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Chief Operating Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 24/08/2013
Company Name Greenpeace
Contact Name Human Resources
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
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Chief Operating Officer

• Join the Senior Management Team of Greenpeace Australia Pacific • Lead a talented and passionate team • Based in Sydney near Central • Attractive Executive remuneration package

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

For over forty years, Greenpeace has been at the forefront of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. These issues are global in nature and so are their solutions. With offices in over forty countries, Greenpeace works with communities across the world to achieve large-scale change. 

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has a mandate to defend the rich, diverse and fragile environments in the Australia Pacific region. We are very fortunate to live in one of the most unique and precious environments of the world with pristine beaches, beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and access to fresh and healthy food.

As a member of the Senior Management Team within Greenpeace Australia Pacific, you will report directly to the CEO and take responsibility for leading, coordinating and implementing the operational and organisational goals and objectives of the organisation in collaboration with other members of the management team. The COO is responsible for the long-term financial, administrative viability of Greenpeace Australia Pacific including the day-to-day management of the organisation’s financial, physical and human resources. 

This position requires an experienced COO with a proven track record in a similar role who is dedicated to providing leadership in operational support to enable the advancement of campaigns that will assist in the achievement of Greenpeace in its mission.  

Ideally you will be able to address the following criteria:

  • Previous senior level experience in a similar role in a non-profit, working closely with senior management and supervising diverse staff.
  • Senior cross functional knowledge of all aspects of Corporate Services including Finance, HR, IT and Facilities.
  • Excellent knowledge and capability in developing HR strategy.
  • Advanced financial management and reporting skills.
  • Expertise in developing high level strategic and operational plans for delivering the strategy. 
  • Strong ability to analyse, review and assess the operational running of the organisation, which contribute and determine the overall success of the overall strategy.
  • Expertise in change management and internal communications. 
  • Experience of working in complex organisations. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector.   
  • Commitment to all Greenpeace Australia Pacific principles, policies and procedures.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international leader and have a direct impact on the overall strategy and operations. You will work with a team of experienced staff who are passionate about what they do, willing to put in the work and to take accountability and who will work as a team to achieve positive outcomes. 

To receive a full position description and selection criteria, please send your resume and cover letter to Kate Larkin at Beaumont Consulting NFP – KateL@beaumontconsulting.com.au . The closing date for applications Friday 24th August.

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