MasterCard Director of Research and Knowledge in Purchase, New York
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Director of Research and Knowledge
The Center for Inclusive Growth is the philanthropic hub at Mastercard. The organization seeks to ensure that the benefits of an expanding economy accrue to all segments of society. Through research, responsible data philanthropy, programs and strategic engagement, the Center addresses the dual challenges of income and information inequality to advance equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. The Centers work is at the heart of Mastercards objective to be a force for good in the world.
The Director of Research and Knowledge is responsible for the development of resources, tools and relationships that sustain MasterCards thought leadership on economic inclusion, equitable growth and sustainable development. By working with relevant internal stakeholders, building university partnerships, and engaging with external communities, the Director will source and manage a growing portfolio of knowledge, and help develop actionable insights for the Center, the company and the world.
Work with the Centers Vice President for Research and Insights to develop and implement a global research agenda focused on inclusive economic growth and a range of related issues, including financial and digital inclusion, economic development, future of work, to include:
Develop the strategy, protocols, and execution of research projects that allow Mastercard to gain a better understanding of financial inclusion and inclusive growth
Design and build a knowledge management system for the Center, allowing internal and external audiences to learn, share, produce and document actionable insights
Help define, source, appraise and summarize an ever expanding portfolio of research, including from academic papers, articles, and program evaluations, and systematic review of cutting-edge literature
Negotiate agreements and manage partner deliverables, such as research papers, briefs and blog posts
Proactively identify and build relationships with relevant individuals and institutions with whom the Center should engage and/or partner with, including communities of knowledge (CoK) and practice (CoP)
Assist in writing and editing key content, including blogs, articles, presentations, and infographics
Support the planning and execution of major Center-sponsored conferences and events; and represent the Center through public speaking appearances at domestic and international conferences
Ensure relevant legal and contractual obligations are met, in collaboration with the operations team
Build and maintain senior-level relationships with internal partners (e.g. legal, privacy, public policy, Advisors, communications, and marketing); and serve as primary liaison to the Centers Advisory Council, research fellows and partner universities.
All About You:
Advanced degree required
Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong analytical skills
Prior work experience in economic development think tank, research institution and/or public sector
Ability to present complex issues to internal and external audiences in the public and private sectors
Demonstrated ability to analyze complicated business, economic, and policy issues
Solid understanding of the Centers stakeholders (e.g. businesses, universities, research institutions, government agencies, NGOs, and foundations)
Previous experience in building and maintaining knowledge management systems, and working with communities of knowledge and practice.
Creative thinker possessing high level of comfort with fast-paced, dynamic work environment; matrixed organization
Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage to deadlines
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Requisition ID: R-71667