INVESTORS’ CIRCLE-SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Board of Directors of Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network (IC-SVN) seeks an accomplished and ambitious executive to serve as its first executive director. Drawing on the legacy of two pioneering social impact non-profits, the Executive Director will help forge the direction, build the capacity, and foster the collaborative culture of this newly formed membership organization at a time of gathering momentum for impact investing and social entrepreneurship as a platform for social and economic transformation. This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative, entrepreneurial leader to create a shared vision and leverage the impact of IC-SVN, its members, and the broader field they represent.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction s/he develops in concert with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and directly supervises a 4-person senior management team.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marketing and communications
Program planning and management
Financial and operational planning and management
COMPENSATION AND TERMS
IC-SVN will provide a competitive non-profit compensation package for the successful candidate, including medical and dental benefits, employer-match IRA retirement plan, and four weeks annual paid vacation time.
IC-SVN is a distributed organization, with staff and chapters in San Francisco, CA, Durham, NC, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY and Denver/Boulder, CO, and plans to expand. The executive director may be based in any one of these or another major metropolitan area and will be expected to travel nationally.
This is a full-time, exempt position.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please do not contact the IC-SVN directly. Schaffer&Combs has been retained by YBCA to manage this search. Schaffer&Combs, a certified B Corporation, solves problems and provides growth solutions for purpose-driven organizations. For questions, contact IC-SVN@schaffercombs.com.
ABOUT INVESTORS’ CIRCLE AND SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK
Established in 1987, Social Venture Network (SVN) was one of the nation’s first and most influential peer organizations dedicated to demonstrating the ‘triple bottom line’ potential of valuing people, planet, and profit. Through yearly gatherings, peer circles, and structured mentoring, SVN has both provided inspiration for new ventures and helped incubate other key contributors to the social venture community including BALLE, NetImpact, and Investors’ Circle.
Created in 1992, with founders including SVN leaders, Investors’ Circle (IC) was the nation’s first and most active early stage impact investing network. Over the past 25 years, IC has facilitated over
$200m in investments in 330+ social ventures, addressing environmental, health, education, economic development, and other societal challenges. IC has cultivated community among individual angel investors, family offices, funds, and foundations; attracted and vetted early stage impact entrepreneurs; and facilitated investment through national and local convenings with a growing focus on building and connecting regional impact investing communities.
On January 1, 2018, IC and SVN merged forces to better foster and serve a nation-wide community of investors, entrepreneurs, and other capital and resource providers working to support the successful growth of social and environmental impact-oriented enterprises. With their combined experience, extensive networks, and shared vision for a sustainable and just economy, the new IC-SVN is positioned to lead across today’s rapidly maturing social impact landscape.
Investors’ Circle-Social Venture Network is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
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