ARI – Chief Operating Officer
Use your organizational leadership abilities to support A Rocha International’s work to mobilize Christians to care for the planet.
A Rocha is an international family of Christian organizations which, inspired by God’s love, engage in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects. We are in the business of mobilising people to care for God’s Earth.
The news is so often profoundly disturbing: the destruction of forests, the disintegration of coral reefs, the extinction of species. Yet, in contrast to what we see, the Bible provides the grounds for hope. In the New Testament, Jesus is described as the one through whom all creation will one day ‘be liberated from its bondage to decay’ (Rom 8:22). We do not know everything about how this will be accomplished, but we are grounded in science, motivated, hopeful and believe that Christians have a central role to play.
We’ve gone through significant growth over the last decade and done some of pioneering work around the world. The last 12 months, however, have been the darkest in our history following the sudden, tragic deaths of one of our Founders, Miranda Harris, our Executive Director, Chris Naylor and his wife, Susanna, in a road accident in South Africa.
As we emerge from a season of bereavement there is a renewed sense of commitment to our mission and spirit of unity across the A Rocha Worldwide Family. We have recently appointed a new Executive Director and signed a significant new Covenant agreement which unites A Rocha International and all 20 A Rocha Organizations in a new governance framework and reconfirmed collective purpose.
A Rocha International is now seeking a Chief Operating Officer to be a hands-on leader within this dynamic context of missional unity, opportunity and need.
- Be educated to degree level or equivalent, with professional accounting qualifications.
- Have significant experience in a field related to the specific responsibilities of the role.
- Have proven experience of managing varied strategic and operational functions across different geographies and cultures.
- Be highly emotionally intelligent, organised, flexible, socially confident with proven experience of influencing and building trust at senior levels.
- Have an active Christian faith.
Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: Wednesday 30th December, 5pm (17.00) GMT.
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