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Senior Director of Community Engagement

BALLE |  Bay Area CA 90001 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/17/2012

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Senior Director of Community Engagement

BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is a membership-based national organization working to spread solutions, connect innovators and drive investment to the localist movement. The energy around the Local movement is palpable and BALLE is uniquely positioned to lead the movement, at its tipping point, into the future.

As BALLE grows to meet the excitement in the field, we are expanding our team: the Senior Director of Community Engagement candidate is currently in a management role (ideally in a membership based organization) and is responsible for managing strategic growth in an entrepreneurial environment.
This position is accountable for leading BALLE’s efforts to support and grow our network of values-aligned entrepreneurs, business networks and local economy funders. Through strategic programs, successful sponsorships and external partnerships, this role ensures that the BALLE network is thriving through robust engagement activities, that innovative solutions and business models are being spread across communities, that BALLE’s membership services are effective, and that revenue generation is expanded for the entire organization.

This is a new position with strong existing support and further opportunities to grow a dedicated team of professionals.


Identifies local economy innovations, emerging trends, and ‘what works’; Builds the strategies and business models for effectively spreading these solutions to BALLE’s growing audiences – members, sponsors, local economy funders, media, government;
Develops and grows strategic relationships and partnerships that help drive: (a) effective content development (b) audience growth for and active participation in BALLE initiatives and (c) opportunities to leverage the brand;
Increases organizational revenue and capacity through the expansion of external partnerships and sponsorships, the cultivation of new members and services and new dynamic initiatives;
Directs recruitment/retention and member services for a dynamic and diverse network of local economy leaders;

BALLE actively seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the Localist movement and our team. We are an equal opportunity organization. Full job description at (link to website).

This is a full-time position based in the Bay Area, CA. BALLE offers a competitive compensation package, with benefits, commensurate with experience.

To apply, send a resume and a compelling cover letter that very specifically describes why you would be a good fit for this particular position with Senior Director of Community Engagement in the subject line to Applications will be evaluated as they arrive, but should be submitted no later than January 7, 2013. No phone calls please.

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Location Bay Area, CA, 90001, United States
Categories Community Improvement/Capacity Building/Economic Development
Function Senior/Executive Management

Location Maptop

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Contact Name April Claxton
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Job Code sr director comm eng