After a decade as the leading urban regeneration agency in Malaysia, Think City is expanding and deepening its platform in a range of new endeavours and ventures. While its core functions, specialities and impact focus will remain, the organisation’s shareholder has asked Think City to pivot to a more self-sustaining model. This will require on-going advocacy and development of relationships to ensure that existing/ new programmes and investments continue to evolve and eventually become self- sustainable. The new mandate also includes the opportunity to seed and invest in ventures and innovations that have the potential to help cites achieve the SDGs.
A dedicated and highly skilled team is identified to support the delivery of this function, which includes to build and maintain meaningful relationships with various actors in the ecosystem including communities, government, international and private sector partners.
The position is primarily external facing and may include other duties assigned by the Senior Director – Partnerships and Creative Sector. The key outcomes of the position are to be measured in terms of policy shifts, funding, and higher levels of collaboration across sectors.
Ideally the candidate will have additional specialised domain knowledge in an industry relevant to Think City’s core business, such as the creative sector. The experience here will be drawn on to direct selected projects, in the first instance realising the Kuala Lumpur Creative and Cultural District will be a key responsibility. This should link to a network of similar districts whereby Think City has an existing or potential stake.
1. Managing strategic relationships
2. Advocating Think City’s value proposition to potential government and GLC clients
3. Creative Sector
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Minimum years of experience
Kind of Experience