Economic Architecture - Entrepreneurial Leader

Social Financial Services (SFS) WDC, District Of Columbia


Position at Ashoka

Entrepreneurial Leader

Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where all citizens are powerful and contribute to change in positive ways. Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world."

One such emerging framework: Economic Architecture, is dedicated to the premise that we can and should (re)design our markets to serve the public good. And when we do, we have the potential to tap into the drive, ambition, and ingenuity of market participants to solve the problems that are impacting people’s lives.

Role Description:
The Entrepreneurial Leader will be a core member of the team building the Economic Architecture initiative. The role requires an entrepreneur committed to innovating for the public good. The ideal candidate will have strong conceptual, organizational and writing skills, and experience developing and implementing strategies that meet project/program-related goals and objectives.

This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in building an initiative to address major market failures domestically and internationally.


  • General project management for large multi-team initiatives, developing clearly defined goals, objectives, and KPIs

  • Collaborate and align with team members on the implementation and delivery of key deliverables

  • Management of budgets, timelines, and reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10-15 years of project management experience or master's degree with 8-10 years’ relevant experience

  • Demonstrated track record as an entrepreneur

  • Demonstrated experience managing diverse stakeholder groups

  • Experience collaborating across teams, working remotely, across different geographies

    and cultures

  • Demonstrated ability to manage deliverables in a fast-paced, unstructured


  • Strong problem solving, conceptual, and organizational skills

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated commitment to

    social change, relevant knowledge in the area of economic justice is a plus

    Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.