EXCITING OPPORTUNITY: Accelerator and Learning Platform Manager – citiesRISE


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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY: Accelerator and Learning Platform Manager – citiesRISE

About citiesRISE

Location: Employees can work remotely (preference for US, UK, India, Kenya, South Africa)

Are you passionate about transforming mental health globally? Do you want to be part of a collaborative platform that drives innovation and creates mental health-friendly cities? If yes, citiesRISE is the place for you!

Position Summary

As the Accelerator and Learning Platform Manager, you will play a crucial role in coordinating and delivering activities on the citiesRISE Accelerator and Learning Platform. This platform supports innovators, cities, and young people in achieving paradigm shifts in youth mental health. Your efforts will contribute to enhancing the impact of innovations, building knowledge in mental health, and fostering meaningful youth engagement.


Program Design and Delivery (50%)

  1. Craft and implement the long-term strategy for the Accelerator and Learning Platform, catering to different constituents.
  2. Conduct needs assessments for various stakeholders to inform program design.
  3. Collaborate with research and innovation hubs to set up targeted Accelerator support in priority cities, promoting the Mental Health Friendly Cities (MHFC) framework.
  4. Facilitate the design of platform offerings, ensuring distinct Accelerator and Learning Platform support aligned with constituents’ needs and citiesRISE’s goals.
  5. Efficiently coordinate logistics and project planning, overseeing delivery by a team of dedicated staff and partners.
  6. Lead the development and delivery of offerings in select areas (e.g., meaningful youth engagement, partnerships, scale, evaluation).
  7. Monitor and report financials accurately and promptly.

Partnerships and Innovative Financing (25%)

  1. Manage relationships with innovators, faculty, and partners delivering services via the platform.
  2. Cultivate relationships with multiple funders supporting the platform, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery.
  3. Contribute to developing a long-term business model for platform growth and sustainability.
  4. Mobilize new financing mechanisms for the Accelerator and support the MHFC Fund’s development.
  5. Strengthen strategic relationships with anchor partners and funders to expand the platform’s reach.

Field Building (25%)

  1. Lead marketing activities to raise awareness about the platform and its impact on youth mental health.
  2. Identify ways for the platform to support citiesRISE’s other areas of work, such as city research and youth-led campaigns for Mental Health Friendly Cities.
  3. Develop a learning agenda and produce learning products like reports, briefs, and workshops.

Candidate Requirements

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Experience scaling innovations in global health or related areas across multiple countries.
  • Knowledge and experience in global mental health, youth programming, social innovation, or innovative financing.
  • Expertise in developing accelerator and/or learning platform programs for stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work with multiple stakeholders, fostering collaboration across sectors and cultures.
  • Strong program and project management skills, contributing to long-term objectives.
  • Proficiency in managing multiple deadlines and activities simultaneously.
  • Experience working in global, virtual team environments across time zones.
  • Excellent synthesis and communication skills, both written and verbal.

How to Apply

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge, please send your cover letter and CV to hello@cities-rise.org.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To stand out and increase your chances of success:

  • Showcase your experience in scaling innovations and working in global health or related fields.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and passion for mental health, youth programming, or social innovation.
  • Highlight your achievements in developing accelerator and/or learning platform programs.
  • Emphasize your ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and manage complex projects.
  • Provide clear examples of your program and project management skills.
  • Show how you can thrive in a global, virtual team environment.
  • Polish your written and verbal communication skills for effective interactions.
  • Fluency in Spanish or French is a valuable asset.

At citiesRISE, we celebrate diversity and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Join us in transforming mental health and making a positive impact on millions of young people worldwide!

To apply for this job email your details to hello@cities-rise.org

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