Chief Operating Officer Seeking Cure Violence

Jobs in ChicagoNGO News Report :: Founded in 2000 and housed at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cure Violence today is a $3M global organization operating in 25 cities with a team of 50 who are all committed to reversing the spread of violence. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. referenced Cure Violence in 2009 as an example of “a rational, data-driven, evidence-based, smart approach to crime.” Cure Violence has been named #9 NGO in the world by Global Journal’s list of Top 100 NGOs worldwide, first among organizations dedicated to reducing violence.

Reporting to the Founder and Executive Director Gary Slutkin, MD and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be responsible for the development of Cure Violence’s financial and management strategies and contribute to the development of the organizations strategic goals. Additionally, the COO will be responsible for establishing a business development strategy, utilizing personal and business contacts alike, to create corporate partnerships and strategic alliances. A key focus of the COO will be the execution of the transition to an NGO structure, while maintaining the appropriate structure in place with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, Cure Violence operates completely within the UIC, School of Public Health. The successful candidate must be a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic and process-minded leader with experience in scaling an organization, leading a management team, and developing a performance-focused culture among a group of diverse and talented individuals. The successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity and ability to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission and retain the creative spark that drives the Cure Violence concept.

Key functions that report directly to the COO include the Program offices for US and global operations, Finance & Administration, Research Operations, and Human Resources/Organizational Development. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of executive-level experience building relationships with foundations, NGOs, corporate philanthropy, government entities, public health organizations, and donors. S/he will have senior management experience with responsibility for national and/or international organization development including the ability to plan and implement to scale. Key functional knowledge is desired in: information systems, HR, strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, and marketing.

For fullest consideration, interested candidates may upload a resume and letter of interest at by February 27, 2015. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Apply Here:

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