Advocacy & Mission-Driven Nonprofits

Vice President, Advancement Inversant, Boston, Massachusetts

Inversant, derived from the Spanish word “invertir,” meaning “to invest,” and the English “conversant,” as in “well-versed.”

Inversant is a nimble and fast-paced $1 million+, 10 year-old nonprofit committed to helping the entire family invest in higher education. The organization believes that higher education is attainable for all regardless of income and that family engagement is crucial to students’ educational achievements. Through working with communities and higher education partners, Inversant provides knowledge, resources, connections, and financial incentives to empower low-and-moderate-income families to invest and succeed in higher education. Ultimately, this shared investment and expanded understanding moves not just the child, not just the family, but the whole community, forward. Inversant has attained a national reputation as a thought leader regarding Children’s Savings Accounts and college affordability.

The Opportunity

The Vice President of Advancement will be a key member of the senior leadership team and drive Inversant’s culture of philanthropy, internally and externally. Reporting to the CEO, s/he will supervise a team of three professionals and work in close partnership with the Board President and Founder and with the COO to grow and diversify the contributed revenue stream. The Vice President will participate fully in the organization’s strategic planning and budgeting processes, and will lead the communications and fundraising activities in pursuit of strategic priorities. The successful candidate will bring passion for the Inversant mission and thrive in a complex, entrepreneurial, and fast-paced culture.

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