Chief Operating Officer

The Role of the COO is to build, maintain and execute processes that allow all the workgroups and individuals within the WiV organization to operate at their best. While also keeping a global view on how all these different aspects of our operation work together to achieve WiV’s mission. This is a cross-discipline multi-faceted role.

Location: Remote. Location of residence must have 4-5 hours of core cross over with PDT

 

Primary Responsibilities 

Leadership
  • Contact: Act as the primary contact for new and existing chapters, and ensure good onboarding and information distribution  
  • Strategy: Work closely with the board/C-suite/Workgroups and other stakeholders to work on long and short term strategy to archives WiV’s mission
  • Connection: Bring together the best minds 
  • Intersectional: Explore the narratives of those with different interlocking identities than you. This includes surrounding yourself with others with differing interwoven identities.
  • Volunteer/Board/Community Engagement: Getting our amazing community involved
  • Representation: To demonstrate through actions the missions and goals of WiV and the importance of their impact on the greater voice community. 
  • Community Focused: It’s important that the focus of the COO is the women in voice community.  Decisions that impact the community need to be taken into careful consideration. 
  • Numbers: Work with the Finance workgroup to file any legally obligated paperwork, 990 tax filings etc.
  • Mission: Ensure global and chapter activities are in line with the WiV mission and values

Growth and Development
  • Planning:  With so many moving parts it’s essential that the COO is able to see how they all slot together in the support of the overall accomplishment of WiV mission and goals.  This includes making sure internal projects don’t clash or replicate work, Balancing workloads and resources across workgroups forward planning. 
  • Onboarding: Onboarding of new Board members, approval of workgroup members, employees etc. 
  • Growth and Mission: Support workgroups with their internal growth processes, and make sure they are aligned with WiV’s overall mission and vision. Help establish essential workgroups.
Organizational Structure
  • Growth and Organizing: Create and maintain structures to help foster the further organizational development of Women in Voice
  • Communication: Ensure meaningful measures of organization and communication across chapters and between  different groups within WiV global and retain/reinforce the connection with the  chapters
  • Teamwork: Work closely with the CEO, Director of Chapters, Director of Content Workgroups. Website team, Board of Directors, and Advisory board.
Board membership
  • Planning: Aid in the strategic planning for WiV
  • Goal Setting: Keep in mind the short and long term goals and aspirations of WiV
  • Finances: Oversee the budget and financial sustainability
  • Fundraising: Support Fundraising

Time, Compensation, Duration 

  • Time: 10-20 hours/week
  • Compensation: Contract, part-time role with stipend
  • Professional Development: Contact with professionals and leaders in the voice technology field, professional support, and connections to projects and jobs.
  • Duration: 12-18 months, with potential extension

 

Skills 

  • Gender: Identifies as a woman or gender-minority
  • Voice: Has some professional background in voice and leadership roles
  • Communication: Strong communication skills, fluent in (written and spoken) English
  • Work Style: Works well independently and in collaborations
  • Heart: Has ample amounts of compassion, passion, and vision
  • We vs I: Values community and relationships over awards/prizes, boasting, and ego-centric behaviors exclusively
  • Empathy and Ambition: High level of empathy, and the ambition to mediate across cultures
  • Decorum: Follows the WiV Code of Conduct
  • Email Skills: Email savvy. Crafting emails is a breeze
  • Familiarity with task management systems: Keeping across multiple projects/delegation and engagement with managing multiple cross-discipline projects at scale.
  • Crossfield knowledge: Being able to understand the different needs of workgroups and their goals requires a vocabulary of understanding domain-specific language (whether it’s fundraising, VC, Research or Social media ) While it’s not necessary to be an expert in everything being able to ask the right questions is important 
  • The big picture and detail-oriented
  • Management and Relationship Savvy
  • Documentation: Keep up to date with required organizational documentation and enable workgroups to document their own processes.

  

Interviewing at Women in Voice  

  1. Finalist candidates notified
  2. Invited to a phone screen
  3. Remote interview with COO to discuss role fit 
  4. Remote Interview with CEO to discuss role fit and day to day responsibilities, expectations, and larger strategy with mission alignment
  5. Offer

 

Women in Voice is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 

 

If accommodations are required, please email admin@womeninvoice.org

 

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