Oportunidad de empleo
Oportunidad de empleo publicado por: Defy Ventures
Publicado el: 11/01/2014
Defy Ventures seeks a strategic and exceptionally organized Chief of Staff with solid writing, relationship building, and execution skills. Working closely with the CEO, development team, and COO, this person will learn Defy's business inside and out and will play a key role in scaling Defy nationally.
Although Defy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we take pride in our application of corporate best practices and operate as a lean, results-oriented, fast-paced startup, with leadership that emerged from the investment community. In fulfilling our mission of equipping entrepreneurs, we work extensively with top corporate executives and investors, and the Chief of Staff will participate in cultivating these relationships. We therefore have found that our most successful employees come from for-profit backgrounds. This high-impact opportunity is perfectly suited for someone who is looking for a career shift from the corporate world.
About Defy Ventures
The mission of Defy Ventures is to transform the lives of business leaders and people with criminal histories through their collaboration along the entrepreneurial journey.
Defy harnesses the natural talents of formerly incarcerated individuals, and redirects them toward the creation of profitable and legal business ventures. Defy offers a suite of services that includes: intensive character and leadership development; competition-based entrepreneurship training; executive mentoring; financial investment; and business incubation. Our signature program engages entrepreneurs-in-training (EITs) in Shark Tank-style business plan competitions that are judged by corporate leaders and award up to $50,000 to winning ventures. To date, Defy has:
Founded in 2010, Defy Ventures provides a replicable solution to the outrageously expensive problems of incarceration and recidivism in the United States. With $3 million in private funding from executives and foundations, Defy is well on its way to achieving its vision of equipping formerly incarcerated men and women to defy the odds.
Available Position: Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff will provide the Founder and CEO with strategy development and execution support for Defy's marketing, communications, executive relations, and program development initiatives. This position is an excellent match for a people-oriented self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who has great passion for operational excellence and desires to use his/her skills to impact people's lives. Working closely with the CEO and her Executive Assistant, the individual must be able to effectively manage projects, communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, hold him/herself and others accountable to priorities and deadlines, and produce results in an established timeframe. The individual must excel at implementation and process improvement to meet high expectations.
Required Skills and Strengths
Compensation and Benefits
For more information on Defy Ventures, please refer to:
Please email the following as one PDF file to Annalisa Ortiz, Executive Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org (write "Chief of Staff" in the email subject line):
Although there is no application deadline for this position, applications will be reviewed immediately and first-round interviews are expected to begin the week of January 27th. No phone calls, please.