Upaya creates dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by building scalable businesses with investment and consulting support. Since 2011, Upaya has supported 14 small and growing businesses in India with investments and expertise. Upaya partners have created over 10,000 jobs. With offices in Seattle, Washington and New Delhi, India, Upaya has committed to a goal of helping partners create 15,000 jobs by the end of 2019.

Our team combines the most effective tactics of traditional poverty alleviation programs with the commercial discipline and benefits of market-driven entrepreneurship. For mission-aligned organizations and funders, we also bring our expertise as consultants to deepen the impact of poverty alleviation programs.

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Senior Associate, Accelerator Program, bANGALORE

Upaya Social Ventures is seeking a full-time Senior Associate, Accelerator Program to join its India team. The position is based out of Bangalore.

The Senior Associate will take responsibility for delivering Upaya’s Accelerator Program. Upaya seeks a highly detail-oriented, methodical and well-organized individual who can achieve targets independently, proactively and under pressure. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with social entrepreneurs in helping create impact for the poorest of poor.

The candidate preferably has a background in entrepreneurship acceleration, leadership development and/or social entrepreneurship. The Senior Associate will oversee the accelerator program that includes the overall running of the accelerator program and post accelerator support through various alumni engagement activities. The person must serve as mentor, problem solver, connector, and partner with overall responsibility for ensuring that entrepreneurs receive the highest possible level of support throughout the program.

Please download the full job description here.

How to apply: Submit a one-page cover letter stating your interest/passion to work for Upaya and how you would be a good fit for the role along with your resume to careers@upayasv.org. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.


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