Ashoka - Empathy Leader - Indonesia
Everyone A Changemaker
Empathy Movement Leader, Indonesia/ SE Asia
Ashoka is on an audacious mission – to create a world where everyone is a changemaker i.e. a
world where everyone has the agency and skills to make a posiꢀve change in their families,
communiꢀes, and at work. Empathy skills (which can be learned and improved) are foundaꢀonal
to building an Everyone A Changemaker movement.
All of us are facing a historic moment. For generaꢀons, society has followed a siloed, hierarchical
approach to solving challenges and has been deﬁned by repeꢀꢀve eﬃciency (think assembly line).
But this approach is falling short when it comes to the number and complexity of the shared
problems we now face. So a new game is taking shape – one where change is the norm, and
where the most open, ﬂuid systems and teams thrive. In this game the rules are diﬀerent (in fact
they are sꢀll being created!) but one is paramount: everyone can and must be able to play, and to
drive posiꢀve change. This is the ‘Everyone A Changemaker’ vision that Ashoka is working toward
and it is our best hope for building a world where problems no longer outrun soluꢀons.
Ashoka is unleashing demand for empathy as a 21st century skill. Our Global Empathy Iniꢀaꢀve
and our Everyone A Changemaker collaboraꢀons have mobilized a powerful group of social
entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows), schools (Ashoka Changemaker Schools), media thought leaders,
and other partners to drive a fundamental shiꢁ in children’s educaꢀon and youth years.
We are looking for an extraordinary entrepreneur to lead the Empathy work for Indonesia and
eventually for Southeast Asia.
Lead, grow, and collaborate with partners and Ashoka’s teams to co-create the Everyone A
Changemaker Movement in Indonesia as part of a collaboraꢀve global movement.
Culꢀvate working relaꢀonships with educaꢀon entrepreneurs, schools ecosystems, teacher
training insꢀtuꢀons, teachers’ organizaꢀons, government agencies, media inﬂuencers,
parents networks, youth organizaꢀons, and other strategic partners.
Advance strategies with partners which lead to powerful examples and measurable
increases in changemaking skills throughout Indonesian society --- especially but not only
among youth, parents, and educators.
Design and lead systems to unleash compelling insights from Ashoka Fellow innovaꢀons
(Our Global Empathy Iniꢀaꢀve mobilizes a powerful group of players to make empathy a
priority skill for all children; “Every child must master empathy and changemaking” is
breaking through in Brazil.
See Brazilian model.
Work with Ashoka’s CEO, Asia regional leaders, and other senior stakeholders to build in the
region an integrated, ﬂuid team of teams by weaving together Ashoka Fellows, and carefully
selected movement partners.
Raise resources, pioneer new revenue models, and garner strategic support to help make
“Every child must master Empathy and Changemaking” the new normal.
The Empathy Movement Leader should have a track record of creaꢀng new ideas that have
resulted in a systemic change in his/her ﬁeld. He/she should believe deeply in the power of social
entrepreneurship and understand Ashoka’s Everyone a Changemaker™ vision.
Experience working with and/or managing programs centered around furthering empathy,
Networks which cut across sectors (such as educaꢀon, NGO, government, commercial, etc)
A track record of innovaꢀng soluꢀons and successfully bringing them to fruiꢀon
Experience in signiﬁcantly scaling the social impact of organizaꢀons
Proven ability to lead through inﬂuence, ideas, and excepꢀonal communicaꢀon skills
Demonstrated eﬀecꢀveness in major client/partner relaꢀonship management, fundraising,
resource mobilizaꢀon, and balanced budget management
Gracious team player and emoꢀonal maturity
Fluency in Bahasa Indonesian
Fluency in English
Minimum 10 years’ experience
About Ashoka Indonesia
Ashoka Indonesia launched in 1984, as the second country oﬃce aꢁer India. Since then, it has
elected and supported more than 180 leading social entrepreneurs in the ﬁelds of educaꢀon,
health, human rights, civic engagement, environment and economic development. Ashoka
Indonesia works with other social networks, schools, universiꢀes and companies to accelerate
the ﬁeld of social entrepreneurship and social impact. Through Ashoka's Young Changemakers
program, Ashoka has supported more than 150 young people (12-25 years old) to develop their
changemaking skills through applied empathy, teamwork, and leadership. Through Ashoka's
Changemakers.com plaꢂorm, Ashoka has worked on themaꢀc social innovaꢀon challenges to
pool and connect people, ideas and resources in 300 diﬀerent projects.
If you are moꢀvated to improve Indonesian society and Southeast Asia through this important
role, please send a cover leꢃer and your CV to Nok Nikeu ([email protected])