Sr. Manager – Communications & Advocacy
A.T.E Chandra Foundation
Sr. Manager – Communications & Advocacy
About A.T.E Chandra Foundation
A.T.E. Chandra Foundation is one of India’s leading philanthropic foundations in terms of scale and nature of work, managing the charitable giving of Archana & Amit Chandra and the A.T.E. Group. We strategically invest in ideas that generate highest SROI (social return on investment) because we believe in the power of ‘multiplier’ and are driven to maximize our philanthropic impact by leveraging our resources. Our approach towards problem-solving any societal issue is threefold wherein:
- we deeply engage in understanding the root cause by investing in research & development
- work directly or with partners in implementing the solutions to build evidence of success, failures, and learnings
- build knowledge templates to disseminate widely for the larger sector to adopt good practices
Our efforts are equally distributed between implementation and advocacy to play a catalytic role in solving for the issues at scale, that impacts the sector at large. Our founders spend substantial amount of their time working very closely with the small, tight-knit team to collectively impact the below-mentioned focus areas:
- Social Sector Capacity Building (SSCB) focused to drive investments in building ecosystem capabilities of the sector and organizational effectiveness
- Sustainable Rural Development [SRD] focused at addressing key rural issues and supports initiatives such as desilting of water bodies and natural farming
- Goodwill supporting various projects but largely focused on urban governance. We have also supported large legacy projects such as SRCC Children’s Hospital, Ashoka University and Give India under this portfolio.
About the role
In this role, you will work closely with all the 3 vertical heads, COO and Founders to build evidence of our impact, develop a strong narrative to influence critical stakeholders and disseminate it in relevant forums to strengthen existing relationships and build new partnerships. The key objective is to mobilise more partnerships and drive attention towards the critical cause areas supported by the Foundation.
A Successful Manager will:
∙ Create and execute a clear communication & advocacy strategy to influence critical stakeholders within each vertical to join the movement and contribute to its growth.
∙ Build and execute a social media strategy to engage with relevant stakeholders and disseminate the learnings and impact of our projects to the larger sector. This includes managing PR and social media pages of the Foundation.
∙ Identify and collaborate with external communication agencies & media organisations to develop & disseminate best practices, case studies, articles, video stories and annual publications to showcase the impact of all our programs using online and offline platforms
∙ Identify networks and collaborative relevant to our projects and build relationships with them, build a network of influencers and institutions invested in our programs and engage them meaningfully
∙ Identify and support the representation of the Foundation at various speaking events nationally and internationally to showcase our impact and voice the cause areas supported by the Foundation backed by research and evidence
∙ Design DIY training modules, toolkits, and templates to help internal team and partner organisations to learn, create and implement a robust communications & advocacy framework for their programs
∙ Engage with partner NGOs from all the 3 verticals to support them with their communication & advocacy efforts enabling them to forge new partnerships and reach out to more beneficiaries
∙ Plan trainings & learning sessions to disseminate learnings & insights captured from projects to engage stakeholders in a meaningful dialogue
∙ Build a coherent brand identity for internal and external communications that includes templates for all types of publications
∙ Develop a website for the Foundation to showcase various projects we support and our impact till date to drive more traffic and engagement with critical stakeholders
What you bring to the table
∙ A graduate degree from any field, additional course/s specialising in communications will be preferred
∙ 8+ years of work experience in the social sector of which 4-5 years in communications & networking for an organisation/project, especially in managerial role
∙ Knowledge of various tools and platforms to design and disseminate stories of impact
∙ Strong project management & networking skills to engage with a range of stakeholders in dynamic environment
∙ Ability to leverage data to strengthen the impact narrative of all our projects
∙ Able to plan and execute at strategic level to improve our Foundation’s presence in the social sector ecosystem
∙ Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a high level of diplomacy, discretion and problem-solving ability
What we offer you
∙ An open-minded, inclusive, and collaborative culture of enthusiastic and passionate team members
∙ Deep understanding of leadership development competency frameworks
∙ Opportunity to advocate for a range of projects including capacity building for NGOs, Rejuvenation of Water Bodies, Natural Farming, Urban Governance etc.
∙ Networking opportunity with a diverse set of stakeholders at ecosystem level
∙ Competitive remuneration with Insurances and other benefits
∙ Inclusive team that has fun in and outside the office
∙ Opportunity to directly work with and learn from our founders
∙ A beautiful office located in the Art Deco precinct of Mumbai
Duration: Full time
Location: Based in Mumbai. We are not looking for employees working from remote location for this role.
How to apply: Please send in your CV to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Application for the position of Sr. Manager for Communications & Advocacy – ATECF’ along with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the profile.
Please note: Candidates who are shortlisted based on the applications, will be given assignments to assess their skillset, and go through at least 3 rounds of interviews. We expect the whole process will take 4-6 weeks from the time of application.