Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.
Vital Voices is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the Vital Voices executive team, reporting to the CEO. This person alongside the CEO will lead the organization strategy development and implementation. The COO will serve as a strategic and operational thought partner to the CEO; providing advice, support, and counsel on both short- and long-term issues. The position oversees all operational, administrative, and internal functions, as well as all programs.
While it is essential that the COO bring efficient and effective systems and optimized processes to increase the productivity of the organization, it is also critical that s/he facilitates a creative, and collaborative senior team culture that helps to drive the Vital Voices vision forward. The COO will foster and support a culture of excellence and teamwork, ensuring positive results through accountability, strong communication, and cross-departmental collaboration as appropriate.
This individual models operational excellence, prudent controls, tactics, policies, and procedures to sustain and improve Vital Voices’ financial strength and operational efficiency. Using strong mentoring, the COO will support the leadership team with their operational and organizational efforts. The COO drives Vital Voices’ excellent customer experience, positive work environment (a Great Place to Work) and culture in collaboration with the Executive and Leadership Teams.
The COO’s performance will be measured on their ability to lead and advance the Vital Voices mission, and to support the Vital Voices Program Team Leads to scale and deliver their individual missions. Responsibilities include:
Financial management of the organization
Manage organizational legal and risk efforts
Lead physical infrastructure, operations, and technology efforts
Oversee program data and analytics function
Supervises six (6) direct reports
Eligibility for consideration will be based on a clear demonstration that the applicant’s experience and training are of the scope, quality, and level of responsibility sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this technical executive position.
Applicants must also exhibit an entrepreneurial start-up mindset with experience in hiring and building effective teams.
Required Education and Experience:
This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. This position requires the ability to travel (varies depending on location) 20-40%. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.
Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
How to Apply:
Click the following link: https://vital-voices.jobsoid.com/j/17434
Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.