Business Consultant/Manager for Social Enterprise StartUp {Bay Area preferred}

Job Type

Full Time

Remote

Ok

Published

08/26/2018

Start Date

09/20/2018

Application Deadline

09/08/2018

Address

San Francisco
California
United States

Description

WHAT WE DO


Heart of Avalon actively supports people everywhere to commit to living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in balance with community and nature (i.e. Gaia!).


Our current focus is to create and maintain a social engagement software product that vets subscribers and organizes member events, both virtually and in-person, to connect members with volunteer opportunities that serve the local community and support a healthier ecosystem.


Our market includes intentional communities, teachers, service providers, health seekers, charitable organizations and local businesses that want to partner to help sustain the triple-bottom line of local commerce. 


WHO WE SEEK


We seek a Business Consultant to act as the General Manager to lead all efforts to build the product, create and implement plans to gain market share while also preparing and pitching to potential investors. You should possess a blend of skills focused on business development as well as a background in driving the development of technical products to meet market needs.


And while the ideal candidate would have all the skills listed below, the emphasis is on someone who has experience building and leading teams and presenting to investors. The other skills can be met by those you hire.


WHAT YOU WILL DO


Building the business model from the ground up:


  • Lead company in efforts to create and maintain the platform, provide customer service and supporting the Community Organizers
  • Co-designing the business model, complete with primary and secondary offerings
  • Drive a marketing campaign that spurs online engagement
  • Spearhead completion of a business proposal for potential investors
  • Oversee the outsourcing to outside vendors to help support business operations and eventually expand the operations team


Build and direct the team:


  • Hire and direct a team of engineers, including a product development expert, to build the software product that creates a platform for community engagement.
  • Work closely with development teams (tech and UI/UX) to create products and validate early product definitions with customers.
  • Engage with developers to deliver solutions rapidly and iteratively in various development methodologies, but focusing around Agile/Lean models
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure timely and comprehensive review and analysis of test cases, test plans, and general strategy.
  • Facilitate end-user acceptance testing and training, and assist with procedural and training documentation.


SKILLS YOU HAVE


Again, you need not have all these and some skills can be met by those you hire.


  • Experience developing businesses in a data centric product field.
  • Experience developing business models to serve multiple customer segments.
  • Experience with a user-centered design approach.
  • Strong technical skills coupled with business intelligence and a deep understanding of customers’ needs.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills; comfortable interacting with diverse internal and external groups.
  • Domain knowledge of the following preferred: e-commerce, ERP and CRM, and Content Management Systems. NetSuite, or Zendesk experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of usability factors and techniques, including mobile products and gesture-enabled design.
  • Previous experience with social enterprises and/or mission-driven companies


WHAT YOU KNOW


  • A degree or certification relevant to software engineering, business development, or impact investment
  • Familiarity with marketing strategies for securing online engagement and/or membership campaigns

Benefits

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE


  • Excellent compensation for your time, effort, energy, and business expertise
  • Work with a collaborative team committed to strong ethics in the world of business
  • Opportunity to work remotely, though there’s a strong preference for candidates in the Bay Area for occasional in-person meetings

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

s@noyes-works.com

Send brief statement of interest (bullet points are fine) along with your resume and LinkedIn profile to Sarah at s@noyes-works.com.


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