Changemaker Companies – Tech and Finance Corporate Partnerships Manager

Changemaker Companies WDC, District Of Columbia Arlington, Virginia


Description

Position at Ashoka

Ashoka is hiring a full-time project and partnership manager to work directly with our corporate partners. The role involves aspects of partnership management as well as planning and delivering design thinking and co-creation workshops with corporate employees in a diverse range of corporate industries. The ideal candidate has experience and interest in technology companies and/or financial institutions.

About Ashoka 

Ashoka’s vision is an Everyone a Changemaker world, where every person - and young person in particular - has the confidence, ability, and support to become a changemaker for the good of all. In a world defined by rapid change, interconnectedness and uncertainty, and where social problems are deep and urgent, changemaking must become the new literacy. 

Such a shift is significant and will require a movement that fundamentally re-examines how young people grow up and learn - in and out of school - and how we see and support them today as change agents. It will require more than any specific curriculum or skill set, but rather a new mindset and new priorities.  

Our Theory of Change 

Much like what we did with the field of social entrepreneurship, we are seeking to drive a mindset shift in society by helping people see differently. To do this, we are taking collective action with powerful players in education, government, media, and corporations who are equally dedicated to our Everyone a Changemaker vision. We cannot reach every person ourselves, but by activating a carefully selected cross-cutting network of collaborators, we can set in motion an irreversible shift towards a future where everyone understands that empathy and changemaking are essential to a more positive and regenerative society.

The Role

We are looking for a self-driven, collaborative, highly professional individual to join Ashoka as a Partnership Manager. In this role, you will lead the design and implementation of entire partnerships, coordinating relationship building opportunities, setting KPIs and fulfilling delivery of essential products and/or workshops, and fulfilling the reporting to team leads at Ashoka and within the partnership. You will support Ashoka’s corporate partners and Ashoka social entrepreneurs to co-create new solutions to transform business as usual, having a positive impact on society and the environment. Because we believe change must come from the inside to be sustainable, your main role with be to build the operational structure and respective workflows to support the development of an entrepreneurial culture in our partner companies. This is a global role that will contribute to managing Ashoka partnerships towards building an Everyone a Changemaker (EACH) World. 

Responsibilities:

  • Design partnership strategy and implementing it in iterative project plans
  • Coordinate project team alignment, facilitating all internal and external communications
  • Establish trust-based relationships with the partner and other Ashoka teams, tracking the wellbeing of the partnership team and representing Ashoka’s priorities in meetings with partner 
  • Guarantee a smooth delivery of the partnership, workshops, and partnership products
  • Track the overall financial status of the project and assure detailed and transparent reports to internal and external stakeholders
  • Define partnership KPIs, as well as design and implement impact evaluation surveys and analyses
  • Be an integral supporting member of the team responsible for the overall corporate strategy with for-profit technology companies
  • Work with the rest of the team to drive Ashoka’s corporate and youth movements

Requirements

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience (a cover letter explaining the relevance that you see is highly encouraged)
  • MBA or other relevant graduate degree will be viewed most favorably
  • You ideally have experience and/or interest in the for-profit tech industry (corporate and/or startup and/or consulting) and/or the financial services industry (banking and/or investing and/or consulting and/or fintech)
  • A good understanding of Ashoka and its vision, as well as the social entrepreneurship field
  • Believe young people are powerful and not leaders of the future, but leaders right now
  • Possess deep attention to detail, be highly organized, and have excellent communication skills
  • Passionate about changing underlying systems to help companies align incentives towards creating tech that’s good for people and the planet
  • Can keep a team on track and ensure everyone is putting forward quality work in a collaborative fashion
  • Can keep a level head in times of stress and chaos
  • Has a great sense of humor
  • Can build a strong rapport with both the partner and the Ashoka team you will be working alongside
  • Detail orientated, with an appreciation for mechanics and a thirst for making stuff work
  • Eager to solve problems and be proactive. Always thinking 2-3 steps ahead.
  • Able to work under deadline, but flexible enough to move fluidly when deadlines shift
  • Fluency in English is a must, fluency in other languages (especially Spanish and French) will be viewed most favorably