The Urban Justice Center (UJC) seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who, if qualified, will also serve as General Counsel. The COO will work closely with the Executive Director and will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing operational strategy in support of UJC’s mission. The COO will oversee the day to day operations of UJC.
UJC provides a platform for dynamic advocates to fuel social change, leading the way for a just, fair, and decent society. Seven Projects and the Social Justice Accelerator make up the UJC community, each tackling a social justice issue through legal and holistic services and advocacy for the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community. UJC defends individual rights, builds inclusive community, and fuels social change. UJC’s Operations provides a robust platform to support the thriving UJC community.
The COO will oversee all of UJC’s operations, including Human Resources, Information Technology, and Office Services, and will partner with the Controller to manage the Central Fiscal team. The COO further will partner with the Project Directors and our Social Justice Accelerator Projects to support and resolve their operational needs and challenges. The COO also will work closely with the Development team to strengthen its engagement across the agency and to help it achieve its strategic plan. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and be successful at building consensus to meet goals in a deadline- oriented workplace.
A qualified candidate may also serve as the General Counsel, providing legal counsel on all matters affecting UJC and the Projects and liaising with outside counsel, particularly labor counsel.
Team Management & Collaboration
This individual will report directly to the Executive Director. The COO will attend the UJC quarterly Board Meetings and lead the bi-weekly senior leadership team meetings. This is a full time, non-union, management position.
Salary commensurate with experience, plus very generous UJC benefits including 401(k) match, exceptional medical and dental insurance, 20 paid vacation days, 5 paid personal days, 12 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Please send a cover letter detailing qualifications, a resume, a brief writing sample, and references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “COO” in the subject heading. We will contact those applicants who we wish to interview. The deadline to apply is February 19, 2021.
The Urban Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, or marital status. People of color, LGBTIQ individuals, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, migrants, and individuals who have personal experiences with poverty are encouraged to apply.
The Urban Justice Center (UJC) seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who, if qualified, will also serve as General Counsel. The COO will work closely with the Executive Director and will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and…