Are you our next Executive Director?
Searching for a passionate, dynamic, and hands-on changemaker to help grow LAVAN’s network of extraordinary impact investors -- individuals and organizations who are guided by Jewish learning in our collective pursuit of social and environmental change. We want you to lead our tribe.
LAVAN, founded in 2015, is the Jewish world’s premiere organization engaging and educating impact investors to tackle our era’s greatest challenges both within the Jewish community and across the globe. We create spaces for collaboration on investments and facilitate compelling learning experiences that bring together the realms of impact investing and Jewish study.
Our flagship program, the LAVAN Impact Investor Fellowship, provides 20 hours of curriculum plus continued participation in hands-on investment groups that put learning and insights into practice. Following our successful launch in NYC, LAVAN plans to roll out our Fellowship across North America. Graduates of the Fellowship form the basis of our growing community of dynamic leaders.
In short, LAVAN envisions the Jewish community at the forefront of the global impact investing movement by 2025, creating a powerful avenue for Jewish engagement and a bold communal track record of social change.
Executive Director Responsibilities
Our next Executive Director will be responsible for:
Growing the LAVAN impact investor community by launching new LAVAN Fellowship cohorts across new geographies and impact topics (e.g., gender lens investing, cleantech, global poverty, etc.)
Serving as the lead fundraiser -- in strong partnership with LAVAN’s board of directors-- to secure growth capital and financial support from foundations, individuals, and community partners
Publicly representing LAVAN within the North American and global Jewish communities and the impact investing sector at large, including writing and speaking at conferences and seminars
Designing new programming and content on impact investing and Jewish learning for our target audiences
Recruiting individual and community partners and managing ongoing relationships
Building out LAVAN’s deal sharing network and facilitating collaboration among community members
Working with the board of directors to set goals and objectives for LAVAN
Leading the development and execution of LAVAN’s growth strategy
Growing and managing LAVAN’s team
Desired Skills and Experience
Entrepreneurial mindset and desire to work in a startup environment
Demonstrated passion for impact investing, social change and the Jewish community
Minimum five years work experience in impact investing, philanthropy, and/or non-profit management
Strong track record managing a team, department or small organization
Prior experience with Jewish philanthropy and/or non-sectarian organizations,including operations, fundraising, and donor relations
Based in New York City
How to Apply
Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to email@example.com