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Executive Director Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado
Location
Boulder, CO, United States
Posted on
Jun 14,2019
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Job Summary The University of Colorado Law School
welcomes applications for an Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Colorado
.The CEO/Executive Director will be responsible for leading the development of the BEN Colorado network, constituents, and internal team to assist growing companies in Colorado. The position will have the freedom to use creativity to grow and scale the organization, while exploring fascinating high-growth companies to bring into the network. This role is meant for someone who is passionate about investing in, growing, and enriching Colorado's connective and collaborative business ecosystem. The CEO/Executive Director will work closely with the Operations Director and BEN team to grow the network, manage the operations of BEN Colorado, and enhance and broaden recognition of the Denver-Boulder Metro Area as one of the nation's vibrant and resource-rich regions for launching and growing new businesses.
The Executive Director will report to the Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center (SFC), who will report to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to ensure the success of this program. The Executive Director will work with the Steering Committee to develop high-quality programming and facilitate the interactions between the Blackstone Entrepreneurs, advisors, and companies in the network. Who We Are The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) is funded by a $3M gift from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to the University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Center. BEN builds relationships, provides educational resources, and supports scale-up growth through a range of offerings. The BEN team has curated a collaborative group of experienced business experts who have \"been there, and done that\", that are ready to give back and share what they have learned with the next generation of entrepreneurs in Colorado. To date, BEN has served 106 companies that employ
a collective 13,084 individuals, gathered $4.29B in fundraising, and earned $6.41B in revenue. Within our network, there are 345 advisors that offer various levels of engagement with our CEOs. Of these advisors, nine sit on the BEN Colorado Steering Committee. In the previous fiscal year (2018-2019), BEN hosted 48 events, held 309 meetings, and made 12,949 connections between network members. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Primary Responsibilities
Work with network members and BEN leadership to identify, seek out, and vet promising growth-potential founders and companies.
This includes following daily local business newsfeed and conducting research on local scaling companies.
Engage and develop deep relationships with individual in-network founders and CEOs to assist them with ad hoc requests and challenges.
Be invested in their growth and success as a leader.
Develop curated, high-value content and events for the identified founders and companies.
Serve as the BEN spokesperson and moderator for in-network and broad community events.
Be able to speak to the media, groups of entrepreneurs, and a range of audiences to talk about the mission of the network.
Work closely with Steering Committee on strategy and sustainability of the program.
Conduct fundraising, build out Marketplace Partner program, and develop long-term sustainability for the organization.
What We Can Offer The salary range starts at $100,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.
Be Statements Be Driven. Be Proactive. Be Boulder. What We Require Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Eight years of relevant experience in a field related to business or technology.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
What You Will Need Build meaningful engagement with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and high growth companies.
Create a framework for scouting, selecting, and coaching late-stage, high-potential scale-ups.
Have excellent communication skills (in writing and orally).
Excellent facilitation skills
Understand the life-cycle and development path of entrepreneurial companies.
Be able to work collaboratively with a number of different stakeholders, including the Blackstone Entrepreneurs, university partners, investors, and community resource providers.
Be well-respected by the local entrepreneurial community.
What We Would Like You To Have Former Founder, CEO, Director, or Co-Founder with success scaling an organization and comfort in a startup environment.
Understand the life-cycle and development path of entrepreneurial companies.
Track record for working collaboratively with a number of different stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, university partners, investors, and community resource providers.
Strong desire to have an impact, lasting impression on entrepreneurs and leaders in the community.
Natural and engaging service-oriented mentor and community leader.
Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials: 1.A current resume. 2.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by 7/8/2019 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
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Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email:
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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The CEO/Executive Director will be responsible for leading the development of the BEN Colorado network, constituents, and internal team to assist growing companies in Colorado. The position will have the freedom to use creativity to grow and scale the organization, while exploring fascinating high-growth companies to bring into the network. This role is meant for someone who is passionate about investing in, growing, and enriching Colorado's connective and collaborative business ecosystem. The CEO/Executive Director will work closely with the Operations Director and BEN team to grow the network, manage the operations of BEN Colorado, and enhance and broaden recognition of the Denver-Boulder Metro Area as one of the nation's vibrant and resource-rich regions for launching and growing new businesses., Be Statements Be Driven. Be Proactive. Be Boulder. What We Require Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Eight years of relevant experience in a field related to business or technology. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. What You Will Need Build meaningful engagement with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and high growth companies. Create a framework for scouting, selecting, and coaching late-stage, high-potential scale-ups. Have excellent communication skills (in writing and orally). Excellent facilitation skills Understand the life-cycle and development path of entrepreneurial companies. Be able to work collaboratively with a number of different stakeholders, including the Blackstone Entrepreneurs, university partners, investors, and community resource providers.

What We Can Offer The salary range starts at $100,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.


Associated topics: corporate development, evp, executive vice president, front office, general management, general manager, manager i, manager iv, overall, regional vice president

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