Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer will create the vision for and lead the execution of a comprehensive operations and talent strategy to ensure that Malaria No More (MNM) realizes its growth potential and expands successfully into new geographic and programmatic areas to advance its mission. A successful strategy will be one that prioritizes people by attracting outstanding and diverse talent, optimizing internal systems for effective collaboration and execution, develops all team members to realize their potential, and ensures the organization is an extraordinary place to build a career. The COO will also strengthen global operations and market entry processes, including legal and compliance aspects, and oversee critical HR, IT, finance, and other general administrative functions.

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer Job Type: Full Time Location: Flexible, but with preference for Seattle or Washington, D.C. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Talent and Culture 

  • Set the vision for, recruit team, and ensure successful execution of a comprehensive talent management strategy in keeping with MNM’s commitment to diversity and develop its staff, optimizing their contribution to the organization’s mission, and helping them realize their full individual career potential.
  • Work closely with other Leadership Team members in formulating strategic direction of core programs and strategic initiatives to identify and understand precise financial and human resource requirements and help reshape the organizational structure around MNM's ambitious growth targets
  • Impelment cutting edge and innovative approaches to recruiting, to identify the best candidates and secure world class talent across the organization
  • With other members of the Leadership Team, lead a process to develop a vision for the next generation culture at MNM, ensure effective collaboration across teams in diverse geographies and skill ares, and design a plan to get there through selective recruiting, reworked or reinforced organizational values, and a program of special initiatives and activities
  • Monitor employee engarement, resolve any conflict, and oversee a small team responsible for more routine HR and team functions

Finance & Operations 

  • Oversee Finance Director, leading the development of annual budgets and project costing, and helpingto build stronger management reporting tools to facilitate decision-making by Leadership Team and to communicate operational progress to Board and other stakeholders
  • Build out finance capabilities and systems to accommodate the hosting and execution of innovative finance structures including pay-for-performance mechanism, loan guarantees, and impact funds
  • Manage outsourced IT support, and general administrative functions, and seek opportunities to improve internal processes and systems in ways that contribute to a more cohesive and efficient organization
  • Act as the liaison to outside counsel, and develop organization’s risk management strategy
  • Improve organization’s ability to work across multiple geographies, develop a strategy for legal andstructural expansion in new markets, and oversee intercompany agreements
  • Build internal communications and knowledge management practices, implement routing information sharing, adding value by improving systems of collaboration across a virtual, global team


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, human resources, or a related field
  • Minimum of 15 years in leadership, operations, finance, strategy, and human resource roles, supporting US and international programs, with at least 10 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Deep exposure to entrepreneurial operations, non-profit human resources management and reporting, and support of international operations
  • Strength in analytics and performance metrics
  • Attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently in a fast paced and complex environment
  • Experience overseeing benefit programs and claims: 401(k), medical, dental, STD, LTD, state level leave benefits, Life and Worker's Compensation
  • Experience managing finance functions, developing budgets, designing management reporting tools, and exercising prudent resource management
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating and managing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to handle employee conflicts and differences by interpreting verbal/ non-verbal behavior, detecting perceptions and needs of employees, understanding and valuing employee differences


MNM offers a competitive compensation package based upon previous experience. This is a full-time, exempt role and is eligible for MNM’s comprehensive benefits package, including high-quality medical/dental/vision coverage, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 14 paid holidays, summer Friday flex time and paid parental leave, medical/dependent care/commuter FSAs, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, and a 401K plan with an employer safe harbor contribution. Final offer will be contingent on successful reference and background check.

To Apply

Please email a concise cover letter (with salary requirements) explaining why you would like to be considered and your resume to with the subject line "Director of US Policy and Advocacy – Full Name." Cover letters with no salary requirements will not be considered. Final offer will be contingent on successful background check. No telephone calls please.

Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. MNM is an equal opportunity employer.



Provide a resume and cover letter to, subject line "Chief Operating Officer - Full Name".


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