The Chief Operating Officer manages agency operations and strategy by directing and coordinating activities consistent with the agency Strategic Plan and established goals and objectives set by the President/CEO and the Board of Directors. Acts as a liaison with the Board of Directors on financial and personnel matters. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organization standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the development and implementation of the agency’s long term strategic plan and facilitate annual planning and goal setting against the plan exercising fiscal discipline to maximize financial, human and partnership resources for the agency.
Set the overall vision and determine strategic priorities for the operations, financial, legal, IT, strategy and people management functions insuring that they are in alignment with the overall strategic plan and integrated to enable effective and efficient use of resources and support team performance.
Lead plans for scaling the agency, including facilities acquisition, operational systems, organizational design and financial and business models.
Serve as a strategic advisor, functional expert and coach to the executive and senior management teams and to all direct reports.
Develop operational policies and processes and ensure that agency staff complies with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, proactively coordinating risk management in fiscal, business, programming and people operations.
Hire, develop, evaluate and retain a high-performing, effective and diverse team that embodies the values of the agency.
Analyze and report progress on strategic initiatives and agency priorities.
Enhance and integrate systems, processes and standards development and oversight across the agency.
Collaborate with colleagues and establish and facilitate project teams in achieving mission, vision and growth strategy, making data-driven decisions to achieve the agency strategic plan.
Maintain productive relationships and communication channels across all programs and departments.
Foster an environment in which cross-functional staff works together on operational initiatives and projects in a manner that encourages learning, partnership and innovation.
Promote the culture of high performance and continuous improvement throughout the organization.
Other Functions: The organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion.
Responsible for managing a major segment of the organization. Formal responsibility for planning, assigning, directing and managing the work of the division. Supervises the CFO, CIO and Directors of Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Facilities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent; and more than 10 years related experience and/or training.
Location: Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
Illinois Action For Children is EEO/M/F/D/V employer
About Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Action for Children is a state and national leader in the early care and education community, distinguished by its "Strong Families, Powerful Communities" approach to child development, Pre-K education, and other family and community supports.
Since our founding in 1969 by a group of child advocates, IAFC has worked to ensure that all children in Illinois have access to high quality opportunities, and that parents are supported in their goals of economic self-sufficiency and stability.
Illinois Action for Children is a catalyst for organizing, developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.