Alma Advisory Group is supporting Civic Builders with their search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). We would love your help identifying leaders to join the Civic Builders team.

If you would like to learn more or to submit your resume, please click on the link and one of our team members will reach out with more information. 

The full job description is below. To learn more about Civic Builders, please visit


 Job Description

About Civic Builders

Civic Builders sits at the nexus of community development and education. Dedicated to giving every child the chance to attend a great school, Civic Builders partners with the nation's best educators to finance and build public charter school buildings. We are an experienced team of real estate, finance, and development professionals dedicated to delivering inspirational educational facilities at affordable rates.

Civic Builders believes that diversity, in all its forms, enriches society and our organization. Because we support students in the highest need neighborhoods, we have a particular charge to understand our schools and their communities. When our staff, board, and partners reflect, value, and embrace the voices and perspectives of those most impacted by what we do, we have a deeper understanding and connection to their needs and more effectively achieve our aspiration of improving lives, revitalizing communities, and helping children receive the education they deserve.

About the Chief Operating Officer role

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) role is a new addition to the executive leadership team.  Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO will play a key role in supporting the next phase of development of Civic Builders by building a strong operational arm in the organization that focuses on building a culture of talent and connectivity, leading Civic Builder’s work to further define how the organization supports and develops talent in every role. The COO will also oversee all aspects of fundraising, asset management, accounting, marketing and financial planning within the organization to ensure Civic Builders operations directionally support the organization's ability to meet its goals.

Essential Duties Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the CEO, the COO will direct and supervise a three departments, currently 6 employees and growing. Oversight over the following duties and responsibilities include:

Human Resources and Talent Management

  • Lead talent management and support all components of the talent cycle from recruiting, screening, hiring and ongoing development.
  • Design and implement comprehensive performance management cycle.
  • Build and strengthen team culture to further define and reinforce and enforce our culture and support on talent.
  • Support the leadership team in strategically aligning the organization structure, reviewing and analyzing organizational policies to ensure alignment to the company’s strategic priorities and evolving industry best practices.

Thought Leadership and Stewardship

  • Lead a highly effective and innovative team including office management staff supporting the CEO and organization.
  • Thought partner to the CEO and other members of the cabinet.
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the organizations’ financial and sustainability plans.
  • Work with the CEO to provide staff support, leadership  and guidance to the Board of Directors.


  • Work to ensure Civic Builders’ is maintaining compliance and adherence to local laws and ordinances.
  • Report and oversee compliance in monitoring, assessment, reporting and progress monitoring.
  • Set operational and/or performance goals for each department.

 Accounting and Asset Management

  • Provide leadership and oversight to strengthen accounting and asset management practices and procedures including the proper maintenance of organizational books and records and ensuring company financials are current.
  • Implement or strengthen appropriate financial systems, structures and processes.
  • Provide oversight and regularly report on organization’s portfolio of assets including real estate/property and financial assets.
  • Create regular reporting structures and systems for internal and external stakeholders about the organization.
  • Support the research and analysis of ongoing efforts, initiatives and projects to help inform decision-making on future projects.

 Fundraising and Marketing

  • Develop long-term fundraising and marketing strategies.
  • Lead execution of fundraising strategies for Civic Builders’ operational and capital needs, including management of existing and recruitment of new funding partners.
  • Research and stay informed around philanthropy and foundations to stay informed on trends in the market.
  • Define and oversee measures and monitors results for the organizations’ fundraising goals.

Key Competencies

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills and abilities to successfully carry out this role:

  • Equity Leadership and Commitment to the Civic Builders Mission
  • Accountability and Operational Excellence
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Data Management Expertise
  • Innovative and Strategic Execution

Required Qualifications

  • Bring at least 10 years of professional experience leading accounting, budgeting, asset management, and/or human resources teams in the public or private sector, with specific experience in the real estate, financial services, or non-profit sector. At least 2 years of senior supervisory or executive level experience required.
  • Experience with nonprofit public charter schools or education sector experience preferred.
  • Possess an MBA, MPP (preferred) or similar advanced degree.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Proven track record of working in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Commitment to public policy, urban public education, and public-sector work. 

Application Process

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit a resume to Alma Advisory Group by clicking submit resume to send an email to our team.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.