Chief Operating Officer

Washington D.C. Downtown
May 02, 2019
Jun 06, 2019
Full Time

In 2010, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a grassroots advocacy organization, launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, with a goal of knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. NBCC’s Deadline blueprint is a strategic plan of action for knowing how to prevent the development and spread of breast cancer. Since 1991, NBCC has been at the vanguard of the breast cancer movement – elevating breast cancer to an issue of national significance, leveraging billions of federal dollars for research and care, and empowering tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors to become effective advocates for themselves, and for all those at risk of breast cancer.

Reporting directly to the President, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) role is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented management professional to have a tremendous impact by focusing on the refinement and optimization of day-to-day operations and cross department collaboration throughout the organization. This key senior leader will be responsible for general supervision of the internal operations of NBCC, including programs, financial oversight of the organization’s budget, and designing and implementing systems capable of supporting NBCC as it grows.

The COO identifies opportunities and challenges and works across departments and teams to come up with highly innovative solutions. The COO oversees the Operations Team and the following functions: IT, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, and Facilities Management and manages progress and interaction within and among all departments. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will be a natural leader who is able to effectively manage and empower people to achieve results. S/he must be a continuous learner who has a demonstrated commitment and investment in teaching others. The COO will have a strong work ethic, a commitment to clear goals and measurable outcomes, an ability to learn quickly and work well in teams, and have a passion for the vision, mission, and strategies of NBCC.
This position will support presidential leadership and direction for the organization to push NBCC to new heights of success with its mission to serve as a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding and working toward an end to breast cancer. The Chief Operating Officer will partner closely with the President to chart NBCC’s future growth and strategic direction to achieve the organization’s mission and its blueprint for knowing how to end breast cancer.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with a creative and accomplished track record of 10+
years of seasoned leadership experience as a focused executive in the non-profit or corporate arena or in
the public sector.

Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of non-profit management, operations, personnel, and administrative functions;
  • experience in 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations a plus.
  • Comfort serving in “deputy” or “number 2” leadership role within a dynamic organization with a style
  • and approach to accomplishing goals that matches the position
  • A verifiable track record of success with short and long range planning and program development,
  • including implementation and evaluation, and relationship building
  • Proven track record of strategic financial management, business strategy, strategic planning, and
  • business process creation and refinement
  • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to approach issues and devise well-organized
  • solutions


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must have the ability to work evenings and weekends when required.

To Apply:

Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to with “Chief, Operating Officer” as the subject line. Sorry, no phone calls please. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer that especially welcomes applications from breast cancer survivors, women, and people of color.

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