Job Opportunity for Lead/Senior Manager, Industry Partnerships at ChangeInkk in New Delhi

Website Changeinkk

About ChangeINKK

As humans, we are genetically different in terms of our race, gender, and ethnicity, among other things, but also in the way our brains are wired. Neurodiversity is the concept that diverse neurological conditions impact the way our brains are wired, and neurodivergent individuals possess a variety of diverse skills that can drive innovation and creativity.

Our aim at ChangeINKK is to remove the stigma around neurodiversity and learning disabilities, starting with dyslexia. Approximately 1 in 5 people globally are dyslexic; they have average or above average IQ but struggle with reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes maths. In India alone, over 35 million children struggle with a learning disability and there is strong social stigma around learning disabilities. Children are accused of being lazy, are bullied, and have low self-esteem and motivation, leading to high dropout rates from school. We believe that early identification is the key to success in education, in preserving a child’s self-esteem, and in ensuring viable higher education and employment opportunities later in life.

ChangeINKK is a new organisation committed to working on causes of inclusion of persons with disabilities, gender equality, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders including youth, parents, educators, private sector, civil society, and government to ink sustainable change.

ChangeINKK will be led by Noopur Jhunjhunwala, a parent advocate, who has 20 years of experience working with the government, private sector, and development agencies across policy, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The organisation is being incubated by The Convergence Foundation, which is a grantmaking-incubation organisation that builds institutions in key white spaces of the development sector in India. The Convergence Foundation’s portfolio includes Ashoka University, Central Square Foundation, India Leaders for Social Sector, and other organisations working on system-reform.

Position Summary

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic Industry Partnerships Manager with exceptional networking abilities, full of ideas and industry contacts to help us ensure commercial and strategic relationships with our key targeted partners. The manager passionate about ChangeInkk’s vision should source and identify key partners contributing the community of strengthening inclusive societies to foster growth. Along partnerships specialist expertise, the role requires to provide strategic advice of innovating and implementing unique and widen the horizon of background of key partners ranging from commercial/industries and non-profits. The manager shall represent the brand of the organisation and deliver a smooth onboarding experience sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships and stakeholder outcomes.

This is a great opportunity for those who like working in a start-up environment, enjoy building and scaling organisations, and care deeply about removing the stigma around learning disabilities in the education space.

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Re-inventing a systematic process driven approach to new partner outreach and sustaining relationships
  • Ongoing management of key partnership action plans while identifying new key partnerships across different industries
  • Identify and source partnerships through inbound/outbound lead, cold emails, community events, stakeholder meet ups etc.
  • Draft and deliver compelling pitch impact reports with mutually aligned outcomes and goals
  • Manage and sustain long run partnerships with key partners, delivering a smoother client on-site visit experience and offer new ways to grow on the spectrum
  • Work with senior leadership to develop and write program concepts, proposals, and reports;
  • Lead customized complex negotiation with our strategic partners;
  • Strategize interviews with partners and execute against metrics and milestones to drive impact as per partnership requirements
  • Create a distil pool/repository or a database entailing all the key partners establishing ChangeInkk as a preeminent organisation to work towards neurobehavioral disorders

Required qualifications, skills, and abilities

  • Undergraduate degree from a top tier institution. While there is no preference for a particular major, we expect to see high degree of intellectual curiosity and sophistication.
  • 6-10 years of work experience and domain knowledge in the impact / social development sectors.
  • Existing networks in the Indian for-profit/industry ecosystem is a huge plus
  • Strong ideation, research, analytical and written communication skills with high attention to detail, accuracy, professionalism and timelines
  • Effective stakeholder-facing skills including good presentation and facilitation skills with high intellectual vitality, the desire to continuously learn, read, and engage on a variety of topics
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter passionate about strategic giving, and solving social problems.
  • Operating style suited to working in a small-organization setting, where teamwork and resourcefulness are highly valued


  • Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and with organisations working with a similar mandate


Delhi NCR

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