Chief Executive Officer

Boston, MA

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Website: Interise


Interise, a national nonprofit that stimulates revitalization in lower income urban communities by providing small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets, seeks nominations and applications for its next CEO. 

Over its 14-year history, Interise, has been committed to delivering training to small business owners in over 80 locations across the country.  By offering small business owners what they need to achieve success, Interise contributes to an economy that works for all.  Interise is committed to evidence-based programs and outcomes and can tie its impact directly to the development of thousands of jobs.  Now, in a moment of recommitment to and expansion beyond its founding programs, the Board of Directors at Interise seeks a highly skilled and passionate CEO who will lead the organization into its next phase.   

The CEO will be an inspiring leader, establishing strong relationships internally and externally and working collaboratively to articulate and implement a next phase strategic plan for the organization.  S/he will oversee an exceptional team of leaders, will build and diversify revenue streams, will ensure strong fiscal management, and will bring new relationships, programs, and opportunities to the work of Interise.  The ideal candidate will bring insights gained from lived experience in the communities served by Interise and will demonstrate a commitment to and passion for entrepreneurship.  S/he will have a minimum of seven to ten years of progressive leadership experience and will preferably hold a degree in business, nonprofit management, economic development or a related field.


Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to:  To expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.