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Ashoka Global Marketing and Communications Leader

Washington D.C.

  • Organization: Ashoka
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior - Impact Business
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: Closed


Position at Ashoka

Help the World Play the New Game: join forces with today's brightest entrepreneurs for creating a world in which everyone is a changemaker

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—Ashoka has been pioneering the field of social entrepreneurship for 35 years—finding, selecting, and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows). Our network of over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows is successfully implementing system-changing solutions to human and environmental problems in almost every area of need, in 90 countries. By learning from and collaborating with social entrepreneurs, we identify patterns and key levers to help society gain a new framework for living in the world as a changemaker. We believe that everyone should be enabled with the qualities that define a social entrepreneur. Building on our extensive experience with social entrepreneurs, we build and activate networks to create fundamental changes in the growing up experience of children and young people so that everyone can become a changemaker. We are investing in the people and patterns of collaborative entrepreneurship that are necessary in an everyone a changemaker world.

Summary of Opportunity:

Ashoka is seeking an entrepreneurial and creative global communications leader with experience in creating widespread change in an area of focus. The global communications team together with the global communications leader will transform how Ashoka engages with the world. The right candidate will create astrategic communications architecture,establish strong media relationships,identify opportunities to raise the level of awareness of Ashoka and the Everyone a Changemaker vision, build a global communications team and nurture communications staff talent. Key oversight will include:

1)Messaging:Ensuring that Ashoka’s narrative leads with our vision and empowers our community of partners. Share and create stories that show, not just tell, the shift towards citizen agency.

2)Branding:Lead our efforts to build a cohesive and leveraged global brand. Work with teams to ensure both consistency and compliance.

3)Press:Launch, nurture, and guide media partnership strategy in accordance to Ashoka’s strategy. Connect with key influencers, media, and publishers.

4)Digital:Engage with internal comms teams to ensure Ashoka’s web and social media properties align with and drive strategic messaging. Innovate ways for Ashoka to further develop a digital presence and brand.

Ashoka’s Hiring Criteria:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/INTRAPRENEURSHIP:Demonstrates a track record of taking creative initiative and ownership (e.g., founding an organization or company, starting a movement, or re-shaping the work of an existing organization).

UNDERSTANDING & BELIEF IN THE VISION OF AN EVERYONE A CHANGEMAKER FUTURE:Understands and believes Ashoka’s vision at a gut level; has a broad and inquisitive intellect and a thinking pattern that connects the dots between historical trends and the current social context.

EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE:Has the ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams.

ETHICAL FIBER:Possesexceptionally strong ethical behavior.

SELF DEFINITION:Assumes that changing the world in big ways is what they will do in life.

If you have at least 12-15 years of experience to bring to Ashoka and this role sounds like an exciting challenge, please send us your resume or Linkedin profile according to the instructions below.

Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. The position is based in the global Ashoka office in Arlington, Virginia, USA. For more information visit us at

This vacancy is now closed.