The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Enactus in the search for a Chief Development Officer.
Enactus seeks a proven, highly motivated, dynamic, innovative, and inspiring strategic leader with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building and expanding capacity and increasing revenue for this role. This is a unique opportunity to partner with an energized, engaged board as well as CEOs and C-suite leaders of companies globally to strengthen and diversify the philanthropic profile of Enactus.
Reporting to the President and CEO and partnering with the Board, senior leadership, and staff, the CDO will have a critical role in shaping and implementing the organization’s overall revenue strategy and advising on organizational strategies. Critical priorities for the CDO will be to build and expand a program that ensures long-term, sustainable, and transformative growth for the institution as well as achieves or exceeds current annual goals. The CDO will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all fundraising-related activities including engaging a larger, broader, and more diverse audience; managing development staff and partnering throughout the organization; developing new earned income initiatives; and collaborating on all donor-facing marketing and branding efforts.
Three years from now, the CDO at Enactus will be able to say that her or his work shaped the futures of more than 100,000 socially responsible business leaders; that her or his work increased livelihoods and quality of life for countless communities in over 40 countries; and that her or his work at Enactus accelerated her or his own leadership trajectory exponentially.
Enactus is an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. It provides a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, Enactus students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Its work transforms both the lives of the people it serves, and in turn, the lives of its students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
Today, Enactus is at a pivotal point in its history; as such, the new CDO will have a life-changing opportunity to help shape the organization and plant it firmly in the flow of world-shaping leadership non-profits. As a key partner within the leadership team, the CDO will serve a vital role in creating the global development strategy but also in shaping the organization’s growth strategy (including deep engagement with the board of c-suite executives from some of the world’s leading companies) which—together, make this role a significant career accelerator for the right candidate.
The CDO may reside and work remotely anywhere within the United States. While Enactus is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, it is not essential that the CDO be based there. Travel will be expected both to monthly meetings and for fundraising purposes.