Chief Operating Officer
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Oakland, California (currently remote during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and could work remotely indefinitely)
Application Window: Open until filled
To apply: please email cover letter and resume to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nia is the Swahili word for intention and purpose. Our women-led firm brings positive impact investing to carefully designed public market portfolios. We assist individuals, organizations and institutions in investing with values in the public markets. Our unique and concentrated portfolios are built with strong social justice criteria for a sustainable and inclusive economy. We are an activist firm and raise our investor voice to foster systems change particularly when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Who we are
Nia is a women-led asset management firm investing at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social justice. We are an activist firm seeking to change the face of finance, investing into the very best solutions focused companies. We are known for our work to hold companies to a high standard, engaging with them to improve employee and talent management practices.
Fun team outings and virtual gatherings to include virtual employees
We are all life long learners with a strong learning environment
We take pride in our work
Commitment to Impact
We are an activist firm and use our investor voice to foster systems change.
First GEN Certified Company
B Corp Certified
We the Change founding member
Changing the face of finance internship program
Committed to building the inclusive, diverse, and equitable financial systems we want to see
Who you are
Nia is seeking a chief of operations to lead individuals, hold teams accountable, and guide the organization through Nia’s next phase of evolution and growth.
Flexible, ability to be nimble and balance priorities
Serving as Nia’s primary internal leader, the creative input, flexibility, and autonomy, the COO partners with the CEO and CCO to develop and implement the strategic priorities for Nia.
The ideal candidate will effectively build organization and staff capacity, develop adaptive processes and systems to streamline operations, guide program development and design, and will work toward achieving greater impact organizational metrics. We are a vision led organization, with a start up mentality. We all roll our sleeves up and tackle needed tasks.
Current responsibilities will Include, and are not limited to:
Organizational Leadership & Operational Planning
In partnership with the CEO and other Nia team members, create an agile strategic 1-year, 3-year and 5-year plan and work with the team to operationalize and implement sales, growth, activism and reporting strategies
Co-manage the team with the CEO, to guide and oversee execution of day-to-day and intermediate priorities
Support CEO in facilitating strategic engagement of the Board of Directors to meet short and long term organizational objectives
Supervise direct reports, responsible for programs, finance, administration, systems, and people functions
Chief project manager, providing a strong, consistent leadership presence within the organization
Work with the CEO on annual budgeting processes
Oversee the effective creation, implementation, and evaluation of annual operating plans
Ensure consistent communication to the CEO on the status of the organization’s overall performance and emerging operational and programmatic opportunities
Lead and implement change initiatives related to organizational processes
Drive operational excellence across the organization, implementing and managing systems, processes, and policies that improve capacity, transparency, effectiveness, communication, and ease across the organization as it grows in size and complexity
Exceptional strategic thinking skills around operationalization and execution in complex and ambiguous environments
Entrepreneurial style, with an enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced, change-making environment
Industry licenses or professional designations such as the 65, 66, CFA, or CFP.
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible work policy: some flex hours and opportunity to work from home
Retirement plan with employer match
2 weeks of PTO in the first year, unlimited PTO after one year, nine days of paid holidays
Additional holiday PTO during the last week of the year