Co-Executive Director

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The co-Executive Director role (the other co-EDs are high school students or recent high school graduates who are serving or have served as a Rebel crew member) involves managing people, programs, partnerships, and administrative duties at Rebel Ventures, while supplying creative direction and leadership. This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. 


Rebel Ventures values a diverse and inclusive work environment where all crew members feel a sense of belonging. We strongly encourage people of color, women, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people who have experienced poverty or homelessness and people who have had prior contact with the juvenile, criminal, or child welfare systems to apply. 


  • Responsibilities
    • Sets the strategic direction of Rebel Ventures, in consultation with the co-Executive Directors (co-EDs) and the Board of Directors
      • Develops programs and work that supports Rebel’s mission of creating healthy deliciousness and providing kids with meaningful work experiences
      • Along with the co-EDs, serves as an ambassador for Rebel Ventures in the community and oversees relationships with key community partners
      • Works with the crew to generate additional sales, product development and operations-based opportunities relating to Rebel Crumbles and to develop additional projects consistent with Rebel’s mission
      • Liaison to Rebel Board of Directors and active participant in Rebel Board Meetings
      • Works with Board to support evaluation of Rebel’s effectiveness
    • Oversees career development and college preparation activities for crew members 
      • Oversees college student mentors who work directly with crew members to prepare them for college
      • Develops link between Rebel’s work and its goal of preparing crew members for college and/or meaningful entrepreneurial work 
    • Achieves goals in support of Rebel’s mission
      • Goal of increasing access to tasty/nutritious food: increase the # of products sold/supplied by Rebels (crumbles and/or new products)
      • Goal of engaging high school students: increasing the # of students actively involved with Rebel as well as those engaged by Rebel at some level (i.e., qualify for Rebel bucks or participate in events sponsored by Rebel)
      • Goal of providing students with meaningful work experiences: increasing the # of Rebel crew members who attend and graduate from college and/or participate in meaningful entrepreneurial work after moving on from Rebel
    • Grants/donor management
      • Leads efforts to identify funding opportunities, develop relationship with funders, and apply for grants and solicit donations
      • Oversees grants management and reporting
    • Administration
      • Inputs weekly payroll
      • Completes weekly bookkeeping 
      • Coordinates Rebel insurance, accounting, and banking
      • Maintains Rebel’s organizational records
        • Providing general coordination and oversight for the production of Rebel Chefs Live! 
    • Oversees planning, implementation of activities and evaluation for the Rebel crew
      • Works with HS students and adult staff to plan and oversee the implementation of Rebel’s mission-aligned activities and programs
      • Schedules meetings and coordinates space for Rebel crew to work, orders supplies for the crew
      • Helps support Rebel Crew and staff in maintaining positive mental health and happiness
      • Ensures that everyone working with Rebel upholds our shared Professional Policy and coaches crew members to support their professionalism and growth
      • Provide evaluation and oversight to crew, including working with the Board to evaluate crew member and co-ED performance twice a year


  • Qualifications
    • A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2-3 years of full-time work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
    • An ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience working with young people and developing programs for them in a non-profit organization, a social service organization or as a teacher/counselor
    • A strong candidate will have experience working in nonprofit management and with grant-writing and budgeting
    • A strong candidate will have experience in urban education, supervision, program management and evaluations
    • Experience in and/or the creativity and willingness to reimagine the work of an existing organization 
    • Experience managing remote work for young people 
    • Commitment to and understanding of Rebel’s youth-powered, democratic approach to decision-making
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and foster high quality connections, with an orientation to goals and solutions, is critical
    • Passion for supporting more equitable and healthy communities
  • Compensation
    • $45-$55K per year, depending on experience
    • 20 PTO days
    • Federal holidays
    • 50% healthcare match
    • 3% 401k match


About Us

Rebel Ventures (Rebel) is a youth-powered nonprofit food business based in West Philadelphia, creating healthy and delicious food for youth in our community. We work to increase access to nutritious and tasty food for children, and also to engage high school students in meaningful job experiences. High school students run the operations of the organization and make the products for the students we serve. 


Students at Rebel Ventures develop and create new products, participate in professional business meetings, sample products at schools and local grocery stores, and gain experience in an area of their interest such as sales, graphic design and cinematography. The crew works in a commercial kitchen, virtually during the pandemic, and in office spaces and in schools when possible. With the support of college and adult mentors, the Rebel Crew works together to run the business successfully and make an impact on the community. 


Rebel Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Rebel Ventures complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 



Apply for this job

Send your resume and cover letter via email to: The cover letter should include the following elements: Why are you interested in this position? A statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our team and our work. There is a priority submission deadline of March 1, 2021.

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