Nonprofit and Social Impact, Operations

Chief Operating Officer

  • Conservation International
  • Arlington, VA

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservational International (CI) partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

Conservation International seeks an experienced, dynamic leader as its next Chief Operating Officer (COO) to bring vision, direction, and leadership for its global operations. CI is one of the world’s leading environmental organizations implementing critical climate change, biodiversity protection, sustainable agriculture and natural climate solutions initiatives in 30 countries. Founded 35 years ago, CI now implements $200m worth of conservation programming globally, has 1400 employees and is poised to hire 200 more staff by mid-2024. This is an exciting and pivotal role for a seasoned operations executive to manage such growth effectively and develop a more sophisticated US and global operations engine for CI. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO will be empowered with the authority and responsibility to manage CI’s operations across the entire global organization, including Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting and Global Administration.

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