Joshua Venture, a Jewish social entrepreneur fellowship program, seeks an Executive Director to be responsible for leading Joshua Venture as it builds upon its assets, strong brand, and past successes. This is a unique and innovative professional opportunity for an experienced, creative and talented leader to have a major impact on the North American Jewish community through helping to launch and establish new organizations and entrepreneurial ventures and by advancing the concept and role of social entrepreneurship in the Jewish community.
The mission of Joshua Venture is to reinvigorate and expand the Jewish community by cultivating the leadership and management capability of young Jewish social entrepreneurs and investing in their visions and the growth of healthy and sustainable organizations. The fellowship provides seed funding, organizational and professional development support and communities of practice. It also confers legitmacy upon the fellows and their ventures, and expands their networks within the Jewish world.
The Executive Director will develop strategy, set goals, redesign and implement the program, including the recruitment and mentorship of the fellows, and manage performance. S/he will create and maintain sound business and organizational models that promote and support the organization’s mission and vision, a positive and supportive atmosphere, and financial accountability and will serve as the organization’s representative in a wide variety of settings. Joshua Venture seeks a candidate who can be both a strategic thinker and hands-on leader and manager. Knowledge of, and experience in, nonprofit management, adult learning, the Jewish community and Jewish organizations and the ability to move comfortably between traditional and non-traditional organizational and community circles is critical.
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