About Next Stage
Next Stage partners with nonprofits, private sector companies, government agencies, family institutions, philanthropy and community leaders to find common ground at the intersection of social impact. We listen first, center community voice and build effective strategies to mobilize movements that fuel community change initiatives. Key services include strategic planning, collaboration management, brand and content marketing, community engagement, and social responsibility services for the private sector.
To learn more about our work, please visit nextstage-consulting.com.
As we approach our tenth anniversary, Next Stage has accomplished much since it was founded. We have worked with more than 200 nonprofits across the Carolinas to build game-changing strategy and the organizational tools to realize those plans.
Next Stage is known for its thought leadership which has included the publication of three reports, including Profit & Purpose in 2021 and its ESG Addendum in 2023 – both examining how private sector companies engage with nonprofits and social impact efforts. In 2023, Next Stage is publishing Inside Out: The Case for Community Voice, a report outlining the importance of ensuring community engagement in the setting of goals, plans and policy.
In the past year, Next Stage launched a collaboration management and social learning platform called Cultivate Impact, a reimagining of the firm’s popular incubator for emerging nonprofits. The platform supports both capacity-building for nonprofits and collaboration efforts to realize new ways of making social impact. Next Stage is seeking to augment its analog consulting model with a digital platform that has the potential to scale nationally.
In 2023, the company moved into a new office at 1800 Central Avenue in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte. As a team committed to a hybrid workplace, Next Stage is continuing to grow into a nationally-recognized social impact company with Charlotte as its headquarters city.
Next Stage built its reputation working with nonprofit organizations, providing consulting services focused on optimizing business models and increasing impact. While the company has evolved its services and theory of change over the years, its commitment to the critical role of nonprofits remains steadfast.
Reporting to the CEO, the VP, Impact for Nonprofits will lead Next Stage’s strategic planning and organizational strengthening services for nonprofit clients. This multifaceted role calls for a shrewd strategy mind, exceptional active listening skills, an ability to connect with a wide variety of constituents, adept facilitation capability to lead task forces in establishing organization direction, and a strong writing skillset for client deliverables. While a tall order, it is also the skillset of our exceptional team of consultants and associates. You will be joining other “social good unicorns” who thrive on helping turn ambition into reality.
Key responsibilities include:
Project Management (70%)
Business Development (10%)
Thought Leadership (10%)
Firm Engagement and Growth (10%)
Desired Qualifications & Competencies
The ideal candidate would have the following capabilities and qualities:
Base salary range is $110,000-$125,000. In addition to a competitive base salary and retirement benefits, Next Stage offers performance-based bonuses based on company profitability.
Next Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Next Stage encourages candidates of all groups and communities to apply for this position.
Send all inquiries, nominations and applications via email to Next Stage (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must include a custom/compelling cover letter and CV to be considered for the role. Please also indicate where you learned of the opportunity.
Please note that only those candidates invited for screening will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.