Current Staff Openings

Job Opportunity: Chief Program Officer

Posted: February 29, 2016

Rural Action is seeking a passionate, experienced leader to help us achieve even more for the long-term health and sustainability of Appalachian Ohio. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Program Officer (CPO) is responsible for leading and managing a dynamic team and comprehensive array of programs, projects, and partnerships using the most up-to-date community development program design, strategic thinking, a coaching style of leadership, and daily direct support to all program directors. The CPO will implement and manage all grant writing efforts in partnership with lead staff, and work with the CEO on program visibility with major donors.

The CPO will be responsible for all program planning, operating, and staffing. S/he is responsible for developing the program’s annual budgets with the CFO and CEO and working with the CEO on overall program and organizational strategy and direction. With a commitment to data and outcomes measurement, the CPO will continuously assess and review program processes and results, ensuring that they are consistent with Rural Action’s overall theory of change, and with the needs and interests of Rural Action’s membership base. S/he will also be responsible for working with the CEO on new business development. The position has telecommuting and work flexibility, and Rural Action’s organizational culture supports work-life balance. This effort has two years of start-up funding in place.

Rural Action is Southeast Ohio’s premier community-based sustainable development organization. We have been on the ground working in communities for 25 years. Nationally recognized for our work in sustainable development and environmental restoration, Rural Action is an award winning organization. Our mission is to work with the people of Appalachian Ohio to build up and strengthen our assets for economic opportunity, environmental restoration, and stronger communities for the long-term. Rural Action operates five offices in Appalachian Ohio and has nearly 750 members. Thanks to our dedicated donors, we have the chance to add a significant position to expand our capacity and strengthen our work for the long haul. The person in this position will have the chance to lead a passionate and committed team in a stable community development organization.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume outlining your experience for the position. You can find the job description here. Send materials to info@ruralaction.org, subject heading: Chief Program Officer. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. Rural Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Rural Action is an equal opportunity employer with full and part-time employment opportunities in Administration, Development, Communications, Agriculture, Forestry, Watershed, Environmental Education and other programming. We strive to offer competitive compensation and benefits to our employees committed to sustainable development philosophies and the nonprofit sector.

Our benefits package includes: group health insurance, vision and dental coverage, group life insurance, sick leave, vacation, mileage for work related travel and participation in a simple IRA plan.

Rural Action also has a vibrant volunteer and internship program for those wishing to be involved with our work on a more limited basis. If you are interested in volunteering contact info@ruralaction.org

For more information about employment  contact: Deb Moreland, Human Resources Manager at deb@ruralaction.org or call 740-797-2783.