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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

In this new role, the COO will lead day-to-day operations of StartUp Health and be responsible for operational excellence and managing the company’s 30+ team members through our next stage of growth. This is a unique opportunity for an operational leader to make a global impact and who cares deeply about our mission to transform health.

The COO will be a key member of the executive leadership team, executing on the company’s 25 year strategic plan (we are six years into the plan) to organize and support a global army of Health Transformers around the mission of achieving 10 Health Moonshots designed to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.

The ideal candidate…

  • has a history of highly successful operational leadership in nimble, fast growing (tech, media, health) companies, scaling them for further growth, building and optimizing infrastructure and processes
  • is naturally inclined to solve complex problems, implement solutions, and inspire focus and results
  • embodies and understands the entrepreneurial mindset
  • believes that it’s possible to make 100 years of progress in the next 25 years

This role is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded, results-oriented operations wiz to have a transformational impact on StartUp Health’s global reach and impact. The position reports to the CEO and is based at The StartUp Health Village in downtown NYC.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive operational excellence across the organization, refining and/or creating automated, scalable systems and processes as StartUp Health grows in size and complexity, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Lead the development and implementation of operational goals across teams to ensure the company’s goals, KPIs and objectives are achieved
  • Keep the company’s high-level strategy front-and-center while understanding the details of day-to-day execution to ensure what needs to happen does happen
  • Fill in leadership gaps, fix big issues, and execute core strategy in partnership with leadership team
  • Establish and effectively communicate and monitor specific, measurable, individual and team performance metrics and goals
  • Ensure integration and effectiveness of SaaS platforms and data systems across operations, communications, HR, finance, product, and business development

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of operations management experience at a growth-oriented company in the technology space
  • Entrepreneurial-minded and comfortable in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to drive results, prioritize activities and effectively manage and integrate various business functions
  • Exceptional problem-solving, analytical and change management skills, with an ability to identify strategic challenges and opportunities and make decisions in the face of resource constraints and ambiguity
  • Effective communicator and collaborator with whom people want to work
  • Experience coaching and teaching team members throughout the business
  • Alignment with StartUp Health’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world
  • Excited about executing on a long-term global plan through rapid growth

About StartUp Health: 
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health TransformersTM. The Company has identified and is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. These include: Access to Care; Cost to Zero; Cure Disease, Cancer; Women’s Health; Longevity; Mental Health; Brain Health; Nutrition, and Children’s Health. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio (nearly 200 companies spanning five continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Aurora Health Care, California Health Care Foundation, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, UCHealth, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SAP, and SeventySix Capital.

Mindset of a StartUp Health Team Member:

  • Long-Term Commitment - you are “all in” and will do whatever it takes
  • Supportive Relationships - continually surrounded by like-minded people
  • Quarterly Growth - think in quarterly periods, recalibrating every 90 days
  • Weekly Persistence - act with a sense of purpose while actively seeking feedback
  • Confidently Ambitious -  convey confidence and an ambitious vision
  • Self-Aware -coachable and self-aware of your unique abilities
  • Pride of Brand - you take great pride in your personal and professional brands
  • Healthy Habits - you take care of yourself, and have a clear mind and body and practice gratitude
  • Equity Value Creation - continually making your future bigger than your past
  • Batteries Included - always providing energy to others and have no tolerance for those who drain energy



 

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