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Apparatus Solutions Chief Operating Officer-New Detroit- A Racial Justice Organization in Detroit, Michigan

Founded in 1967, New Detroit is a coalition of leaders from civil rights & advocacy organizations, human services, health & community organizations, business, labor, foundations, education, and the media working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit.

New Detroit focuses on racial understanding and racial equity, the two greatest potential threats to the community's ability to achieve and maintain positive race relations.

Job Overview:

The Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Integrator contributes to the achievement of New Detroit's Mission and strategic initiative by working with the CEO and Board on strategy development and action planning. The COO/Integrator oversees the New Detroit team and all project initiatives and programs to ensure mission alignment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Oversight

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services

  • Leading, coaching, developing, and retaining New Detroit's high-performing staff with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis and planning and program management

  • Develop the program team's ability to be flexible in offering relevant programming and services

  • Position New Detroit to be responsive to changes in the environment to deliver on relevant programming

Finance Resource and Relationship Management

  • Develop, implement, and manage the operational aspects of the annual budget and audit.

  • Cultivate existing relationships with funders

  • Support New Detroit's Finance/Audit and Fund Development Committees and Board Treasurer

Human Resources and Talent Management

  • Implement and manage a systematic approach for assessing, developing, and coaching employees

  • Oversee systematic hiring process

  • Oversee employee compensation and benefits

  • Implement and maintain internal policies where needed

Marketing and PR

  • Coordination of publicity, press, and communications

  • Working with Board members and PR firm to develop the overall marketing and PR strategy

  • Oversee the annual Race Equity Summit

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to make decisions that drive towards results, with a track record of success in the nonprofit private sector

  • Expertise in effectively managing and coaching their teams and developing robust performance management systems.

  • Experience working effectively with other C-level leaders and a Board of Directors

  • Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization; able to focus on critical organizational priorities.

  • At least ten (10) years of senior-level experience in the nonprofit sector

  • Bachelor's degree in business, human services, social services, or equivalent.

New Detroit is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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