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The Skoll Foundation is seeking a highly collaborative Principal. The role is based in Palo Alto, California. The Principal role at the Skoll Foundation requires a well-rounded and balanced set of business skills, combined with a passion for making a difference in the world through on-the-ground changemakers. The ideal candidate is, above all, a listener and learner. The Principal is a generalist rather than a specialist, and so must be a quick study to prepare insightful questions to learn more about an entrepreneur’s innovations or a partner organization’s goals. The role requires an insatiable curiosity, desire to explore “what if?” questions, ability to connect the dots across sectors and geographies, and embrace of ambiguity. The Principal team is responsible for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and the ongoing investments in social entrepreneurs made directly and through funding partners. Principals play the lead role in the selection of new opportunities each year and develop a healthy, long-term pipeline of investments in potential Awardees with whom there exists remarkable potential for large-scale and lasting change in the world.

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About Skoll foundation

eff Skoll established the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to drive large-scale change by connecting, celebrating, and investing in social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents—creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already enacting positive change throughout the world, the Foundation supports them to extend their reach, deepen their impact, and fundamentally improve society.

Guided by the power of a story well-told, the Skoll Foundation believes that leveraging communications as important change agents can help achieve Jeff Skoll’s vision for a sustainable world built on peace and prosperity. Visit for more.

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Sunday 4th November 2018


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