Director, New Initiatives (intrapreneurial role)

Job title: Director, New Initiatives (intrapreneurial role)

Company: The Nudge

Job description: Job Description:

exists to alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government and development sectors, and our work is organized across three impact streams:

Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship : exists to “enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives”

Center for Rural Development ( ): exists to “enable families to come out of extreme poverty”

Center for Social Innovation ( ): exists to “nudge top talent to solve for India’s biggest challenges”

The Spirit of The/Nudge

Honesty towards our purpose | Empathy towards others | Continuous innovation | Focused on scale | Impatience towards our goals

​The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation is on a mission to nudge and nurture top talent to solve India’s biggest challenges. Our incubation and acceleration programs have kickstarted 100+ exceptional entrepreneurs and 60+ nonprofit startups with high potential to solve problems of poverty at scale.

The Director, New Initiatives will ideate, design and launch new products and programs that make work in the development sector aspirational to top talent. The Covid-19 pandemic has put the breaks on our steady progress in poverty alleviation. By estimates 200Mn Indians at the edge of vulnerability will fall back into poverty due to the health and economic crisis. Tough times call for audacious innovation. This role will require intrapreneurs who can devise and implement interventions to solve for the talent deficit at a time when resources in the development sector are also constrained.

In this role, you will be responsible for researching opportunities for differentiated impact, ideation and proof of concepts, creating a viable business plan and raising support (funding, partnerships) towards launching new initiatives that address the Indian development sector’s need for committed and capable talent at every level.


Who are we looking for? Someone with an unbeatable “can-do” attitude, a hunger to solve big hairy problems, quick to experiment, learn, adapt. and the drive to evangelise new initiatives of the CSE with the broader ecosystem.

What do we offer? A high energy work environment, awesome peer group, just-decent wage.

Expected salary:

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Job date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 23:40:54 GMT

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