Chief Operating Officer

We need…

A skilled, perceptive, personable, and dedicated individual to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Houston’s oldest and largest nonprofit agency that focuses on empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS works with elementary, middle and high school students, and more recently with college students, providing support services to individuals, their families and communities that lead students to academic and life success.

You have…

  • An earned Master’s degree in education, organizational development, nonprofit leadership, business, social work, mental or behavioral health or a jurisprudence degree;

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in the field of social work, education and/or nonprofit;

  • Demonstrated success in leading an organization through creative and effective funding strategies and programs;

  • Demonstrated success as a manager of programs and personnel;

  • Demonstrated success in budget oversight and financial management; and

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical and written and verbal communication skills.

  • You thrive on hard work, variety, innovation, and collegiality. You have deeply-held convictions that ethnicity, demographics, and lack of equity should not be insurmountable barriers to student achievement and lifelong success. You want to go to work every day and make a positive difference for children and young adults in Greater Houston.

We offer…

  1. Financially stable organization;

  2. Experienced and dedicated colleagues;

  3. Collaborative environment;

  4. Organizational creativity and flexibility;

  5. Clear goals, objectives, and strategies;

  6. Engaged volunteer board and school and community leadership;

  7. Competitive compensation

If the content of this job posting describes you, we encourage you to learn more about CIS at and invite you to send a letter of application and your resume immediately. If you are the “best” we want to hear from you!

Application Instructions:

Read this information carefully. Adhering to these instructions will ensure that your application is submitted as required for review.

Application Deadline is January 22, 2019

1. A letter of application is required. It should explain your motivation and qualifications and be no more than one (1) page in length.

2. A resume or CV is required. It should be no more than three (3) pages in length and should include details about your relevant education, skills and experience as they relate to this role.

3. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be acknowledging their receipt or returning emails or phone calls inquiring about the status of an application. If you are selected for screening and/or interview, you will be contacted directly by a member of our team.

Send your cover letter and resume to