Community and Market Development Director

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
Belgium
Executive Management

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively network of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

As Community and Market Development Director you have a keen interest in our members and an extensive knowledge of the eco system and market conditions. You engage with and support our member community by identifying needs, interests and opportunities to develop our services and help maximize the effectiveness of our core members. You attract new members bringing more funding and more expertise into the VP/SI community and inspire them to share and collaborate within our community.

Together with your team you specifically focus on

  • Membership growth and retention levels
    • Development of member base in current markets
    • Engaging with current member base (leveraging community for networking, knowledge sharing and experience feedback)
  • Development of new markets for VP/SI at large and for EVPA in particular
    • At the forefront of creating the VP/SI sector and managing contacts with all relevant actors in the field
    • Development of member base in new geographies and target groups
    • Development and implementation of the Market Development strategy
    • Identification and analysis of market trends, identification of market requirements and translation of the market needs into a sustainable support model for EVPA

SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Excellent relationship builder with a track record and good network in the VP/SI sector (min. 10 years experience in VP or related environment at large) with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A track record in people management
  • Proven skills in market development & customer relations
  • Strong interest in and proven affinity with social investment sector (experience in VP is a plus)
  • International exposure in previous positions
  • Good communicator and public speaker (presenting at conferences and seminars)
  • Can write sponsorship/funding proposals and develop partnerships
  • Fluent in English (written & spoken), fluency in other European languages is a plus

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Full-time position based in Brussels
  • Managing five team members (2 based in Brussels, 3 based abroad)
  • Reporting to the CEO, Member of the Management Team
  • You will be at the forefront of creating the VP/SI sector and will have contacts with all relevant actors in the field as well as international organisations
  • Compensation according to experience and skills brought to the position (rem: EVPA is a non-profit association)
  • Starting date as soon as possible

Interested in this position? Please send your CV and motivation letter to Els Depoortere by 31 July 2017

(Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

Executive Management

Community and Market Development Director

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
Belgium