RUNWAY is committed to advancing black resiliency for black business and the communities they serve by building emergent financial practices and infrastructure that close the racial wealth gap for good. We are a national initiative that works to repair the structural inequities of the racial wealth gap by providing entrepreneurs of color early stage “Friends & Family” funding and holistic business support that is the crucial foundation for business success and long term community wealth building. In partnership with investors, financial institutions, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, we collaborate as an innovative means to bridge from the old economy of extraction to the next economy
based on relationship and community regeneration.
We are driven by the guiding principle that capital can be used to heal, repair and connect. This principle informs all aspects of our organizational culture; from our lending and credit processes with our entrepreneurs, to the interpersonal working relationships within our team. We aim to partner and seek community with our funders interested in disrupting dominant systems and norms, and co-creating new experiments while at the same time, upholding a culture of self-care and restoration that we deem necessary for true systemic action.
We are a remote team of diverse, entrepreneurial Black and Brown women building an economy that centers healing, joy, culture, and collective wealth for Black people. We believe in bringing our whole selves to the work, and practice living our values of equity, racial healing. We are organized as a cooperative worker self-directed non-profit and are seeking entrepreneurial, energetic folks that enjoy dreaming & collaborating to build a more just economy. Each of our team members has a specific set of responsibilities while also participating in 2 - 3 democratically run organizational circles split up into the following need areas:
Anyone can join any circle at any time, however, we do have circle leads based on each team member's main role. The expectation is that everyone meets their role responsibilities while also collectively supporting the work of each circle they are a part of. In addition to circle gatherings, the entire team meets every Friday for an all team general circle where we update each other and make decisions collectively. All full-time employees are paid the same and receive the same benefits.
Runway is in search of a seasoned and dynamic Executive Administrator to support our CEO, Jessica Norwood, as well as Runway’s operations as a whole. The Executive Administrator will work closely with the Founder & CEO, Operations Director, and various community stakeholders. This is a 6 month part-time (~20 hours a week) contracted remote opportunity with the goal of full-time employment. Our ideal candidate is both detail oriented and agile - thriving in a startup organizational environment. They are a self-starter, ready to roll up their sleeves and support building back-end systems in alignment with our founders’ and organizational values. They have excellent interpersonal skills with a passion for connecting with a diverse community of professionals. BIPOC and LGBTQI folks are strongly encouraged to apply.
Jessica is a financial activist, investor and social entrepreneur. Jessica founded RUNWAY because she knew that the only way to change the financial conditions for Black entrepreneurs was to begin moving money in “Right Relationship”. In order to do this, Jessica promotes the practice of Friends and Family investments, a form of pre-seed capital, or what Jessica calls "Believe in You Money " to fund Black-owned companies. Read more here.
Technology / CRM
Runway is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, protected veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person who is perceived to have any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. African American and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
RUNWAY is committed to advancing black resiliency for black business and the communities they…
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