Director of Social Equity / Foundation Lead

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Director of Social Equity / Foundation Lead

At Settly we believe everyone deserves to feel at home. No matter where you come from, what you believe in, what gender you identify with, how much you earn or how long you’re staying. One of our mission statements is to create a world where everyone can feel at home. To create awareness around this matter we started the Settly Foundation. A foundation that will be focussed on increasing awareness and driving change around social equity, D&I, cultural assimilation, integration, sense of belonging for international migrants (i.e. workers, students, refugees) by mobilising both funds, institutes and people. 

Full-time · Amsterdam

We are Settly!

We are a purpose driven HR tech startup on a mission to redefine the relocation We are a purpose-driven HR tech scale-up on a mission to redefine the relocation experience for the new generation. We believe everyone deserves to feel at home, no matter where you come from, what you earn, or how long you’re staying.

Diversity & Inclusion is our DNA and the foundation of what we do and why. In our first year of operation, we were named top 200 inspiring diverse start-ups by Techleap. In our second year of operation, we successfully expanded to our first international market (UK). In our third year we added 5 more international markets to our portfolio, and we were recognized by Sifted as one of the 8 bootstrapped start-ups in Europe to watch, and we are only half way :)

We work with some of the coolest start-ups, scale-ups and publicly listed companies in the world, and help their employees relocate in a hassle-free way through our platform and amazing client success team. We are now ready to scale up our product operations and expand our presence across borders and are looking for a Director of Social Equity/ Foundation Lead to join us on our mission.

Our core values

Make an impact now - Get the most out of every moment by maximising your impact and going above and beyond for the ultimate client experience

Stay humble - We practice what we preach and walk the talk (no time for politics)

We are passionate - We love what we do and we do what we love

Doing the right thing - Act fair and with integrity. In particular when nobody is watching

Always developing - Embrace change, innovate, take risks and continuously encourage yourself and those around you to grow and develop

Your role

As Foundation Lead you will be employee number 1 of the Settly Foundation and it is your mission to build out a sustainable foundation that can increase the impact it has year on year. You will be responsible to create and execute the foundation impact & alignment plan, which covers matters from clarifying the mission statement, to fundraising, using and conducting research to connecting with the right people, institutes and government bodies and organising events to create awareness.

Your Key KPI’s are:

 - Impact

 - Sustainability (Lifetime of the foundation and its efforts)

 - Awareness

The key challenge will be to build a foundation with a big mission from the ground up with limited resources. Are you up for the challenge?

What you will be doing:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to increase awareness and drive change around social equity, diversity and inclusion, cultural assimilation, integration, and sense of belonging for international migrants.

  • Build relationships and partnerships with funders, institutes, and other organisations to mobilise resources and support for the foundation's mission.

  • Manage the foundation's operations, including budgeting, fundraising, and grant-making processes.

  • Oversee the selection, evaluation, and management of grantees and projects to ensure alignment with the foundation's mission and goals.

  • Leverage research and analysis to have the foundation become a subject matter expert and to help build the foundation's messaging strategies.

  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the foundation's activities and initiatives to ensure sustainability and longevity of the foundation.

  • Communicate the foundation's mission, impact, and achievements to stakeholders, including donors, partners, grantees, and the general public.

  • Build and manage a team of staff, volunteers, and consultants to support the foundation's work.

The biggest challenge in this role? We are bootstrapped, value driven and ambitious. So we have to be lean and creative in everything we do. We want to grow fast and scale across multiple countries whilst maintaining a top notch client experience of 9 out of 10. Are you up for the challenge?

What you bring to this role:

  • Proven track record in fundraising, grant-making, and partnership development.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, execute, and evaluate complex initiatives.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas and data to diverse audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Passion for social justice and a commitment to the foundation's mission.

Preferable (not a must)

  • Personal experience of living and/or working overseas;
  • The more languages, the better :) 

What’s in it for you?

Work with a talented, high-performance & value driven team;

Once in a lifetime opportunity to help shape and grow a new HR startup;

Make a meaningful impact to the lives of others who will be grateful forever;

Flexible and remote working arrangements; 

Meet some of the team

Marieke van Iperen

Co-Founder / CEO

Kimo Paula

Co-Founder / CMO

Venkat Iyengar

Account Executive

Diego Lombardi

Founding Developer

Mirjam van de Ven

Solutions Manager

Jean-Etienne Magne

Full Stack Developer

Joann Nair

Content & Social Media Specialist

Akim Kiku

Client Success Specialist

Alvaro Torrens

Sr. UX/UI Developer

Sophie McCleery

Client Success Lead

Cheyanne Bacchus

Client Success Lead

Nadia Vedrunes

Partnerships Manager

Adam Sobczyk

Head of Finance

Yuliia Kovalova

Relocation Coordinator

Join our team!