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Program Manager - Venture and Fellowship

Ashoka

Ashoka

Operations
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

Description

Position at Ashoka

Ashoka is the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs with systems changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected and supported over 3,800 social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) in 90 countries. Through their work, these social entrepreneurs also
enable millions of changemakers and contribute to Ashoka’s vision: building an "everyone a changemaker world".
The Opportunity
Ashoka is looking for an entrepreneurial manager to lead the Venture and Fellowship Program in South Asia. The Venture and Fellowship Program is responsible for the search and selection of Ashoka Fellows, and their engagement toward greater individual and collective impact. The person will be responsible for:
Mobilize networks, build pipelines, identify and interview candidates for the search and selection of Ashoka Fellows within South Asia.
Conduct in-depth interviews with local social entrepreneurs to support their candidacy in the Ashoka Fellows election process
Organize and coordinate selection panels for electing Ashoka Fellows
Engage with and mobilize Ashoka Fellows towards meaningful community connections and interactions
Manage and foster donor relationships and organizational partnerships for work related to Venture & Fellowship
Collaborate with other program leaders in South Asia and globally to build/enhance a successful Venture & Fellowship Program in South Asia.
Skills required – team management, conducting interviews, writing complex ideas with clarity, community management, basic event organizing, managing donor and fellow relationships
The ideal candidate should:
Have 5–7 years of work experience in the social impact space, whether in a profit or non-profit setting;
Have played an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial role in creating or co-creating organizations and/or initiatives that have achieved impact,
financial sustainability and scale;
Demonstrate an ability to build and collaborate with other teams and networks;
Inspire trust and demonstrate strong ethical fiber;
Have excellent professional and communication skills to be a part of a dynamic team and network;
Be an Indian national.
Be willing to travel within India as required.
This is a full-time position based in Bangalore, India.