[CLOSED] GNVCA is looking for an Executive Director

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Job Title: Executive Director - Greater Nashville Venture Capital Association

Location: Nashville, TN

About the Association: The Greater Nashville Venture Capital Association (GNVCA) is a newly established 501(c)(6) member-managed organization dedicated to cultivating a thriving venture capital ecosystem in the Greater Nashville area. Entrepreneurship and the tech economy in Nashville and throughout Tennessee are rapidly growing. The GNVCA is seeking an inaugural Executive Director to lead our organization in promoting collaboration, expanding innovation, helping to attract new investment opportunities, and contributing to economic growth through increased VC activity within the local community and beyond.

Position Overview: The Executive Director will play a critical and unprecedented role in shaping the GNVCA for future growth and impact.  The ideal candidate is a visionary leader with a passion for community engagement and experience in non-profit administration and management; serving an eclectic client base; working at the intersection of industry, non-profit, and government; and working collaboratively with a non-profit board of directors, committees, and other stakeholders. While VC experience is not required, a proven track record of building sustainable member-focused organizations and delivering value for member stakeholders is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Foundational Leadership:
    • Work closely with the Board of Directors to refine the strategic vision and goals for GNVCA.
    • Develop and implement organizational policies, procedures, and structures (including personnel) for long-term sustainability.
    • Connect and coordinate with a network of peer VC associations across the country.


  1. Membership Growth and Engagement:
    • Create and execute strategies to attract a diverse membership base by firm size and investment focus and foster a sense of community among members and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with members to understand their needs and expectations and develop programs and services that add substantial value to their experience.
    • Implement educational events, networking opportunities, and resources to support the professional development of members.


  1. Community Collaboration:
    • Act as a visible and influential advocate for GNVCA within the Greater Nashville community.
    • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, government officials, and strategic partners to enhance the association's impact.


  1. Board Partnership:
    • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to establish effective governance structures and practices.
    • Facilitate communication and collaboration between board members, committees, members, and other stakeholders.


  1. Non-Profit Administration:
    • Oversee day-to-day operations, ensuring compliance with non-profit regulations and ethical standards.
    • Provide regular reports on key performance indicators, membership metrics, and other relevant data to inform decision-making.
    • Manage budgets, financial reporting, and administrative processes to ensure organizational efficiency.



  • Proven experience in community leadership and non-profit administration, with a focus on member organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a non-profit board of directors.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong service mentality and approach in working with constituents.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Track record of success in building and growing sustainable member-focused organizations.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic organizational environment.

The Greater Nashville Venture Capital Association is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

(Application deadline: January 15, 2024)