Monday, July 26, 2010
We are currently looking for a dynamic and passionate person with
exceptional communication and event management skills to join our
hosting team at Bombay HUB.
Bombay HUB is a collaborative space for people with ideas and passion
for a radically better world to work out of, meet, connect, learn and
The HUB host role will be to coordinate and execute all HUB events and
deliver the HUB experience in a way that creates a culture of
collaboration, innovation and change. For full details of the role,
please see below job description.
Please email your CV (no longer than 2 pages) to
email@example.com along with a brief cover letter explaining
your motivation to work with us by 9th August 2010. Please state
'Applying for the HUB Host role' in the subject line of the email.
Please note: Applications without covering letter and with CVs longer
than 2 pages will not be taken into consideration. As per UnLtd
India's recruitment policy, only shortlisted candidates will be
Bombay HUB team
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING A BETTER WORLD? DO YOU HAVE
EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE SKILLS? WANT TO COMBINE YOUR PASSION AND SKILLS?
UNLTD INDIA, A FOUNDATION FOR START UP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, IS
LOOKING TO HIRE AN OUTSTANDING HOST FOR THE BOMBAY HUB, A FIRST OF ITS
KIND INCUBATOR SPACE IN INDIA.
Position: HUB Host (Events)
Location: Mumbai, India
Position type: Full Time Salary
Deadline: 9th August 2010
About Bombay Hub
The Hub is a unique collaborative work space for people with ideas and
passion for a radically better world to work out of, meet, connect,
learn and grow.
The Hub sparks innovation by providing the following services and activities:
Hub Space offers shared work stations, hot desks, a meeting room,
workshop space, wireless internet, facilities for printing, copying,
faxing, scanning and a library.
Hub Connector hosts events, talks, exhibitions, and provides online
platforms to network and collaborate in order to strengthen the Hub
community and allow them to draw from each other's skills.
Hub Incubation builds skills through a range of trainings, workshops,
discussions, consultancies and exposure visits.
The Hub houses all the tools, resources and connections needed to
cultivate an idea with a social impact, launch a socially relevant
project and operate a social business.
The Hub is an initiative of UnLtd India, a foundation for start up
social entrepreneurs. You can read more about UnLtd India at
Roles and responsibilities
Your overall role will be to deliver the Hub experience in a way that
creates a culture of collaboration, innovation and change. Within
this, your specific responsibilities are as follows: (Please note that
some of these responsibilities will be carried out with other team
Building the community of Hub Members
Keep in tune with members' and their ideas/projects' needs
Liaise with the peer Host to organise dynamic events catering to members' needs
Building an attractive events program at the Hub
Creating a calendar of events that are diverse and attract potential members
Liaise with peer Host to ensure successful execution of the events
Design and execute a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy
Liaise with our designer to create communication material (online and
Publicise the communication material through appropriate channels
Proactively build strong relations with media (print and TV) to ensure
coverage of Hub events
Financial & Administration
Track the budget of the events and ensure that they meet the revenue targets
Record and update receipts, petty cash, budgets with regard to the events
Give inputs into the impact indicators, assessment tools and procedures
Assess the Hub events as per the agreed impact assessment procedures
Compile a report on delivery of Hub events and its impact
Give inputs into the overall strategy and design of Hub services
Support the Director in fundraising efforts as required
Support Host in delivering programmes in Hub as required
We are looking for the following set of skills, experience and qualities:
A shared enthusiasm for our purpose of creating spaces that spark
collaboration and innovation for change
At least two years of cumulative work experience of which at least a
year is with a non-profit or social enterprise
Excellent people skills – ability to connect with people from
different backgrounds including start ups, grass root level
organisations, independent professionals, corporate bodies and media
Competent offline and online communication skills
An ability to be up to date with the social sector
Enjoys planning and organising events with exceptional attention to detail
An ability to take initiative in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial environment
An ability to work well in high pressure situations
Basic financial skills such as invoicing and handling payments
Computer literate – using the web, basic IT skills including MS Office and excel
Fluent English & Hindi
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This report in from Dilnavaz:
I accompanied Balaji to meet Mr. Deepak Bhatia of the Taj Trust this morning. Mr. Bhatia asked him detailed questions regarding the 26/11 incident, his family demographics, income, etc. I had asked Balaji to get fee receipts for both his children and he also brought along their latest mark sheets and certificates from the school vouching that they were both students there. Mr. Bhatia said they would support the children's education, but was unhappy that Balaji's son Dipak had failed in 3 subjects (Hindi, Marathi, Social Sciences) in the 5th grade. He said they ask two things of parents whose children's education they support: 1. that attendance is at least 90% 2. that scores are acceptable--at least passing, preferably first class. He also asked whether a tuition teacher had been employed, to which Balaji replied in the affirmative.
I listed all of Balaji's expenses this year related to his children's schooling and Mr. Bhatia took a copy. The annual total comes to Rs. 6050/- for both children. Taj is willing to give Balaji a cheque for the amount. He needs to locate the uniform receipt and hand it over, he has given them the school fee receipts, but says the school doesn't give one for computer fees. He will also look into getting a monthly bus pass and let us and Taj know the amount. Mr. Bhatia needs the information before July 7th. Balaji was very intimidated by the security procedures employed at Oxford House, so I may need to collect the receipts from him and drop them off.