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About the Program
Social Enterprise Greenhouse envisions a future in which the business community is a powerful lever of change in addressing long-term, systemic issues, including the proliferation of low-quality jobs, economic disparity, brain-drain, poor land use, low air and water quality, and many others.
The Best for RI campaign is a concrete vehicle to make this vision a reality – to engage all companies in our state, not just the leaders, to help address the state’s greatest challenges through the power of business.
Specifically, this program is designed to fuel a long term culture shift to help our state:
● Attract businesses and talent to the state
● Spur high quality job creation
● Engage ‘underserved’ or ‘traditional’ businesses in the process
● Generate impact data to drive smart public policies
How does it work?
This campaign is designed to inspire, equip, celebrate and sustain all companies in RI to create higher quality jobs, build stronger communities, and preserve a healthier environment. This campaign makes participating and taking action easy for businesses. The call to action for businesses is:
1. Inspire and invite companies to take the Best for RI Challenge to measure and compare their impact against thousands of other businesses. The Challenge is a free, online tool that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is designed to be educational, particularly for businesses that may not have prior familiarity with best practices. The Challenge is powered by the B Impact Assessment, which is used by 40,000 businesses in over 40 countries.
2. Equip companies to improve their practices with tools and technical assistance. Tools and assistance include implementation tools pre-built into the Challenge, Programs and Workshops to help plan improvements, hands-on assistance from local MBAs or small business coaches, and/or mentorship from other local businesses.
3. Celebrate companies that participate, improve, or achieve policy objectives. All companies who participate in the Challenge will be invited to earn honors in the Best for Providence Awards by achieving the highest impact scores compared to other businesses in Providence. The awards will provide a tangible benefit to participating companies and will allow the State and its partners to identify and highlight best practices.
4. Sustain company efforts through on-going support and technical assistance.
About the Position
The Campaign Director will lead the state’s effort to orchestrate a successful launch for the campaign and based on the results set the appropriate long term plan for the program. This is a full-time, Providence based position. Primary responsibilities include:
1. Identify, train, and engage Community Partners – business networks/associations, various state divisions, local media, business incubators and accelerators, etc – to help them drive adoption with their companies and help them get value out of the program
2. Develop and manage the core campaign tools, programs, and timelines that allow the campaign to provide a valuable services for businesses. This will involve coordinating with external vendors or internal team members to deliver key campaign assets such as staff members or interns, website, B Impact Assessment & B Analytics tools from B Lab, workshops for businesses, awards program and celebration, campaign marketing and promotion.
3. Help coordinate SEG staff members to execute the campaign gain adoption with companies within SEG’s direct reach
4. Activate ‘champion’ businesses (especially B Corps) so that they can help motivate other businesses
5. Learn best practices from other cities and B Lab and share locally with partners and companies
6. Help coordinate or support any related public policy changes to spread good business practices
7. Manage the budget and fundraising efforts to support this campaign
Core Skills & Capacities:
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and interests:
1. Passion for using business as a force for good
2. 3-5 years of experience in business or government, preferably with prior experience in orchestrating public-private partnerships
3. Relentless problem solver
4. Demonstrated relationship management and project management skills, which in this context includes:
a. Ability and interest in developing and managing relationships at all levels of seniority
b. Self-managing and able to coordinate people towards a deadline or an outlined process
c. Directing and managing group dynamics and processes
d. Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentational skills
e. Ability and interest in speaking in leading group trainings and presentations
5. Detail-oriented individual who can execute on multiple projects concurrently in a fast paced environment
6. Fluency in Spanish preferred (not required)
How to apply
Please email a resume and 1-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org as .pdf attachments. Include your name and the position title in the header of your email and titles of attached documents. Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 24.
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