Aurora Institute, Chief Operating Officer [Remote]
The Aurora Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Aurora is shaping the future of teaching and learning for more than 14 million students through its work in policy advocacy, research, and field-building/convening. Aurora works on systems change in K-12 education, identifies root causes in structures, promotes best practices, examines policy barriers, and makes recommendations for change. Aurora has a national and global view of education innovation and lifts up promising policies and practices that yield improved outcomes for students. Aurora envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities, and advance society.
Through its strategic policy work, research, field-building and knowledge creation, and convening and connecting education leaders, the Aurora Institute has established itself as a leading voice and trusted source in the field of K-12 education. It is particularly recognized as a leader in the field around education innovation policies and practices. Partner organizations, systems leaders and policymakers across the country rely heavily on the Aurora Institute’s thought leadership and policy expertise. For more information, please visit www.aurora-institute.org.
The Aurora Institute is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its full time, remote team, oversee talent operations and performance management, ensure the organization’s budget and revenue strategies are aligned, and provide senior-level guidance and support to the CEO. The ideal candidate for this position will be: a strong interpersonal leader who knows how to hire, coach and manage a high performing team; a relationship builder who can manage up to the CEO and board as well as support and guide the team members under their supervision; a systems-thinker who can evaluate and develop improvements for internal tools and processes; and a seasoned talent leader who is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and is prepared to put those principles into action in every facet of the organization’s operations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about finding innovative solutions to the equity challenges our nation’s education systems face to help lead the field in developing answers that will lead to long-lasting change. The Aurora Institute staff work remotely so this position is geographically flexible.
Key Responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) include:
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Aurora Institute provides competitive compensation, including a salary range for this role of $165,000-185,000 and benefits. More details can be provided upon request.
Please submit a resume online at https://bit.ly/33a1H6c. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Ron Rapatalo at email@example.com or at 510.575.9635.
Aurora Institute is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.