Chief Operating Officer

Company
Let My People Go
City
New York
State
New York

 

Contact: Interested candidates please submit a recent resume or CV to: info@lmpgnetwork.org.

About Let My People Go

Founded in 2016, Let My People GoTM (LMPG) is a Christian nonprofit organization that exists to empower the local church to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable. We do this by equipping churches with an innovative framework to love the vulnerable that is both collaborative and congregational. Through partnering with churches across the U.S., as well as through our intensive LMPG Experience training, we empower believers to identify, empower, protect and include those most vulnerable into the local church.

Position

Let My People GoTM has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate its growth. The board and executive director (ED) are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals.

The mission of LMPG is to empower the local church to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable. We accomplish this by using a gospel-motivated approach, that is both congregational and collaborative approach to identify, protect, empower and include those that are vulnerable to exploitation.

The Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O) for LMPG will be a mature, orthodox Christian who is also regularly attending a local church. Senior staff at LMPG often come into contact with vulnerable people, collaborative partners, and church leadership staff. They may be expected to minister the gospel to those with which they come into contact.

In addition, the C.O.O must be a leader who is able to help others at LMPG, and deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful C.O.O will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that the C.O.O bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark and Gospel motivation that drives LMPG.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Founder and ED of LMPG, the C.O.O will lead all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working in partnership with the Founder and ED, strategize the five-year plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it • Serve as the internal leader of the organization:
  • Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; bridge national and regional operations and support an open-door policy among all staff
  • Lead and manage the organization’s team, who have the following responsibilities:
  • Increase fee-for-service contracts (LMPGExperience)
  • Identify geographic growth opportunities and priorities
  • Communicate the branded message internally and externally

Finance, Technology, and Human Resources

  • Cultivate the values of LMPG within the organization
  • Instill a human capital development and “coaching” culture within LMPG;
  • upgrade human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
  • Develop an accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting, as well as be the point of contact for the current accountant
  • Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall
  • Development and Fundraising—function reports to ED; dotted-line reporting to C.O.O on:
  • Raise funds by spearheading consistent 8-week mail-out campaigns, following up with previous and potential donors via timely phone calls.

Budgeting

  • Development and implementation of systems for reporting, measurement and supporting local revenue generation
  • Administrative aspects including proposal preparation and grant writing
  • Working closely with the ED to create and publish an End of the Year ReportWork with the national board of directors: present to the board at meetings.

Key Qualifications

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of LMPG and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will have had previous management experience. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a “values-driven” organization will be highly prized. Past management experience could include pastoral, for-profit, or non-profit leadership.

Additional requirements are:

• Must have proven development and fundraising experience with a nonprofit, and a results-proven track record of meeting and/or exceeding fundraising goals in a timely manner.

  • Results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem-solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness
  • Strategic Vision and Agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Capacity Building—ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Leadership and Organization-exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary
  • General Management—thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing

Solid educational background—undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired

Compensation

The applicant will be required to raise his or her personal support for the position, as this position will be self-fundraised. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. LMPG is seeking someone with previous fundraising experience. The salary of the LMPG Chief Operating Officer will come from the funds raised for the organization by the C.O.O.

LMPG understands the value of rest and self-care for all employees. Due to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma, which comes from addressing issues such as human trafficking and vulnerability, we offer all full-time employees participation in The Rest Initiative, an organization that provides resiliency coaching.