Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, New York, is searching for a CEO, a new position in a newly restructured leadership.
Laura Berry, executive director since 2007, plans to retire in January.
The ICCR board restructured the center’s leadership transforming the executive director position to CEO and deputy director to chief operating officer, said David J. Andrews, president of David J. Andrews Associates, which assisted in the organizational analysis and restructuring design, and is assisting in the search.
The board plans to search for a COO after it fills the CEO position to enable the CEO “to choose the next in command,” Mr. Andrews said.
The deputy director position has been vacant for eight month since Laura Klein left, Mr. Andrews said.
In restructuring the positions, “the idea is to create a more effective and seamless partnership between the executive director and deputy director," Mr. Andrew. “The CEO will be focused on the external world and the COO focused on day-to-day operations.”
The CEO responsibilities include strategic support for ICCR’s mission, which includes shareholder engagement activism to drive social change and promote human rights as well as environmental and other sustainability objectives.
ICCR hopes to fill the position by October, Mr. Andrews said.
Information on the CEO opening is available on the ICCR website. To apply, applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Lorraine E. Rolston, confidential assistant to the executive director, at [email protected]/.
ICCR will accept applications until the position is filled, Mr. Andrews said, adding, “We don’t have an end date” for submissions.
ICCR is made up for some 300 faith-based pension funds, universities and other asset owners as well as secular foundations, investment management firms, investment consulting firms and unions, representing $100 billion in investment assets.