DC-based non-profit organization seeking a driven individual who can demonstrate that he/she is very organized, work hard and assume responsibility. The position will work with a team (on site and virtually) to produce entrepreneurial programs globally. Must be self directed, a problem solver, creative, curious and demonstrate an ability to execute. For thirteen years, Springboard, a non-profit venture catalyst, has moved mountains to help more than 500 women-led companies raise nearly $6billion in capital. Our network includes the founders of Zipcar, Constant Contact, iRobot and Minute Clinic and thousands of influencers, investors and innovators.
We’re searching for an individual that may have had experience working on political campaigns or in fast paced environments. such as startups or social ventures. This position is not for those who shy away from a challenge or who need a lot of structure: It demands someone who is ready from day one to dive in, learn the ropes and take on significant responsibility. If you would like to be a part of a high impact organization, get-the-job-done team and feel you can add significant value, please apply. But before you do, do your research and learn more about Springboard here so you can be absolutely sure there is a good fit: http://www.springboardenterprises.org/about / http://bit.ly/Springboard-Videos
This is what you would have done had you been with us last month… as the Program-Manager In Charge
Smiled even though you were jetlagged as you helped plan and execute our first accelerator in Sydney
Worked closely with a team of Australian investors and corporate partners, whom you had never met, to recruit, interview and select the most promising companies from a pool of over 100 applicants.
Built a virtual relationship with the 8 selected companies so that they trusted you as an ally even before they met you
Assumed the job of organizing several pitch events requiring the team to be in several places at once
Took the time to learn how to update the website and relished refreshing it weekly
Sent follow up notes to all participants before the event started to make sure they were timed to arrive the next day.
Please DO NOT apply if:
You can’t organize your way out of a paper bag.
You need people to give you explicit assignments
You absolutely need to know what a typical work day would entail.
You need complete privacy and quiet in order to do your work.
You are uncomfortable asking questions and problem solving with little information.
You have not heard of or do not have an interest in the following: entrepreneurship, investor, venture capital.
You plan to apply for this position without first going to our website and/or learning more about us.
You just want a job and expect to put in your 8 hour day and no more.
You think a Dolphin Tank is an aquarium.
Please DO apply if:
Your co-workers, friends and acquaintances RAVE about your positive, can-do attitude.
You can demonstrate that you have an obsessive attention to detail, setting and meeting deadlines
You have a high tolerance for and are comfortable managing high stress situations.
You appreciate what it is to be a team player and have never said 'that's not my job'
You find it exciting to recruit and work with a global network of entrepreneurs and investors
You want to contribute what you know to our organization and improve the way we do our business.
You like to create order where it doesn't exist.
You have competency with a variety of computer programs and apps and pick things up quickly
You have a curious nature and a sense of urgency in achieving goals
Please submit cover letter and resume to Jeanine Hall, Operations Manager, at email@example.com
Experience in an office environment, particularly a non-profit organization
Experience with event planning or campaign management
Strong and demonstrative leadership experience with an assertive and decisive style
Beyond Excellent oral and written communication, ability to work with and manage many “difficult” personalities
Ability to assist with fundraising, development and corporate relations
Experience with developing, managing, and executing programs
Ability to assist with marketing and communications
Analytical, computer and organizational skills
Willingness to problem solve and to assume a leadership role
Experience with or an informed interest in business ownership and finance
Commensurate with experience