We’re looking for leaders who care, the doers and the thinkers of the world who will lead the MAD movement from the front. Because as Directors and Associates, your decisions and actions impact the future of Make A Difference, and ultimately, the future of 35 million children we will serve one day.
You will flourish here, if this is you:
We're looking for you
Directors in MAD are the vision makers, they develop the programs, design the delivery, drive operations and mobilize young leaders across 23 cites. We are looking for people with minimum 3+ years of leadership experience to lead various verticals in MAD.
In MAD, teams report to each other and accountability is held in the collective space. As a Director, you report to your peers, and the CEO works closely to support and mentor you.
Read more about the different profiles open here.
The Associate is a new role in MAD. Think of it as a 2 year MBA to get you ready for a leadership role in the real world.
It’s a platform for young professionals to pick up the critical skills needed to lead in the fast-paced, human-centric and collaborative workspaces of the future.
Find more about the different associate profiles open here.
When we add someone to the team, we are looking at not just their skills and capability but how they fit in culturally and with the rest of the tight knit collective. At MAD, we trust that culture is top down, so each Director and Associate has a strong influence in the culture of the organization. The recruitment process is designed keeping this in mind.
Due to high volume of applications, we only reach out to those who are suitable for the open profiles. The final decision is taken after the final immersion round.
I have been a part of MAD for the last seven years in various profiles and capacities and here is what I have noticed.
The MAD recruitment process for Directors and Associates is meant to be a journey rather than specific milestone because that is how closely we look at people before we hand over the reigns of a team to them. Because as a MAD Director or Associate, your decisions and actions have far-reaching impact the children and volunteers we work with today and the 35 million children we will work with one day.
Which is why, I must tell you that as a MAD Employee, you will be pushed: by yourself. Over and over. In order to become the best version of itself. You will compulsively scrutinize and monitor outputs and outcomes to make your plans adaptable over weeks and days, not months and years. You will fall in love with a problem or a challenge enough to be up all night trying to create something functional that can be rolled out to the country.
You will work with a team of cause focussed people who will have your back: no matter what. You will find solidarity in a tight knit family of 40 where you will not be alone when you work on problems. You will learn. So much so that you will not recognise yourself and your approach one year in. You will learn to love, serve and admire the 3000 young leaders across the footprint. You will collaborate with teams and people to create plans that will change the life of a child in a shelter far far away from you. Who you will see smiling, laughing and playing when you visit a shelter on a city visit and know that you have made a difference.
I say this because, honestly, MAD is not for everybody. And there is nothing wrong if it's not for you. By now, I am speaking to those of you who are still with me. You can go the rest of your life selling sugared water or you can come join MAD and change the world.
Do more than just a job. The choice is yours
Director, Human Capital,
Make A Difference
Programme Development Director,
I experience an amazing work culture and a nurturing environment here which has played a huge role in developing and shaping me both professionally and personally.
Learning and Development
Make A Difference has allowed me to rapidly advance on a steep learning curve, it has also given me a great platform to work with some of the brightest minds in the country.
Programme Operations Director,
Transition Readiness & Aftercare
The organisation not only provides one various opportunities to portray leadership through, it also makes you believe that there can be a sense of family amongst the people you are working with.