Status: Full-time, salaried position

Location: Remote (US-based required)

Compensation: Proportional to ****$100,000 full-time equivalent, plus benefits

Initial term: October 2021 - December 2021

Extended term (funding & success dependent): January 2022 or beyond. This is a grant-funded,  limited-term exempt, salaried position, with the opportunity to extend on additional funding secured.

Summary ****

About Zebras Unite

Zebras Unite is a global movement of founders and investors creating the capital, culture, and community to power a more just and inclusive economy. The organization is a hybrid model, which includes a charitable entity (Zebras to advance our public and educational mission and a co-operative (Zebras Unite Co-op) to scale a suite of products and services for members and the broader ecosystem. Please see below for our current vacancies across both organizations.

The Opportunity

Help us shape the future of the Inclusive Capital Collective! Since the initial meeting of fund operators and entrepreneurs support providers in Denver in October 2019, the Inclusive Capital Collective has grown to over 100 practitioners and allies who are deploying a range of debt, equity, and real estate instruments to support BIPOC entrepreneurs and catalyze community wealth. The Denver meeting and our subsequent work in 2020 confirmed the need and opportunity to create shared services and infrastructure for supporting a group of community-based innovators who provide critical capital and technical assistance to underserved entrepreneurs.  In 2021-22, the Inclusive Capital Collective is being incubated as a mutualistic company by Dazzle LCA, aka the Zebras Unite Co-op and is the marquee program of the capital arm of Zebras Unite Co-op in the United States. The ICC is supported financially by Zebras Unite.Org and SecondMuse Foundation who are managing major grants received for this work from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and private philanthropy, notably the Surdna, Wells Fargo, and One Project foundations.

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) is the second hire for the ICC, and works with the Community Manager to design and implement the initial business model of the ICC, as well as the administrative and operational systems for the organization’s sustainability as described in this concept note. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence will drive the development of the ICC products, services and business model, serving as the “ying” to the Community Manager’s “yang”.

What we look for in all team members

The Role