Appointed as Innovation Manager, Ashoka


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

Position Description

Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the tools, freedom, and confidence to address social problems and drive change. Ashoka Social Financial Services (SFS) builds on Ashoka’s 30-year history of identifying the world’s most powerful social innovations and engaging a global community of entrepreneurs to drive change. Nearly a decade ago, this process led Ashoka to create the SFS program, which helped pioneer the first generation of social investment vehicles and innovations. Today, Ashoka SFS is working to explore how markets can be a powerful tool to improve the quality of people’s lives.

As Innovation Manager, the ACLS Public Fellow will support Ashoka SFS in identifying, researching, and analyzing market-based innovations that have the potential to change the world’s economic architecture. The Innovation Manager will be an integral member of the SFS team and will work closely with geographic diamonds in South America, North America, Africa, South Asia, Asia, and Europe. This role offers a unique vantage point to combine learning from the most powerful market-based innovations around the world with the best leading-edge academic thought leadership.