Washington, DC

Vice President, Operations, Grantmakers for Effective Organization

The Organization

About GEO

The GEO community makes the difference between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. We’re more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We’re cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits and communities.

The GEO community gives grantmakers the opportunity to work with others navigating the same journey to improve. With conferences focused on solving of-the-moment challenges, regular opportunities for peer learning, and publications that lift up best practice and examples from peers, GEO speeds grantmakers’ progress on the road to effectiveness. Four out of five GEO members outpace the field in adopting smarter grantmaking practices. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The vice president of operations (VP) is a member of GEO’s senior leadership team, and leads the operations team. The VP stewards the overall organizational strategy for operations, administration, information technology, finance, accounting and human resources/talent. The VP monitors GEO’s financial situation and supports the senior team, board of directors and other stakeholders with assessing GEO’s financial performance. This position reports to the CEO and has two direct reports, the director of operations and the director of people and culture. The VP has strong management skills and deep knowledge of nonprofit finance, accounting, human resources, technology and administration needs and the ability to contribute to cross-team alignment, collaboration and information-sharing.  This job includes between 5-10% travel.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@geofunders.org with the subject line: GEO VP, Operations. GEO will review applications on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. We will give preference to applications received by January 6, 2020. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position

·         Why operations is a vital muscle in supporting the organization’s mission and goals

·         Your experience integrating a racial equity lens into developing and implementing policies and procedures

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

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