If you are as passionate about startups and data as we are, we are looking to hire a new Executive Director to lead the organization:
Founded in 2014, FinTech Sandbox is a leading nonprofit that provides critical data access and development resources to FinTech entrepreneurs around the world. Through partnerships with 40+ of the world’s largest providers of financial data and with many leading financial institutions, FinTech Sandbox helps startups get to market faster, with more robust offerings and with input directly from potential customers. FinTech Sandbox lives and breathes financial data.
FinTech Sandbox also has built a vibrant community of 5,000+ entrepreneurs, industry executives and investors. It has become a hub for gathering the FinTech community, sharing ideas and helping startups address industry and society’s most pressing financial challenges.
Executive Director role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading FinTech Sandbox. You will be responsible for strategy, operations, organization and fundraising.
Strategy. FinTech Sandbox is always striving towards its goal of fast, free access for startups to financial data during their development phase. You will be responsible for setting the organization’s strategy and prioritizing partnerships and use of resources. You will be gifted at inspiring partners to collaborate with FinTech Sandbox and adept at managing expectations. You will communicate effectively with the Board and manage a high-performing Advisory Board of industry executives. You will be/become a well-recognized leader in the FinTech community advocating for our mission, for startups and for collaboration among industry participants. As the leader of the organization, you will embody the FinTech Sandbox community ethos.
Organization. The Executive Director will hire and lead a talented team of technical, marketing and partnership/BD executives. You will inspire them, provide clear expectations and help them achieve their goals. You will be responsible for all organizational matters, including human resources, compensation and outside vendors.
Operations. The heart of our mission is recruiting, selecting and supporting FinTech startups who enter the program to access financial data from our partners. Along with your team, the ED is responsible for designing and operationalizing a highly efficient and scaled process. The ED must have the technical acumen to guide the data professionals on the team who assist the startups using the financial data and share learnings with the broader community. In addition, the ED is responsible for the community-focused events and initiatives that touch thousands of participants annually, including FinTech Demo Days, Boston FinTech Week and customized events executed in partnership with our data and financial sponsors. Finally, along with team members and outside vendors, the ED oversees all internal operations including accounting, financial reporting, marketing and support.
Fundraising and financial performance. You will be an inspiring, tireless and effective fundraiser. Along with the Head of Partnerships and Business Development, the ED will sustain strong relationships with our existing financial sponsors and develop new partnerships that help FinTech Sandbox expand its impact. You will come to FinTech Sandbox with a deep understanding of financial services and well-developed network of senior executives. Over time, the ED will also creatively design new sources of revenue.
A college bachelor’s or master’s degree
10+ years of professional experience in high performing for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
Transparent and high integrity leadership. Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
Experience leading collaborative organizations to high performance
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors
Ability to effectively communicate an organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the broader community
A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
Fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent public speaking ability
Experience in FinTech and/or Financial Services
The position is located in Boston, MA with remote opportunities. To apply or find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!
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