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Director, Knowledge

The Director of Knowledge oversees and drives the NVPC Content Leadership strategy to anchor and direct NVPC as the voice of giving and the go-to place for knowledge, ideas and tools.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to generate insights that influence thought, inspire action and create impact on and through giving. You will be leading transformational efforts from the current content aggregation approach (descriptive information) towards a content curation (developing diagnostics) and creation (generate meaningful predictive information) approach.

You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop evidence-based research and content to influence various communities and sectors. Content may take the form of research papers, white papers, tools, best practices and directories.

You will be a key member of the Senior Management team, directly reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and leading a team of talented and diverse members.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership and build a high-performing and engaged Knowledge team to deliver key Content Leadership strategies and outcomes.
  2. Develop and oversee budgets, policies and workflows for the Knowledge Team.
  3. Lead the NVPC research agenda, identifying gaps, needs, opportunities and relevant benchmarks to enhance and develop the giving landscape.
  4. Lead quantitative and qualitative research on giving and impact assessment of NVPC’s strategies through developing tools such as Giving Index and annual Giving Surveys.
  5. Share research findings through presentations and publications to inform and educate relevant parties on current giving practices.
  6. Together with the Advocacy team, leverage on data, analytics and insights to curate evidence-based content and messages that influence positive action towards giving.
  7. Establish and develop effective partnerships with higher learning institutions and key government agencies and co-create research studies and whitepapers that inform/influence public policy.
  8. Oversee the development of tools, standards, systems and processes for content creation, curation, maintenance, repurposing and retrieval on Giving KIT, an online knowledge resource to engage all givers and receivers in the giving landscape. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Science or related field from a reputed university; Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Sciences or MBA preferred.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, creative, good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in leading team in developing, planning, executing and evaluating strategies.
  • Experience in market research, content strategy, management consulting and/or policymaking.
  • Experience in research, field work, data collection and synthesis preferred.
  • A strong understanding of demographic, social issues and giving landscape in Singapore.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to win confidence of senior leaders; comfortable making presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong command of English language and good editorial skills.
  • Ability to understand, analyze and translate quantitative and qualitative data insights effectively.
  • Background in content creation, taxonomy and knowledge management.
  • Strong project management skills to manage ongoing deadlines and projects.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Comfortable with new technologies.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty through creating structures and prioritizing effectively.
  • Embraces creativity and willing to adapt strategies on the go.
  • Continuously learning about latest platforms, tools and market players.

 How to Apply

·         Please email your resume, stating current and expected salary to career@nvpc.org.sg

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 


 

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