Chief Operating Officer Executive-level Posted on 11 September 2022

Cuso International
  • Location
    Ottawa, Canada
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position description

At Cuso International, we believe in the long-term. Long-term partnerships. Long-term programs. Long-term results. We work on today’s most important development issues by connecting global communities in need with the skills they need to create lasting change and put a lot of energy into tackling poverty and inequality. And we have been doing this for 60 years - through education, empowerment and skills sharing. Together with our local partners and volunteers, we are equipping people with the tools to strengthen gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience through sustainable solutions, and advance climate action. Solving problems. Creating solutions. Building a more prosperous and inclusive world for all. Cuso is looking for an exceptional leader to fill the exciting and impactful role of 

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

We are looking for an experienced and passionate non-profit leader who is skilled in change management has a strong financial management background and is driven by passion and principle to advance human progress in all its forms. Reporting to the Chief Executive officer (CEO), this leader will help to set organizational strategy and lead on its operationalization as they oversee the administrative, operational and finance functions of Cuso. This includes ensuring processes, policies and controls directly support the implementation of our Strategic Plan, with a high focus on excellent corporate service and financial reporting and accountability. Working closely with the CEO, the COO sets the structure and culture of internal operations.

The ideal candidate is a superior communicator, has a coaching approach to leadership, and is adept and experienced at managing diverse teams in multicultural contexts. Your understanding and commitment to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism will be key in supporting Cuso International through a period of revitalization and transformation. With a reputation for operational effectiveness, an affinity for procedure and attention to detail, you have played significant leadership roles in the areas of finance, human resources and administration and have a track record of career entrepreneurship. You love a challenge, are highly self-aware and derive your energy from effective teamwork and building the capacity of those around you. Bringing with you 10+ years NGO leadership experience, a post-secondary education and significant financial acumen, some international experience and capacity in both official languages would be great assets to possess and bring to this critical role.

Application instructions

Should you wish to learn more about this extraordinary leadership opportunity, please call (in strictest confidence) Mike Lupiano at 613-862-2999, Nicole Poirier at 613-915-5030, or email your CV and a thoughtful letter of introduction.

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