OPPORTUNITIES

Network Director

Position Type: Full-time (part-time considered)

Reports to: Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Building on the successful fellowship program (a 10 month intensive and immersive executive leadership experience), the LEADS Network will provide continuity, connections and additional points of intervention to help leverage the alumni of the LEADS fellowship to deepen and broaden their individual and collective impact. The development and deployment of Network programming will be managed by the Network Director, working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and President of LEADS.


The Network Director is responsible for shaping a vision for the network and leading the implementation of that vision. This role is perfect for a leader who wants to sit at the intersection of the for-profit, non- profit and public sectors and is comfortable operating in all of them. They will understand what leaders need to be successful and will be confident in their ability to source these resources to help network members succeed in their individual roles and collective actions. They will understand the value of networking and thrive on making and sustaining connections. This could be a full-time or part-time position (to start), depending on the candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Establish and maintain relationships with members of the LEADS Network (160 people as of July, 2022, with scheduled growth 50-60 additional members per year) to encourage ongoing connectivity and commitment to the LEADS mission. Develop and coordinate targeted programming to deepen connections within the group.

  • Build and manage relationships with leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors and connect LEADS network members to support their individual and collective work (i.e. funders, service providers, policy-makers, etc.)

  • Produce an annual, network-wide event with substantial and relevant content and networking opportunities with the Boston innovation economy.

  • Provide targeted opportunities for continued leadership development of network members.

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, build out an accelerator to support the project groups that were incubated during the Fellowship Year – build curriculum, develop and manage a cadre of influential volunteer coaches to support project teams, assist in fundraising to support the accelerator model.

  • Work closely with other members of the LEADS leadership team to adapt and improve as the network grows in size and potential for impact

EXPERIENCE/ABILITIES:

 

  • Ability to interface with diverse set of stakeholders, including Harvard Business School Faculty, business and non-profit leaders, elected officials, and donors

  • Relevant experience in Startup Land, Leadership development, and/or community action desirable.

  • Strong program management skills and experience

  • Collaborative by nature, and a strong team player with capacity to imagine and lead projects independently

  • Strong administrative and communication skills a must

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, mission oriented environment

  • Ability to laugh while working, keep calm while stressed

  • Bilingual/bicultural experience a plus

  • MBA or equivalent degree desired but not necessary