Job offer: Director of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy
In 2017, the University of Geneva partnered with a number of major international philanthropic foundations to create the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP), marking our city as one of the world’s leading centres of competency in this field. Taking into account the multidisciplinary nature of philanthropy, the GCP works closely with the University’s different faculties to conduct research, offer related courses, and transfer knowledge to practitioners and the greater public. The GCP’s mission is built around three mutually-reinforcing axes: research and publications, courses, and events open to the community.
The center is looking a
Director of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva, 50–60%
Guided by a strategic committee and supported by a scientific committee, you will assume responsibility for defining the GCP’s academic activities and its strategy, supervising their implementation with assistance from an executive director, with the objective of positioning the GCP as a centre of excellence in philanthropy on a local, national, and international level. As spokesperson, you will ensure representation of the GCP both within the University and externally as well as coordination with different stakeholders.
You will define the operating budget and spearhead fundraising. You will plan and track projects and you will create, lead, attend, and/or take part in courses and research projects related to the GCP. You will also supervise the administrative team of 3 to 5 co-workers.
As a professor with clearly demonstrated academic expertise, ideally related to philanthropy, you possess broad knowledge of the field in both Switzerland and internationally, with a well-developed network of contacts. A genuine leader, you have demonstrated a true capacity to bring together a variety of contributors for a common project. A solid manager, you are comfortable with budgetary oversight and new technologies. A superb communicator and diplomat at ease in relations at all levels, you are also recognized for the impeccable quality of your writing.
If you wish to take on this challenge with passion and enthusiasm and can demonstrate excellent mastery of oral and written English and, absolutely essentially, French, please submit your dossier exclusively via our website « Postuler/Apply now ».
Start date between 1 February and 1 May 2024 at the latest.