Director, Business Engagment



Director, Business Engagment New York City, New York

Title:  Director, Business Engagement

Job Type:  Permanent

Primary Location:  New York City, New York (Hybrid)

The Challenge:

Vignetic is seeking for a Director of Business Engagement who will be a critical leader on the Business Engagement team.  The Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with peers that direct the team’s shared ownership subject-matter verticals: (1) Structuring and Implementation of broad-based equity grants; (2) developing a Culture of Ownership and High Engagement; and (3) increasing employees’ Financial Resilience and Inclusion through programs such as financial coaching and advising, on-demand pay, emergency funds, and no cost/lost cost banking.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who wants to leverage their skills, experience, and track record to make a difference in the lives of thousands (and potentially millions) of hard-working people. The successful candidate will have a passion for employee ownership and financial inclusion, low ego, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of success in leading and managing client engagements and teams.


Strategy, Planning, Staffing

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and peer Directors to develop strategy, objectives, and KPIs that advance short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals
  • Build and manage an exceptional team to execute on strategy

Business Development & Engagement

  • Develop and execute client pipeline development strategies, from marketing to networking to strategic partnerships to ESG integration (e.g., establishing shared ownership as ESG metric for investors, etc.)
  • Develop client engagement processes with peer Directors to seamlessly guide companies through each phase of implementing a shared ownership program
  • Build, support, and train Business Engagement Team Principals and Managers that will serve as the primary relationship and project managers for investor and company partners that are implementing shared ownership programs
  • Collaborate with the Data & Research Team to ensure that the organization is capturing and communicating impact and insights

Partnerships & Outreach

  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with a consortium of private equity firms and asset managers
  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with a growing network of professional services providers, including top-tier law, consulting, and accounting firms
  • Collaborate with colleagues to convene partners to share best practices and lessons learned via online and in-person gatherings ranging from meetings to workshops to conferences
  • Raise awareness and understanding of shared ownership through educational forums, presentations, etc.

Systems & Resources

  • Develop project and relationship management infrastructure, processes, and systems
  • Collaborate with peer directors to refine and build internal and external facing content library, including a comprehensive shared ownership program implementation roadmap and toolkit
  • Develop materials to market our services and educate our partners and clients on the social and business benefits of shared ownership programs


  • MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Passion for employee ownership
  • 10+ years of management consulting, investment banking or investment experience
  • 5+ years of management/leadership experience

Skills & Qualities

  • Driven and hardworking self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset; comfortable in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Track record of building a book of business and strong partnerships; excellent relationship management skills
  • Exceptional leader with a passion for empowering team members to succeed through clear goals, strong systems, and accountability
  • Excellent manager and developer of teams; the type of leader that high potential, high performing junior colleagues are delighted to work with and learn from
  • Passion for being part of building an organization and outcomes that are bigger than themselves; selfless to bring their abilities and heart to a mission that seeks to change the employee-employer and company-stakeholder paradigms by helping companies engage and value their workforce in a positive and transformative way
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; highly responsive
  • Proven project management, time management, and multi-tasking abilities while maintaining excellent attention to detail


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