Open Positions at FieldKit
Operations and Fulfillment Lead
(Full Time, Lab-based)
Conservify (Conservify.org) is an open conservation technology firm that empowers conservationists and communities to tackle environmental challenges by making effective conservation tools more accessible. Through the development of new technology built to disrupt the current market, Conservify is breaking new ground in the democratization of conservation technology and data.
As part of their mission to build an “open conservation” community, Conservify is currently developing an innovative new product called FieldKit. The product is an open-source software and hardware sensor platform that optimizes data collection and sharing from the field. The product will be low cost and easy to use, and will bridge the gap between hard science and storytelling by facilitating data storytelling through engaging visualizations and built-in connections to social media. The first of its kind in the conservation space, it has the potential to revolutionize conservation technology.
Conservify is seeking a dependable hands-on Operations and Fulfillment Lead with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to help streamline FieldKit’s day-to-day operations and execute order fulfillment. The ideal candidate has a passion for conservation technology. They are at once a proactive problem-solver, prioritizing and rolling up their sleeves to keep things on track independently, and also a compassionate leader who empowers those they supervise.
As the company “glue”, they’re confident meeting tight deadlines and wearing many hats – pivoting from meticulous routine tasks to high level scoping activities. They support both local and remote teams to do their best work by maintaining reliable systems and jumping in to help where needed – be that coordinating team travel, shipping out the latest batch of FieldKit orders, or researching a new parts supplier.
If you meet the criteria and want to see your work impact positively on the environment and our planet’s natural treasures, then we want to speak with you. We value a diversity of backgrounds and expertise so if you’re confident in your ability to do the job, then we encourage you to apply.
Executes cross-functional company-wide operations, and supports the product and project teams.
Manages the company email and calendar, maintains written company systems and protocols. Supports the product and project teams, including coordination of team travel, expenses, and meetings.
- HR assistance
Provides HR administrative assistance. Manages new team-member onboarding. Champions company culture, organizes social occasions, stocks fridge.
- Finance assistance
Liaises with FieldKit’s fiscal sponsor and financial consultants to support regular financial reporting and compliance. Invoices project partners and clients (accounts receivable). Coordinates monthly company expenses.
Owns the order lifecycle, including stocktaking, order fulfillment, logistics and customer service support.
- Lab organization and front-of-house coordination
Maintains an organized and safe office/lab/storage space at all times and accompanying written lab protocols, including OSHA standards and safety protocols. Greets lab visitors, liaises with building management, couriers and contractors.
- Inventory management
Performs regular inventory stocktakes (electrical components, reels etc) and forecasts ordering needs. Orders and receives supplies into the lab ahead of time, all-the-while maintaining an up-to-date digital stock count (in the inventory/manufacturing software and ecommerce platform).
- Order preparation
Assembles and tests components and FieldKit products, including custom solar cables, board connectors and enclosures. Calibrates module boards and instrumentation.
- Order fulfillment, customer service support, and shipping logistics
Picks, packs and ships orders in the lab, supervises any fulfillment support staff, and digitally tracks orders. Supports the customer service team on sales quotes and issues. Manages product returns. Owns shipping logistics for domestic and international shipments (scaling into more countries), liaises with legal and tax consultants to build shipping protocols.
- Full Time lab-based, W2 Employee role
- $65,000 per annum (additional dependent on experience)
- Reports to Shah Selbe, founder of Conservify and Managing Director of FieldKit
- Position to start immediately
- Excellent time management and prioritization (“big picture”) skills with an eye for detail
- Comfortable trying new things, failing, learning, and adapting
- Comfortable with independent working and working in a team
- Compassionate leader with a direct and empathetic communication style
- Digitally savvy and comfortable in Google suite, WordPress, WooCommerce, Slack, Katana MRP, ShipStation or similar
- Must be able to work out of the Conservify lab in Downtown Los Angeles
- Experience with hardware development and fabrication
- Experience with shipping logistics
- Experience with the ordering and stocking of electronic components
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the role to which you’re applying in your email subject.