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Food Initiative and Incubator Manager
Social Enterprise Greenhouse Intern

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Food Initiative and Incubator Manager 

About the Position
Social Enterprise Greenhouse connects mission-driven social entrepreneurs with the networks, resources, and knowledge they need to refine their business model, grow strategically, and make positive impact in Rhode Island, and beyond.

The Food Initiative and Incubator Manager role will strategically and operationally manage and grow two of SEG’s primary initiatives: the Food Initiative and the Incubator Program.

We seek a collaborative leader who will continue to build momentum, manage existing programming and networks, while balancing growth opportunities in accordance with organizational strategy. This position will be accountable to the Senior Program Director for the following goals:
High-quality execution of innovative business development programming that meets the needs of social enterprises;
Ensuring equity and inclusion are foundational aspects of this work;
Growth in the Food and Incubator programs and ecosystems;
Increase in the success rate and impact of social enterprises in Rhode Island.

Primary Responsibilities include:
– Grow, Improve, and Manage the Food Initiative and Incubator Program: SEG’s Food Initiative connects food-focused social entrepreneurs with the advising, resources, and programming they need to refine their business plan, grow, and make positive impact on our food system.

The SEG Incubator Program provides earlier stage social entrepreneurs and those who are currently operating outside of the current mainstream innovation economy with programming and support to move their business ideas forward to support economic development in communities. While all SEG programs recruit entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups, Incubator recruitment efforts are particularly focused on communities that have been historically excluded from mainstream business opportunities and resources.

The manager will coordinate existing Food Initiative and SEG Incubator related programming and networks, and also grow the initiatives. The manager will be charged with executing the SEG Food Accelerator, and SEG Incubator Program as well as other programs and services that support social enterprises in these portfolios. The Manager will collect and analyze client feedback, stay abreast of trends and make recommendations for improved or new programs. The Manager will ensure their programs align with SEG organizational objectives, track initiative activity and report progress to stakeholders.

– Equity and Inclusion: These principles are foundational to SEG’s success. The Manager will ensure these principles are infused in all aspects of programming to ensure programs are accessible and diversity outcomes are achieved.

– Build and nurture relationships: The Manager will be a relationship builder – recruiting, managing and engaging entrepreneurs, volunteer advisors, and partner/funder organizations across areas of responsibility.

– Support Fundraising: The Manager will support grant writing, individual donor cultivation, and corporate sponsorships to sustain and grow the initiatives.

– Grow Visibility and Support Communications: The Manager will collaborate with the communications team to raise visibility of enterprise development programs and SEG as an organization.

Core Skills & Capacities
– Passion: Passion for and ability to communicate concepts of social entrepreneurship (business as a force for social good);
– Experience: 5+ years relevant experience with knowledge of or experience with food justice issues a plus;
– Execution: Excellent aptitude for getting things done. Able to step in proactively and make progress where others are not;
– Commitment to Addressing Issues of Race & Equity: Demonstrates an active commitment to viewing their work through an equity and inclusion lens and finding and supporting opportunities to address issues of structural racism and economic inequity;
– Relationship Builder: Able to build relationships with a wide range of people. Easily connects and builds trust;
– Organization and Planning: Plans and organizes in an efficient, productive manner;
– Communicator: Strong public speaker, errs on the side of over communicating progress, success, and challenges using strong communication skills;
– Problem-solver: Easily assesses complex challenges and takes timely action to resolve;
– Detail-Orientation: Sweats the small stuff. Does not let important details fall through the cracks;
– Empathy: Listens deeply to others and seeks to understand their goals, interests, and experiences from their perspective and demonstrates diplomacy and empathy in all efforts;
– Team Player: Looks beyond their individual goals to support overall work of the organization, quick to leverage opportunities to effectively improve outcomes, works well with others.

Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required.
Starting salary range: $40,000 – $50,000.
Benefits: Healthcare, SIMPLE IRA matching, long term disability, paid vacation.

How to apply:
Please email a resume and 1-page cover letter to as .pdf attachments. Include your name and the position title in the header of your email and titles of attached documents. Deadline to apply is May 7, 2019.


Social Enterprise Greenhouse Intern 

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