Job Opportunity for Senior Director, Programs and Innovation at CREA in New Delhi

Website CREA


Are you someone passionate about leading programs at an innovative feminist organization? Are you looking for a role that is a rare and unique opportunity for someone with a deep understanding and commitment to feminist movements?

CREA is looking for a strategic thinker and visionary leader who can help the organization in shaping, growing, and overseeing programs across its four Strategic Objectives. This role calls for an innovative leader who will ensure that CREA’s programs remain cutting-edge and responsive to the needs of structurally excluded people and to the challenging times in which we live. As a member of the Organizational Management Team, the Senior Director will nurture and communicate CREA’s culture, strengthen systems and processes, and enhance a dynamic learning environment. 

The Senior Director, Programs and Innovation, will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for executing CREA’s vision, and must possess the zeal to represent CREA externally, mobilize resources, and ensure strategic growth in line with CREA’s Strategic Plan.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated capacity in strategic visioning and leadership.
  • Results-oriented, with the capacity to determine the best possible means to achieve a solution or outcome.  
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and risk on multiple levels and building a resilient organization.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, mentor and develop others within the organization.
  • Outstanding people management skills with demonstrated experience of successfully leading multicultural teams, working globally and across time zones.
  • Recognized in feminist movements as a thoughtful leader and widely networked with different organizations, including within the funding community and with a range of experts and activists.
  • A degree, ideally in the field of women’s rights, international human rights and/or philanthropy.
  • Fifteen years of experience in social change organizations with at least ten years in leadership positions.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • An astute communicator, responsive to diverse contexts and settings.
  • Strong proficiency in verbal and written English.
  • Proficiency in spoken Hindi will be an asset.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

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