Movement Strategy Center is seeking a high-performing Chief Operating Officer, a direct report to the MSC Board of Directors, who serves as the second in command for the organization, and shares with the Executive Director and Board of Directors the fiduciary responsibility for the organization. The COO provides strategic support in MSC's promotion and marketing, financial growth, and scaling of the quality of our lines of business and services.

The Chief Operating Officer is a direct report to the MSC Board of Directors, serve as the second in command for the organization, and share with the Executive Director and Board of Directors the fiduciary responsibility for the organization and provide strategic support in MSC’s promotion and marketing, financial growth and scaling the quality of our lines of business and services.


Movement Strategy Center understands that transformative movements change the way we think, the way we organize structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. In this moment of extraordinary challenge, our world needs people and moments who are ready to stretch the boundaries of what anyone has imagined we can do. MSC works with individuals, teams, networks, and alliances, in partnership with a broader Transitions Community, to deepen and accelerate the transition from a world of domination and extraction to a world of resilience, regeneration, and interdependence.

Movement Strategy Center operates three distinct programs which includes 1) comprehensive fiscal sponsorship of non-profit organizations, 2) philanthropic regranting and strategy development partnerships, and 3) research, innovation design and facilitation to support power building and transformative shifts in front line marginalized and communities of color.


  • Monitoring, Tracking, Managing MSC functions in Finance, Compliance, Grants Management, Human Resources, Risk Management and Information Technology in accordance with the organization’s mission, culture and values, strategic goals and priorities, and business model.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the organization and provide strategic advice to the Executive Office which includes the Executive Director, the Design and Innovation Lead Officer, and those members of the Senior Leadership Team that reports directly to the Executive Director and do not report to the COO, namely the Chief Advancement Officer and the Chief Fiscal Sponsorship Program Officer.
  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Establish policies that promote culture and vision of high-performance teamwork in accordance with MSC Transformative Movement Building Framework
  • Establish and manage excellent standards of teamwork, customer service, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the organization
  • Oversee daily operations of the company and the executives that lead the Finance, Compliance, Grants Management, Human Resources, Risk Management and Information and Technology Departments
  • Evaluate and encourage high performance of all Departments through the use of consistent management frameworks, performance standards and active feedback loops throughout the organization
  • Keep Executive Director proactively informed
  • Write and submit reports to the Executive Director in all matters of importance
  • Enable all direct reports and members of the Senior Leadership Team to have timely and accurate information needed to make decisions, modify and recalibrate
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility
Direct reports to the Chief Operating Officer include the Human Resources Director, Compliance Manager, Operations Director, Executive Assistant to the Executive Office, and Noble Accounting Lead Accountant

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.

Quarterly domestic travel will be required for organization-wide and team-centered meetings and conferences.


  • 5 years of experience in human resources, financial/ operations/IT management, and non-profit and governmental agency compliance
  • Experience in critical strategic thinking and implementation
  • Experience in cultivating and sustaining high performing teamwork
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing organizational risk management, growth and stabilization processes and systems
  • Proven experience as a Chief Operating Officer or C-Level Leader of a non-profit or social enterprise organization that has MSC’s similar complexity and program offerings.
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Proven effective relationship building and conflict management skills
  • Experience and results in utilizing new and out of the box approaches to solve complex problems that center the needs of the end users
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Dedication to social justice

Position Type & Compensation

  • Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position.

  • Annual compensation is offered between $170,000-$185,000

  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

    • 20 days vacation leave per year (requires 90 day waiting period before accrual);

    • 13 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

    • 12 sick days per year;

    • 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;

    • Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);

    • 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;

    • Access to a 403b retirement plan.

    • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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