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Employees describe ARIN as offering a supportive, casual and flexible work environment that provides an atmosphere of continuous learning while being responsive to the community we serve.

ARIN offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training and education. In lieu of stock options (we are a nonprofit, membership association), we have a generous 401k retirement plan. Eligible employees received a 14% fully-vested employer match in 2013 through 2016.

In 2017, ARIN was named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post.

Chief Operating Officer

Please note: To apply for this opening, please email your resume to Please note that this is an in-house position - no full-time telecommuters, no consultants.

We are currently recruiting for the Chief Operating Officer (COO) position at ARIN.  The COO is responsible for the management and execution of the day-to-day internal operations of ARIN.  This position also works closely with the senior management team to establish and follow through on overall strategic and operating plan objectives guided by our mission, the President/CEO and the Board of Trustees.  The COO directly supervises the CTO, Director of Communications and Member Services, and Director of Registration Services, Director of Financial Services, Director of Human Resources and Administration, and Associate General Counsel, and has a support responsibility to all managers and supervisors.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct the internal operations of ARIN. Works closely with senior management team to achieve the main goals and objectives of ARIN by establishing and following an overall strategic plan as guided by the President/CEO. Update the operating plan annually for presentation to the Board. Review the strategic direction of the company annually and update the operating plan to include implementation of relevant strategic objectives.  Oversee budgets establishment and execution with each of the department directors.
  • Coordinate and oversee project management internally between the five departments, and externally with other organizations. Work closely with the various project managers on high priority projects. Facilitate communications between the five departments of ARIN. Resolve escalated project and customer service issues.
  • Oversee organizational impact and implementation for new policies ratified by the ARIN Board of Trustees and with the global community.
  • Work closely with the President/CEO regarding project approval, implementation, and cost management.
  • Work closely with the Director of Financial Services Department to prepare, finalize, and adhere to the annual budget.  Provide financial oversight and approval consistent with signatory responsibilities and purchasing policies.  Present financial statements for the Board of Trustees as needed and for the bi-annual member meetings. Work closely with the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees, providing financial information and coordination.  Facilitate coordination of investments between the investment manager and President/CEO, Finance Committee (FinCom), and Board as driven by the Investment Policy Statement or operational needs.  Perform daily review of expenses, monthly review of banking statement, and periodic review of journal entries.
  • Develop and implement Business Continuity Plan, working with the CTO and Director of Human Resources and Administration.
  • Attend ARIN public policy and member meetings. Attend other RIR and Internet related meetings as a representative of ARIN.
  • Provide corporate secretariat back-up support for the recording of minutes of meetings for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council.
  • Support and backup the President/CEO representation of ARIN to key Internet coordination bodies (e.g. to the Number Resource Organization).
  • Provide overall coordination of ARIN activities with other key Internet organizations, such as the other Regional Internet Registries and ICANN.
  • Act as the Contracting Officer for ARIN.
  • Coordinate and direct activities in support of ARIN's general counsel and Associate General Counsel.
  • Interact with organization and customers both formally and informally.
  • Hire, mentor and manage direct reports. Assess and develop direct reports on an on-going basis to provide continuity of managerial and specialized skills. Conduct formal and informal performance reviews for all direct reports, including 90 day review after hiring, 5-6 month informal review input to the President/CEO for non-reporting Directors.
  • Work with the President/CEO and Director of Human Resources and Administration to set in place a plan for succession management: short-term and long-term.  Identify and mentor staff members with potential for promotion and future leadership position. Evaluates plan on an annual basis.
  • Adhere to company ethics policy. Sets standard of ethical conduct for department staff by exhibiting high ethical principles at all times. Reports any incidents of unethical behavior or possible fraud to the Director of Human Resources and Administration or the President/CEO. Provide a written quarterly statement of any such activities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in accordance with ARIN travel guidelines.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

    Background and Skills Required

  • Four-year degree in a technology, management or business administration field of study. Coursework in accounting, finance, information systems, human resource management, business law, and operations management is mandatory.
  • Five years of broad Internet related technical experience. Knowledge of Internet protocols, DNS, and network routing is mandatory.
  • Fifteen years of experience in managing information technology, technical business operations, or Internet related businesses.  Management experience, preferably as an operating unit or division Director, including budget, project, legal, operations, customer service, and human resources.
  • Understanding of Internet operations, applications, and protocols.
  • Excellent computer skills.  Excellent written and oral communications skills. Superior organizational skills.

    Background and Skills Preferred

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration or Information Technology.
  • Experience as an executive/senior manager in a customer-driven, membership-based, technical organization.

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