at The Foundry Ministries (view profile)
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 04/16/2018
Category Administration / Operations
Job Type Full-time


The Foundry Ministries has an immediate opening for a Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer significantly contributes to deliberations relative to system-wide strategic direction and other matters. This position is directly responsible for assigned areas to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. The Chief Operating Officer helps to ensure that the everyday activities of The Foundry run smoothly and focuses on the systems and procedures required to accomplish the mission and goals of The Foundry. The Chief Operating Officer serves as the Chief Executive Officer’s designee when the Chief Executive Director is unavailable.


Operations Oversight:

  • Identify specific areas in which The Foundry can improve operational efficiency
  • Monitor revenue margins and employee productivity and implement new directives for growth
  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of The Foundry’s mission – specifically support better management reporting, information flow and management, business processes and organizational planning
  • Manage and increase the efficiency of Human Resources support services through improvements as well as coordination and communication between all departments
  • Determine and implement initiatives to improve communication within the organization
  • Contribute to short-and long-term organizational planning and strategy
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence
  • Collaborate with the CEO on oversight of The Foundry’s annual budget planning
  • Directly responsible for Social Enterprises (thrift and auto sales/service) and Resource Center (program participant and staff learning and teaching)
  • Oversee the maintenance and upgrade of human resources information systems
  • Continually evaluate best industry practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities

Management of Human Resources and Administrative Functions:

  • Provide advice and assistance on hiring, human resource planning and management issues
  • Set guidelines for personnel evaluations, recruitment and advancement
  • Evaluate the performance of, and provide training and development opportunities for staff
  • Work with contract agency to establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance in human resources legislation, policies and procedures



  • Master’s of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • Minimum five (5) years’ supervisory and management experience in drug and alcohol studies or related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience, with at least five (5) years’ management experience with a $5-$10 million organization.
  • Nonprofit experience is a plus, with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast growing environment that has limited budgets and resources
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