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Best of both worlds? Here’s a hot tech startup that helps nonprofits achieve their mission.
In some ways, Redmond-based Pushpay looks and feels like a quintessential West Coast startup: fast-paced; hard-charging; results-oriented; innovation-minded; unlimited Nespresso and quality snacks; pay ain’t too shabby – you get the picture.
But Pushpay also has some distinct nonprofit vibes: it’s very mission-driven, providing important software tools for a broad client base that includes a lot of, well, nonprofits – plus many faith-based organizations, several of which are deeply engaged in highly meaningful and useful social-service work of their own.
(Oh, and by the way, I wrote “West Coast startup” instead of “Silicon Valley startup” out of plain old PNW pride. Have you ever noticed people from elsewhere referring to “Silicon Valley” – and then, to “prove” their point, citing some fact about Amazon or Microsoft, which are actually based, um, not exactly in Silicon Valley, but a few hundred miles up the road in Greater Seattle? Thank you – we now return to our regularly scheduled job announcement.)
As Pushpay puts it, the company “exists to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging.” Which is an awesome calling. And this tech company answers that calling by being every inch a tech company – it recently acquired Resi Media, a hardware and software streaming company, which is a very tech-company thing to do.
Now this very interesting hybrid is looking for a Vice President of Marketing, to “oversee the development and execution of an end to end marketing strategy for Pushpay with a primary focus on lead generation, customer retention, and branding,” in the company’ words.
This is a very senior role, and Pushpay is looking for a certain kind of person, in keeping with its own unique identity: “You’re a results-driven, competitive leader who thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth start-up environment and delivers on multiple goals simultaneously while creating a culture consistent with our values.”
The company seeks someone with at least eight years of executive marketing experience, and who has led large marketing teams across multiple marketing disciplines – including the management and coaching of team members. The role, which can be either remote or based at the Redmond HQ, reports directly to the Chief Growth Officer.
It’s a hefty, demanding role at one of our region’s most interesting and unique tech firms. If you think you or someone you know has what it takes, let me know ASAP.
PS From PSP: As someone who looks at the comings and goings of employees for a living, I’d be sorely remiss if I didn’t mention the ongoing story of US workers quitting their jobs at a historic clip. The most recent news is that the number of people saying sayonara to their workplaces keeps hitting record highs – 4.3 million in August, darn near 3 percent of the entire American workforce. Employers and job candidates alike: What’s your take on what’s going on here – and how is it affecting your own efforts to either hire or get hired in this unusually tight labor market?