Job Description

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Purpose:  The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for

  • Ensuring that WTEF operations run smoothly and achieve the organization’s mission
  • Working closely with the CEO and other staff members to lead and manage employees


WTEF’s mission is to build life champions by providing children and youth a safe and trusting environment in which they can excel. WTEF offers after-school and summer camp based tennis and academic programs that empower students to achieve their highest potential. These programs develop critical skills and instill meaningful values that prepare the students for life-long success.


  • Guide the development of the overall organizational strategy and key indicators of organizational success


  • Serve as second-in-command to the CEO and support the CEO and Board on implementation of strategic vision
  • Oversee all daily operations and report directly to the CEO, ensuring all operations are smooth and efficient
  • Participate in and lead financial and business planning, review financial reports, and advise the CEO about financial decisions
  • Supervise the daily administration of the organization’s offices and the operation of equipment and facilities
  • Oversee the staffing of the organization, including, but not limited to: hiring, training, employee benefits, and employee retention
  • Monitor internal processes, and identify and employ the most efficient methods of running the organization
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Work collaboratively with the Board to ensure that Board goals filter into day-to-day management
  • Inform the Board regularly of internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding, and program successes and priorities

Measurements of Success:

  • Low employee turnover rate
  • Increased Operating Margin


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics or comparable work experience preferable
  • Experience in organizational leadership
  • 3 to 5 years of successful senior leadership experience at a social impact organization preferred
  • Proven track record of success in process improvement, change leadership, and change management
  • Proven track record of success managing a complex organization’s human resources, finances, operations, and strategies
  • Experience working with staff at all levels
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to balance a breadth of experience and knowledge to manage strategically
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to adapt
  • Innovative thinker who is open to new perspectives that continuously strives to enhance organizational processes
  • Possesses strong leadership skills and business acumen
  • Problem solver that is committed to implementing solutions and driving change

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] to apply.

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