Chief Executive Officer

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Net Impact has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Executive Officer. The role is based in San Fransisco, California. The incoming Chief Executive Officer will be both a compelling, inspirational leader and a skilled strategist, motivated by an authentic passion for the Net Impact’s mission, chapters, and programs.

In order to lead this dynamic, vibrant organization, the new CEO will need to be adept at both strategy and execution, as well as people and program management. Guided by Net Impact’s strategic plan, s/he will enhance and build it while leading significant fundraising to help Net Impact achieve new sources of revenue.

Net Impact has a leadership team of six senior staff. The CEO will be expected to dive deeply into fundraising, development and marketing, and communications as part of their work.

Net Impact’s highly engaged board of directors has identified several key priorities for this new leader to activate in the first 2 to 3 years:

  • Elevate the Net Impact brand: Reach, Relevance, Impact, Authority
  • Grow Revenue: Extensive, demonstrable experience in at least one of the below, with delivery of new major funding streams to grow Net Impact 20% – 60% in 3 years  with A) Sponsorship and revenue around events; B) Strategic program funding from partners; C) Foundation fundraising background
  • Enhance programming, expand the network, and re-envision signature event; increase the value for participants, leaders, universities, and strategic partners
  • Build and inspire Net Impact’s culture and values. Attract, empower, develop, and retain staff and other key stakeholders. Instill a culture of performance and accountability

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About net impact

Net Impact is a pioneer in the corporate sustainability space, having built a loyal following of tens of thousands over the past 25 years. Today, our community of tens of thousands of individuals in 350+ chapters includes students and graduate students all over the world, as well as emerging professionals who aspire to make a difference. As the central organization in Oakland, CA, we develop programs and opportunities for our global network to connect, build skills, and make a difference on important issues like racial equity, food security, and climate change. The annual Net Impact conference is renowned as a premier inspirational gathering for next generation leaders who want to transform the world. Visit for more.

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Net Impact


Chief Executive Officer


Friday 22nd March 2019


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