Who We Are
Rippleworks Foundation provides high-growth social ventures the practical support they need to improve more lives. Rippleworks’ programs directly support 200+ of the fastest growing, most impactful social ventures around the world, empowering entrepreneurial teams that are improving the lives of 216+ million people across 59 countries.
Rippleworks Projects: Rippleworks leads short-term, high-impact projects where social ventures tackle their top operational challenges by working closely alongside leading startup executives from top Silicon Valley companies (including Airbnb, Netflix, Google).
Rippleworks Insights: Rippleworks designs and delivers expert-led learning programs designed specifically for social venture leaders. Rippleworks partners with leading industry executives to run interactive, results-driven learning programs where social venture leaders gain the critical skills they need to deliver impact at scale.
Rippleworks Investments: Rippleworks provides hard-to-find capital required for scale (grants and investments in the $1M-$3M range), and has distributed $40M+ to scaling social ventures since 2018.
We are a 25+ person team on a mission to help impactful ventures thrive. We strive to create the best possible workplace for purpose-driven professionals to make an outsized difference in the world: learning, growing, and having fun together along the way.
Rippleworks has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (by Fast Company) and one of the world’s Best Workplaces for Innovators (by Fast Company and Accenture).
We are committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at Rippleworks. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups (Black, Latinx, Native American or individuals with national origins from developing countries that reflect the communities we serve) are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Talent Partner, Expert Network, co-leads the Rippleworks Expert Network by identifying and cultivating relationships with mission-driven executives and placing these volunteer executives into high-impact opportunities through Rippleworks initiatives. This person drives the strategy, search, and placement of opportunities by identifying, engaging, and evaluating senior leaders throughout the tech sector.
This person will also support the overall growth of the Rippleworks Expert Network community, and co-leads Rippleworks’ efforts in designing and executing a variety of activities and communications with experts to ensure ongoing engagement. The Talent Manager, Expert Network will report directly to the Managing Director, Projects.
This person will work closely with the most impactful social ventures in the world to understand how executive-level volunteer support can scale their impact. You will build personal relationships with inspiring executives across multiple industries, and identify high-leverage opportunities to put their expertise to use to help power global social impact.
Deeply understand venture needs. Collaborate with the other team members to understand and evaluate the talent needs for multiple projects and translate those needs into the ideal profile of an executive to help the venture with their most immediate operational challenges to scale (see our project portfolio)
Search and selection. Identify the best experts for upcoming projects or Insights programs leveraging tools such as LinkedIn and other social media, professional networks, referrals, and internal referral sources. Connect with potential experts and build a pipeline of qualified experts for current and future opportunities.
Manage and support our growing Expert Network. Build and manage the database of executives in our Expert Network, identifying their skills, assignment status, availability, and feedback on completed projects. Evaluate the health of our Expert Network and engage qualified experts in functional areas where we have known opportunities. Regularly interact with the Expert Network in communications and activities to ensure our community remains inspired and engaged.
Recruiting: You have successful work experience in executive recruiting (ideally inhouse and search firm), or a very similar role, in which you identify and build relationships with senior level leaders. You are a great connector of people and highly skilled in quickly finding and building relationships with top-level executives and assessing their capabilities. You know how to interact with executives without them knowing they are being interviewed and assessed.
Business Insight: You are capable at assessing and understanding diverse business needs and translating them into potential expert profiles.
Interpersonal Savvy: You have strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as entrepreneurial energy to drive social impact and tackle problems that matter.
Action Oriented: You are fueled by delivering exceptional quality of work in short timelines.
Drive for Results: You thrive in energizing and mobilizing people, especially towards making a positive impact around the world and in their own lives.
Strategic Agility: You have the ability to think strategically yet you are exceptional at quickly operationalizing, owning, and executing on plans.
Values: You appreciate, model, and help shape all of Rippleworks values, including how we have fun at work.
5+ years of experience managing talent networks, recruiting executive talent, and building executive relationships
Demonstrated track record of finding, connecting, evaluating, and matching executive talent to opportunities that are mutually beneficial and create a positive impact
Strong track record of building and maintaining authentic relationships with key stakeholders
Superb organizational, time management skills, and dedication to organizing data in an efficient and user friendly manner
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with senior executives
Demonstrated passion for social impact, such as active volunteering or working in social impact.
Experience in strategic community building to engage and mobilize passionate individuals who are inspired to do good
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Authorized to work in the USA
What We Offer
Don't take a pay cut to do good in the world! We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, with competitive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, and short term + long term disability insurance, 401K + employer match, parking & commuter allowance, flexible PTO (non-accrued vacation), wellness/self-care stipends, Spotify premium accounts, and more
Be inspired by meaningful work: You will see and feel the tangible impact of your work on a daily basis
Travel the world: Everyone at Rippleworks has the opportunity for at least one international working trip a year to see our impact in the field. Our Study Abroad program funds personal learning experiences abroad for employees to better understand the different geographies, cultures, and sectors that we support. And we know travel can be tiring! Our No Place Like Home policy encourages employees to take a day off after Rippleworks-related travel to catch up on sleep, do some laundry, or spend some extra time with your family.
Kickstart your lifelong journey of giving back: Through our Community Grants program, employees have the opportunity to give a $50K grant to a local community nonprofit doing meaningful work in an area that the employee is passionate about. We also provide a $2,500 charitable donation match for financial and volunteer hour contributions.
A culture that values professional & personal growth: We provide an external professional coach for every team member who wants one and a learning budget to put towards professional development. We also hold monthly Lunch & Learns, monthly team-building, regular team celebrations (birthdays, milestones, anniversaries, holidays).
A diverse and inclusive workplace that actively seeks and attracts people from different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives
A team of friends: We are a highly collaborative team that values learning together, recurring Slack jokes, and debating where to go to lunch (when we’re in person together!)