Director, Catalyst Europe

Department: Catalyst Europe AG

Reports To: Executive Director

Location: Switzerland

Summary of Responsibilities

Catalyst Europe operates as a learning platform focused on developing innovative solutions to the diverse gender and talent challenges of its culturally diverse member (client) base. Catalyst Europe is looking to hire a director for its virtual pan-European team.

The ideal candidate will be used to working on multiple tasks simultaneously and independently, to complement the entrepreneurial and client-centric culture of the organization. The candidate should be able to function in an untraditional and creative work environment, and possess first-rate listening and communication skills. A high degree of cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to forge “virtual” relationships with both clients and team members, is also vital.

Essential Functions 

The Director, under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), will provide process and thought leadership for assigned projects. Responsibilities include:

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate has at least five years of professional experience and considerable knowledge of some or all of the following subject areas: leadership development, talent management, global gender equality issues, global diversity, change within complex organizations, coaching, performance management systems, presentation skills, group facilitation, and the development of workshops, products, tools, and services.

The candidate possesses a global outlook and cultural sensitivity. He or she is familiar with issues facing the business world and corporate environments, and uses this knowledge to form a compelling bigger picture and communicate it through data, qualitative information, and/or best practices. He or she excels at project management and problem solving, yet is highly conceptual and creative. The candidate is capable of high-caliber yet nuanced written and oral expression, and is comfortable with group facilitation/workshop leadership. In addition, he or she is able to thrive in a highly team-oriented yet virtual work environment.

Working Conditions

Education and Experience Requirements

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