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Chief Operating Officer

Company: MetroHartford Alliance
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Who we are:
The MetroHartford Alliance is a regional economic development organization that tells the Hartford story as a premier place to build a business, career, and raise a family. As a champion of the Region's considerable economic assets, the Alliance has a reputation for leading Connecticut's entrepreneurial, health, insurance, and financial services, and young professional initiatives.

Job Description:
We are seeking a motivated and experienced individual to fill the Chief Operating Officer role. -In this position, you will be supporting the CEO as a strategist, consultant, and operator to ensure activities within the organization align with specified objectives and priorities. A highly qualified candidate will have outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, demonstrated competency in strategic planning and business operations (including human resource and finance), and the capability to interact with CEO-level business leaders. This position will report to the CEO.

We value unique and varied perspectives and experiences, and this is a special opportunity to play a vital role in the success of the business and economic development in the heart of Connecticut. If you enjoy managing variety and complexity in a non-profit environment this could be the role for you!

Major Duties:
The Chief Operating Officer will lead the following objectives & responsibilities:
Provide leadership to support the organizational mission, encourage strong performance and professional development.
Adviser and counsel to the CEO and senior management team:
Design and implement business strategies, operational plans, and procedures.
Establish policies that promote company culture and vision.
Represent the CEO in a variety of settings when they cannot be present
Ensure the health and connectivity of the organization through maintaining consistency and quality communication channels across all departments.
Assist in evaluating inquiries directed to the CEO, determining the proper course of action, and delegating to the appropriate individual to manage
Co-manage with the CEO all relationships with the highest tier(s) of investors.
Lead the operations, overseeing daily operations of the Alliance for:
Information Technology
Fiscal Management
Administrative Support
Benefits Administration
Vendor Management / Leasing / Contracting
Human Resources
Oversee organizational governance, including committee meetings, board structure, and by-laws.
Contribute to the efficiency of MetroHartford Alliance by performing other duties and participating in special projects, as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher.
Minimum of 3-5 years of leadership and managerial experience.
Proven track record of effectively planning and assisting strategic initiatives.
Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments with a diverse group in a dynamic environment that demands excellent investor and community relations.
Effective, versatile, and action-oriented.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
A strong understanding of the Hartford region and its leading businesses, civic organizations, and educational and healthcare institutions is preferred.

Qualities & Traits :
Capable of interacting with CEO level business leaders and having an executive presence
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, while managing multiple priorities.

This position offers a competitive benefits package and salary dependent on the selected candidate's specific qualifications and experience.

Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter of interest.
Please note: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorship is available for this position

Keywords: MetroHartford Alliance, Hartford , Chief Operating Officer, Executive , Hartford, Connecticut

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