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Chief Operating Officer
Flexible; New York, New York
Organization Name: 
Mission Investors Exchange

About the Organization

Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) is the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change. With 250 members, we provide resources, inspiration, and connections to help our members increase the scale and impact of their impact investing practice. Members come to MIE for best practices, new investment opportunities, deal partnerships, and innovations in impact investing around the world.
MIE was founded over 15 years ago by a group of foundation leaders who shared a vision: to activate their dollars beyond grantmaking. Through its iterations over the years, a north star of MIE has been to keep impact at the center of the impact investing movement. A critical piece of that commitment, particularly in the past three years, has been to ensure that racial equity is a central part of our programming and the way we approach our internal work.
Learn more about Mission Investors Exchange members and its work at

Position Description

MIE is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee strategy and planning; talent and organizational development; and operations and finance. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will play a critical role in developing and implementing the strategy, systems, and processes required to support MIE's growing leadership role in the impact investing field.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategy & Planning
  • Advance MIE's mission to support its foundation members and partners, as they move along their impact investing journeys
  • Partner with CEO and senior leadership team on multi-year and annual strategic planning efforts, including goal setting and metrics for each distinct organizational workstream in MIE
  • Plan and execute regular senior leadership team meetings and all-staff retreats, ensuring timely project planning, organizational progress to goals, and alignment with the overall strategic plan
  • Support the CEO in working with the Board of Directors to provide ongoing strategic updates and support special initiatives
  • Serve as a thought partner and sounding board to the CEO and senior leadership team
Talent & Organizational Development
  • Serve as an exceptional organizational leader, manager, and coach with a high degree of emotional intelligence who develops strengths in others and models effective decision making
  • Manage all talent functions including hiring, onboarding, performance management, staff development, and compensation and benefits, with the support of an outsourced HR vendor for the administrative components
  • Manage MIE's regular all-staff retreats and organizational development efforts
  • In partnership with the MIE staff racial equity committee, support individual staff and organizational plans to build and deepen racial equity efforts
  • Lead efforts to support the ongoing development, implementation, and elevation of MIE's core values so that they are both inspiring and actionable
  • Proactively build an inclusive and equitable culture, continuing to hire, onboard, and support, and retain a diverse team
Operations & Finance
  • Ensure MIE's core business operations and financial systems are optimally run, identifying, developing, and launching new organizational capabilities that are both technical and people driven
  • Manage / support staff and vendors on a range of operational issues, including HR, legal, and IT
  • Partner with the CEO and finance staff on financial strategy and planning
  • Partner with the programmatic team to support events management and operations, including MIE's National Conference

Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of twelve years serving as an organizational leader, with a track record of overseeing strategy and planning, talent and organizational development, and/or operations and finance functions
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, with the ability to serve, support, and develop a culture deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the maturity and flexibility to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels from a range of disciplines
  • Exceptional project manager with the ability to plan, invest, manage, and communicate effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
  • Proven success coaching and mentoring others, acknowledging and addressing traditional power dynamics, and effectively working with teams across multiple locations so that they meet goals and grow professionally
  • Collaborative approach to executive leadership, and the ability to work effectively with cross functional teams to meet goals and drive growth, impact, and organizational performance
  • Financial fluency, with a demonstrated ability to support strategic decision-making
  • Prior experience working on senior leadership teams and/or with Board of Directors
  • Deeply committed to MIE's mission of helping foundations and their partners achieve meaningful impact through investing and strengthening the overall practice of impact investing to shape a more equitable and sustainable world
  • Knowledge of the impact investing ecosystem, with an understanding of the role MIE plays in this ecosystem and a desire to help MIE's members meet their goals


MIE offers a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching, along with other elective options.

Application Instructions

Mission Investors Exchange is working with a consulting firm On-Ramps to fill this position. Interested candidates should apply by visiting the Chief Operating Officer job posting on the On-Ramps website.
MIE stands firmly with communities and organizations calling for an end to racial injustice and systemic anti-Black racism. In this moment of truth for the impact investing movement, MIE is looking inward with honesty and humility, holding itself accountable for change, and promoting racial equity in staff recruitment and assessment. Click here for MIE's full racial equity statement — including actions MIE is taking now as an organization.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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