Chief Executive Officer
Rhia Ventures is a women-led social investment organization that seeks to create a vibrant, equitable market for women’s sexual, reproductive, and maternal health. In the US, women of color are 2-3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women and are more likely to experience unintended pregnancy. A growing market, built for equity from the start, is needed to reduce these inequalities and achieve Rhia’s vision: equitable maternal and reproductive health outcomes for all women and youth in the US.
Rhia fosters market development through 3 complementary areas of work: direct investment via its for-profit investment fund, market-level research and technical assistance to the fund, and field-level and corporate advocacy. Rhia recognizes that its success will require participation from diverse stakeholders. As such, it is also increasing its efforts to engage new investors, reproductive and racial justice activists, and maternal and reproductive health actors—with an emphasis on people and organizations that are deeply versed in the challenges facing people of color.
Rhia Ventures, a 501c3 that works in close concert with its investment fund, seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead through a critical period of growth, which will include design and implementation of a refined strategy, building a team, and developing new partnerships. The CEO will join a passionate and entrepreneurial team based in the Bay Area and represent Rhia Ventures with funders and partners across the health field. The CEO will leverage the connections and expertise of an experienced board to support entrepreneurs and mobilize investments that advance maternal and reproductive health quality, access, knowledge, and tools.
The CEO will be an entrepreneurial leader in a relevant field with a passion for maternal and reproductive health equity. S/he/they should understand the role that a 501c3 can play to enhance equitable market development in the reproductive health space and mobilize corporate action to support access to quality maternal and reproductive health care. The CEO will lead with a personal commitment to the mission, bringing experience centering equity in organizational mission and strategy, exceptional listening skills, and an authentic and inspiring approach to engagement. Experience raising significant funding and bringing new champions to a mission from across diverse networks is essential.
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More information about Rhia Ventures may be found at: https://rhiaventures.org/
This search is being conducted by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Linh Nguyen, Britni Russell-Bianchi, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, you are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
Rhia Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected law. Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color, and LGBTQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.