CTBUH seeks a Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) who will be responsible for effectively running the organization: people, infrastructure, systems and finances.
The COO will be a “hands-on” business leader who will oversee the company’s operational performance and will make recommendations to enhance the current processes, procedures, systems and business disciplines necessary to grow the business.
This role will be based at the organization’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Collaborate with the CEO to develop and implement policies, strategies and the direction of the organization
Ensure that the day-to-day operations of CTBUH are effectively and efficiently coordinated, implemented and conducted within the framework provided
Direct staff, including defining the organizational structure, recruitment, professional development, motivation, performance evaluation, discipline, compensation, personnel policies, and procedures, while ensuring compliance with human resources regulations
Review current technology infrastructure and make high-level recommendations for potential improvements
Lead compliance with legislation and regulatory bodies
Manage all aspects of the offices (Chicago, Venice, China), making sure that they have the necessary infrastructure, systems and protocols
Assist in formulating the CTBUH business plan, including resource and financial implications
Collaborate with the CEO and Board of Trustees in directing the organization’s financial goals, objectives, and budgets
Develop an Operations Plan (“OP”) within the first 90 days that includes all people, administrative and financial aspects of CTBUH, for approval by the CEO
BS degree required; advanced degree in a related field is highly preferred.
At least twelve to fifteen years of demonstrated career progression in an operations leadership role
High aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
Experience working within the building industry or for a global company, association, or trade organization a plus
A basic understanding of business, technology infrastructure, and best practices with regard to business and IT systems
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills with the proven ability to comfortably interact with small to large groups and at all levels within an organization
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this position is commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities. We also offer a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; a 401(k) plan with an employer contribution; a Downtown Chicago location near public transportation; gym and bike room access in the building; and bonus time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, in addition to standard holidays and generous PTO allowance. Working at the CTBUH also includes an office culture that encourages new ideas and rewards personal ownership of tasks, as well as a team of sharp, friendly, committed staff members to work with. We also embrace continual learning and team collaboration, offering team events, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.
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