Hire Me. I Am An Asset to Your Team

I am an experienced and multi-talented operations lead who brings people and processes together to build and grow great working environments. In my last operations lead role, I grew with the organization to have responsibilities across finance, operations, facility management, and people & culture. I’m looking for an organization where I can be effective in supporting the team around me, and feel aligned with long term goals. 

I’m also a multidisciplinary artist creating hand-cut art and installations from paper, with a background in photography. Visit my portfolio website to view my work. It’s important for me to mention this because it’s a big part of my identity.

What exactly am I looking for in a job? Let me lay it out for you:

  • Part-time hours between 24 – 30 per week, with a consistent schedule and some flexibility
  • Working closely with a small team of people that includes women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ members
  • Remote or in-person, I am open to both. I am an effective user of digital tools for remote work. I am based in Vancouver, Canada (PST timezone) and enjoy building out facilities so they work for everyone.
  • Variety is the key to work happiness for me. I love having a diverse task list I can tackle daily, and I am good at context switching to focus on the highest priorities. My hours are “getting things done” hours, balanced with improving process and communication so things run more smoothly and faster over time.
  • Earning a living to cover both basic expenses and support my art practice. I am open to both contract freelance work, as well as permanent employment status.
  • An organization with a flattened team structure (not a hierarchy) but with clear leadership and reporting
  • Autonomy over my work, decision making, and responsibilities.
  • Long-term position with room for growth. Yes, even as a part-time worker, I’ve grown my responsibilities, skills, and impact everywhere I’ve worked. I like learning and making things better for myself, my team mates, and the organization I’m part of.

What I have to offer:

  • I am a tech savvy, tech adjacent person with plenty of experience working with people more technical than I am — while bringing my own knowledge of effective company operations across book-keeping, basic HR & benefits, culture building, facilities management, and more
  • I enjoy the challenge of refining and improving existing systems, or implementing new ones
  • Skilled user of social media tools such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self motivated and able to work independently to achieve deadlines
  • A team player interested in maintaining an enjoyable & supportive work environment
  • Broad knowledge of web-based software -> Xero, Expensify, Harvest, Humi, Slack, Discord, Squarespace, WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Google Docs, Dropbox, etc. I’m also not afraid of digging in and learning new, specialized software, or to research and bring in new tools as needed.
  • Currently exploring web3 and have minted a series of NFTs

Specific Work Experience:

  • Successfully streamlining and updating accounting systems by implementing Xero
  • Internal operations and finance work, including bookkeeping, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, monthly invoicing, banking, and expenses.
  • Internal HR coordination, handling benefits, payroll, and other staff support services.
  • Office culture and employee happiness, tackling everything from snacks, plant care, and office design
  • Event planning company anniversary and holiday celebrations, as well as internal events such as “Build It Days” and a monthly “Lunch & Learn”
  • Booking space and coordinating speakers for community tech events VanJS and Vancouver XCoder
  • Booking space, event planning, and coordinating speakers for Hot Talks at the former Hot Art Wet City gallery
  • Facilities Management: Ordering supplies and equipment, working with external contractors, overseeing repairs and office organization
  • Creating documentation to collect and track a broad range of information on internal processes and tools for the operations/administration of the company

Please view my profile on LinkedIn for the full description of my employment experience. Contact me by email at rkashe (at) gmail (dot) com

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