Based in Washington, DC (with team members in Knoxville, Tennessee) and reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will be a passionate, innovative leader with extensive experience leading transformational mission-based organizations. Our dedication to the communities we serve and our ability to infuse creative problem solving into our solutions are cornerstones to our future success. We have our eye out for a COO who brings a combination of successful non-profit and business approaches to our work, our culture and our organization.
Working closely with the CEO and the Chief Policy and Program Officer (CPPO), the COO will drive vital operational functions to ensure the Amputee Coalition has the infrastructure and approach in place to continue our success and impact. The COO will lead critical operational functions that contribute to our success: Finance, IT, Marketing Communications, Development, Human Resources, and Database Management.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the CEO, COO and CPPO will set and drive the organizational vision and strategy and the operational goals to achieve that vision.
What does success look like for the COO? This newly created position will significantly contribute to organizational vision and translate that vision into operational goals, ultimately leading to organizational growth and individual staff performance achievement.
Specific responsibilities include:
Serve as a critical partner in the development and implementation of organizational strategies, and ensure achievement of operational goals and organizational outcomes organization-wide.
Provide strategic leadership and cross-functional management to teams reporting to the COO, prioritizing programmatic and organizational alignment with Amputee Coalition’s organizational vision and operational goals.
In partnership with leaders throughout the organization, continue to build a highly inclusive culture, and ensure staff growth and development.
Engage the Board of Directors to ensure alignment with annual budgets and annual goals with the organization’s strategic plan.
Oversee all financial operations, including vendor management, annual audits, general accounting, and development of annual budgets (in partnership with CEO).
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of reporting for federal, state funders, foundations and Board of Directors.
Work closely with Director of Development to identify, develop and obtain Federal, State, Corporate, and Foundation funding sources.
Manage the overall strategy and operational implementation of the Human Resources function: Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits (including 401K), Professional Development, culture, performance management, and succession planning.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and laws for Amputee Coalition.
Characteristics and Qualifications of the Successful Candidate:
The successful candidate will have at least ten years of highly successful executive leadership experience, including experience in a non-profit environment, or experience working with non-profits. Specific qualifications include:
Excellent leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all colleagues to create a results-driven operational function, focusing on esprit de corps, and growth and development of staff
Successful experience leading an organization through transformational change
Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of fundamental business principles, including finance, fundraising, human resources, contract, IT, and marketing communication.
Human Resources expertise in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management and professional development.
Proven experience in data analysis and performance metrics
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in Business Administration or related field
Additional characteristics and qualifications include:
Passion for the work of the Amputee Coalition
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with current and potential partners of Amputee Coalition
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including excellent presentation skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced results-driven environment.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and build consensus
Critical thinking with a focus on creativity
Ability to express opinions persuasively
Ability to achieve success independently while maintaining focus on Amputee Coalition’s organizational goals.
Demonstrated strategic and analytical thinking skills
If you are interested in joining this incredible organization and you meet the requirements for this exceptional role, please forward your resume and a letter outlining your interest (including salary requirements) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Amputee Coalition
Whether it’s reaching new amputees with critical recovery information, fighting for fair insurance laws or providing daily tips to make living with limb loss easier, the work of the Amputee Coalition is impacting lives every day.
MISSION AND KEY TENETS:
To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
Our Key Tenets:
Limb Loss Is Not Uncommon, and Becoming Less Uncommon Every Day.
The Amputee Coalition works to raise awareness about and increase practices to prevent limb loss.
No Amputee Alone
The Amputee Coalition works to ensure that no amputee feels alone through pre- and post-amputation and recovery.
Living Well with Limb Loss
The Amputee Coalition works to help amputees and their family live life to the fullest after amputation.