Chief Operating Officer

Fair Chance

Posted: 9/20/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Administration/Operations

Primary domain: Community/Capacity Building

City: Washington

Postal code: 20009

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Fair Chance envisions a world where every child succeeds.

We strengthen the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth experiencing poverty. We select nonprofits ready to take their leadership and organizations to the next level and provide them with a customized 6-24 month work plan aimed at strengthening the nonprofit's impact, sustainability, and success—free of charge.

Since 2002, Fair Chance has partnered with over 120 nonprofits, tackling issues from job readiness to health, literacy to homelessness. Together, we've reached more than 100,000 children youth and families and are laying the groundwork for deepening programmatic impact and geographic expansion.  For more information, please visit

Position Details:

Job Description:

Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for providing leadership, management, planning and enhancement of Fair Chance’s internal organizational systems and infrastructure allowing Fair Chance to fulfill our mission and scale our impact. This position works as a part of an Executive team and directly supervises a Finance and Office Manager, several consultants and service providers, and serves as the point person and lead negotiator for all Fair Chance agreements and organizational operations. In addition, the COO serves as the point on human resources, sustainer of Fair Chance’s organizational culture and values, and the lead on Fair Chance’s racial equity task force. As the senior leadership team member responsible for finance in collaboration with an outsourced accounting firm, the COO will manage a $3M budget and direct financial planning and forecasting. This dynamic leader will display excellent emotional intelligence and have senior level experience that includes a strong understanding of accounting practices, financial planning, scaling organizations, and human resources (with diversity, equity, and inclusion). This will be an executive who takes pleasure in being a “hands-on” manager of an organization during a period of transition and growth and in building his/her own operations shop.

Salary range: $100,000-120,000


  • Management experience required
  • BS, advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years experience in operations, preferably nonprofit operations
  • Experience working with executive level personnel
  • Ability to work with complex budgets and overall strategy is ideal


Not Specified


$100k - 120k

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