Mission Capital combines human, financial, intellectual, social, and political capital to fuel the efforts of mission-driven people and organizations determined to solve big community problems in the greater Austin area and beyond. To carry out its mission, the organization provides services to a vast network of individuals and organizations (including nonprofit consulting, learning and leadership development, and social sector research); helps scale promising organizations through the Mission Accelerator program; and partners with other community stakeholders on systems-level aligned impact efforts. As the Austin chapter of Social Venture Partners International, Mission Capital also leverages the time, talent and resources of over 100 local SVP partners.

Mission Capital is passionately committed to leveraging these unique assets to foster an integrated social sector that connects leaders from nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and government and multiplies their impact on social issues.

The Opportunity

The new Mission Capital CEO will have an exceptional opportunity to lead a dynamic and well-respected organization with a proven track record of identifying and accelerating collaborative, multi-sector approaches to addressing complex social challenges. The CEO will work closely with the board to formulate a bold vision that continues to leverage Mission Capital's considerable assets and relationships in ways that multiply the impact of Austin's social sector.

To learn more about Mission Capital and characteristics we seek in the ideal candidate, view the full position profile here.


Candidates should have at least 10 years of senior executive leadership in a dynamic and growing social sector organization, preferably in a CEO or Executive Director role. Private sector or corporate leadership experience is desirable when combined with significant community engagement (as demonstrated by noteworthy leadership roles on boards, committees, or task forces). A background that blends both nonprofit and for-profit is ideal, as is familiarity with engaging the public sector. Experience with business development and running a revenue-generating professional services operation, along with the financial acumen to oversee a complex P&L, is preferred. A high level of comfort working with entrepreneurs and business leaders is an asset. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage high performing teams and rapid organizational growth in an entrepreneurial environment.

To Be Considered

As an equal opportunity employer, Mission Capital is committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. Mission Capital does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. A thoughtful cover letter that articulates your interest in the position and fit for the role addressed to Sarah Meyer, along with a current resume, should be submitted for consideration through Waldron’s candidate web portal

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