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B Lab Hiring Colorado Director

We’ve just got word that B Lab — the folks who run the B Corporation activities, are hiring a Director for their Colorado operations. See the job description we got from them, below.  Please contact B Lab directly — this is all we know.  

Position Title: Director, B Lab Colorado

Location: Colorado (city tbd)

Organization Overview: B Lab is the non-profit organization which certifies and supports B Corporations in service of its mission to build a global movement to redefine success in business. As of September 2013, there are over 800 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries, including more than 30 in Colorado, all of whom meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability (bcorporation.net).

Position Purpose: To serve and build the local B Corp community who will provide the leadership for a broader effort to engage all Colorado businesses to make Colorado a national leader in modeling a better way to do business. The Director will assist companies to:

• Practice better business, by measuring, comparing, and improving their social and environmental performance using the B Impact Assessment, a free educational tool

• Bake higher purpose into their legal DNA and help ensure it remains central as they scale, bring in outside capital, plan succession, or even sell, by registering as a benefit corporation

• Be recognized as a leader by becoming a Certified B Corporation

Position Functions: Hire and manage a team (initially 2 additional members, growing thereafter based on success) who, along with the Director, will:

• Recruit companies to become Certified B Corps

• Work to ensure local B Corps are engaged and deriving value from their certification

• Build partnerships to increase usage by companies of the B Impact Assessment

• Lead local efforts to increase usage by investors of the B Analytics platform

• Support B Lab’s policy work at the state and municipal level

• Represent B Lab at conferences and events

• Work with larger B Lab team to build a global movement to use business as a force for good

Qualifications:

Required

• Passion for using business as a force for good

• High energy, self-managing, entrepreneurial personality capable of working in start-up environment

• Strong relationship-building, communications, and organizational skills

• 10+ years in direct sales to C-level executives, team management, and managing external relationships

• Experience across multiple industries, from startup through venture funding to maturity

• Managerial experience with profit and loss accountability

• Facility with Salesforce, Gotomeeting, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Preferred

• Industry experience in traditional Colorado sectors including: agriculture, aeronautics, energy, LOHAS, resource development, technology, and tourism

• Experience starting a business

• Executive level experience in companies >$20MM annual sales

• Experience working for or with a business association

Compensation: $80-$120k plus benefits depending upon experience

Contact: Jay Coen Gilbert jay@bcorporation.net

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