Vice President of Operations

Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC
Vice President

Our ocean unifies our world like nothing else. And saving it from ongoing threats is a cause that affects us all. Ocean Conservancy is working with the community to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with their partners, they create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

This newly created position is an opportunity for a strategic and systems thinker to help accelerate Ocean Conservancy’s impact during a time of significant growth. The VP of Operations will develop and lead a new operations department at Ocean Conservancy focused on professionalizing management systems and processes and ensuring that staff have the clarity, tools, and support they need to be effective in their work. In addition, the VP for Operations will oversee and provide the strategic vision for existing teams, approaching managing the organization from a systems perspective. They will also have an opportunity to assess needs and build out the appropriate team to professionalize organizational systems and processes, identifying all systems and recognizing how they connect across the organization. Specific qualifications include:

  • 10 or more years of professional experience in non-profit, operations and/or systems management, specific experience with process improvements, systems thinking, legal subject areas, or IT preferred.
  • At least 3 years in a senior level management role required.
  • Experience using a service-oriented approach to design systems, policies, and practices that support and reduce bureaucracy or burdens on other departments.
  • A collaborative leader that influences key stakeholders and facilitates work effectively across diverse teams.
  • Experience with deploying technology and information systems to support effective work processes.
  • Exceptional ability to train, develop, manage, and lead professional and support staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent advanced skills or degree preferred.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Ocean Conservancy. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply by visiting positions/ or via email at [email protected]