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Program Director - Leadership Development

In a nutshell:

IDEO (Shanghai) is in search of a Program Director who will drive the growth of IDEO’s learning & teaching business in the China market through strategy setting, relationship building, content creation, and team development.

Once here you will:

Focus primarily on an executive education program in our collaboration with Tsinghua University, by acting as its lead in year one. Beyond year one, you can work on the launching and deliveries of various initiatives in our teaching business.

To learn more about the Tsinghua program:


What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • 12+years working experience
  • Ability to manage partnerships/relationships, ideally both with commercial clients and academic institutions in the executive education area
  • Have a deep understanding of the China learning & development market, particularly at the senior executive level
  • Experience in developing curriculum is a must; preferably, in content areas such as creative leadership, innovation, strategy, design and design thinking
  • Facilitation skill is a must; and coaching skill would be highly desirable
  • Interest in delivering learning in an innovative format beyond traditional classroom teaching
  • Bilingual in Chinese and English

Application requirements and instructions:

Is this you? If so, please apply with your CV and a cover letter to help us understand why this role is the right one for you and why you are the right person for this opening.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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