Chief Operating Officer

Published

09/20/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

End Date

07/01/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Denver
Colorado
United States

Description

Details

Reports to: Executive Director

Time: 10 hours per week

Location: Flexible within the U.S.


Overview

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is primarily responsible for coordinating the daily operations of ESW. The COO is the second-in-command of ESW and will work side by side with the Executive Director to set the vision and strategy for the organization.


About Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World is a nonprofit network made up of people passionate about technical sustainability. We consist of 1,500 student and professional members across 50 chapters at colleges and universities. We work to empower engineers to tackle the biggest sustainability challenges of the 21st century. ESW members have created everything from solar charging stations on college campuses to devices that collect waste in rivers to community-designed structures that promote earthquake resilience.


Responsibilities

The COO will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the 20+ person digital, remote volunteer staff of ESW-HQ, including teams in fundraising, programs, communications, technology, events, and membership
  • Supporting a strong team dynamic and an organization that the best volunteers want to remain in for years to come
  • Providing detailed information to Executive Director regarding the performance capabilities of each department, which they have learned through regular conversations with team leaders
  • Develop and implement new organizational operations to drive better team communication, morale, efficiency, and collaboration.
  • Leading the annual recruitment efforts to staff ESW’s Leadership Team
  • Attending, and sometimes leading, Executive Committee meetings every two weeks


Qualifications

  • Passion for sustainability and technical problem solving
  • Leadership experience
  • Managing a team, digital teams preferred
  • Your friends would describe you as a “people person”; you have high emotional intelligence
  • Experience using digital tools such as Google Suite, Slack, and video conference (we use Zoom).


Remote

Ok


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