Nonprofit

Director of Social Enterprise

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Kings County, NY
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Published 26 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $85,000 - $95,000 / year

Description

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Social Enterprise to lead and drive the development and implementation of our social enterprise initiatives.  This role is pivotal in generating revenue to support our mission of creating quality employment pathways for formerly incarcerated young people.  


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Business Development

  • Lead the charge in shaping and executing our visionary social enterprise initiatives, driving them forward in alignment with our mission and values.
  • Craft comprehensive business plans for each social enterprise endeavor, leveraging in-depth market research, robust financial modeling, and cutting-edge performance metrics.
  • Forge and nurture strategic alliances with external stakeholders, including vendors, clients, and community organizations, to amplify our impact and reach.
  • Champion innovation and continuous improvement within our social enterprise initiatives, remaining at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.
  • Identify and seize new business opportunities, propelling us towards expanded revenue streams and greater societal change.





Operational Management

  • Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams to seamlessly integrate our social enterprise initiatives into our overarching business strategy.
  • Methodically monitor and evaluate the social and environmental impact of our endeavors, furnishing senior leadership with insightful reports and actionable recommendations.
  • Exercise adept financial stewardship by managing budgets, forecasting revenue and expenses, and delivering concise financial performance updates to the senior leadership cohort.


Program Integration and Support

  • Engage in close collaboration with our culinary program team, seamlessly incorporating catering operations to provide invaluable real-world experiences and skill development opportunities to fellows and graduates.
  • Devise ingenious strategies to leverage our business endeavors as a platform for elevating Fellows' exposure, honing their skills, and facilitating potential job placements.
  • Partner with our dynamic development and communications team to conceive and execute cutting-edge marketing strategies that spotlight our enterprise initiatives.
  • Elevate our organization's brand and public image through immersive community engagement endeavors.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A minimum of 5 years of successful leadership experience within the social enterprise sector or related entrepreneurial realms.
  • A degree in Business, Hospitality, Social Enterprise, or a related field is preferred.
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing and implementing successful social enterprise initiatives that drive substantive societal change.
  • Possession of a keen business acumen, underpinned by a deep comprehension of financial modeling and revenue generation strategies.
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building prowess, with a knack for fostering and maintaining fruitful partnerships across diverse stakeholder landscapes.
  • Superlative communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with a magnetic ability to inspire and engage audiences of all stripes.
  • Demonstrated experience thriving in collaborative, team-centric work environments.
  • A nuanced understanding of young individuals navigating the American legal system.
  • Proficiency in technology, including a deft hand with Google Workspace.
  • Ability to operate a food truck is a plus. 
  • An ethos that harmonizes seamlessly with Drive Change's core values.

WORK SCHEDULE 

  • This position is a full-time, hybrid position. Hours worked will be weekdays yet remain flexible to accommodate event dates. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. The office location for this position is Brooklyn, New York.


Drive Change is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Drive Change values diverse experiences, including with regards to educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.


We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Social Enterprise to lead and drive the development and implementation of our social enterprise initiatives.  This role is pivotal in generating revenue to support our mission of…

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance 

Unlimited Paid Time Off 

Parental Leave

401K plan

Professional Development Opportunities

Family Lunch Served Most Days

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance 

Unlimited Paid Time Off 

Parental Leave

401K plan

Professional Development Opportunities

Family Lunch Served Most Days

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Kings County, NY
730 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

How to Apply

Please submit the following to people@drivechangenyc.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Answers to the following questions (in lieu of a cover letter):
  • What aspects of this role are you most motivated by and why?
  • How does your personal and/or professional experience illustrate your commitment to working towards racial and economic justice? How do you anticipate that experience to aid your ability to accomplish the expectations of this role?
  • What does the Drive Change tagline, "Reimagine Justice, Reimagine Service" mean to you?
  • Describe a group, community, or team that you have been a part of. How did your skills or experience contribute to the overall success of the group? How do you believe your skills or experience would contribute toward the success of this organization?

Please submit the following to people@drivechangenyc.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Answers to the following questions (in lieu of a cover letter):
  • What aspects of this role are you most motivated by…

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