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Vice President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Global Programs

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Job Title

Vice President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Global Programs

The mission of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth (CFIG) is to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. As an independent subsidiary of MasterCard, we combine data, expertise, technology and philanthropic investments to empower a community of thinkers, leaders and innovators working on the front lines of inclusive growth.
Igniting broad-based economic growth presents one of the most complex and urgent challenges of our time. We seek to uncover workable approaches by investing in innovative research and programs and connecting the know-how and experience of four key stakeholder groups: government, academia, business, and NGOs.
Reporting to the Executive Director, managing the regional CFIG offices and working with the Mastercard business, the Vice President of Social Impact will be instrumental in shaping and implementing the Center’s strategy, partnerships and initiatives around the world. S/he will be responsible for executing all aspects of the Center’s programmatic work and managing the regional execution of the Center’s mission and growth
Have you been leading successful programs and partnerships and are you considered an expert at creating opportunities by working across silos? Are you an independent thinker who can also collaborate and move a project through delivery to completion? Do you demonstrate extensive subject matter expertise in social impact, financial inclusion, technology and/or digital engagement and have a history of understanding and investing in MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) through related partnership organizations? Can you identify opportunities to expand the Center’s impact and increase its thought leadership?

• Design and Direct Center’s global philanthropic program work to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion.
• Manage team of Regional Directors to develop and execute region-specific strategies that leverage Mastercard’s assets, including data, technology, expertise and philanthropic investments.
• Actively engage as a member of the CFIG’s senior management team
• Develop and operationalize partnerships with NGOs, governments, multi-nationals, academics and community organizations.
• Pilot and rollout products and services that help people and businesses become more productive, and drive actionable lessons from these pilots.
• Partner with the Mastercard business to identify opportunities for patient capital within the business context
• Work with Mastercard colleagues to identify learning opportunities from private sector inclusive growth innovations and rollouts, and disseminate leanings inside and outside the firm.
• Work with senior leadership and relevant stakeholders across the company to ensure strategic alignment and engagement globally.
• Work with internal and external teams to develop strategic communications/multimedia strategies that promote, educate and catalyze action.

All About You
• Extensive experience in program development and execution, social impact investing, philanthropy and/or grant making.
• Evidence of partnership development, planning and execution
• Proven understanding of the relationship between business and community needs, key influencers, policy makers, non-profit leaders and others.
• Prior experience working, engaging or researching the needs of MSMEs and/or BOP and/or unbanked. Understanding and experience in the role that digital can play in addressing these needs.
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships and interface with all levels of the organization.
• Demonstrated project management and execution skills with strong ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously.
• Experience managing and growing diverse, remote and successful teams.
• Education: Undergraduate degree required. Advanced degree in policy, journalism, economics, law, international development or related field preferred.
• Location: Purchase, NY; London; Brussels


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