The CEO is the management leader and spokesperson for StartupAZ; reporting to the organization’s Board of Directors and guided by the Board Chair and Vice Chair. StartupAZ’s CEO is responsible for the strategy, administration and programs of the organization. This entails fundraising, fiscal responsibility, programmatic oversight, marketing and communications oversight and leadership not only down and in the organization, but up and out to the Board and greater community.
Executive-level forprofit and/or nonprofit management experience with an emphasis in working with and reporting to a Board of Directors.
High level strategic thinking, planning, and execution.
Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to organization's stakeholders, staff, board, and donors.
Active and creative fundraising experience with superior donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
Demonstrated organizational skills with a superior attention to detail and focus on stakeholder experience, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong public speaking ability a plus.
Proven entrepreneurial background
Arizona resident with Arizona roots
Clear demonstration of energy and enthusiasm for working with entrepreneurs and the startup community
Clear demonstration of collaboration across various organizations within the business and/or non-profit sector
Respected, trusted and admired among the regional entrepreneur and startup community
Connected and respected among the national and global entrepreneurial communities
This is not a remote position. CEO must reside in Arizona, preferably the metro-Phoenix region. Some travel required for various conferences and outreach opportunities.