Associate Director

 New Delhi, Delhi & NCR


CRISP is looking for a highly entrepreneurial Associate Director to join the team in an exciting time of organisational growth and development. The AD will play a key role in placing India at the forefront of global innovation through the creation of science and technology research and its translation into social and commercial applications. The ideal candidate would be an entrepreneurial institution builder with high intellectual vitality and the ability to build and nurture long-term relationships with stakeholders across various sectors. An added advantage would be him/​her having a deep passion for science and technology and the desire to direct work to develop and strengthen the science ecosystem in India.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Co-develop strategy alongside the CEO and boot-strap CRISP’s operating capabilities — including designing the business plan and organisation structure, hiring an exceptional team, allocating resources, and securing long term funding.
  • Raise the level of debate and awareness amongst government, industry, academia and students about the essential role of STEM research in economic development, and how it is best fostered.
  • Frame policies that help bring efficiency in scientific R&D financing and dismantling regulatory barriers to innovation and science entrepreneurship in India.
  • Establish CRISP as a thought leader by building a robust network of partners, collaborators and supporters.
  • Undertake programs and projects with institutions in the ecosystem, private sector, and consolidate best practice for change.
  • Develop a comprehensive framework of review relating to targets, growth, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop a credible voice of science in the country, and make India Science Fest the leading science event in India and the world.


CRISP recognizes that the right candidate will have a significant impact on the success of the organization and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package for the non-profit sector, commensurate with experience.


  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees from top institutions in STEM, Economics, Management, or Public Policy. While area of study can vary, passion for science and a keen interest in strengthening the science ecosystem in India is important.


  • 12+ years of work experience in a professional environment with the ability to juggle multiple projects and work with a diverse group of stakeholders. Exceptional candidates with fewer years of work experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with excellent leadership skills and strong strategic and operational experience; has managed and led teams to achieve strong results.
  • Prior experience of working with the government in some capacity will be an added advantage.

To Apply

Interested Candidates should apply by emailing careers@​crisp.​org.​in. Applicants must attach an updated CV, and a statement of intent. Selected candidates will be called for interviews.

The position will be based in Delhi. Frequent travel around India with potential for international travel to partners and conferences will be expected.

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