Head of Strategic Growth

B Lab
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 23, 2021
May 22, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Head of Strategic Growth

B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and we certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. To date, our community includes nearly 4,000 Certified B Corps in over 70 countries and 150 industries, over 10,000 benefit corporations, and 100,000 companies managing their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. We have led the passage of legislation in over 40 U.S. states and 7 countries.

B Lab believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re not looking for candidates who are “culture fits.” We’re looking for candidates who can expand our perspective and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition.

As an organization, we stand against anti-Black racism and all forms of oppression including transphobia, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. We commit to a focused and sustained action to dismantle racist systems, policies, practices, and ideologies within ourselves and our networks. As we continue to learn about injustice, we embrace radical reorientation of our consciousness and will listen to the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous and marginalized peoples to catalyze equitable outcomes for all.

At B Lab an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace is one where all workers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our teams and programs. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

About B Lab Global
B Lab Global leads the global narrative regarding the B Corp movement’s leadership in economic systems change. B Lab Global coordinates the B Global Network to build the B Corp movement, including guiding strategic planning to ensure the network is aligned on our shared objectives and outcomes to achieve our theory of change. It also facilitates communication and collaboration across regions and between partners and the certification teams, rolls out global policies, and develops new programs and products to deliver on B Lab Global’ s vision.

B Lab’s Commitment to Justice and Anti-Racism
B Lab has made the commitment to review its practices and ensure the board and staff are aligned as it relates to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI).  Their commitment and approach can be read here -  https://bcorporation.net/07z20/b-lab-takes-stand-commitment-justice-and-anti-racism

In a rapidly changing time globally and a rapidly scaling moment for the B Corp movement, the Strategic Growth team seeks an excellent candidate to design and implement a multi-year, multi-million dollar fundraising strategy and accelerate our fundraising efforts to reach our goals for rapid scale. This person will also grow the team and build out the fundraising function at B Lab.  The global network has an overall budget around $30 million, and B Lab Global has a budget of $ 22 million, of which B Lab raises $8-9 million annually through philanthropy to help support its initiatives.  The primary source of funding has come from foundations or government organizations closely aligned with B Lab’s mission.  To date, B Lab has raised over $70 million.

B Lab is poised for a step change in philanthropic support if led by a creative, driven Head of Strategic Growth. Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Strategic Growth is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive annual and multi-year fundraising strategies and leading a high-performing team. The Head of Strategic Growth will also play a leading role in the building and execution of a multi-year, fundraising campaign, expected to start in FY21. B Lab has ambitious plans to raise $50-100 million over the next five years to support opportunities to advance our mission. The new Head of Strategic Growth will build a talented team of fundraisers to complement the 3 current fundraising staff members and be responsible for dramatically increasing B Lab’s funding from individual donors and institutional funders. B Lab seeks people who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and thrive in ambiguity yet can communicate their vision for the team clearly and implement their plan.  

To view the complete position description and to apply to the position, please visit  https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/go/ext/DT721/243 


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