New York, New York
City Parks Foundation
ABOUT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION
At City Parks Foundation (CPF), we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming New York City parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City — reach 300,000 people each year.
Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.
The COO provides leadership to assure the successful overall operations of City Parks Foundation. The COO drives financial success; supports efficient and effective operations, including HR, IT and Facilities; manages risk; and assures regulatory and legal compliance. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Chief Financial Officer (staff of three-four); Human Resources (staff and/or consultants); the Salesforce System Manager; and external IT consultants. The COO acts as strategic thought partner to the Executive Director and collaborates with other members of the senior management team in developing goals and strategies and in building the organizational culture necessary for success.
A successful candidate in this role will focus on service: working to assure that their departments provide responsive services, useful information and insights to meet the needs of managers, fundraisers, the board and others who rely on them. We are seeking a candidate who is forward looking: identifying risks; supporting budgeting; and projecting revenues, expenses and cash flows. This is a highly visible role and will work with staff from all areas of the organization, therefore being an effective communicator is one of the key skills required for this position. The COO will communicate using various forms such as financial statements, narratives, presentations and charts as needed to make strategic, operational and financial issues clear to others.
The COO brings a strong and expansive executive background in management, particularly financial and operational management, with nonprofit organizations facing comparable operational and financial challenges. They have:
The COO is an extremely positive contributor to our culture and effectiveness through their abilities, attitudes and actions. The COO:
WORKING FOR CITY PARKS FOUNDATION
Benefits include excellent health care and dental package, vacation, paid holidays, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Transit Check program, life insurance, and flexible spending plan. City Parks Foundation is a collegial, mission-focused organization that values its employees and encourages professional growth and advancement.
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