[JOB] Seeking a Chief Operating Officer (Chicago)
Seeking a Chief Operating Officer…
Urban Ministries, Inc.
Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI) is the largest independent, African American-owned and operated Christian media company in the world. UMI publishes Christian education resources, including Bible studies, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School curricula, books, movies, and websites designed for African American churches and individuals seeking a Christ-centered perspective on faith and life issues.
UMI employs 250 employees and contractors with many of its staff located at the corporate headquarters just south of Chicago. UMI has served over 50,000 churches in its history and in virtually every denomination. The potential for UMI is tremendous – there are 40 million African Americans in the US and over half of them attend churches. Plus there are 950 million people of African descent globally with $960 billion in purchasing power in the US alone. The COO will help guide UMI to a position that will better serve current and potential clients.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will oversee several departments including finance, editorial, technology, distribution and sales. The COO will be responsible for assisting in strategy development, tactical execution, business development, staff development, and operational performance. The general duties of the COO include leadership and oversight of day-to-day operations; hiring and supervision of senior managers; coordination of the strategic planning process; development of the annual operating plan and budget; assessment and reporting of organizational performance against plan, and other duties assigned by the CEO. The COO will work closely with the CEO to conduct an organizational assessment and ensure the organization is structured appropriately with the right staff.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a polished and driven executive with significant experience and a proven track record in leading operations, ideally in media. Please see attachment for additional details.
THE DUBROF GROUP
850 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30308