Chief Operations & Impact Officer




About She Should Run

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office. We believe that women from all political leanings, ethnicities, sexual identities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office. We are driven by a vision of seeing 250,000 women run for office by 2030. #250kby2030

We motivate women from all walks of life to explore the possibility of public office by identifying and tackling the barriers to elected leadership and building a robust virtual Community as an approachable starting place for women to learn and grow with each other. 

About the Role

She Should Run is seeking an experienced executive with nonprofit experience to lead the day-to-day management of our expanding organization and scaling program operations. The Chief Operations & Impact Officer (COIO) will report to and work in close partnership with the Founder & CEO, and lead a team of directors to identify and implement improved organizational efficiencies, management best practices, and resources necessary to support a high-performing team in maximizing mission impact.

You are an operational leader with demonstrated experience managing and improving the administration of a growing organization, a creative problem-solver who can make financially-informed decisions, and a strong facilitator and communicator who brings a professional maturity and diversity of thought and perspective to our team. 


Duties and Responsibilities:
Operational Efficiency & Effectiveness

  • Develop, implement, and improve internal systems and operating strategies 
  • Sign and execute contracts, grants, leases, licenses, and any other legal forms necessary to maintain operations; liaise with general counsel for legal advisory when needed
  • Understand how to best position and leverage team member and functional area performance capabilities and capacity
  • Hire, lead, coach, and retain the organization’s senior team with an emphasis on performance management and developing capacity in strategic analysis and planning

Financial Management & Administration

  • Ensure the continued financial viability of She Should Run’s programs and services by understanding organizational needs and exercising sound fiscal management in meeting those needs
  • Collaborate with Founder & CEO, and senior team to lead the annual budget planning process 
  • Manage bookkeeper to ensure clear, concise, and accurate financial reporting and billing operations
  • Collaborate with external accounting firm to conduct an annual audit and 990 filing
  • Collaborate with third-party vendor to manage multi-state charitable solicitation registration process

Strategic Planning, Monitoring &  Thought-partnership

  • Collaborate with Founder & CEO to lead long-term and short-term strategic planning aligned with She Should Run’s vision and mission
  • Collaborate with senior team to define, track, and evaluate organizational goals, and establish processes to ensure adherence to plans and budgets
  • Support She Should Run’s diversity, inclusion and equity priorities across the team and programs
  • Determine which projects and initiatives the organization can pursue, based on capacity and budget considerations, and find ways to mitigate risks
  • Provide coordination and project management support for org-wide initiatives and meetings
  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in She Should Run programs and services

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Passion and commitment to She Should Run’s mission and goals
  • 10+ years relevant professional experience, including scaling operations and organizational management experience
  • Financial reporting and analysis expertise, with experience managing $1.5M+ budgets
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit management practices
  • Analytical thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and measurable output
  • Experience leading with goal-setting and metrics-tracking
  • Ability to develop policies, processes, and systems
  • Ability to recruit, hire, and develop an engaged, high-performing team
  • Ability to work independently, make sound decisions, and utilize professional judgement 
  • Experience working with remote teams


Benefits: Competitive compensation package including 100% medical benefit premiums paid by She Should Run, company-matched retirement plan, sign-on technology stipend, three weeks paid vacation plus sick, personal time, and Winter Holiday (Dec 24 – Jan 1), flexible work arrangement.

To Apply: Email your resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Be sure to let us know in your cover letter why you want to support She Should Run’s mission in this role. 

Include the job title in your email subject line. Applicant submissions are due by 2/5/2021. 


She Should Run is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse group of team members. We promote a policy of equal treatment and opportunity, and prohibit discrimination in any aspect of our hiring and promotion process in regard to disability, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by law.