A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators
Catalyst 2030 comprises of social enterprises, intermediaries, funders and other social change innovators, collaborating in this urgent moment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And why…
We live in a unique era of human progress. Extreme poverty, malnutrition, violence, and infectious disease have plummeted, while life expectancy, literacy rates, and electricity access have soared. Yet, severe inequalities in income, health, education, and representation disadvantage billions around the world. Meanwhile, humanity’s growing ecological footprint is threatening many of the natural systems we all depend on—such as climate, oceans, land, biodiversity, and fresh water— which are nearing irreversible tipping points. These crises often intersect, creating conditions ripe for instability and conflict.
We may be the last generation alive that can act to reverse these trends. Catalyst 2030 believes that collective action and bold, new strategies are needed to address the crises of our time. Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses, and others, Catalyst 2030 members are working toward changing systems at all levels. Cumulatively, members have already impacted the lives of millions, often with limited resources. Together, we envision the realisation of the SDGs for all.
Following our incubation period, we consulted with our global membership and shaped our ambitious plans based on their feedback. At the heart of the feedback was the desire for Catalyst 2030 to shift the barriers presented by an outdated and flawed financing system; one which fails to allocate resources to systems change initiatives and to those best placed to achieve the SDGs - social innovators. A strategic imperative for the movement is to create an enabling environment that will shift these current challenges to increase capital flows to the work of social innovators.
The Catalyst 2030 movement of more than 1,700 social innovators, adopts a collaborative systems change approach. An approach to transparently mobilise a diverse set of actors in order to collectively imagine and create positive, systemic change.
About the Role
This important role is a great mix of Executive Assistant and Policy and Communications Officer. In this role you will be working closely with the Chief Facilitator of Catalyst 2030, not only assisting her in scheduling and managing appointments, but you will also take on the task of writing up emergent policy and strategic concept notes. You will be on front line of the organisation, connecting with the membership and helping translate their ideas into coherent policy pieces and concept notes as needed, and assisting the Chief Facilitator with global systems changing collaborations together with leading Social Entrepreneurs and High-Level stakeholders. You will help create and manage social media content specifically for the Chief Facilitator.
We are looking for someone who is a natural organiser with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You will be comfortable working within a dynamic organisation and are able to articulate complex ideas. You are knowledgeable and comfortable with diverse tech platforms and software. You are a team player, ready to work across our secretariat departments, seamlessly engage with our membership and external stakeholders. You have 2-4 years of relevant work experience, including previous policy writing experience. You are extremely well organised and structured. You will report directly to the Chief Facilitator.
· Managing the agenda and contacts of the Chief Facilitator;
· Scheduling, organising and preparing for meetings with key stakeholders by providing researched materials and assisting with the creation of the agenda;
· Providing concept and policy notes to take new initiatives forward;
· Working with the Chief Facilitator, the working group chairs and members to coordinate event sessions at Catalysing Change Week and ongoing events throughout the year;
· Provide assistance to help develop an evolving member website area to guide the membership journey;
· Social media content and support to the Chief Facilitator;
· Ad hoc tasks to provide overall support.
Career Growth and Development
We put people (and nature) at the centre of what we do. It’s one of our core principals. You will be central to the success of the movement and we are committed to your development. With an ever growing network of social innovators, academics, governments and funders there are many opportunities to grow and develop at innovative learning sessions throughout the year, on everything from systems change, to spotlights on experts at the monthly donor learning group.
You'll have weekly check-ins with the Chief Facilitator and regular feedback on your performance. We hold appraisals every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You'll have the opportunity to shape a growing organisation and build a rewarding long-term career.
Qualifications and Experience
For this role we invite applications from people who have:
· 2-5 years of relevant work experience;
· A graduate degree;
· Solid experience in administration with excellent organizational skills and attention to details;
· Exceptional English writing skills with the ability to understand and synthesise complex information;
· Capability to nurture contacts at various levels;
· Experience in balancing complex schedules, meetings logistics and priorities;
· Experience in the international development or social sector;
· Excellent administrative skills;
· Flexible work hours with expected overtime and open to taking on new unforeseen tasks;
· Ability to multitask and go above and beyond to meet tight deadlines;
· Ability to develop strategic engagement plans for individuals and organisations.
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Job Location: Home based remote working, with circa. six business hours cross over with Central European time (CET), or the ability to schedule work patterns to incorporate those hours. For Netherlands based colleagues at least one day per week in the office in Haarlem.
14 August 2022.
One Family Foundation and Catalyst 2030 actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion. We consider experience of all candidates, irrespective of age, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, disability, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume/CV and motivation letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org before 14 August 2022.
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A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators
Catalyst 2030 comprises of social enterprises, intermediaries, funders and other social change innovators, collaborating in this urgent moment to achieve the Sustainable Development…
Exceptional English writing skills with the ability to understand and synthesise complex information. Other languages would be an asset, for example. Spanish, Portuguese, French, etc.
Exceptional English writing skills with the ability to understand and synthesise complex information. Other languages would be an asset, for example. Spanish, Portuguese, French…