POSITION TITLE:  President/Chief Operating Officer



Company Background:

The organization is an Ohio 501-C3 nonprofit, incorporated in 1992. The mission is to inspire and prepare future generations of creative thinkers through high quality science and math enrichment programs for children in grades 2-6. The company’s current program offerings are the highly acclaimed summer camp and the newer national after-school program. These programs are distributed through 800+ schools in 45 states, and the programs have been growing by approximately 25%/year.



Accountability and Authority:


The President and Chief Operating Officer is a newly created position that will report directly to the  CEO and be accountable for the day-to-day operations of the company.

In partnership with the CEO, the President/COO will participate in creating the vision, and long-term and annual strategic and financial plans, and for preparing and presenting updates and reports regarding business operations to the Board of Directors.

The President/COO will have authority over both the staff and initiatives under his/her purview. 


CLASSIFICATION:   Full-Time / Exempt


REPORTS TO:  CEO, Camp Invention Inc.






1.   Work in partnership with the CEO to develop and update a realistic strategic plan and implementation strategy to ensure the continuation of high quality programs, operations and customer satisfaction, while significantly expanding organization’s reach and financial health through both existing and innovative new business and marketing models.


2.   Develop, nurture and enable a high performance full-time, and contracted incentive-based staff that will deliver and operate the programs; manage and enhance the systems, including materials flow and control, reservations and sales; develop new sites and markets; seek out and establish partnerships; and ensure high quality results that fulfill the noble mission and financial expectations.


3.   Significantly increase brand and program recognition, exposure and national visibility through marketing, public relations and private and public sector partnering.


4.   Provide executive oversight and coordination of organization’s fiscal and information systems operations.


5.   Cooperatively and proactively interact with parent company’s Finance, HR, IS, Business Development groups to ensure appropriate controls within the organization, and exploitation of all opportunities for corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, business partnerships, and state and federal funding.


6.   Embrace changes in business and strategic directions, and quickly define and execute appropriate allocations and levels of financial and human resources, information systems requirements, and training and quality assurance initiatives.


7.   Work closely with partner subsidiary to add value and professional expertise to new program, market and curriculum development.





  1. Eight or more year’s of P&L responsibility, and/or marketing of (inter)national chain, multi-location or franchise business operation.


  1. Significant and demonstrable experience in market forecasting and development, consumer satisfaction measurement, and market forecasting.


  1. Experience in the management and operations of procurement, warehousing and distribution, transportation, materials management, logistics, and information services.


  1. Comfort working with diverse, passionate and highly communicative executive management team.  Strong presentation skills.  Team builder and player.  Persuasive seller and leader.


  1. Proven market analysis and strategic business planning experience.


  1. Strong quantitative and analytical abilities, accompanied by good common business sense – a leader, facilitator, motivator, enabler and administrator rolled into one.


  1. BA in Business, Marketing and/or Finance required, MBA or advanced marketing preferred, and/or broad and significant direct experience marketing and managing operations of a high profile nationally recognized initiative, brand or venture.