For the past two decades, industry networks have been instrumental in advancing, connecting, and coordinating the work of stakeholders across the impact sector – from funders to investors to social entrepreneurs. Villgro USA is in the early stages of creating a global network for impact incubators with the bold mission of providing incubators on every continent with a bridge to one another, a pathway to long-term sustainability, and the resources needed to grow and expand to where they want to go next.
Villgro USA was launched by serial incubator founder Paul Basil (Founder of Villgro India and Co-Founder of Villgro Africa and Villgro Philippines) and Arun Venkatesan (current Villgro USA CEO and former CTO of Villgro India). A U.S.-based 501c3, it set out on an ambitious path in 2017 to leverage their 20+ years of experience and support other impact incubators by creating a peer-to-peer mentorship program. Under the leadership of the Co-founding CEO, Villgro USA has to date supported 40 incubators across 8 countries. After completing an extensive six-month strategic planning process that began in early 2022, the organization is now focusing on building a member-led network designed by and for impact incubators across the global south. Villgro USA is now seeking a Chief Convener to lead the organization into this new phase of impact.
ROLE OVERVIEW: CHIEF CONVENER
The Chief Convener will play the dual role of a masterful network weaver and an entrepreneur-in-action. The right candidate will be eager to roll-up their sleeves and play a leading role in catalyzing the network, operationalizing the Founding team’s new vision, and growing the network’s initial program offering while also supporting the organization through this pivotal leadership change, replacing the inaugural CEO as he transitions into an advisory role and active member of the board of Directors.
Villgro USA has operated as a remote team since 2017. We invite applicants across the U.S. to apply as this will be a remote position based within the U.S. with the potential to travel domestically and internationally 4-5 times per year.
The salary range for this position is $105-120K annually.
To read more about this opportunity and apply, please visit https://kichocheo.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2tv3j7t6oaa.