Venture for America - Director of Cleveland

Venture For America is changing the face of entrepreneurship. We envision a world where anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur can be. We search the country for talented recent college grads who are eager to make a meaningful impact in their careers and in the community. We help them find jobs at startups in one of our thirteen U.S. cities across industries from edtech and clean energy to consumer goods. Then we help unlock their limitless potential as creators and builders by providing access to programming, funding resources, and an expansive network. Visit our website to learn more.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive continued growth for Venture For America and entrepreneurship in Cleveland. We’re looking for someone who is a sales/fundraising/partnerships professional interested in building and fostering diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. The density and flow of talent, information, resources, and networks are vital for entrepreneurs to thrive. This person is passionate about inclusive innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship, and approaches challenges with a problem-solving and solutions-oriented mindset. 

As the Director of Cleveland, you will be an ecosystem builder by growing relationships and strategic partnerships and raising awareness of Venture For America throughout the local community.  You will cultivate and engage a community of local donors, company partners, advisory board members, mentors, and ecosystem stakeholders, and find meaningful ways to make connections to our Fellows,  Alumni, and larger VFA community building a network of VFA champions. 

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000
Location Requirement:  Cleveland, OH
Start Date: March 2023 

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