citiesRISE is a global platform committed to transforming the state of mental health policy and practice in cities and beyond to meet the mental health needs of populations across the world. To achieve significant, measurable improvements in mental health – especially among young people – citiesRISE is scaling up proven methodologies and tools and harnessing the skills and energy of experts and communities. Its vision is a world in which cities enable young people to grow up, develop resilience, and lead productive lives through mainstreaming mental health across sectors.
Founded in 2017 as a global platform for local action and supported by leading institutions and philanthropic organizations, citiesRISE is positioned to dramatically deepen its impact through the expansion of its current initiatives and the launch of new global programming. With a budget of $5M - and growing - and programs on four continents, citiesRISE has established substantive partnerships to catalyze collective action, working across sectors to fundamentally transform the story of mental health around the world. By 2030, citiesRISE hopes to positively impact the lives of one billion young people through its programming, partnerships, and policy.
citiesRISE is a globally recognized leader. It was recently featured at the World Economic Forum's 2018 Annual Meeting and was named as a key partner in the World Psychiatric Association's new 2017-2020 Action Plan. Learn more at cities-rise.org.
The COO will ensure that citiesRISE maximizes its potential for global impact by scaling programs and designing effective implementation strategies that will affect one billion young people around the globe. This is a newly created position, responsible for leading the citiesRISE operations across geographic and programmatic areas, finance, and talent functions. The COO will create systems and structures that enable collaboration and innovation across functions to ensure citiesRISE achieves its global impact goals. The COO's coordination and tracking of programs and functions will ensure effective hyper-local programs that transform mental health and wellbeing on a global level. Working in close partnership with functional and regional leaders, the COO will develop and track key performance indicators, while also coaching and mentoring the citiesRISE team. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, intellectually curious leader to develop a fast-growing, highly respected global organization.
A pillar of the management team, the COO will ensure that all departments, functions, and geographies are delivering the best possible performance. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will oversee key direct reports and a global team of program experts and consultants.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Organizational Leadership and Impact
City and Program Implementation
Operations and Finance
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and champions diversity on its team and in its movement. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.