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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Washington, DC, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will join a dynamic and growing team at an important inflection point for the field of public health. In the first 6 to 12 months and beyond, the new EVP & COO can expect to engage the following core opportunities and challenges


Partner with the President and CEO to chart and shape TFAH's future strategic direction.


The new EVP & COO will work in partnership with the President and CEO to develop and implement strategic plans and organizational priorities, including coordinating the formulation of policy positions, goals, objectives, and strategies. S/He/They will provide strategic input into developing policies that protect and improve the public’s health and lead specific issue campaigns in support of those policies. As a senior policy advisor to the President and CEO and Board of Directors, the EVP & COO will provide counsel on policy issues, particularly TFAH’s role in strengthening and modernizing the public health system.


Serve as ambassador and spokesperson for TFAH to the media and external stakeholders.


The EVP & COO will serve as an external face of TFAH, representing the organization to Congress, the Administration, the media, and partner organizations. S/He/They will also elevate the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals by continuing to increase TFAH’s “brand recognition” as a trusted organization and partner that envisions a nation that values the health and well-being of all and where prevention and health equity are foundational to policymaking at all levels of society. The EVP & COO will engage key national, state, and local organizations, policymakers, community groups, and individuals as advocates for improving public health in their communities and throughout the nation.


Strategically lead operations to ensure TFAH's growth and stability.


The EVP & COO will oversee and manage TFAH’s core business functions and internal operations, including finance and budget planning, personnel, office management, and contract management, ensuring quality control organization-wide. S/He/They will staff the Board of Directors’ Finance, Audit, and Compensation Committee, and be responsible for sound financial management in accordance with organizational budget policies, ensure maximum resource utilization, alignment of budgets with organizational goals, and continued positive financial position. Additionally, s/he/they will also oversee the process of soliciting, garnering, implementing, and coordinating grants and contracts. Internally, s/he/they will establish and support principles, practices, and policies that reflect diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that are integrated across the organization at all levels.


Support and nurture the growth and development of a talented staff.


In partnership with the President and CEO, the EVP & COO will oversee a talented senior management team and will supervise, mentor, and lead by example to build teamwork and inspire top performance within the organization. S/He/They will enhance and develop professional development and management systems that deepen the capacity of TFAH’s staff. The EVP & COO will also refine TFAH’s employment proposition and continue cultivating a work environment and climate that attracts, retains, supports, and motivates a diverse staff.


QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE


The new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will be a seasoned and innovative leader with deep knowledge of the public health policy landscape, a strong operational skillset, and significant management experience. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:


·Minimum 10 years in senior leadership roles in policy, advocacy, and/or public health organizations; extensive knowledge of federal legislative, regulatory, and budget processes, decisionmakers, and key stakeholders. A Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Juris Doctor, or the equivalent is strongly preferred.


·Demonstrated organizational management experience with the intersection of operations, finance, development for effective stewardship of resources within a growing nonprofit setting.


·Exceptional organizational leadership skills with the proven ability to motivate, manage, and support the development of a small but deeply committed group of professionals in pursuit of important goals and lasting change.


·An unwavering commitment to a bipartisan approach and the gravitas and savvy to engage with diverse audiences and perspectives; a proven ability to build strong professional relationships and connect diverse audiences to TFAH’s work.


·A demonstrated track-record driving advocacy, policy, and program development to advance public health and health equity; expert knowledge of public health systems, health care delivery, health financing systems, and/or understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health from the perspective of other sectors (e.g., education, housing, and transportation).


·Deep personal commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the courage to elevate sensitive conversations that recognize and address organizational and field power dynamics; experience creating internal practices that support and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion.


·Sophisticated expertise in representing an organization externally and leveraging media attention to spotlight new and emerging issues; ambassadorial approach that passionately articulates the evidence and analysis supporting policy change.


·Experience working with funders and co-developing a scope of work; familiarity with major institutional funders supporting TFAH’s core focus areas. Experience overseeing financial planning and management of a comparably sized budget and funding streams.


·Dedicated team player with a creative, flexible, and detail-oriented style who can assess and anticipate opportunities on the horizon and guide a talented team in pursuit of the larger vision; a healthy sense of humor and appreciation for the personal creativity and inspiration that can come from work in an entrepreneurial environment.


·Commitment to living out the values of public health and healthy living in the workplace; a collaborative, collegial style that fosters respect, teamwork, and innovative approaches from a highly talented staff.


 


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