Open Position

Operations Manager – Part-time

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. By the time Alex passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a worldwide fundraising movement and the largest independent childhood cancer charity in the U.S. ALSF is a leader in funding pediatric research projects across the globe and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. 

About the Childhood Cancer Data Lab

The Childhood Cancer Data Lab, an initiative of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, was founded in August 2017 with the mission of empowering pediatric cancer experts poised for the next big discovery with the knowledge, data, and tools to reach it. The Data Lab is a team of software developers, data scientists, designers, and community managers driven to build software systems, analytical workflows, and training programs in service of this mission.

Position Overview, Duties and Responsibilities

The Data Lab seeks a part-time Operations Manager to assist the Director of the Childhood Cancer Data Lab in overseeing the Lab's day-to-day operations. The role will focus on budgeting, contract management, and general operational responsibilities to ensure efficiency and productivity. The role will require 10-20 hours/week, varying with the Data Lab’s needs. As the Operations Manager, you will report to the Director.

An ideal candidate will be a generalist with a proven track record in operations who desires to help the Data Lab team of specialists reach the Lab’s next level of operational maturity using their excellent leadership and organizational skills.


  • General operations:
    • Implement new operational practices as needed and improve existing practices, focusing on long-term, sustainable solutions.
    • Maintain internal Data Lab documentation for processes, policies, and procedures.
    • Advise the Director in formulating and executing operational objectives aligning with the Data Lab’s strategic goals.
    • The Operations Manager may be assigned research projects resulting in recommendations delivered to the Director and other Data Lab managers.
  • Budgeting:
    • Monitor Data Lab expenditures and provide regular reporting to the Director.
    • Coordinate with the Accounting team as appropriate.
  • Contract management:
    • Oversee the entire contract management lifecycle, including the execution of agreements.
    • Negotiate terms with collaborating academic institutions and independent contractors. 
    • Establish and monitor processes to ensure compliance with contractual terms, applicable laws, regulations, and standards, and timely renewal or termination of contracts as appropriate.
  • Staffing:
    • Assist Data Lab hiring managers and Foundation Human Resources staff in organizing the hiring process for Data Lab staff.
    • Oversee the selection and onboarding process for independent contractors and, when appropriate:
      • Serve as independent contractors' primary point of contact, coordinating with Data Lab staff and resolving issues.
      • Manage the independent contractors’ performance, ensuring project goals for timeline and expenditures are met.

Required Qualifications

  • Five or more years experience in business operations or a related field, such as project management, with the ability to quickly transition to operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others when implementing new or updating existing processes and to work cross-functionally.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written communication.
  • Strong organizational skills, including when working independently and managing one’s time.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, operations management, or a related field.
  • A proven track record in contract management.
  • Experience in information technology or research environments, including technical project management experience.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector.


The Data Lab is fully remote. All employees must be available for synchronous work during hours tied to the Eastern Time Zone. Preference will be given to applicants who are geographically located in areas where they can easily meet with Data Lab managers in person periodically, such as the Greater Philadelphia Area of Pennsylvania.

The successful candidate will thrive in ALSF’s fast-paced, unique environment and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to our mission of changing the lives of children with cancer and their families.


If you are interested in joining the ALSF team, please submit a resume and an amazing cover letter describing your interest and why you would be the right fit for this position to In the interest of expediting our process, only candidates who submit cover letters with resumes will be considered.

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