Chief Program Officer @ Keshet

Chief Program Officer

Position: Chief Program Officer Supervisor: CEO

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Position Summary Reporting to the CEO, the CPO will be responsible for the organization’s high-level program strategy, planning, cross-functional integration between the program areas, resource allocation, and development of evaluation and learning tools and processes consistent with Keshet’s strategic framework. The position will be a part of the executive leadership team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents Keshet on a local, regional, and national basis. The CPO will initially develop deep knowledge of each project, program operations, and business plan, and will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, strategic plan management, and knowledge management.

Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree Required Master's Degree in nonprofit management preferred Minimum four years of director level management required

Other Requirements: A criminal and Motor Vehicle record which meets company standards. A valid Driver’s license. Verified legal status to work in the United States. Ability to use computers fluently (Internet, Word Processing). Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach senior-level staff to manage and develop high-performance teams and develop and implement program strategies. Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills.

Responsibilities Develop operational strategies that take the programs and organization to the next stage of growth. Provide leadership to the KESHET Nonprofit strategic planning process and will implement new programmatic strategic initiatives. Provide coordination for the KESHET Nonprofit executive leadership team. Partner with the ED and her peers (the chief financial officer (CFO), director of development, and director of human resources) and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget.

Program Leadership & Management:

Enhance, flesh out, and implement organizational vision as established in Keshet’s Strategic Plan. Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing a broad and deep knowledge of all programs. Identify opportunities for KESHET Nonprofit to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges. Lead, coach, develop, and retain KESHET Nonprofit’s high-performance senior management team with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis and planning and program budgeting. Develop and implement training programs and retreats to expand the capacity of all staff. Foster a culture that promotes teamwork and professional growth while establishing clear performance standards. Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance. Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management. Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.

Resources, Operations and Infrastructure: Work in conjunction with CFO and Administration and Department Directors on the development and management of program budgets, guiding resource allocation and resource deployment. Develop and maintain information systems and other critical aspects of infrastructure that support and improve delivery of programs. Manage relationships with partner organizations.

Strategic Plan Implementation:
Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the ED and staff. Coach program directors as they implement the strategic plan and transition program operations. Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals. Ability to point to specific examples of having led organizational transformation projects and program development. Past experience managing human resources function including personnel, compensation, and recruiting. Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management. Oversee Program Directors to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency Meet with Program Managers and Directors

Knowledge Management Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks working with CFO, CEO, HR, and any other relevant directors as needed Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework Report evaluation findings to the CEO and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

General Management

Serve on the organization’s executive leadership team. In conjunction with the CEO by providing regular, timely and accurate information and reports to the boards for program planning and evaluation. Take on other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Financial Responsibilities Support the design and implementation of a long-range strategy in order to maintain financial health and create sustainability in a time of dramatic financial stress. Drive contingency planning in partnership with Finance team. Approve departmental budgets and expense reports.

People + Talent Supervise, coach, and coordinate director-level staff in Program, Operations, Facilities, and Information Technology. Provide leadership, thought partnership, and tactical support to the Finance and Development teams ensuring that all organizational systems, policies, and practices reflect Keshet’s core values. Support and drive Keshet’s drive toward inclusion and immersion in the workplace, supporting a diverse and qualified staffing and program model.

Community Role Model Maintain and grow community partnerships Represent Keshet on external committees Represent Keshet as an expert as it relates to public speaking/communication skills

Standards of Behavior/Conduct Respond to all requests for information or communication in a timely manner.

Competencies and Certifications Maintain skills with computers, take advantage of new technology, learn new tools quickly, use technology to enhance job performance and increase productivity. Maintain current understanding of technical processes/equipment.

Adherence to policies and procedures Adhere to KESHET policies and procedures outlined in the policy manual, Employee Handbook, and other employee policies. Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned to ensure effective functioning of KESHET programming.

ewrwewrwtrtTERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12-month calendar, with comprehensive benefits package. Salary range: $
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned at any time by CEO.

Keshet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and practice of Keshet to decide all matters relating to employment solely on the basis of the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Keshet ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, or handicap.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-11-20
  • Times this job has been viewed: 516 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Chief Operating Officer
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Outreach, Camps & Camping, Social Work
Job Location
600 academy drive
Northbrook , Illinois 60062


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