I’m having another frustrating day with my job. It’s really becoming clear that this recent re-structuring while I was on maternity leave is a demotion for me. I now have only two things that I am really the lead on (list enhancement and volunteers), one of which doesn’t have anything to work with since we don’t have a lot of need for volunteers. The financials, website, and database are pretty much being led by other people and I don’t have much influence in these areas anymore.
So I plan to totally rock with the list enhancement. I don’t believe that it will be taken away from me because the guy who has taken over the financials and website is tired of doing list enhancement–he’s been the lead on it for six years.
The restructuring is really bothering me. We have 3 areas now instead of 4, development (fundraising), legislative (lobbying & endorsements), and communication & administration. My new boss is the newly created Chief Operations Officer and oversees all communication pieces and administration. It doesn’t make sense to have communications/program and administration in the same area. In fact, at my last two performance reviews, there has been talk of a Business Manager position that would oversee the administration side of things. That may or may not be my new title, but I don’t actually get to oversee anything. The only reason that I can see for this to be combined is that the Executive Director didn’t feel I was ready to take on this responsibility–so now I am in the process of teaching the COO how to read our financials and where all the numbers come from. He actually wants to sit with me next month and watch the entire process of creating the monthly financial reports.
I used to really love this job.