Changemaker Jobs

ASHOKA IS RECRUITING!

Fundraising & Partnerships Senior Manager

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to join the Ashoka UK team in a permanent role to lead our fundraising strategy. We’re looking for someone who has at least 5-10 years’ relevant experience. This is a unique opportunity to work with the power of the global Ashoka network to work with many of our existing corporate partners such as Unilever, Lego Foundation, UBS, and Freuds as well as developing new national and global funding partnerships for the organisation. For more information click here and to apply click here.

Changemaker Education Entrepreneur

We’re looking for an education entrepreneur to join the Ashoka UK team in permanent role to co-lead our incredibly exciting and essential education work. We’re looking for someone who has worked within the UK education system and has at least 5-10 years’ experience. This is a unique opportunity to work with the power of the global Ashoka network to rebuild an education system which graduates young people as changemakers with empathy, creativity, entrepreneurship, resilience, leadership and teamwork. We’re ideally looking for someone full time but open to a part time (3-4 days) if they are balancing this with another entrepreneurial venture. For more information click here >> and to apply click here.

Changemaker Education Europe Volunteer

Do you have a passion for education? Here in the Youth Years team at Ashoka, we’re bringing together the most innovative and impact-focused schools in Europe. We’re building a network of schools and other important actors in education to re-imagine learning for the 21st century, prioritising empathy and changemaking as core student outcomes. The activities associated with this role are related to the overall delivery of the Youth Years strategy across 10+ countries in Europe, including: research and content creation, outreach to education related media, events organisation, network engagement, community and partnerships building. For more information, click here >>and to apply now click here

Operations and Events Volunteer

Do details make your world go round? Here in the Operations team, we know that changing the world depends on getting the little things right and we’d like to find someone who shares this understanding. We’re looking for an organiser, a co-ordinator, someone who finds pleasure in creating order. The role would involve supporting and managing the systems and processes that keep the Ashoka UK team running happily. For more information click here and to apply now click here.

Global Competitions Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support upcoming global partner engagements. We seek a highly motivated, tech-savvy, socially-minded individual to help with the smooth running of upcoming global challenge prizes with two global corporations. Working collaboratively with technology, community engagement, operational support, media and social media this role will play a key role in supporting our upcoming partner engagements. For more information click here and to apply now click here.

Education Volunteer

We’re looking for a volunteer to work on Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools programme – the search and selection of leading educational institutions which prioritise empathy and changemaking as student outcomes. The activities associated with this role involve carrying out careful research on nominated primary and secondary schools, research and outreach to education related media and events organisation. For more information click here and to apply now click here.

Fellowship Volunteer

Do you get excited about social innovators? The Fellowship team at Ashoka UK are looking for a volunteer, work will focus upon supporting elected Fellows through networks, strategy, communications and events as well as measuring the impact of their work. Activities will involve relationship management, organising events and workshops, community building, and impact measurement. This is great opportunity to meet and support world leading social entrepreneurs who work in fields from education to human rights to conservation. For more information click here and to apply now click here.

Partnerships and Business Development Volunteer

Ashoka UK are looking for a Partnerships & Business Development Volunteer with an interest in promoting the social entrepreneurship sector in the UK. Our ideal candidate with have an aptitude for research, making connections and thinking creatively about partnerships opportunities. From funding proposals, partnership pitches to mapping out networks, you will be involved in the various activities of the Partnership team. For more information click here and to apply now click here.

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Ashoka hires the highest caliber, creative leaders in the world. Join our team.

WHY WORK AT ASHOKA

Why work at Ashoka? Take it from our leaders. This is why a few Ashokans love being part of this creative, driven, worldwide team of teams:

  • It is a "safe space to innovate, because the institution will snuff out ideas that are not powerful and significant." –Sushmita Ghosh, President Emeritus
  • "Potential impact, open framework, people." – Paul O’Hara, European Leader
  • "I stay at Ashoka because of the freedom I enjoy thoroughly realizing that with full freedom comes total responsibility" – Vishnu, Asia Leader

WHAT YOU MIGHT DO

Whether you work in India, Brazil or DC, whether you are a recent graduate or beginning your encore career, and whether you are launching a new idea or growing our legacy, you will inevitably identify innovative people and ideas, create influential trust networks, and mobilize those networks for lasting change.
Specifically, Ashoka is recruiting senior leaders who will do things like:

  • Build a global network of millions of young changemakers and ensure that everyone knows young people must practice changemaking & master cognitive empathy to succeed in a rapidly changing world
  • Leads spotting and engages the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in a rich fellowship.
  • Build cutting-edge collaborations between citizen sector organizations and businesses
  • We are also recruiting at the mid and junior levels. For entry-level hires, we offer many internship opportunities each year.

WHO WE LOOK FOR

Ashoka is always seeking creative doers with a habit of reshaping the world in significant ways, whether they launched their own organizations or made change inside them.

HOW WE LEARN

Ashoka’s staff selection process is modeled on its Fellow selection process and strives to deeply understand a person and his or her story, and – of course – to introduce a candidate to Ashoka’s story. A candidate can expect to speak with roughly five to ten Ashoka staff members through three phases of a selection process, including some of its senior leadership. The first step is this short application below – we look forward to knowing you.

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