including: high priority fixes, known ongoing needed fixes, improvement needs,
one-time purchases needed and space redesigns.
○ Manage cleaning vendor relationships
○ Manage Front Office Coordinator and their work streams to ensure the office is a
welcoming environment for all guests and staff.

Employee Experience and Culture:
● Lead the organization in cultivating and maintaining a good culture and instilling
ClearPath core values.
○ Lead ClearPath’s culture committee to build a positive team culture. Tasks may
include ordering ClearPath swag, planning quarterly team events alongside the
committee, and managing the culture committee’s budget.
○ Partner with the COO to oversee the project management and design of
employee retreats and learning and development opportunities.
● Partner with HR and hiring managers to oversee the project management of new hire
onboarding including:
○ Facilities related onboarding tasks such as updating floor plans and desk set up
○ IT related onboarding tasks such as access to systems, ordering and setting up
computer equipment and emails
○ Delivering onboarding systems training, ordering new hire business cards,
organizing welcome lunch, etc.
● Partner with HR to provide general HR support to the team, including:
○ Assisting with updates to the employee handbook
○ Helping write job descriptions and post to relevant recruiting sites
○ Assist with annual benefits enrollment, answering staff questions about benefits
or policies, and maintaining organizational records.

Special Projects:
● Openness to take on new projects as it relates to the office or general operations of the
● Maintain a pulse on organizational needs for process or office improvements making
recommendations to the COO.
● Accommodate and adapt to the needs of staff and guests in the office as needed.

● Process Management – take a systematic approach in contributing to making the
company’s workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an
ever-changing environment.
● Quality Focus – ensure that all work in one’s own area of the business, throughout the
organization, by vendors, suppliers, etc. is performed with excellence and to high
standards for quality and integrity.
● Information Seeking – driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about
things, people, or issues.
● Planning and Priority Setting – identify the priorities, processes, and practical actions
that are necessary to achieve an objective or an idea.
● Communicating – provide the information required by others in a concise, direct, and
unambiguous way.
● Negotiating – identify key bargaining points for all parties and work effectively toward
win-win solutions.
● Organizational Savvy – gather and accurately assess information related to the
organization’s formal and informal communication channels and power relationships.

Preferred Qualifications
● 5+ years of professional experience supporting operations for an organization
● Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
● This position is required to be onsite in our D.C. office 5 days a week, with some
nontraditional hours required in order to fulfill the duties of the job.
● Exceptional project management, organizational, interpersonal communication skills
with the flexibility to thrive in a fast paced, changing environment and the ability to
actively participate
● Strong technology skills and experience learning new software and systems quickly.
Proficient with Google workspace tools and ability to learn new programs quickly.
● Excellent verbal and written skills
● Detail oriented and ability to manage multiple priorities
● Ability to handle confidential/ sensitive information and use appropriate discretion

ClearPath Values
● Teamwork: We empower each other to accomplish our shared mission.
● Purpose: We believe the principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal
responsibility are essential to achieving our mission.
● Ownership: We empower teammates to visibly own and achieve goals.
● Adaptability: We are open to new, complex ideas and test our assumptions to lead
change and advance our mission.
● Curiosity: We have a proactive desire to learn, grow and improve ourselves, ideas, and
our mission in a thoughtful and focused way.
● Credibility: We agree that being trustworthy and believable is everything for building
and maintaining influence.

Compensation & Benefits
● Competitive salary commensurate with experience
● Annual bonus, historically awarded
● Paid professional development opportunities
● Comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
● Retirement Benefit offering an employer matching contribution of employee
contributions $1 for $1 on the first 5% of pay contributed
● No set vacation policy - take what you need whenever workflow allows
● Hybrid and flexible work schedules
● Fully stocked office kitchen in a newly renovated building on Capitol Hill

Please send resume and letter of interest to

At ClearPath, we value a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our team is the key to
making an impact and fulfilling our mission. ClearPath is an equal opportunity employer. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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