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Burton Snowboards

Director of Chill Europe


Chill is a global nonprofit founded 27 years ago by Jake and Donna Carpenter, founders and owners of Burton Snowboards. Since its founding Chill has supported more than 30,000 young people to overcome challenges through learning boardsports. Today Chill works with over 2,000 young people each year across 9 countries.

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The Director of Chill Europe is an exciting opportunity for a passionate professional to lead the expansion of a dynamic nonprofit across the European region and manage the successful growth of Chill Europe in all functions. In Europe, Chill currently has programming and activities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Working closely with the CEO of Chill Foundation, you will refine and implement the strategic vision for Chill Europe, develop a multi-year operational and fundraising plan, and oversee program implementation across Europe.

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Strategy and Leadership (20%)
  • Create growth strategy for Chill in Europe and oversee implementation
  • Spearhead relationships with key regional and country-level partners that will facilitate this growth
  • Serve as Chill's key representative with Burton Europe and foster collaboration at all levels
  • Coordinate Board meetings and activities of country-level Boards for Chill entities across Europe
Fund Development & Marketing (30%)
  • Develop and begin implementing a 3-5 year plan to identify, cultivate and secure financial support in each Chill Europe country; develop new relationships across multiple levels of giving and types of support
  • Build a diverse local board and base of key supporters in each country, maintaining strong relationships, and providing support to members
  • Lead Chill external communications in Europe and represent Chill at events, conferences, and with press
Program Oversite (30%)
  • Oversee country-level program localization, manage contractors in Switzerland & Italy, & gradually build a Chill Europe staff team and committed volunteer pool per the needs of each site
  • Facilitate cross-site learning and liaise with Chill North American Program and Operations leadership for curriculum and program implementation resources
Financial Management & Compliance (15%)
  • Oversee financial management of each Chill Europe country's operations, budgeting, cash management and financial reporting
  • Ensure compliance with local governing rules & regulations, including timely reporting and annual audit documentation
Coordination with Chill HQ (5%):
  • Act as liaison between Chill Foundation (US/Canada) and European country-specific sites, including submitting regular reports and updates on European affairs to Chill CEO and coordinating with Chill HQ staff on Programs, Operations, Finance, Development & Marketing
  • A passion for youth development, the boardsports community, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in personal and professional spheres
  • 8-10+ years of professional experience, including 3-5 management experience
  • 5+ years of experience in either the charity/nonprofit sector or boardsports/outdoor sports industry preferred
  • Proven track record of setting and executing expansion strategy across multiple regions and/or countries, including hiring and leading a growing team
  • Very strong organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in English and multiple regional languages - German, French and/or Italian preferred
  • Experience with boardsports (snowboard, skateboard, surf, stand-up paddleboard) or a willingness to learn
  • Willingness to travel regularly among Chill Europe countries
  • Based in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, with flexibility to work remotely
  • Very good team spirit, flat hierarchies, shared outdoor activities and space to learn & develop
  • Rewarding compensation package, depending on your qualifications and experience
  • Many other additional benefits
We look forward to receiving your English CV and cover letter online at !

The Burton community believes in respect for all people and the planet. We embrace and strive for a community that values differences and stands for equality and the fight to get there. Regardless of how you identify, how the world sees you, or how you play outside, please feel welcome to apply and join our community.

Job ID: Burton-982
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program