Managing Director, International

Ref: 4030

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The location of the role is flexible to some extent.

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Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246

e: George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

Closing Date: 29/03/2019

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation was founded on a belief in the power of innovation and the conviction that with bold support, passionate individuals with great ideas can change the world.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is looking to add another Managing Director to its senior leadership team to find, fund and support new international investments that help solve the world’s biggest problems.

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK Foundation) is a leading global venture philanthropy firm that has been supporting early stage, high impact social enterprises for over 15 years. Our model is borrowed from our venture capital legacy. DRK Foundation entrepreneurs have proven track records that demonstrate a full spectrum of competencies. We deploy a rigorous, venture capital style due diligence process to discover this. We fund these organizations with three-year unrestricted funding – something we believe is incredibly important. In addition to the capital, and more important to their success, we provide our entrepreneurs with three years of rigorous support; taking a board seat for three years, often serving as the first truly “outside” board member. We mentor and coach the entrepreneurs and help them to build the capacity of their board and their teams.

The ideal candidate for the exciting role of Managing Director (MD), International is a person with international recognition who has previously run a large global or domestic organization and is an experienced, strategic and entrepreneurial leader. We are looking for a seasoned executive with deep and recognized experience and expertise across a wide range of relevant skills to help support our international strategy.

This MD will help drive investments in new international organizations, work with the leadership of those organizations as they grow, and help the organizations build capacity to achieve their maximum impact. The MD will deepen and develop in-country, regional partnerships to help source, select and support DRK portfolio organizations. They also actively contribute to the overall leadership of the Foundation; help to evolve and execute the Foundation's strategy and goals; and represent the Foundation externally. In addition, the Foundation seeks to leverage his/her leadership, strategic perspective and management experience and expertise to help guide the organization as it grows, while maintaining its reputation for hands on involvement. The core responsibility of the Managing Director will be in investment selection, portfolio support and strategic and operational leadership.

If you are aligned with our mission and approach, bring a rare combination of experience and skill, and are a senior organizational leader who inspires others, then we want to hear from you.

The deadline for applications 9am GMT on Friday, 29th March 2019.

The location of the role is flexible to some extent. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

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