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Global Development Manager, TEDx



Posted 3 weeks ago


Join TED as a Global Development Manager and fuel the growth of TEDx, promoting ideas that make a difference worldwide


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£80000 - £95000

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New York, NY, USA - Full-time

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary:
TED is a powerhouse for change, dedicated to uncovering and sharing ideas that ignite the imagination and inspire action. Operating on a global scale, TED's influence stretches through numerous disciplines and cultures, aiming to deepen our understanding of the world and foster connections. TEDx, a part of this dynamic ecosystem, empowers local communities to organize events that showcase transformative ideas, with support from TED's international network.

Role Summary:

  • Drive the revenue generation for TEDx programs, meeting or surpassing annual financial goals.
  • Be the main liaison for TEDx's revenue-focused initiatives, collaborating with leadership and external partners.
  • Develop and pursue innovative strategies to boost revenue.
  • Engage with foundations, donors, and corporations to create new sales leads.
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of revenue programs.
  • Support the expansion of the TEDx Business program.
  • Manage existing partnerships to ensure satisfaction and successful campaigns.
  • Help produce materials that highlight the TEDx platform's impact.

Role Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of postgraduate experience in a relevant field.
  • Successful track record in grant writing and research.
  • Detailed knowledge of funding opportunities and donor requirements.
  • Self-motivated with a meticulous approach to project management.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, suited for various stakeholders.
  • Outstanding writing and public speaking abilities.
  • Proficiency in Mac OS, Google Docs, and online research. Design skills in Adobe and Keynote are a plus.

TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community.

TEDx is growing. Created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to discover and promote “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program licenses and supports TEDx events around the world that are organized independently by community volunteers in over 140 countries. The team works with leading companies, foundations, and individual donors to drive revenue for the TEDx program.

TED is seeking a Global Development Manager on our TEDx team to generate, manage and support global partnership development for the TEDx program. The role oversees all aspects of revenue-generating programs. A passion for TED’s mission and a broad interest in the world – including business trends, social impact strategies, and current affairs – are critical. Candidates should find joy in storytelling, efficiency, and quality, should be comfortable working in a startup-like environment, and execute their job with integrity as well as a sense of humor.

RESPONSIBILITIES Oversee all revenue-generating TEDx programs, ensuring annual revenue targets are met or exceeded Reach agreed sales target Primary point of contact regarding TEDx revenue-generating programs for TED and TEDx leadership, the TED Partnerships team, and external TEDx partners Identify and implement new revenue generating strategies and opportunities, working closely with involved TED and TEDx teams Target foundations, private donors and corporate partners to generate new sales leads Regularly update TEDx leadership on status of revenue programs and pipeline Support the TED@Work team with the growth and development of the TEDx Business program Account manage current corporate and foundation partnerships ensuring customer satisfaction and flawless activations and campaigns Support the creation and development of materials that speak to the power and purpose of the TEDx platform

Qualifications Minimum 5 years of postgraduate work experience in relevant field Proven track record in grant writing and research Strong research capabilities to identify relevant funding opportunities and understand donor requirements Familiarity with grant application processes, guidelines, and reporting structures Self-starter Attention to detail Ability to create, maintain and deliver on project timelines, budgets, and contracts for a team Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with TED volunteers, foundation partners, and c-suite executives while being able to update TED leadership when necessary Excellent writing skills, comfortable in many formats and with many audiences Excellent public speaking skills, comfortable presenting and representing the TEDx program Proficient in Mac OS, Google Docs and online research tools. Design experience with Adobe and Keynote a plus.

Additional Information SALARY: $80,000 - $95,000 BENEFITS Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) Paid family leave Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off) Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being 401k with match

TED Conferences LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite all qualified candidates to apply online with their cover letter (no more than one page) and resume.


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