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Chief Operating Officer, Isles, Inc., Trenton, NJ www.isles.org
The Chief Operating Officer will serve as the internal leader of a non-profit community development and environmental corporation with an annual operating budget of $7M. This leader will be responsible for operations oversight, fund development and finance, administration and research. S/he will recruit, evaluate, and develop senior staff. S/he will also help represent Isles to diverse stakeholders and constituencies as needed. In the event that the CEO is unavailable, the COO will serve as acting CEO.
Organization Capsule Summary:
Not long after Marty Johnson moved to Trenton in 1981, he founded Isles, which initially helped redevelop homes and convert vacant land into community gardens. Marty’s own life experience informed Isles’ approach. Confronting difficult economic times as a child, he thought a lot about dignity, shame, and the need to avoid viewing the “poor” as sick or incapable. Even the most distressed communities and families hold untapped assets: human capacity and the desire for self-reliance. From this beginning, Isles kept asking and testing a basic question: What are the most effective ways to promote self-reliance and healthy communities, while building on the assets that are already there?