Job - VP/Director of Partnerships, Public Policy and Events, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology, Armenia

Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)


December 17, 2017

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ORGANIZATION NAME: Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)

TITLE: VP/Director of Partnerships, Public Policy and Events


LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia


We are looking for an experienced Director of Partnerships, Public Policy and Events to build larger global formal partnerships and collaborations. The successful incumbent must possess the capacity to think strategically coupled with the abilities to excel operationally. The candidate for this role will be responsible for designing, developing, and curating programs, events, and strategic partnerships.

This is a challenging role, which provides endless learning growth opportunities for the right candidate.


  • Build larger global formal partnerships and collaborations;

  • Work with the executive management to research and identify best practices and supportive rules, regulations, procedures, and policies that provide favorable business, innovation, and research conditions;

  • Design and develop public policy agendas and strategies;

  • Develop and deliver breakthrough events and innovative partnerships;

  • Build access to markets, expertise, and funding through variety of events, e.g. forums, conferences, science fairs, etc.;

  • Foster relationships and select potential collaborators among other organizations and institutions, communities, and individuals nationally and internationally;

  • Use the Foundation’s community initiatives as a platform for establishing new partnerships;

  • Develop strategic partnerships in Armenia and overseas;

  • Use method driven approaches and processes to drive results through partnerships;

  • Coordinate the management of ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those relationships to greater collective impact;

  • Establish KPIs and benchmarks, monitor and measure effectiveness;

  • Communicate effectively, on a regularly scheduled cadence, to ensure stakeholder alignment;

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting of pipeline, strategic partnerships and management activities;

  • Manage the overall creation and execution of events on budget, on time and on target;

  • Attend and manage on-the-ground events of importance to manage relationships, and to ensure flawless execution;

  • Improve engagements by driving the continual optimization of future events, strategies and plans;

  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction and objectives of the Foundation.


  • MA degree in Public Relations, Business Administration, Marketing or in a related field;

  • At least 5 years of experience in relevant industries;

  • Experience of working as part of a senior management team and leading organizational strategy is required;

  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with high level executives;

  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing partnerships over time;

  • Passion for event planning, execution, and measurement;

  • Knowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event management;

  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics;

  • Analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities;

  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability;

  • Excellent relationship building skills;

  • Ability to make sound decisions without a lot of direction;

  • Strong attention to details, organizational planning, time management, and multitasking abilities;

  • Passion for public policy planning, execution, and measurement;

  • Excellent command of English, Armenian, and Russian, as well as written and verbal communication skills.


All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to Please indicate the title of the position “VP/Director of Partnerships, Public Policy and Events” in the subject line of your e-mail. FAST is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.


Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) is conceived as a comprehensive platform to foster technological and scientific breakthroughs in Armenia.

FAST aims to revive the country’s strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) traditions, establishing a favorable regime for the innovative environment, fostering science and technology education, and actively developing a venture capital ecosystem.

One of the most pivotal tasks of FAST is to engage tech and scientific communities in raising the profile of Armenia as a hub for technological and scientific discoveries and developments.


Note: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or other characteristics protected by law.

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November 20, 2017