Chief Operating Officer


Chief Operating Officer

Our client is seeking its next Chief Operating Officer (COO). The successful candidate will commence employment in August 2020 and will work alongside the current COO during a transition period for the balance of 2020. Following that transition, the COO will report to the CFO & Director of Strategy. The COO position requires a professional with ten or more years of progressive human resources and operations management experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional services organization. We are seeking an energetic individual with a passion for exceptional team performance, proven business judgment, and an ability to identify and analyze issues and recommend and implement solutions.

The COO will have primary responsibility and authority to lead several administrative functions of the firm, including human resources, information technology, marketing and business development, facilities management and operations management. The COO position requires the ability to communicate effectively and manage a diverse team of professionals.

This position will be located Burlington, VT.? Periodic travel to other offices in Vermont and New Hampshire is required. This is a unique opportunity to work in Burlington, consistently ranked among the best places to live in the U.S. by numerous publications and polls. Burlington provides a vibrant cultural environment, a thriving downtown, a welcoming community, easy access to mountains and lakes, and short commutes. Qualifications for this position include:

1. A master’s degree in business or human resources management or a combination of a bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience.

2. Ten years of progressive management experience with a law firm or other professional services organization.

3. Strong technology skills including proficiency with MS Office 2016.

4. Professional designation of SHRM-SCP or CLM professional designation desirable.

The COO position offers a significant opportunity for professional growth and development. We use leading technology, we offer a competitive salary, and we provide a comprehensive benefits package, including industry-leading paid parental leave and two generous retirement.

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