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Associate, RISE Program

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Villgro Innovations Foundation
Job Summary
Experience Required : 3 Years
Location : New Delhi, Delhi, India.
Opening Date : 4 April, 2017
Closing Date : 31 July, 2017
Sector : Non Profit / Social Enterprise
Functional Area : Program Management
Job Type : Full time
Desired Job Profile
  • Villgro Innovations Foundation seeks to hire an Associate, who will work on a newly launched program called RISE. RISE is envisioned to be India's first and largest grant-making program focused on funding and supporting high-performing school operators to dramatically improve the quality of education in government schools. Through RISE, we will incubate and support school operators and cover viability gaps in setting up and managing schools in partnership with municipal and state governments. The program has commenced operations in Delhi and is currently working with 12 schools. Over the next three years, the program will support at least 20 operators working in 50 schools in Delhi, impacting 10,000 - 20,000 students.
  • We are looking for an Associate, based out of Delhi, to support our work on the RISE program. The candidate will be responsible for building a pipeline of school operators, supporting diligence and providing ongoing support to the operators. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating change in the education system and preferably has experience working in the education sector.


Tasks and Responsibilities
The role will include, but is not limited to:
Pipeline building (30%):
  • Actively build pipeline of school operators who will run government schools
  • Build key strategic partnerships with organisations in the education sector to constantly build pipeline
Diligence process (30%):
  • Conduct preliminary assessment and detailed diligence on operators that fit with criteria
  • Prepare the company for the Investment Committee and provide detailed investment thesis to members of the Investment Committee
Knowledge and resource sharing (20%):
  • Analyze trends across the operators, present findings and make recommendations for support
  • Build partnerships with organisations in the education sector that will act as resources for operators
Other (20%):
  • Prepare donor reports and quarterly reports
  • Collaborate with donor relations team for fundraising efforts and reporting to existing donors
  • Note: The time allocation above is indicative; candidate must be flexible with workload and priorities
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 3 years of progressive work experience
  • Interest in early stage social investing


Minimum Experience
  • At least 3 years of progressive work experience


  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact
  • Exposure to education sector or work in education sector is highly desirable
  • Self-starter, capable of taking initiatives and making decisions in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and manage workload at fast pace with strong attention to detail
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to and use the subject line ‘Associate – RISE Program’ 

Contact Details
Company Name : Villgro Innovations Foundation
Contact Person : Tanvi Lal