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Director of BoardLead 2023

Title: Director of BoardLead 
Employment Type: Full-Time, Salary 
Organization: Cause Strategy Partners 

The mission of Cause Strategy Partners is to inspire the world’s professionals to serve their cause. We are a purpose-driven enterprise that believes in harnessing the power of business for social good. We are proud to be a Certified B-Corporation, part of a global community of more than 3,000 companies across 60 industries that meet rigorous standards of performance, accountability and transparency, 
committed to using the power of business to build strong communities. 

The Director of BoardLead will be a deeply passionate, mission-driven leader, overseeing the design, implementation, management and outcomes of Cause Strategy Partners’ signature program, BoardLead. 

The Director of BoardLead will oversee program excellence for Cause Strategy Partners’ flagship program, Boardlead. Major responsibilities include: 
● Setting and tracking high level BoardLead program goals across all active rounds
● Coordinating BoardLead program deadlines, milestones, and processes 
● Leading a team of BoardLead Program Managers, Senior Program Associates, and Program Associates to ensure effective program delivery by providing resources, materials, tools, and training needed to equip the BoardLead team and program for success, specifically: 
  • Monitoring workflow and capacity of direct and indirect reports, making adjustments to responsibilities as necessary, to ensure a challenging yet appropriate workload. 
  • Supporting direct and indirect reports in developing execution plans for their various responsibilities.
  • Being attuned to individuals’ professional development goals and opportunities for growth.
  • Creating opportunities for team-building and connection within and across teams
Serving as a primary program liaison to corporate partners, including: 
  • Supporting corporate liaisons throughout their full BoardLead experience. 
  • Ensuring understanding of important program milestones. 
  • Sharing and interpreting BoardLead outcome data relevant to their candidates’ experience.
  • Creating opportunities for corporate liaisons to connect and exchange with each other about BoardLead and board placement.
  • Equiping Program Managers to serve as program liaisons to corporate partners in these ways, as well. 
● Partnering with the Leadership Team to support the continued geographic expansion of BoardLead using an innovative program model launched in January 2023. This includes:
  • Working closely with the Chief Program Officer and Founder/CEO, support the ongoing research, improvement, and development of the BoardLead model.
  • Collaborating with the Chief Program Officer to ensure effective use of team resources for program delivery, and supporting the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion into program training materials.
  • Partnering with the Director of Strategic Growth to guide the strategy and planning for BoardLead, including guiding geographic priorities and BoardLead around timing decisions.
● Supporting the development and delivery of Governance Training for nonprofits, board candidates and BoardLeaders, and other relevant stakeholders 
● Performing other duties necessary to effectively administer the program as it develops
● Supporting ongoing internal and external engagements in partnership with the Cause Strategy Partners team 

The Director of BoardLead reports into the Chief Program Officer. They must be adept at a number of core competencies, including: 
  1. Strong verbal and written communication: a great deal of time will be invested in building meaningful relationships with a host of internal and external stakeholders. 
  2. Strong oversight and decision-making capabilities: candidate must be adept in managing resources, decisions, and teams in successful program delivery. 
  3. Program Evaluation: experience designing, collecting, and analyzing data to make program improvements. Familiarity with modern database technologies is preferred. 
  4. Technological and design prowess: candidate must be skilled in identifying, building, and supporting the development of tools and technologies that facilitate the effective delivery of a key program. 
  5. Highly efficient & organized self-starter: as an earlier-stage, fast-growing consulting social enterprise, Cause Strategy Partners has a team that shows up each day with an entrepreneurial spirit and an eagerness to build something great for our society. 

● Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of Cause Strategy Partners and BoardLead. 
● A number of years of program leadership experience, with a track record of capacity building, implementing and scaling program activities. 
● Experience managing teams, preferably in the social good organizational context.
● A proven ability to build trusted partnerships and service offerings with a variety of partners including nonprofit leaders and corporate professionals from CSR, HR/Talent, corporate communications, or other relevant functional area teams. 
● A demonstrated passion for and familiarity with the importance of the nonprofit sector to society. 
● An understanding and belief in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
● Ability to work effectively in a full-time virtual team environment. 

Base Salary Range: $92,000-$100,000, plus eligibility for a performance-based bonus.
● Benefits: As an employee, Causies have access to a phenomenal set of fringe benefits, including: 
  • Health, dental & vision insurance 
  • Unlimited paid time off & generous company-wide vacation days 
  • Generous paid family leave 
  • 6% match to your 401K Plan after one year of service
  • Employee Matching Gift Policy for Board Service & Charitable Donations 
  • Budget for external professional development as well as opportunities for growth provided through internal trainings 
  • Annual technology stipend 
● Remote work with opportunities to connect in person: Cause Strategy Partners’ 
headquarters are in New York City, but our organization will remain a virtual workplace for the foreseeable future. All open roles are remote opportunities, with the expectation that the employee is willing and able to travel to in-person all-team activities as necessary, including two multiple-day all team retreats each year. 

To apply: 
1. Submit your application. Please send an email (with the subject line: “Director of BoardLead”) with your resume and cover letter. Please include an answer to the following question, to:
Application question: What about this role are you interested in, and what qualifies you for this role? 
2. An internal review committee will review your application based on skills and experience, with particular attention paid to how you connect your experience to the responsibilities of this role.
3. Select candidates will be invited to a 30-minute phone screening. 
4. If selected to move forward, candidate(s) will be invited to interview with members of the program team and/ or organization’s leadership. An assessment will be assigned to prepare in advance of this interview. 
5. Finalists will be invited to an interview with Cause Strategy Partners leadership. 
6. If applicable, offer & onboarding. 

We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from effective service, governance and leadership. Inclusive practices ensure that we go beyond platitudes and tokenism by giving voice, influence, and power to all who wish to productively engage in service of our mission. 

Out of a shared commitment to practice what we preach, we invest our time, talent and treasure in learning about and from our communities, challenging our assumptions, and inviting new insights as we champion authentic leadership. 

Cause Strategy Partners is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its employees and contractors, without regard to race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, unemployment status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis. We believe we are stronger as a company when we are a diverse group of highly-qualified professionals. We are committed to equitable and inclusive practices in recruitment, hiring and promotion.