Chief Program Officer
Company: Nonprofit, Virginia Beach, VA
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 15, 2018
The Chief Program Officer (CPO) is a critical member of the organizations leadership team and is responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of Company’s programs across a federated model. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Management and Leadership Provide strategic leadership and supervision for the Program division, working closely with department leadership (Vice President, Associate Vice Presidents and Directors) to guide, prioritize and effectively resource the department’s work. Foster and support a high-performing team culture. Motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively to achieve organizational goals, by clearly communicating the organization’s vision, strategies and priorities. Participate actively and constructively as an executive team member, stewarding resources effectively and role modeling the organization’s values and commitment to chapter advancement and mission optimization. Manage and coach staff, including staff over which the incumbent may not have direct authority Promote a culture of collaboration, openness and continuous improvement – with ongoing focus on efficiency and speed to market. Serve as a leading internal and external voice in helping to shape organizational outcomes and develop short and long-term commitments to achieve those outcomes. Participate in and where necessary lead international stakeholder engagement including Ministries of Health, Board’s of Directors, other NGO’s, donors, and volunteers. Program In partnership with federated foundations, the Senior Leadership Team and the National Board, develop, prioritize and execute key programmatic initiatives and emerging opportunities in alignment with the Multi-Year Program Plan. Develop innovative programs and strategies to address enterprise challenges, with the goal of ensuring effective coordination, collaboration and prioritization. Conduct impact assessments for new and existing initiatives to ensure appropriate resourcing, ROI and effective change management. Develop, execute, evaluate and continue to refine the organization’s strategy to grow and optimize the mission, improve organizational effectiveness, and achieve revenue/financial targets; establish policies and programmatic interventions that lead to improved outcomes. Ensure that all program activities operate effectively, ethically, and in compliance with program standards that meet or exceed organization and chapter expectations, and those of charity regulators, donors and chapters. Balance execution rigor and a sense of urgency and pragmatism to make steady progress considerate of funding and resource opportunities and constraints. Ensure that data, evaluation, and reporting systems are in place to track program and partnership performance, effectiveness, and impact. Oversee an enterprise approach to knowledge management. QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE In addition to demonstrating a deep commitment to Company’s mission, the successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of experience in leadership roles with management responsibility for developing and designing high-quality, high-impact, international health programs. The incumbent must be a substantive, strategic, and intuitive thought leader who is able to translate the Company mission into an effective plan of action. Moreover, the CPO must be a collaborator, influencer, and highly effective communicator who plays a critical role in engaging key stakeholders across the federated model. The incumbent must also have strong executive presence and experience executing against key priorities. In addition to these leadership characteristics, the CPO will have: Robust knowledge of the Company mission and enterprise-wide strategies. Thorough knowledge of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit leadership and governance best practices; experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteer leadership. Extensive experience in Global Health and Development programming with a bias towards high acuity- in facility care. Successful application of theories of change and innovative thinking and practice. Exceptional strategic thinking skills with an ability to translate quantitative and qualitative information into key insights and strategies. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with individuals and teams internally and externally, including those over whom the incumbent will not have direct authority. Implementation of measurement systems to gauge progress and success. Outstanding oral and written communication skills; an effective listener and speaker who can make persuasive recommendations and impactful and inspiring presentations to executive audiences and large groups. An ability to effectively influence Boards and senior leaders around program planning, research, strategic partnerships, and large scale, complex initiatives. Intellectual curiosity; an ability to imagine innovative solutions and drive/generate new thinking against an enterprise-wide strategy. A growth mindset; ability to anticipate opportunities and challenges. Strong problem solving skills. Persuasive advocacy and negotiation skills and excellent judgement. Education: Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree highly desired
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