Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there’s no institution in the country that performs that business better.”
The Goldwater Institute seeks an experienced operations entrepreneur and dynamic leader to help us grow our liberty business. Over the past few years, we’ve transformed from a local organization into a nationwide policy innovator driving results in courts, legislatures, and communities nationwide, and the upward trajectory continues.
We are seeking a Vice President for Business Operations to lead an initiative for operational excellence. This leader will invigorate the Institute’s operational systems, develop innovative business solutions to maximize the Institute’s effectiveness, and provide strategic support enabling our team to achieve nationwide success. The VP will also directly oversee the administrative and operations management of the organization.
The VP for Business Operations will report to the CEO and work closely with the Institute’s CFO, Executive Vice President, and managers to maximize the Institute’s resources and impact by ensuring that production runs as smoothly as possible.
The right candidate will be a strong, proven leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and an ability to develop innovative ideas to improve structure, communication, and process throughout the Institute. The ideal applicant will not only be able to develop and implement operational solutions but will be able to identify opportunities for improvement.
Applicants should have a proven track record of providing direction for associates at all levels and helping senior leaders perform at their highest level. Specific responsibilities include overseeing key business functions (technology, information systems, infrastructure), sparking employee engagement and streamlining personnel management, developing human resource functions (talent recruiting, selecting, training, measurement, and retention), executing high impact leadership and development solutions, and identifying internal roadblocks and implementing solutions.