Background: The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for executing daily operational administrative functions to fulfill the organization’s mission. This includes the core areas of business operations, budget, event services, facilities, finance, sustainability, HR, recruiting, hiring, performance management, IT, and team services. The COO improves operating procedures to help the organization become more efficient in using its resources. The COO implements the vision and strategies set by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Reporting to the Executive Director, the COO is a member of the leadership team.
The Center for Open Science (COS) is a funded non-profit looking for a professional with substantial experience in operations to sharpen organizational execution. COS was founded in 2013 and is transitioning into a mature organization with a well-defined mission, strategy, and suite of free and open products and services. COS is looking for an operations leader with expertise to transition a small, young organization to a larger, mature organization while retaining the best elements of the operation and culture. COS has a staff of ~60, emphasizes transparency, provides services at a global scale, and executes on its nonprofit mission with the expectations for effectiveness and efficiency of a commercial technology organization.
An ideal candidate will bring and apply core values of organizational transparency and ethical leadership; provide strategic insight for maximizing organizational effectiveness; build systems that maximize opportunities and professional growth of staff; facilitate a positive, inclusive organizational culture; foster strong process and procedures while maintaining agility and responsivity to a dynamic environment; readily alternate between execution and strategic roles as needed while raising the capacity of direct reports in their roles; support a collaborative, service-based relationship with external partners; implement procedures that meet present needs and can accommodate organizational growth and change; and fully embrace the organizational mission to foster openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. COS expects itself to be an exemplar of the values that it promotes.
Ideal candidates will bring 10+ years of professional experience in operations and managing teams with deep experience in one or more core operational categories. Depending on experience and skills, the initial position may be scoped and defined as COO, VP-Operations, or Director of Operations.