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Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and looking to join the SCCF team? Check out our current open positions!

Executive Director

SCCF is seeking a transformative and strategic leader to serve as the Executive Director. This visionary executive will drive the organization's growth and impact through operational excellence, business discipline, community engagement, and a commitment to equity.

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that revitalizes communities by supporting and lending to local entrepreneurs. Our Mission is to build a more accessible and equitable ecosystem for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Shenandoah Valley.

Our specialty is launching innovative community-based programs that network community members and entrepreneurs and link them with the resources they need to thrive. SCCF offers a flexible, unique work environment that is focused on strong community partnerships with community members, local businesses, non-profits, and local government.

Successful applicants will be motivated, creative, flexible, collaborative, and comfortable interacting with a diverse array of community partners and clients. SCCF is largely grant-funded through organizations such as the United States Department of Agriculture, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and other funding agencies.

This is a grant-funded position. SCCF is an at-will employer, and all employment positions are contingent on funding.

The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of operational management, strategic development, and staff management. The ED oversees an annual budget of over $1,000,000 with a staff of eight to ten specialists working in three management teams. The salary range will be negotiated with final candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Strategic Leadership

  • Develop a strategic plan to execute on the ambitious 10-year vision to provide comprehensive support for new entrepreneurs through both direct service provision and strengthening an overall network of business support organizations throughout the Valley (the Ecosystem).

Organizational Growth

  • Lead SCCF through stages of expansion and transformation, providing a core vision that resonates with stakeholders.

  • Elevate SCCF's brand and visibility regionally, representing the organization in the national entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Diversify and expand funding sources to provide more comprehensive services throughout the region.

Community Engagement

  • Cultivate strong connections with the local community, engaging with businesses, clients, and partners.

  • Leverage comprehensive knowledge of the city and region for meaningful engagement.

Relationship Building

  • Foster and maintain relationships with investors, funders, government agencies, and elected officials to ensure financial health and access to capital.

  • Advocate for policy change supporting investments in small businesses.

Leadership and Culture

  • Foster a culture of mentorship, empathetic leadership, and collaboration.

  • Ensure best-in-class human resources functions, including talent acquisition, professional development, and employee retention.

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Professionalize systems and structures to enable growth and increased impact, focusing on technological efficiencies.

  • Facilitate effective decision-making processes across staff and board.

  • Financial management to ensure a sustainable and growing organization that is fully compliant with all grant and contract requirements.

Advocacy and Representation

  • Serve as a powerful voice and advocate for SCCF's work, ensuring community input in decision-making.

  • Drive SCCF's commitment to inclusivity, cultural competency, and racial equity.

SCCF Perks:

  • SCCF offers an unlimited vacation policy and provides medical, short-term, long-term, and life insurance.

  • Additionally, SCCF uses a 4-day, 32-hour work week.


SCCF is an equal-opportunity employer. We take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

For best consideration, please submit all application information by close of business on April 16, 2024.


  • Minimum of five years of executive leadership experience, preferably in a CDFI or community development organization. Familiarity with state and federal programs in the business development space.

  • Strong strategic planning and execution skills.

  • Demonstrated success in organizational growth and community engagement.

  • Effective relationship builder with investors, funders, and government agencies.

  • Commitment to equity, inclusivity, and cultural competency.

  • Proven experience in fundraising for non-profit organizations, including developing winning grant proposals for state and federal agencies.

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