Director of Operations

Ref: 4719

Oversight Board

London, San Francisco or Washington DC

Role Managed by:

Daniel Flynn

Research Associate

t: +1-312-957-6596


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment

Closing Date: 02/08/2020

Formal Interview Date: Late September - Early October

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Ensuring respect for free expression, through independent judgement

The Oversight Board is a new body that will make binding and independent decisions about the most challenging content issues on Facebook and Instagram. The first members of the Board were announced in May 2020 and include Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former Prime Minister of Denmark, Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Michael McConnell, Director of Stanford’s Constitutional Law Center, and many other extraordinary and diverse leaders and thinkers from around the world. The Board expects to become fully operational and begin considering cases in late 2020.

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to join as the Director of Operations at a critically important period of development for the Oversight Board. Reporting to the Director of Oversight Board Administration and as a member of Leadership Group, the Director of Operations will be responsible for designing and delivering best-in-class operational support to ensure the Oversight Board is able to implement its strategy and achieve its goals. You will lead a significant portfolio through building and managing cohesive finance, IT and office support function.

You will bring a commercial and operational approach, with a track record of leadership across a range of functions including finance and technology at an executive level internationally. You will demonstrate experience of delivering outstanding operational excellence through multi-functional teams as well as a strong understanding of technology challenges. With a flexible mindset and ability to work in a fast-moving environment, excellent communication skills are essential. A financial qualification or MBA is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in experience from the digital media, human rights or social justice space in the global south. Perhaps most importantly you will be passionate about our work and aligned with our mission and mind-set. 

We welcome all applications for this role. Oversight Board is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

To apply please download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, quoting reference 4719. The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd August 9am BST

The role can be based in London, San Francisco or Washington DC. 

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