About Active Minds
Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. Through our presence in more than 1,000 high school and college campuses, communities, and workplaces, and with a wide-reaching public audience, Active Minds is creating communities of support and saving lives. Founded in 2003 by Alison Malmon after the tragic suicide of her brother, Brian, Active Minds is dedicated to supporting a new generation in ending the silence, helping to make mental health as highly valued as physical health. Through our many programs – including our student-led chapter and training network, the emotionally gripping Send Silence Packing® traveling exhibit, and our compelling Active Minds Speakers – we are changing social norms and behaviors related to mental health across the country.
For more information on Active Minds, please visit our website.
The Chief Operating Officer has the opportunity to make a transformational impact on Active Minds’ broader work on how mental health is valued and prioritized by our society by strengthening the operational, human resources, communications, programmatic, and technology strategies and systems that support its organizational growth and the implementation of its new five-year strategic plan. This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic and experienced executive leader, with a proven track record of creative problem-solving and people and change management, to join a high-impact and mission-driven organization.
The Chief Operating Officer will partner closely with the Executive Director and senior leadership team including managing the leaders of each of the core departments (Programs, Development, Marketing, and Operations) to ensure alignment, operational excellence, communication, and collaboration across the organization. The COO will drive the intersection of strategy, programs, and operations; they will align, enhance, and integrate functions, systems, processes, communications, workflows, and procedures across the organization.
The ideal candidate will be able to accomplish the following: effectively execute and achieve the goals of a new 5-year strategic plan launching in summer 2023; champion diversity, equity, and inclusion through all work, especially in human resources and staff professional development practices; and ensure the organization’s overall operations and policies are sound and effective.
Liz Lombard and Angie Sessoms of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please fill out our Talent Profile or email Angie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
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