The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty, seeks a Chief Operating Officer to enhance the internal processes, work flow, and day-to-day management of one of the premier research and advocacy organizations in the free-market movement.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the President. The COO is a member of the Senior Management Committee, and advises the President, General Counsel, and other Senior Managers on decisions that affect the entire organization.
The COO works with the President to set the organization’s broad vision and specific goals, and helps coordinate the policy, communications, and administrative staff in advancing organization-wide goals. The COO also works with the Policy Center Directors to ensure that policy programs and issue campaigns are designed to advance CEI’s organization-wide goals, and assists the Center Directors in ensuring effective implementation of those plans.
To do this, the COO helps CEI’s Fundraising, Communications, and Administrative departments coordinate with and provide necessary support to the Policy Centers and one another. Likewise, the COO works closely with the Policy Center Directors and members of the policy staff to ensure that they provide needed support and information to the other departments. The COO works to resolve conflicts that arise among the departments.