Job Title: Executive Director, New Jersey region
Location: Newark, NJ
Employment Type: Full-time
Start Date: December 1, 2022 (or earlier)
We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact. Learn more about Braven’s impact:
Braven was named one of America’s Best Startup Employers 2022 by Forbes! We’re proud to be a nonprofit organization that values its employees and has always been committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that mirrors our country.
About the Role
The Executive Director (ED) will oversee Braven’s New Jersey region, including its Rutgers University-Newark site and Braven’s eventual expansion to new New Jersey university partners. This requires hiring and leading a team to oversee the execution and growth of Braven’s programming with our university partner(s), building shared-value partnerships with employers, overseeing all development efforts, and ensuring a sustainable funding pipeline, building and managing a local board, elevating Braven’s local brand and thought-leadership, and advocating for aligned public policy.
The ED will report to the Founder & CEO and will be part of Braven’s Alignment Team, the organization’s leadership body, along with the other regional Executive Directors. The ED will manage a full-time program team of ~5 at Rutgers University-Newark and manage the expansion to future university partners in New Jersey over time. The ED will also work with their External Affairs Manager and central External Affairs team to raise ~$12.6 million over the next three years for the region, among other external priorities. Additionally, the ED and program team will oversee the recruitment and engagement efforts around a large unit of 300-400 volunteers plus part-time staff and interns annually.
Braven is a nimble yet disciplined, fast-paced, startup environment where the work evolves quickly and no day is the same as the day before. This should excite you!
What You’ll Do: Regional Strategy and Operations (20%)
Stakeholder Management and Awareness Building (30%)
Regional Fundraising and Sustainability (30%)
Team Leadership and Management (20%)
Qualifications & Skills: Braven is looking for a dynamic facilitator, who is keen on developing strong relationships and quick to solve problems as they arise. You are bringing experiences and strengths like these:
Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your demonstrated fit for the role, will likely be between $144,400 - $180,500. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include:
When social distancing is not in place, we gather in the office three days a week. Therefore, we require teammates to live within commuting distance of Newark, NJ, where our NJ hub is. Each teammate can use two flex days of their choosing per week to work remotely. We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves two commutes per week.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.
Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
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