One of the highlights of being a JCI London member is the access to our global network of nearly 200,000 people who want to drive positive change. But our network is broader than the members themselves – we also have meaningful partnerships with local organisations which help our members make an even greater impact. We’re looking for the next Strategy and Partnerships Director to create and nurture external relationships to raise the visibility of the chamber.
Sound like a brilliant opportunity to grow your own network and people skills? It absolutely is. But don’t just take our word for it – this is what David Khanna, 2015 Strategic Partnerships Director has to say:
“My year as Strategic Partnerships Director for JCI London was an incredible experience!
I was involved in supporting the President by representing JCI London at key events within the City. I was also involved with building relationships with other organisations and institutions in the City that would allow the Chamber to have a greater impact in our local community and beyond.”
So who exactly do we partner with? JCI has the ambition globally to be “the organisation that unites all sectors of society to create a sustainable impact”. In practice, this means the public sector (Government, local councils, universities), private sector (corporations, start-ups), and the third sector (NGOs).
The Strategy and Partnerships Director will play a key role in working the JCI London President to strengthen our existing partnerships (for example, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and create new opportunities for JCI London to collaborate and form key relationships with other organisations, to drive the growth and development of the chamber.
The role would particularly suit someone with a knack for connecting with people, forming purposeful relationships, and thinking long-term.
Here’s how David benefitted from doing the role:
“As a result of taking on this role I further developed my relationship building, negotiation and management skills. I also gained a good understanding of how the philanthropic side of the City of London works, and was able to meet many awesome people and extend my personal network in the City.
I would highly recommend this role to anyone looking to engage with the City, develop their relationships skills and who wants to maximise the potential impact the chamber can have for young professionals in London.”
If this opportunity excites you, please contact Deputy President Drew Cornies ([email protected]) to register your interest and then complete the Intention to Stand form and send it to Drew by 8 pm on 8 November. This form asks for the reasons you want to stand, your experience, and your ideas for the role. Two JCI members will need to propose and second your nomination.
We will let you know if more than one person stands for the role in case you wish to prepare an election campaign. Candidates would be voted on by JCI London members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 14 November.
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This post was written by Mark Cheret