Chief Executive Officer

European Venture Philanthropy Association
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    Brussels, Belgium
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    Jul 01

Position description

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a strong community of 300+ organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through the practice of venture philanthropy and social investment.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, EVPA is proud to have initiated the Venture Philanthropy (VP) and Social Investment (SI) movement in Europe, turning it into a thriving ecosystem and a growing market engaging social investors, foundations, corporations and policy makers in supporting social innovators and scaling their impact.

EVPA today is a well-established and fast-growing organisation with members from over 30 countries, connected through events and activities to share best practices on scaling impact through investments and move the ecosystem forward. As a strategic partner of the European Commission in building this sector and with a team of 20+ full-time dedicated professionals, at EVPA we share insights, develop knowledge and training, shape public policies and make our members stronger and our ecosystem more vibrant.

In order to continue leading the debate and direction of this fast-evolving market, we are searching for a new CEO who can lead the organisation and become an influential protagonist in shaping the ecosystem that supports venture philanthropy and social investment.

The CEO will be responsible for developing and executing the strategy to achieve EVPA’s mission of building a thriving ecosystem and enabling EVPA members to maximize their societal impact. S/he will support and build relationships across the sector, and drive EU policy, debate and development in line with the market and member needs. Together with the Management team, the CEO will deploy the necessary financial and human resources for EVPA to continue to be a sustainable and vibrant membership based organization, fit for the digital age. The CEO position is a full-time role and is based in Brussels.

The ideal candidate will be a senior leader in the VP/SI ecosystem with a good understanding of the sector, a broad network and a proven track record in supporting and building a strong Management team. S/he will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a clear vision, as the organisation and market evolve. S/he will also bring experience of engaging in complex, multi-stakeholder environments, a track record of business development, excellent communication skills, as well as significant experience working broadly across Europe and beyond.

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