The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Enactus in the search for a Chief Development Officer.
Enactus seeks a proven, highly motivated, dynamic, and inspiring strategic leader with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing revenue to become its Chief Development Officer. This is a unique opportunity to partner with an energized, engaged board to strengthen and diversify the philanthropic profile of Enactus.
Reporting to the President and CEO and partnering with the Board, senior leadership and staff, the CDO will have a critical role in shaping and implementing the organization’s overall revenue strategy and, as a member of the Executive Team, advising on optimal revenue strategies. Critical priorities for the CDO will be to achieve or exceed current annual goals, and to build a program that ensures long-term, sustainable and transformative growth. The CDO also will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all fundraising-related activities including engaging a larger, broader, and more diverse audience; managing development staff and partnering throughout the organization; developing new earned income initiatives; and collaborating on all donor-facing marketing and branding efforts.
The new CDO will have a life-changing opportunity to help shape the organization and plant it firmly in the flow of world-shaping leadership non-profits. As a key partner within the leadership team, the CDO will serve a vital role in creating the global development strategy but also in shaping the organization’s growth strategy (including deep engagement with the board of C-suite executives from some of the world’s leading companies) which—together, make this role a significant career accelerator for the right candidate.
Enactus is an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. It provides a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, Enactus students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Its work transforms both the lives of the people it serves, and in turn, the lives of its students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
As in business, Enactus believes that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. Thus, Enactus organizes an annual series of competitions which showcase the impact of students’ outreach efforts. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup, which is hosted at different sites throughout the world each year. At all Enactus competitions, executives of supporting corporations serve as judges and come together to network.
While Enactus is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, it is not essential that the CDO be based there. Considerable travel is required for this role.
A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate will be an established leader with at least ten years of relevant senior non-profit development and/or sales and marketing experience—or comparable business development experience. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success as a revenue builder, be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for support and have an authentic passion for Enactus. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Minimum Education Required