Job Details

Vice President of Social Enterprise
Jan 6, 2021
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati
Full Time

If 2020 led you to yearn for more meaning in your career, here’s your chance to put your business skills to use contributing to a triple bottom line impact: people, planet and profit.

Easterseals serving Greater Cincinnati is seeking a visionary leader to oversee its social enterprise portfolio. The role will afford an entrepreneurially-minded and mission-driven individual the opportunity to lead two small businesses whose net income fuels the sustainability of Easterseals and its mission to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and community. 

An Easterseals board member put the challenge of the position best: we take people who can’t get and keep a job, employ them in our businesses while they learn hard and soft skills, then when they become fully productive, we help them out the door so we can train more people. It’s a business model that requires a special kind of leader, one with a demonstrated ability to get a lot done without a lot of resources.

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of Social Enterprise will be the general manager responsible for leading strategy, business development, marketing and communications, financial budgeting and team building for Building Value LLC and Easterseals Kitting and Logistics. The VP will work closely with Easterseals’ CEO on defining organizational strategy, priorities and goals.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Business Development

• Develop overarching vision, strategy, and operational plan for social enterprise

• Establish organizational framework and business processes to increase efficiency and profitability

• Identify profitable opportunities for customer diversification

• Craft tailored pitches for key prospects highlighting how Easterseals can help achieve their goals and create goodwill with their customer base

• Engage Business Advisory Councils in partnership with CEO and leadership team

• Identify opportunities to launch new businesses and/or service lines; develop business cases for the CEO and board

Marketing & Communications

• Ensure the organization and its mission, vision and partners are communicated effectively and consistently

• Partner with Easterseals’ development and marketing team to guide communication planning and media execution to grow awareness and expand the impact.

• Seek out collaboration opportunities with likeminded brands and ways to creatively leverage social channels and relevant networks to increase awareness of Easterseals’ mission

• Assist in communications between partners, stakeholders and media

Operations & Finance

• Build organizational capacity and lead day-to-day management of the operations

•Identify operational efficiencies that drive quality improvement and profitability

• Lead budget planning and forecasting, ensuring stability and growth

• Ensure regulatory compliance for all operations

People & Organizational Management

• Develop staffing models that balance efficiency and workforce development mission

• Lead recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and performance evaluation of team

CEO & Leadership Collaboration

• Work closely with CEO and senior leadership team to ensure execution of agency vision and long-term strategy

• Provide timely information, including updates on KPIs and business development


• Minimum 8 - 10 years relevant work experience in private sector and/or public sector development

• Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or advanced management course work preferred

• Passion for equity, inclusion and environmental sustainability is essential, with demonstrated ability to transform such passion into action

• Entrepreneurial leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative, engaging and motivational style

• Successful track record in strategy, business development, fundraising, operational team oversight and financial management

•Strong communication, listening, persuasion and presentation skills

• Comfort with ambiguity and ability to take initiative and actively work to deepen existing relationships and forge new ones

• Must be well-organized, focused and have a goal-oriented work style

• A high level of integrity, professionalism, creativity and compassion is required

Contact Details

Vicki Strole
Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati