COO The Future Project
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Overview
The Future Project is an award-winning social enterprise that's on the verge of large-scale national growth. From the beginning it has set out to redefine the social entrepreneurship space by cultivating an exceptionally-elite team of passionate and compassionate change-agents to fundamentally transform the American education system from the inside out. As such, the Board and CEO are looking for a bold-thinking, talented leader who isn't scared away by the challenge of tackling what might be the biggest threat to our country's future. We're seeking a seasoned, strategic, and process-minded architect of change who has experience scaling an organization from a regional to a national level. The COO must be able to help others at The Future Project deliver measurable, cost-effective results using efficient, effective systems that together ensure TFP's sustainable viability as a national organization. This person should be attracted to infectious energy, playfulness, imagination, and fun that defines the TFP brand, and be committed to maintaining that spirit within our team.
As we mentioned, The Future Project is fighting to revolutionize the education system, transforming schools into engines of inspiration, passion, and action. We do this by introducing a new character into high schools, a "Dream Director," who works hand-in-hand with the principal, teachers and community to help inspire students to start taking action towards their dreams. As we enter our third year of operation, we've engaged more than 5,000 students in four states and have raised over $3 million in philanthropic capital. Our National Advisors include Bill Drayton, Dan Pink, Scott Barry Kaufman, and Sonal Shah, and members of our Board include Tim Shriver, Tony Wagner, Hope Taitz, and Jim Parsons--all of whom are people with whom the candidate would be expected to work closely. With such an incredible team on our side, perhaps it's not surprising that one of our partner principals has stated that in twenty years of education, he has never seen anything "so resourceful or so magical."
Strategy, Vision and Leadership
- Advise the CEO and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and strategic direction.
- Serve as a management liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select board of directors and committee meetings.
- Contribute to the development of The Future Project's strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
- Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the CEO and other members of the Executive Team informed of all critical issues.
Team Development / Oversight
- Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the Operations team.
- Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and excellence.
- Ensure staff members receive the training and development they need to perform to the peak of their ability, setting an industry standard for exceptional quality.
- Work with other TFP departments to establish, monitor, and revise staff performance and development goals; assign accountabilities; establish priorities; design and execute performance appraisals; and administer salary adjustments.
- Mentor and develop staff using a supportive, collaborative, and entrepreneurial approach.
- Maintain an elite level of talent staff-wide, cultivating the feel and culture of a lean, "best-of-the-best" squad of "chosen" change-agents.
- Upgrade and deploy an effective system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
- Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
- Ensure that The Future Project is adhering to its strategic plan and priorities.
- Improve administrative and operational accounting services.
- A successful candidate will have 5+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in the area of nonprofit management in a high-impact, high-performance New York City or San Francisco-based organization.
- The candidate must also be comfortable working behind the scenes in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, maintaining a commitment to teamwork with co-workers and a measurement-driven approach to achieving ambitious goals.
Candidates should show:
- Clear, unambiguous, unwavering alignment with The Future Project's mission, vision, culture, and values;
- A strategic, rationalist, and growth-positive mindset, with the ability to build systems that will support The Future Project's growth and operations over the next 3-5 years.
- Deep knowledge of accounting and database software.
- Demonstrable mastery of complex organizational systems, as well as a proclivity for attention to detail, sound judgment, and discretion with confidential information.
- Professional-grade skills in written and verbal communication, noting that the candidate will be working with a team of speechwriters, authors, performers, speakers, and facilitators.
- An unabashed, unironic, utterly cynicism-devoid commitment to the idea that literally every person everywhere is capable of pursuing, attaining, and achieving their wildest, loftiest, most magical and ambitious dreams.
||New York, NY 10038 |
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Functional Area:||Business Development|
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
Investors: Arbor Brothers
, Wells Fargo
, Yale All Jobs: at The Future Project
|Headquarters:||207 Front Street|
New York, NY 10038
|Company Profile:||The Future Project is an award-winning social enterprise that's on the verge of large-scale national growth. From the beginning it has set out to redefine the social entrepreneurship space by cultivating an exceptionally-elite team of passionate and compassionate change-agents to fundamentally transform the American education system from the inside out.|
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