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Team Coordinator

Common Purpose is a leadership development organization that specializes in cross-boundary leadership. A not-for-profit, we run programmes in over 70 cities worldwide. Founded in 1989, over 4,000 people become Common Purpose Alumni every year.

The role

Common Purpose are looking for a dynamic and ambitious person to work as part of a small but rapidly expanding team delivering exciting leadership development programmes to students and young professionals globally.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone full of energy, drive and with a ‘can-do’ attitude to join us and support the development team in their activities to grow and expand the business.

Involving some programme co-ordination, much of the role is about relationships and people, so you must be a good communicator with the ability to connect quickly, with a wide range of people. In addition, the ideal candidate will have strong administration experience with an emphasis on delivering quality work at pace.

Position: Team Coordinator
Responsible to: Development Manager
Salary: 3 Lakhs
Contract Type: Full time permanent
Department: Common Purpose Student Experiences
Physical Location: Bangalore, India

Closing Date: 26 August 2016 – 5:00pm
Interview Date: TBC - Please be aware we may contact applicants to arrange interviews prior to the closing date

Main purpose of the role

The main purpose of this role is to support the Chief Executive in business development and growth activities, as well as extensive diary management. You will be supporting the team administration across the CPSE team more broadly with an emphasis on finance and business development support. This will also at times include the support of specific programmes delivered in Asia Pacific


Common Purpose Student Experiences has been delivering leadership courses for students for the past 10 years. We are a rapidly expanding organization responsible for developing business with the leading universities and corporate partners globally, delivering programmes across the world and creating and engaging an alumni network of future global leaders.

Person specification

Qualifications, experience and competences

  • Language proficiency - fluent English is essential – this role is suitable only for candidates with impeccable written and spoken English
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to deal with a wide range of people either by phone, email or face-to-face in a friendly but professional way
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrating effective organizational skills
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions, cultures and levels
  • Ability to operate both independently and as part of a team
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willing to travel for short periods of time and at short notice and outside of normal working hours
  • Able to plan, prioritise and deliver competing tasks to deadline under pressure
  • Able to set-up, run and maintain effective and transparent office systems

An understanding of and commitment to Common Purpose’s mission, values and behaviours

  • Previous experience coordinating diaries
  • Good knowledge of the area, its key issues, and significant organizations
  • Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • Experience of working in an office/ business development environment
  • Other languages


Closing Date: 26 August 2016 – 5:00pm

Interview Date: TBC - Please be aware we may contact applicants to arrange interviews prior to the closing date