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Executive Director, West (Remote - LA/San Francisco)

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
California, United States
$150,000.00 - $158,000.00
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in the search for an Executive Director, West.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Executive Director, West will effectively leverage Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's key stakeholders—staff, board members, educators, partners, volunteers, and alumni—while overseeing brand development, extensive relationships and networks, and deep partnerships with the philanthropic community. The Executive Director will have oversight of and be responsible for the West region’s operations, finances, and fundraising. As an authentic advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Executive Director will further the organization's successful efforts to help students from under-resourced communities achieve success through entrepreneurship. This is a fully remote position based in California (Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay area preferred).

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global educational nonprofit focused on bringing the power of entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. NFTE ignites the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower students to own their futures. The NFTE community is a diverse group that includes boards made up of business and community leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs. Its staff includes experienced educators, curriculum designers, program managers, and workforce development experts. NFTE supporters are just as diverse—ranging from individual donors to philanthropic foundations to global corporations.

NFTE works with a variety of public and private sector partners to bring its unique brand of experiential, project-based learning to young people. Learners engaged with NFTE are taught by a highly trained Teacher Corps, coached by a dedicated Volunteer Corps, and rewarded by opportunities to earn scholarships and seed capital at a series of annual business plan and pitch competitions. NFTE programs are run in schools, churches, community centers, libraries, and other institutional settings—as well as online. The programs operate in dozens of U.S. states, and 18 countries around the world. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, NFTE has trained thousands of teachers and educated more than a million young people globally. 

Through community partnerships, NFTE introduces entrepreneurship education to under-represented learners. Using its evidence-based, award-winning curriculum, NFTE walks learners through the process of creating their own business idea, thus helping students build the skills needed to plan and launch a startup. Students are also introduced to the full range of jobs and occupations available to them and are exposed to new career paths through their work with NFTE. This experience helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset, learning to think and act like entrepreneurs and demonstrating essential skills like initiative and self-reliance; flexibility and adaptability, critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; creativity and innovation; opportunity recognition; and future orientation.

NFTE is an equity-driven organization that works to empower youth and combat inequities in education, the economy, and the broader society. It offers a diverse and inclusive workplace as an integral part of its culture. NFTE actively welcomes people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

NFTE will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least seven years of nonprofit management experience in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership, is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $158,000 annually.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 21, 2023.

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