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Director of Social Enterprise
Drive Change NYC
630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Drive Change NYC hiring Director of Social Enterprise in New York, NY

Drive Change NYC hiring Director of Social Enterprise in New York, NY

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Full Time • Salary ($85k - $95k)
Expired: Jun 27, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

5 years


Job Details

At Drive Change our mission is to support formerly incarcerated young people, and create quality employment pathways to ensure their economic and emotional wellbeing. We work to create systemic change and sustainable impact through unapologetically reimagining what’s possible for the food and hospitality industry.


About the Position:

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Social Enterprise to lead and drive the development and implementation of our social enterprise initiatives.  This role is pivotal in generating revenue to support our mission of creating quality employment pathways for formerly incarcerated young people.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Business Development

  • Lead the charge in shaping and executing our visionary social enterprise initiatives, driving them forward in alignment with our mission and values.
  • Craft comprehensive business plans for each social enterprise endeavor, leveraging in-depth market research, robust financial modeling, and cutting-edge performance metrics.
  • Forge and nurture strategic alliances with external stakeholders, including vendors, clients, and community organizations, to amplify our impact and reach.
  • Champion innovation and continuous improvement within our social enterprise initiatives, remaining at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.
  • Identify and seize new business opportunities, propelling us towards expanded revenue streams and greater societal change.

Operational Management

  • Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams to seamlessly integrate our social enterprise initiatives into our overarching business strategy.
  • Methodically monitor and evaluate the social and environmental impact of our endeavors, furnishing senior leadership with insightful reports and actionable recommendations.
  • Exercise adept financial stewardship by managing budgets, forecasting revenue and expenses, and delivering concise financial performance updates to the senior leadership cohort.

Program Integration and Support

  • Engage in close collaboration with our culinary program team, seamlessly incorporating catering operations to provide invaluable real-world experiences and skill development opportunities to fellows and graduates.
  • Devise ingenious strategies to leverage our business endeavors as a platform for elevating Fellows' exposure, honing their skills, and facilitating potential job placements.
  • Partner with our dynamic development and communications team to conceive and execute cutting-edge marketing strategies that spotlight our enterprise initiatives.
  • Elevate our organization's brand and public image through immersive community engagement endeavors.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A minimum of 5 years of successful leadership experience within the social enterprise sector or related entrepreneurial realms.
  • A degree in Business, Hospitality, Social Enterprise, or a related field is preferred.
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing and implementing successful social enterprise initiatives that drive substantive societal change.
  • Possession of a keen business acumen, underpinned by a deep comprehension of financial modeling and revenue generation strategies.
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building prowess, with a knack for fostering and maintaining fruitful partnerships across diverse stakeholder landscapes.
  • Superlative communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with a magnetic ability to inspire and engage audiences of all stripes.
  • Demonstrated experience thriving in collaborative, team-centric work environments.
  • A nuanced understanding of young individuals navigating the American legal system.
  • Proficiency in technology, including a deft hand with Google Workspace.
  • Ability to operate a food truck is a plus. 
  • An ethos that harmonizes seamlessly with Drive Change's core values.

WORK SCHEDULE 

  • This position is a full-time, hybrid position. Hours worked will be weekdays yet remain flexible to accommodate event dates. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. The office location for this position is Brooklyn, New York.

BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance 
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off 
  • Parental Leave
  • 401K plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Family lunch served on most days

TO APPLY

Please submit the following to [email protected]:

  1. Resume
  2. Answers to the following questions (in lieu of a cover letter):
  • What aspects of this role are you most motivated by and why?
  • How does your personal and/or professional experience illustrate your commitment to working towards racial and economic justice? How do you anticipate that experience to aid your ability to accomplish the expectations of this role?
  • What does the Drive Change tagline, "Reimagine Justice, Reimagine Service" mean to you?
  • Describe a group, community, or team that you have been a part of. How did your skills or experience contribute to the overall success of the group? How do you believe your skills or experience would contribute toward the success of this organization?

Drive Change is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Drive Change values diverse experiences, including with regards to educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($85,000.00 - $95,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Family meal served most days


Required Skills

Leadership

Business Development

Market Research

Financial Modeling

Performance Metrics

Networking

Relationship Building

Communication

Collaboration

Event Management

Strategic Planning

Budget Management

Financial stewardship

Program Development

Marketing strategies

Community Engagement

Technology Proficiency

Operational Management

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PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO FURTHER THEIR SOCIAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE POWER OF WORK.

At Drive Change our mission is to support formerly incarcerated young people, and create quality employment pathways to ensure their economic and emotional wellbeing. We work to create systemic change and sustainable impact through unapologetically reimagining what’s possible for the food and hospitality industry.

While the hospitality sector has the potential to be an opportunity for our youth, Drive Change recognizes that the annual turnover rate for entry level employees in the US hospitality sector is 73.8% (Bureau of Labor Statistics), with 6% of employees quitting every month. Therefore, Drive Change challenges the hospitality industry to hire, train, and retain qualified young people and provide workplaces that are equitable and supportive.

To support this demand for systems change, we provide education, training, and coaching to the leaders of our Hospitality for Social Justice restaurant network, focusing on identity, power and privilege.