President & Chief Operating Officer

Company:  Pure Earth

Location:   New York, NY

Date Posted:   January 29, 2020

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:   Full time

President & Chief Operating Officer

About the Position

Search for the President & Chief Operating Officer
Pure Earth 

Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization and leader in global toxic pollution cleanup, seeks a President and Chief Operating Officer. 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.  

With approximately 45 employees around the globe and a current budget of $6M, the organization has grown tremendously and is now preparing to enter its next period of substantial growth. Based in New York, Pure Earth works cooperatively around the world in partnerships that include governments, the international community, NGOs, and local agencies, to design and implement innovative solutions to save lives. Many of Pure Earth’s projects are designed to identify, assess, and reduce public and occupational exposures to lead contamination and to date has conducted more than 1,000 field assessments of sites contaminated with lead. This type of field work, combined with groundbreaking research and advocacy, has helped elevate ending pollution as a global priority.  

To read the full position description and to submit inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, visit Isaacson, Miller’s website at

Pure Earth is an equal opportunity organization and employer.


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.  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. 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. 

How to Apply

To read the full position description and to submit inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, visit Isaacson, Miller’s website at