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Chief Operating Officer - Position Announcement

Remote; Dillon, CO; or Washington, D.C. (preferred)


We are seeking an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the Meridian senior leadership team. The COO will be part of a new leadership team comprised of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The COO will provide leadership, management, and vision for the organization as a whole and will be responsible for ensuring that the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to deliver excellent results to funders and partners, grow the organization, cultivate a caring and supportive organization culture, and ensure operational efficiency. The COO is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Meridian’s strategy including the integration of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental underpinnings of organizational strategy, human resources, knowledge management (organizational learning), and financial matters such as contracting.

The COO will oversee a $13 million budget in partnership with a talented and committed leadership team, about 50 dedicated staff, and an impressive Board of Directors comprised of leaders in agricultural development, environmental policy and management, philanthropy, politics, and business. This leader will have the unique opportunity to shape the next chapter of the organization.

Meridian Institute is a fast-paced organization that operates at the national and international level with a strong culture of collegiality and connection. Strong candidates will be team players with flexibility, a sense of humor and camaraderie, and the belief that great people and systems not only create a positive work environment, but help organizations achieve their missions.

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