IREX seeks a strategic, highly entrepreneurial and results-driven Global Lead for its innovative Learn to Discern Initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the helm of an initiative that seeks to empower people and communities to build information literacy as an enduring life skill for the 21st century and to combat disinformation.
A self-starter, s/he will work across IREX to identify and refine strengths that can be harnessed to accelerate and expand the Learn to Discern initiative. S/he will spearhead new partnerships with government, foundation, and corporate donors to generate funds that support the advancement of the Learn to Discern Initiative. S/he will continually assess the competitive landscape for new opportunities to raise revenue in support of Learn to Discern and respond to those opportunities with proposals for funds, ideas for partnerships, or thought leadership that strengthens the IREX brand. An agile and action-oriented leader, s/he will use a broad array of revenue generation methods including engagement with the philanthropic and corporate social responsibility (CSR) sectors.
As part of IREX’s Strategy and Development Team, s/he will collaborate with IREX programs to accelerate learning from all Learn to Discern activities and to develop a common framework of metrics and robust impact assessment for their progress and success. S/he will work across IREX Groups and Units to integrate essential ingredients of Learn to Discern and promising new approaches into other relevant programs and activities or IREX. S/he will work with professionals across IREX to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship and support colleagues in developing new information literacy initiatives in areas of priority to IREX.
The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of global efforts to fight propaganda and disinformation, and proven experience with raising fund and generating revenue. This is a role that combines strategy, program design and development, coalition and relationship building, fundraising, learning and measurement, and proposal development.