Chief Operating Officer

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Internews
Published
May 21, 2021
Location
Washington DC, London, New York City, United States
Category
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel Required?
Occasionally
Base Salary
Above $180,000

Description

About Internews

Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values Rapidly changing technology brings with it the dangerous rise of disinformation; new, more invasive forms of government surveillance and censorship; malign actors intervening in the global information space; digital and physical insecurity of journalists and storytellers; and the disintegration of the market for local news. Since our beginning, Internews has envisioned and worked toward building a world in which all people could seek, receive, and impart credible information. There is no simple solution to today’s challenges, but we do know that every human, in every country, will need access to —and the ability to discern —good, credible information to navigate the seismic shifts that are confronting our world. We have the depth and breadth of experience to tackle these challenges.

Internews, born in the midst of the Cold War and the formidable information challenges it wrought, has seen hope and progress thrive when people are able to share their own stories. From our early days of satellite Space Bridges connecting citizens of the Soviet Union with people in the United States in live conversations to the magic of the first locally produced radio broadcasts in communities across Afghanistan and South Sudan, to the mobilization on social media of millions of people around the world —we know the power of information to be a force for good.

To learn more about Internews please visit https://internews.org.

The Opportunity

Are you a leader able to turn an organizational vision into an operational plan? Are you an analytical and logical thinker able to oversee complex processes and motivate your team to success? Internews is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (“COO”) to support the organization in its next chapter. Reporting to, and working closely with, the President and Chief Executive Officer, the COO will provide overall internal leadership to a dynamic and international organization. As a key member of the executive leadership team and leader of the Business Services unit, the COO manages, collaborates, and coaches a team of leaders in the following areas:

  • Human Resources, People & Culture – Portland, OR
  • Finance and Accounting – CA
  • Information Technology and Security – CA
  • Field Operations and Physical Security – Seattle, WA
  • Grants and Contracts – CA
  • Budgeting and Planning – CA
Expressing Interest

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been engaged by Internews to advise in this hire. Leading the search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of Global Practice and Nadine Coleman, Vice President Executive Search. Please submit a compelling Cover letter and CV/resume here. Completed applications will only be considered and will include:

  • Cover letter – expressing our suitability, experience in directing fiscal and operational functions (per the details above) interest, and personal motivation for this role
  • CV/Resume – your professional chronological journey highlighting your key outcomes

Internews is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All inquiries will be considered and kept strictly confidential.

Read and download the Position Profile HERE

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