Director, Catalyst Europe
Department: Catalyst Europe AG
Reports To: Executive Director
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.
The Director, under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), will provide process and thought leadership for assigned projects. Responsibilities include:
- Strong facilitation skills; ability to design and lead workshops on a variety of topics. Previous experience creating, facilitating and leading workshops desired.
- Serving as a Relationship Manager for priority member companies, and managing day-to-day relations with other client contacts.
- Speaking to groups in roundtable settings and conferences, which may be focused on data or research findings.
- Assisting in new business development
- Representing Catalyst externally through dissemination of information and strategic messaging to corporate audiences, the general public, and the media.
- Recommending Catalyst services to fulfill specific member needs by maintaining in-depth personal knowledge of Catalyst’s areas of expertise and service offerings.
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.
- Multiple priorities and (varying) tight deadlines.
- Exposure to sensitive supporter company documents; confidentiality required.
- Occasional travel (up to 25%).
- Highly collaborative work culture.
- Focus on shared achievement.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Five or more years of professional experience
- A. or B.S. degree or local equivalent desirable but not required.
- Fluent English (oral and written); other European languages a plus but not required.
- Strong communication and presentation skills.
- Computer literacy in a networked Windows environment; spreadsheet and database software literacy a plus.
- Thrives on exchange and innovation.
- Ability to live and work in Switzerland.