External job announcement (internal applicants welcome) Strategy Officer

Position: Deputy Chief Strategy Officer
Program: Corporation-wide
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship

Organization overview:

Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has employees around the world, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.

Position overview:

The Deputy Chief Strategy Officer (DCSO) will serve as a lead member of the executive management, as a co-supporter of the TGEC Planning Committee (with the Deputy Chief Business Development Officer), and as a co-supporter of the TGEC Outreach Committee (with the Deputy Chief Reputation Officer). In collaboration with the CEO and CSO, the DCSO will articulate and implement a strategic vision for the agency that focuses on effective growth, oversee implementation of the strategic plan in close coordination with TGEC’s Planning and Outreach Committees, build new partnerships to grow and sustain the organization, manage special pilot projects, and serve in a high-profile role representing TGEC’s CEO during key meetings, to investors, and the mass media.

The DCSO will contribute to a portfolio that includes: 1.) strategic planning, 2.) communications, 3.) partnerships, and 4.) special projects. The DCSO will maintain strong connections to TGEC operations departments to introduce new partnerships, transition special projects for longer term sustainability, and to meet the needs of key partners. The DCSO will also serve an alternate staff liaison to the Board of Investors and engage the Board frequently under the direction of the CSO and CEO.


In coordination with the Chief Strategy Officer and executive officers, the DCSO will play a key role in the Corporation by focusing on TGEC’s future development and directions. The DCSO will:

– Serve as co-supporter of the TGEC Planning Committee (with the Deputy Chief Business Development Officer) and work directly with the members of the Planning Committee, TGEC’s Board of Investors, and TGEC’s executive officers to maintain and enhance the strategic plan with the following five components:
o Increase TGEC job pool, including larger anchor employer relationships.
o Augment existing strategic model.
o Explore options for growth.
o Develop the TGEC Boards of Investors and Advisors.
o Build TGEC infrastructure capacity.
– Serve as co-supporter of the TGEC Outreach Committee (with the Deputy Chief Reputation Officer) and work directly with the members of the Outreach Committee, TGEC’s Board of Advisors, and TGEC’s executive officers to maintain and enhance the outreach plan with the following five components:
o Increase TGEC project portfolio, including larger university and government relationships.
o Augment existing outreach model.
o Explore options for outreach.
o Develop the TGEC Operations Division.
o Build TGEC outreach capacity.
– Grow and enhance TGEC communications efforts including collaborating with TGEC’s Chief and Deputy Chief Communications Officers.
– Help the CSO develop relationships and partnerships around the globe, especially in underrepresented areas.
– Expand TGEC’s fundraising efforts in close partnership with TGEC’s Board of Investors and in line with TGEC’s strategic plan.
– Manage special pilot projects including coordinating partners and staff members, working closely with TGEC staff to set, track and achieve goals; and build and develop their skills. Coordinate with the Deputy Chief Business Development Officer on developing these new program ideas and pilot projects and on integrating successful pilots into the Support and Operations Divisions.
– Deploy resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals, working with staff to balance workload and effort, and provide regular feedback so that key staff can continuously improve their supervision and mentoring skills.
– Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire members to work collaboratively toward vision and goals, by clearly communicating Corporation vision, implementing yearly staff-development plans and mentoring.
– Coordinate with the Deputy Chief Workforce Education and Development Officer to identify and create leadership and professional development opportunities for TGEC members.
– Participate in the budget-development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.
– Support fund-development efforts through the promotion and execution of TGEC’s semi-annual fundraising efforts, proposal writing, and partnering with the CEO to steward funding relationships.
– Play an active role in strengthening and maintaining the management and governance culture and practices that reflect the organization’s philosophy.
– Act as alternate staff liaison for TGEC Board of Investors to provide guidance and help strengthen their connection to the organization’s mission, services, and service constituents.
– Monitor emerging needs and interests among key stakeholders such as clients, governments, philanthropists, and employers. Determine best practices within corporate culture and charity fields.
– Represent TGEC and TGEC’s CEO on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at conferences, committee meetings, and training sessions.

Preferred qualifications:

– Leadership experience in non-profit, for-profit, government, or philanthropic sectors, working on growth, business development, strategy, planning, or related issues.
– Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-tiered structure to include professional development and mentorship.
– Comprehensive working knowledge of organizational planning, organizational structure, budgeting, administrative operations, and fundraising.
– Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning purposes.
– Impeccable communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.
– Strong relationship builder, with the ability find common ground, build consensuses, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
– Strong global awareness and astuteness.
– Ability to successfully navigate in a quickly paced, outcome-driven, entrepreneurial environment.
– Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment.
– Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in business or public administration or a related field is strongly desired.

To apply:

Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.

Screening process:

Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.

Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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