Title: Chief Operating Officer
Status: Full-Time, Exempt 
Reports To: Executive Director

New Jersey LCV seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including project management, finance, administration, and human resources to advance the work and mission for a family of organizations including New Jersey LCV, New Jersey LCV Education Fund, New Jersey LCV Political Action Committee, and New Jersey LCV Victory Fund. The COO is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operations of the organization run smoothly, and mentors staff and serves as the Acting Director in the Executive Director’s absence. This individual must be able to work independently as well as work with a dynamic Executive Director and committed Board of Directors to maximize outcomes.

Responsibilities

FINANCE:

  • Develop organizational, operations and program budgets with individual department heads.
  • Negotiate contracts, review and approve expenses and oversee vendors.
  • Oversee budgets and accounting systems, serving as treasurer of all associated PACs 
  • Oversee routine financial decisions and tracking, staffing the board’s Finance Committee and attending board meetings
  • Supervising finance and operations staff and working with external bookkeeper and auditor
  • Ensuring major priorities and initiatives are in alignment with our strategic plans and making strategic resource decisions.

MANAGEMENT:

  • Foster a strong, inclusive culture and ethic of team work
  • Work with individual department heads on plan development and monitor execution of their work, not only ensuring each function stays on track to meet its goals, but also making sure each department understands its role in relation to the other departments and the nonprofit’s mission. 
  • Seek out, recommend, and implement opportunities to improve internally and externally; participate in the organization’s senior management team; assist with professional development and evaluations of staff; and advise the Executive Director on questions of organizational importance.
  • Ensure the organization meets its staffing needs, including developing plans to maximize volunteer engagement. 
  • Managing the administration of the organization by ensuring smooth operation of facilities and systems, high functioning internal operations, and excellent customer service internally and externally
  • Providing secondary supervision to senior management through mentoring and serving as their supervisor in the temporary absence of the ED.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least seven years of experience in finance, management, and administration;
  • An approach to management that empowers others and develops leadership;
  • Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture;
  • Success in leading staff and developing strong partnerships with boards of directors; 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Personable, dependable team-player; and
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Experience in working in a Nonprofit preferred.
  • A track record of raising funds from individuals, corporations and foundations desired

Position Requirements: This is a full-time position is currently based in Princeton and as of June 1, 2021 will be based in Hamilton, NJ. Must have reliable transportation. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@njlcv.org with “Chief Operating Officer” in the subject line. No calls please.

New Jersey LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, genetics, disability, age, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, pregnancy, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait status, or veteran status.