Forum for the Future | School of System Change Curator

Starting salary: Competitive for the region and the not-for-profit sector, plus attractive benefits, (salary dependent on experience) 

Location: Mumbai, New York, Singapore or London

Candidates must have the right to work in the jurisdiction where they will be employed.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider various flexible working arrangements.

Do you want to support people from all over the world to learn about systems change approaches for sustainability and social change? Are you excited by the challenge of taking deep, sometimes impenetrable academic and practice knowledge, and making it accessible, inclusive and fun? We’re looking for a creative, proactive, design-led curator to join the international School of System Change team – to lead the translation and curation of system change knowledge and resources for our own learning journeys, and for the benefit of the wider field. 

About us 

Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialize in addressing critical global challenges by catalyzing change in key systems. 

About the team 

The School of System Change is our learning branch, operating across our three geographies in Europe, the US and Asia, with the aim of growing a global community of changemakers, through offering learning programs, curating resources, and bringing people together.

This post sits within the School of System Change team, which has some dedicated people, and others working primarily in other workstreams, across Forum for the Future’s four offices – London, New York, Mumbai, Singapore.

About the role 

The School of System Change Curator will manage, coordinate and fundraise for a strategy for the overall body of systems change content and resources associated with the global School of System Change, supporting the curriculum. The Curator will work with the School’s facilitators and programme producers to develop and maintain a resource platform for School course participants, as well as working with key thinkers and practitioners in the field, and with creative partners and designers, to produce new materials.

Some of our existing resources include:


This is a fixed term contract for one year as it is dependent on funding. Our expectation is that working together with the Curator we will be able to develop a strategy and successfully fundraise to secure the post. 

About you 

You will bring a journalistic, design-led mindset to our work – spotting stories and useful frameworks from the School learning journeys and our contributors’ practice, and leading efforts to capture, document, and share our learnings with the wider field. You are comfortable working in a sometimes-ambiguous, evolving context, and able to independently identify and proactively address curatorial needs, be they logistical, or content-specific.

You are highly IT competent, and are able to prioritize multiple tasks, plan ahead and meet deadlines. We’ll expect you to be a team player - able to work adaptably and effectively across a matrixed structure, geographies, and external partner organizations.

You have experience: 

  • Working with creative partners to produce content-led publications in multiple formats (written, multimedia, visual, experiential)
  • Developing relationships and meaningfully engaging with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Cultivating learning and insights from ongoing projects
  • Supporting or leading fundraising efforts, including nurturing opportunities and developing proposals

You have an ability to:

  • Take stock of a multitude of existing resources and spot what might be missing for people wanting to enter into the field
  • Take large quantities of content and distil key points, structuring and editing writing for a range of publications: brochures, reports, blog articles, etc.
  • Bring an acute design sensibility, both in terms of visualising complex information, and understanding of design processes

Finally, you’ll bring with you:

  • Commitment to Forum’s purpose, values, culture and a sustainable future
  • Knowledge of the field of systems change, and of sustainability
  • An enabling attitude, readily providing support, coaching and inspiration to people inside and outside of Forum
  • Personal resilience, self-reflection, continual learning and development

In return, we offer a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of systems thinking and change making. We work as a close knit, dynamic, and supportive team. We offer various opportunities for flexible working to help you manage your work life balance. We at Forum for the Future believe in being courageous, adaptive, inquisitive, respectful, empathetic and playful.

We look forward to meeting you!


Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy informally, please contact Laura Winn, Head of School of System Change [email protected] with your enquiry.

We will also be hosting two online information sessions for prospective applicants to share further details about the role and answer any questions you may have. You can join via the Zoom links below:

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

You should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without cover letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. We invite you to share your salary expectations, as we are looking to make remuneration competitive for our not-for-profit sector and the region where our offices are based.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or cover letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the letter. We are committed to equal opportunities. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Forum for The Future values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status or medical condition.

Closing date for applications: 11:59 pm EST on February 10th, 2020.

Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

We will be looking to conduct final interviews at the beginning of March. As we are open to candidates applying from multiple geographies and timezones, we may need to extend the timeline to accommodate a relevant interview panel.

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