President and Chief Operating Officer

Pure Earth

About the organization

Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization and leader in global toxic pollution cleanup, seeks a President and Chief Operating Officer. Toxic pollution – the organization’s current highest priority focus – is now broadly recognized as an imminent threat to the environment and humanity, and Pure Earth is at the leading edge of what will be unprecedented interest across political, social, and economic sectors in taking action to address it. Today, Pure Earth serves as the leader of a fast growing movement in pollution intervention and the incoming President will support the organization in achieving continued success, further differentiating Pure Earth’s mission and value-add, and help guide the organization through a period of significant growth as it prepares for its most important work to date.


Reporting to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fuller, the incoming President will bring operational prowess to strengthen and scale infrastructure needed to expand Pure Earth’s impact in the fight to eliminate pollution. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate and savvy executive to play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of a vital organization and, in doing so, addressing one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century. While the immediate responsibilities for the President will be operational in nature, the President will, in time, have the opportunity to assume greater responsibility for charting the course of the organization, serving as a public face and actively engaging its supporters.


The successful candidate will have a deep appreciation for the mission of Pure Earth; an outstanding record of leadership in managing operations within a dispersed, multi-faceted organization; and a strong understanding of leading-edge approaches for leveraging systems, performance management, human capital strategy, finance, budget management, and other functions for organizational effectiveness within mission-driven organizations.

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