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Director of Operations: EarthEnable

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Company Description:
EarthEnable is a new and quickly growing social enterprise that launched in Rwanda in late 2014. We sell
healthy and affordable floors to the 80% of Rwandans who can only afford to have a dirt floor in their
home. Replacing a dirt floor with a concrete floor has been shown to have significant health benefits
(reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%) but concrete is unaffordable to most
Rwandans. EarthEnable installs earthen floors that are 70% cheaper than concrete, and with 90% less embodied
energy. EarthEnable’s floors are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and murram) and are
sealed with a proprietary drying oil that forms a plastic-like seal on the floor, which makes it water-proof,
hard, smooth, easy to clean, and polished. They are already prevalent in modern homes in the United
States, and we have developed a business model that trains and hires underemployed masons to install our
floors.
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In our first 18 months of operations, we have installed over 130,000 square feet of flooring and employed
over 80 Rwandese staff. We are ready to scale to the next level, and need a Director of Operations to help
lead the organization to the next stage.

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic and gritty Director of Operations who is excited to build a fast-growing and
high-impact organization alongside a passionate team. The Director of Operations would at once oversee
EarthEnable’s operations, develop/improve/implement our systems, manage financial performance, and
be a strategic thought partner to the CEO and Board. We are looking for a leader and manager who can
take us to the next level and beyond.

A full job description is available for download (PDF).

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with your name and “Director of Operations” in
the subject line to jobs@earthenable.org. In your cover letter, please state what excites you most
about this role, and what you think will be the most challenging about it.


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