With 100,000 people moving into cities across the globe every day, the 21st century will truly be the century of the city. Humanity's continued existence on this planet will rely on our ability to transform cities into dense, livable centers of innovation that reduce both land consumption and energy needs. In order to accommodate an additional 2.5 billion people in the world's cities by 2050, the shapers of our urban landscapes will require guidance through access to expert research and resources that promote best practices for smarter cities. This is why the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's (CTBUH) mission is critical to promoting a better urban future.
CTBUH seeks a Chief Operating Officer ("COO") who will be responsible for effectively managing the people, infrastructure, systems, and finances of the organization.
The COO will be a "hands-on" business leader who will oversee the company's operational performance and will make recommendations to enhance the current processes, procedures, systems and business disciplines necessary to grow the business. This role will be based at the organization's headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Collaborate with the CEO to develop and implement policies, strategies and the direction of the organization
Ensure that the day-to-day operations of CTBUH are effectively and efficiently coordinated, implemented and conducted within the framework provided
Direct staff, including defining the organizational structure, recruitment, professional development, motivation, performance evaluation, discipline, compensation, personnel policies, and procedures, while ensuring compliance with human resources regulations
Lead compliance with legislation and regulatory bodies
Manage all aspects of the offices (Chicago, Venice, China), making sure that they have the necessary infrastructure, systems and protocols
Collaborate with the CEO and Board of Trustees in directing the organization's financial goals, objectives, and budgets
BS degree required; advanced degree in a related field is highly preferred
At least twelve to fifteen years of demonstrated career progression in an operations leadership role
High aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
Experience working within the association industry or for a global building company, or trade organization
A basic understanding of business, technology infrastructure, and best practices with regard to business and IT systems
Excellent interpersonal and speaking skills with the proven ability to comfortably interact with small to large groups and at all levels within an organization
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on experience and fit for the position.
Internal Number: COO
About Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world's leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.Trends indicate that the world's cities must accommodate an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, but the way that this growth emerges is still up for debate. Through a myriad of exciting initiatives, the Council is providing guidance to the shapers of our urban landscapes, with the goal of enabling smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations.We disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available.The CTBUH is a non-profit organization that has also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height, and recognizes superior achievement in tall and urban building projects globally, through the CTBUH Awards Program. CTBUH developed internationally-accepted criteria for measuring tall building heights, and are recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as "The World's Tallest Building."