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Executive Director - B Lab AuNZ


Employer: Talent Nation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Corporate Social Responsibility, Executive & Senior Management, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 April, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • B Lab Australia & New Zealand
  • Melbourne, VIC

The organisation

B Lab AuNZ is part of a global movement that is redefining success in business, B Lab is a hub for the new economy and contributes to the international conversation of mission led business.

They grow, promote, enable, connect & empower the community of B Corporations in the region. They are the fastest growing region per capita of B Corporations outside the USA.

B Lab AuNz have 258 B Corps and over 3000 companies in the region who have taken the B Impact Assessment to measure and manage their impact.

B Lab AuNZ’s vision is that all people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand participate in, and benefit from, an economy that builds community and regenerates the environment. Their purpose is to enable people to build a new economy through businesses that create positive social and environmental impacts.

The role

B Lab AuNZ is offering an outstanding opportunity to lead the region as the organisation’s Executive Director. You will be responsible for delivering the exciting next phase of B Lab’s strategy, which is focused on strategic and operational goals.

As an agent of change, you will be a persuasive and inspiring leader with a depth of commercial and social innovation experience and a passion for B Lab’s mission. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a focus on:

  • External-facing engagement and communications
  • Delivery on strategy and financial KPIs
  • Leadership and team management
  • Leading the organisation in transitioning its business model
  • Contributing to a global movement

Position functions:

  • External-facing engagement and communications; including growing awareness of and demand for B Corps with Australia and New Zealand with stakeholders spanning government, business and consumers
  • Delivery against financial KPIs and executive level fundraising, including developing and delivering against annual budgets, P&L and balance sheet with the Financial Manager
  • Responsibility for fundraising strategy and implementation (noting that B Lab Au/NZ doesn’t currently have deductible gift recipient status), including target-setting and approach to market
  • Ongoing management of the relationship with B Lab Global and liaising effectively with B Lab Global and our global partners to ensure aligned strategy and sharing of best practice and meeting local licence reporting requirements
  • Leadership and team management of a team of 4 in Melbourne
  • Responsible for Board Liaison

About you

With the mindset that good business is about much more than making money, you will be an experienced, high energy, entrepreneurial personality with a track record of success and a passion for making a positive impact. Reporting into the Board of B Lab Australia & New Zealand, you enjoy collaborating with a Board on strategy and operational outcomes, with a clear focus on risks and trends.

You thrive in an environment where the hours are flexible in this permanent full-time role. The role requires regular local travel and international travel as required, as well as flexibility to attend after-hours events and conference calls.

Ideally, you will possess:

  • 10+ years’ work experience in leadership and management
  • Demonstrated commitment to B Lab’s vision to redefine success in business
  • High energy, emotional intelligence, self-managing, entrepreneurial personality capable of working in a start-up environment
  • Team player mentality with a demonstrated collaborative style
  • Relentless problem-solving skills
  • Strong, charismatic public speaking and persuasive writing skills
  • Existing networks and capability to develop high-quality partnerships with governments, foundations, philanthropic bodies and HNWI
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