Director of Operations - The Peel Compton Foundation

Job Title

Director of Operations

Job Description

The Peel Compton Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as a Director of Operations. The ideal teammate will have the demonstrated ability to be a strategic thought-partner and a hands-on, participative, manager.

About the Position

You’ll join a top-notch team and be a true partner to the ED and drive operational effectiveness and efficiencies throughout the Peel Compton Foundation organization to support our growth and expand our impact.

What you will do:

You will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the organization continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for an operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of the Peel Compton Foundation.


• Oversee the day to day operations and activity programming of all properties with a major emphasis on new properties being added to the Peel-Compton portfolio. As well as managing site leadership, their staff and facilities.
• Understand financial reporting, P&L statements and budgeting processes in order to manage and lead a well-organized team and meet business objectives.
• Engage with planning capital expenditures for new properties.
• Develop and drive applicable revenue streams associated with each property.
• Motivate and lead high performing site teams; attract, recruit and retain required members of your leadership team currently not in place.
• Coach staff, monitor work product, develop staff skills, and evaluate performance; meet regularly with direct reports and those in your vertical to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; develop short- and long-term goals and priorities for direct reports.

• Manage facilities to ensure they are well organized and provide for consistent operations.
• Develop and create operational policies and procedures to allow for effective property management that leverages the current O&M plans and provides for an optimal level of visitor experience.
• Develop project management and site teams.
• Coordinate across properties to drive efficiencies with staffing, equipment, facilities, grounds and garden upkeep.
• Effectively communicate and present on critical operations matters to the board of directors as needed.

Property Programming:
• Oversee the development of programing and activity strategies for all properties that are aligned to the Foundation mission and vision.
• Create new recreational activities for yoga, hiking, camping, cycling etc. to leverage the new properties.
• Oversee and lead the Program Manager and his/her staff in order to create and execute seamless events and activity programming associated with properties.
• Coordinate with Marketing and Development staff and other stakeholders to ensure effective and accurate communication, promotion and advertisement of all programs.
Plan, prioritize, and assign tasks and projects to direct reports and cross-functional staff as necessary.

Who we are looking for

Personal attributes that support your success
• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand
• Demonstrated qualities of integrity, credibility, and a dedication to the mission

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, controls or machines; reach with hands and arms; speak; hear; stoop; kneel; and crouch.

The Peel Compton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• Minimum of a B.A. and 7+ years of experience
• 8-10 years of overall professional experience
• The ideal candidate has experience in leadership and management and a demonstrated track record of high-performance while being able to use sound judgement and reasoning to make decisions
• Leads an active lifestyle with a propensity for cycling and outdoor activities. Must possess a high level of physical stamina.
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• Key Skills: Management, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Delegation, Business Maturity, Communication

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

• MBA or related degree (Parks, Recreation, Leisure)
• 6+ years of broad operations management and programming experience