Wed. Jul 17th, 2019

Director of Pittsburgh at Venture for America

Are you a partnerships / fundraising / sales super hero interested in giving back to Pittsburgh? Are you passionate about inclusive innovation, startups and entrepreneurship? Do you approach challenges with a can-do attitude? We are looking for a results-oriented, proactive communicator, to be the face of Venture For America in Pittsburgh.

As the Director of Pittsburgh you will be responsible for all VFA operations in the city. You will increase local funding, support our Fellows in their professional journeys, and execute new strategic initiatives for the organization.

What you’ll do:

  • Fundraising (35%)
    • Establish relationships with current VFA funders and secure new funding for the organization, raising $300,000+ annually
    • Establish a local Advisory Board and recruit new, diverse members to help determine VFA’s strategic direction
  • Company Partnerships (35%)
    • Meet with 60+ startup leaders annually to identify, vet, and onboard Company Partners to hire VFA Fellows, with a focus on increasing the number of female- and minority-founded company partners
    • Work directly with incoming VFA Fellows to identify ideal roles based on their skills and industry interests
  • Programs and Fellow Support (20%)
    • Meet regularly with Fellows and serve as a sounding board in their career progression
    • Organize monthly (or more frequent) events for Fellows including speaker series and community-building exercises
    • Execute and innovate local programming for Fellows
  • Teamwork (10%):
    • Contribute actively to an exceptional team of high-performing Community Directors working towards similar goals across the country • Participate in VFA’s recruitment and selection process, support VFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and assist with at least one week of our Training Camp, as is expected of all VFA Team Members

What you may have already done:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Worked for 5+ years and have a proven track record of growing an organization / company through partnerships, fundraising, and / or sales
  • Achieved results while working autonomously with little direction
  • Coached diverse recent college graduates to navigate challenges in work and personal life
  • Written grant proposals to foundations and corporate donors
  • Worked for a startup or in an organization supporting startups
  • Have experience supporting diverse entrepreneurs
  • Have developed a working knowledge of the Pittsburgh startup community

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