US Growth Lead (San Francisco)

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Founders Pledge
San Francisco, CA
Published 28 days ago

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our global Growth team to build relationships with CEOs and founders of the top tech companies in the US and work with them in signing a pledge to commit to giving to some of the highest-impact funding opportunities across the globe. You will play a pivotal role in building up our presence in the US, focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on finding entrepreneurs based in San Francisco and New York who are committed to maximizing the impact of their future philanthropy.

We have ambitious targets to grow the total value of pledges made by our members and you will use your exceptional skills in building relationships, reaching out to influential tech leaders and high net-worth individuals through yours and our networks as well as finding innovative avenues to meet with people, to close pledges that contribute to an overall team target of $600million pledged in 2021. 

You will need to be able to engage with prospective members as an equal, as well as having extensive knowledge of the tech sector, VC, and philanthropy. You will draw on your previous fundraising and sales experience to close pledges valued in the millions of dollars, so your experience in securing multi-million dollar funding will help you thrive in this role. You must also be comfortable with data and reporting, setting sales strategy, working with your fellow Growth Leads and our Growth Manager to ensure our strategic decisions in relationship building are based on reliable data about our current and future members.

Right now, we’re meeting with people primarily via phone calls, video conversations and email however when the world gets back to normal we will return to meeting people in person, hosting dinners for our community and prospective members and putting on larger events to showcase our research - so you will be expected to get out into the field once it’s safe to do so and engage with entrepreneurs in person. If you are energized by meeting interesting entrepreneurs and have strong sales skills, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

You will regularly be responsible for:

  • Meeting with (virtually and in-person when possible) entrepreneurs from some of the most exciting tech companies in the US to work with them to sign a pledge
  • Developing strong lists of potential members and actively reaching out to them in a persuasive and authentic way 
  • Ensuring Salesforce is up to date with accurate and reliable data on our members and prospective members
  • Speaking about Founders Pledge at our events and webinars and be the Growth presence to help guide our prospective members in the US understand what Founders Pledge has to offer in maximizing their impact in the world

This role is perfect for someone who has:

  • Significant fundraising experience with HNW individuals
  • Experience building relationships with tech founders and HNW investors
  • A keen interest in the tech sector and excellent knowledge of the major players in Silicon Valley, and across the US tech hubs including Austin, Boston and New York 
  • A proven track record of establishing personal and meaningful relationships with clients
  • A great mix of persistence and empathy in your approach to securing meetings and, ultimately, pledges
  • A drive to inspire evidence-based approaches to philanthropy 
  • Clear, social and charismatic demeanour
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, with an ability to adjust style depending on the client
  • Fantastic attention to detail and is super organised - able to keep many plates spinning at once
  • Excellent understanding of what makes tech leaders and founders tick and how best to tailor your approach to achieve the best outcomes
LOCATION: New York or San Francisco

Help shape the future of strategic philanthropy

  • Join a team of talented, mission-driven individuals
  • Generous vacation time to let you recharge and refresh
  • 2 days per year charity & civil engagement leave
  • Private healthcare

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Founders Pledge. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can do their best work.


We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our global Growth team to build relationships with CEOs and founders of the top tech companies in the US and work with them in signing a pledge to commit to…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type


$100,000 - $120,000


San Francisco, CA, USA

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