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Chief Operations Officer at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Company: Turnaround for Children, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

About Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Since 1981, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Parks Conservancy) has served as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, collaborating with the Presidio Trust, partners, donors, and the community to support the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The GGNRA stretches across three Bay Area counties, north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge, and includes iconic places such as Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island, Crissy Field, Mori Point, Lands End, and the Presidio of San Francisco. The Parks Conservancy engages at the intersection of national park sites, local communities, social justice, and climate resilience. Collaborating with partners, our staff are dedicated to enhancing public awareness and providing volunteer and educational opportunities in the parks. We are park builders, caretakers, ambassadors, and educators, all working to connect people to parks, in support of our vision Parks for All Forever . Join us. About the Opportunity The Parks Conservancy has approximately 300 employees dedicated to connecting people to these incredible resources by enhancing the public's awareness and providing opportunities for enjoyment and stewardship of these incredible places. The incoming Chief Operations Officer (COO) will have the exciting opportunity to establish our newly-created Operations branch of the organization - which includes the functional areas of Technology, Facilities, Employee Safety, and Legal - bringing strategic visioning, infrastructure mapping, and equity-centered leadership to build a thriving, collaborative, and effective operations function. This is a hands-on role for a leader who thrives in a player-coach position; our ideal COO is unafraid to dive into the details to solve complex challenges, in strong partnership with Conservancy, partner leaders, and team members from across the organization. Areas of Leadership Mission & Values Alignment: Bring a mission- and equity-centered lens to all decisions, both at the organizational and functional level. As an executive leader, model and embody the Parks Conservancy's values. Serve as a trusted representative to, and collaborator with, the Parks Conservancy's partner organizations.

  • Belief in the Parks Conservancy's vision of "Parks for All, Forever" and alignment with the values of Community Care, Create Belonging, Learning and Growth, and Working with Purpose
  • Commitment to, and an understanding of, concepts of equity, justice, and inclusion in the workplace and a demonstrated ability to effectively work and collaborate across differences at all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ways implicit bias, personal identity, and power and privilege impact individuals, organizations, systems, policies, and structures
  • Track record of demonstrating personal and professional commitment to leading positive change for equity and inclusion
  • Experience partnering strategically with external collaborators and organizations to advance shared goals Executive & Organizational Leadership : Serve as a member of the Leadership team, responsible for a diverse portfolio of the Parks Conservancy's Operations, including: Technology; Facilities & Fleet; Employee Safety; and Legal. Collaborate with the CEO, Executive Team, and other operations team members to envision, develop, and implement a long-range, equity-centered operational infrastructure strategy, with an eye toward efficiency and ease of use. Work closely with the Executive Team to develop strategic vision for operational infrastructure investments and enhancements, with an eye toward operational efficiency, risk mitigation, and advancing the goals of the strategic plan.
    • Track record of successful, people-centered operations leadership in highly complex organizations, ideally of a parallel size or larger than the Parks Conservancy
    • Track record of serving as a thought partner and strategic advisor to executive leaders, board members, and team members at all levels of an organization
    • Proven ability to envision, develop, implement, and modify long- and short-term strategy at the organizational level
    • History of effectively leading change throughout career at various levels of leadership and throughout the organization
    • Outstanding communication skills, both internally and externally, and ability to connect and communicate effectively with diverse audiences, at all levels, in order to rally teams and individuals around a shared goal
    • Strategic decision maker with experience seeing the full picture and distilling and prioritizing down to the most pressing next steps
    • Experience streamlining complex and/or fragmented systems and processes, and successfully introducing new systems and processes to advance organizational efficiency Functional Operations Leadership : Lead, train, and direct the efforts of Operations Branch Staff and contractors. In recognition that this position will involve building a newly formed organizational unit, the COO will be responsible for leading recruitment efforts in alignment with our equitable hiring practices. Manage and oversee operations-based coordination with our primary government partners, specifically and regularly with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust, as well as additional state, local and national agencies on occasion. Work across the organization to identify, build, and implement systems and infrastructure improvements, and the values-aligned policies, practices, and procedures to underpin those improvements.
      • Experience in improving operations as an organizational leader, and track record of effectively building and managing teams of individuals with diverse subject matter expertise
      • Track record of being proactive and demonstrating strong assessment skills that identify key operational needs across the organization and developing solutions to address them
      • History of successfully leading complex, cross-functional projects, including managing internal and external constituencies toward shared goals and outcomes, meeting financial objectives and timelines
      • Track record of highly developed business and financial acumen
      • Ability to partner across a wide variety of functions and levels to build and implement effective and efficient systems
      • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence Team Development & Management : As the leader of a newly-formed part of the organization, recruit, hire, and develop team members across functional areas, while simultaneously nurturing and developing a culture of cohesive interdependence with existing staff. Center equity in all people-related decisions. Work closely with the Executive Team and operations managers embedded in other parts of the organization to support organizational culture and capabilities that emphasize our staff and strategy, and deliver impact.
        • Experience leading distributed, multi-layered teams that span multiple functional areas and locations
        • Proven history of leading, inspiring, and developing cohesive and high functioning teams with diverse identities to effectively deliver outcomes while centering an organization's mission
        • Astute driver of strategy, including managing teams through strategic pivots and changes, and interdependent systems and processes
        • Ability to effectively manage and develop department leaders whose subject matter expertise is different from their own and align them to organizational decisions and strategy
        • Outstanding manager of individuals, with a history of developing professionals to promotions and new opportunities
        • Track record of leading inclusive teams where individuals and groups feel valued, supported, and heard, and goals are clearly defined and communicated
        • Proven ability to simultaneously manage, develop, and mentor multiple, thriving teams of professionals at various levels of career and skill sets Physical Requirements & Work Environments This position is located at the Parks Conservancy's headquarters in Fort Mason, San Francisco. Work is performed mostly in an office setting, including a mix of telework and on-site. This position requires a minimum of two days per week on-site, and many weeks will require more. In order to meet the essential requirements of this position, this includes a combination of duties in-office, visiting park sites, and participating in park events which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work is primarily performed sitting and standing.
          • Regularly sits or stands at a desk 6-8 hours per day
          • Walking Ability to travel to work locations across the San Francisco Bay Area, including Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, Lands End, Presidio, Fort Point, and other workplaces, both indoors and outdoors. Compensation Salary for this position is $230,000 annually (pay grade 26). Comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation/personal/sick days, medical/dental/vision plans, 403(B), Employee Assistance Program, employer-matched Commuter Program, employee discounts, and more. Health and Safety It is the goal of the Parks Conservancy to create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. We work to mitigate hazards and risks that may cause harm to employees, consistent with state and federal laws. Employees play an active role in creating a safe and healthy workplace and are expected to comply with all applicable health and safety rules. Based on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parks Conservancy requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide proof of such vaccination as a condition of employment. Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, placement and promotions are conducted without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical disabilities, veteran status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State, and local laws & ordinances. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. How do you identify your gender or gender expression? Select any/all that apply.* Female Male Non-binary Cisgender Transgender Intersex Prefer not to answer Other If you selected "Other" for the question above, we invite you to share more information here: How do you identify your race/ethnicity? Select any/all that apply.* Asian Black Hispanic/Latine Indigenous White Prefer not to answer Other If you selected "Other" for the question above, we invite you to share more information here: My pronouns are* Do you identify as a veteran of the Armed Services?* Do you identify as a person living with a disability?* The salary for this role is $230,000 (pay grade 26). Is this within your salary range?* In a few sentences please tell us how your career has prepared you for the COO role at Golden Gate National Parks Convervancy.* How did you hear about this role?* Referral from your network (please note the name below) Email listserv (please note the name below) Job board (please note the name below) LinkedIn Axis website Other If you selected "Referral from your network," "Email listserv", or "Job board" above, please note the name here:

Keywords: Turnaround for Children, Inc., San Francisco , Chief Operations Officer at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Executive , San Francisco, California

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