Call for Applicants: Border CrosSing seeks an Operations Coordinator

Thanks to a three-year organizational development grant from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Border CrosSing is hiring its first major staff position!

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to & Applications will be accepted through January 26, 2019. Qualified applications will be invited to an in-person interview the first full week of February.

Here are the position details:

Border CrosSing Operations Coordinator

Job Summary
The Operations Coordinator ensures the ongoing and smooth execution of regular Border CrosSing activities for all programs (Puentes, Heritage Choir, Community Sings, etc). The successful candidate knows how to effectively engage different groups of people with limited time (board members, volunteers, contractors, singers, donors), minimize the effort of repetitive work, communicate accomplishments and ask for help, keep meticulous track of operational goals and progress, and positively represent Border CrosSing’s mission & vision.

Border CrosSing Mission & Vision
Our mission is to integrate historically-segregated audiences and musicians through the performance of choral music. We envision a landscape where singers and audiences more closely reflect the racial and cultural composition of the Twin Cities.

Job Details
This is a one-year contracted position, with an option to renew.

Twin Cities, Minnesota. The majority of work can be done remotely,

$8,500 to $10,000 depending on experience. As a contracted position, there are no additional benefits.

Contract length & hours
Start on hire, through September 18, 2019 (option to renew); between 10 to 14 hours per week, some nights and weekends required. Work ebbs and flows with the event calendar.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop systems and processes for maintaining day-to-day operations.
  • Implement all online marketing content; including website updates, mailing list emails, & social media posts
  • Create & maintain organizational documentation (ensure accuracy has been achieved): all documents related to singer and staff employment including: contracts, union fees, singer related business, and appropriate HR requirements. Maintain score library and other.
  • Organize and supervise event logistics: including programs creation, venue communications, front-of-house, a/v, volunteer and paid-staff coordination
  • Coordinate & track organization fiscal transactions with the board finance officer & fiscal sponsor on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure information for all stakeholder reporting is done in timely manner (e.g. paper concert surveys transcribed to digital; Grant reports; digital data)
  • Ensure all budgetary goals are met, in conjunction with artistic directors and board
  • Ongoing communication with the board on day-to-day operations


  • A strong go-getter attitude – works autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Experience working in non-profit arts organizations


  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds
  • Strong proofreading & editing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred


  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of office software suites (we use G Suite, Microsoft suite, & Trello extensively)
  • Experience with (or equivalent CRM platforms)
  • Experience using WordPress (or equivalent website tools)
  • Experience and passion for marketing through social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Desired but not required: experience with accounting software (ex: Quickbooks)


  • Successful experience with volunteer cultivation and coordination
  • Experience coordinating concerts
  • Experience creating contracts, marketing copy, and concert programs
  • Desired but not required: experience creating and maintaining budgets