Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Asia Coordinator


Asia Coordinator
Application deadline: 21st January 2013

We are looking for an Asia Coordinator to join the edge team!

If you can relate to this opportunity, we want to hear from you!

Over the next years, edge aims to build a strong network within Asia (with a focus on India and China) and expand its operations to build a relevant and competitive talent pool for Impact Business in the region. The Asia Coordinator will play a pioneering role in tapping into market opportunities in this part of the world. This person will create and implement strategies for multiple countries in Asia, engaging regional stakeholders and players in the field of Impact Business. We are looking for someone with strong networking and relationship building skills, with an entrepreneurial mindset that is able to resolve situations using diverse resources. The Asia Coordinator will be someone who has experience collaborating with people from diverse cultures and experience with virtual communication and work and makes decisions independently while leveraging and contributing to the global edge team and brand.


  • Develop and oversee edge’s operations in the region, leveraging market opportunities;
  • Be accountable for and manage others to deliver the targets for Asia;
  • Establish relevant partnerships and manage relationships with stakeholders;
  • Manage the GBA Program in Asia: oversee the strategy; sell the program to target businesses; select and prepare candidates; cooperate with the global team in promotion and learning environment for the GBAs.
  • Strategize and implement regional learning offerings for young talent;
  • Manage Asia’s financial and legal processes;
  • Document work materials and networking contacts in internal databases to ensure knowledge management;
  • Contribute to developing edge’s global strategy together with the rest of the edge team;
  • Participate in edge’s reporting structures, including regular virtual and in-person team meetings;
  • Contribute to strategies for revenue generation and edge’s long-term financial sustainability.

Measures of success for the role:

  • Number of GBA placements achieved in Asia;
  • Percentage of businesses and GBAs satisfied with the GBA Program;
  • Number, quality and relevance of partnerships established;
  • Number of people from Asia participating in edge’s learning opportunities;

Background required:

  • 2-3 years of work experience;
  • Indian nationality (preferred), if an international decides to apply he/she must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in Asia and 1 year of Impact Business experience in Asia;
  • 1 year of work experience in Asia in the small and growing business, social business or impact business field;
  • Previous responsibility for the strategic direction of an organization or organizational unit;
  • Experience and previous results in partnership management;
  • Experience in managing others, both in-person and virtually, to deliver results;
  • Experience in managing financial and legal processes;
  • Excellent English;


  • Depending on the candidates availability the role will start between February and April 2013;
  • Location: India (Mumbai, Bangalore or Chennai);
  • The selected candidate is expected to travel to London, Asia, within India, and Latin America;
  • Salary to be negotiated during the selection process and will vary according to the candidate’s experience and location.

Application Documents

a. Motivation Letter (1 page)

b. Curriculum Vitae in English (max 2 pages)

c. Endorsement Letters from your team leader and work colleague (they can be part of your current or past teams) and their contacts (e-mail, phone number and Skype ID)

d. Questionnaire (see in the package)

  • Prepare for your interview: shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the edge team via video conference in Skype.

Further inquiries regarding the application please contact or visit

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
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