Education Practice Lead

Washington, DC
US Ventures

The current education system is broken—we don’t prepare the students of today for the jobs of the future.
We’re looking for a leader of our Education Practice who can find, support, and invest in entrepreneurs who are re-defining what a great education means, and better preparing students from all backgrounds for great careers.
If you want to lead this transformation, we’d love to explore working with you.
About Village Capital
Village Capital finds, supports, and invests in entrepreneurs solving the world’s most important problems. Our Education practice is specifically focused on how entrepreneurs can re-define how our education system prepares students for careers of the future. Over the past seven years, Village Capital has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs who are solving real-world problems in education, health, energy, agriculture, and financial services, and has built one of the world’s largest seed-stage investment portfolios.
We’re looking for a leader to take our education practice for the next level.
Lead Relationship Development for the Education Practice
You will serve as Village Capital’s primary lead in developing future work in Education. You’ll design our Education portfolio, based on your assessment of industry trends; lead the development of current and new strategic partners; and with support from our core team, you will be responsible for closing business development deals within Education Practice.
Build A Network of Great Entrepreneurs, and People Who Can Help Them
You will be a leading expert in education innovation worldwide. You’ll build a network to discover the industry’s most promising entrepreneurs, and support them in growing their companies. In addition, you will develop strategies for maximizing the success of our current portfolio of education entrepreneurs.
If you feel like you’ve already got a great network of innovators in education, or are motivated to build one, you’re a great candidate.
Manage Village Capital’s Education Practice
In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all activities within Village Capital’s Education practice, leading a team to recruit the highest potential entrepreneurs and delivering programming to improve these entrepreneurs’ success.
Your team will commit to the behind-the-scenes infrastructure building and detail-oriented work that goes into recruiting entrepreneurs, project management, and prospective partner identification and research.
Establish Village Capital as a leading brand in Education
You’ll become one of the leading innovators in education worldwide (if you aren’t already!). You will be responsible for crafting thought pieces on the market, speak at conferences, and promote your work on social media.

Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    • 7-10 years of relevant business and management experience
    • Experience growing a startup and working in investments/venture capital
    • Deep understanding of Education, Workforce Readiness, Skills training

COMPENSATION: Compensation will be commensurate with experience