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Director, Strategy and Programs, Catapult Design

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Who we are

Catapult Design is an award-winning, independent, global, non-profit design agency. We strive to improve the quality of life of underserved populations through innovative and accessible design. With a network of passionate, resourceful, and inquisitive Design Strategists, Designers, and Client Managers, we work hard to ensure that people and the environment are central to our design process. This makes all the difference.

Overall Remit

It is an exciting time here at Catapult Design! We are hiring a full-time Director, Strategy and Programs with at least 8 years of experience in strategy and program management to lead and develop our social innovation and design portfolio. Reporting to the CEO, you will work in collaboration with Catapult’s global team as well as design partners in Africa, India, and the US. You will drive current projects forward and leverage your leadership and communication skills to contribute to team culture, creative excellence, and revenue generation. Fluency in French is advantageous but not required.

A sense of humor is essential. Liking small dogs is key. A passion for and experience in scaling design innovation in the social space is fundamental.


Savannah, GA or Brooklyn, NY


The Director, Strategy and Programs will report to the CEO


Catapult Design is seeking a full-time Director, Strategy and Programs to serve as the senior lead and primary point of contact for a growing portfolio of projects. 

Specific Responsibilities

As a part of the Catapult Design global team, you will: 

  • Be responsible for maintaining remarkable client satisfaction and management of client expectations while ensuring deliverables are completed on time and on budget. Additionally, you’ll give clear project direction, steer team communication for better outcomes, and uphold creative excellence standards.  
  • Lead and develop a portfolio of projects in our health and inclusion pillars.
  • Manage and mentor a design manager and local design teams in Africa, India, and the US.
  • Communicate and facilitate an understanding of human centered design and design thinking with our clients, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • With the Design Manager, lead and implement tactical account service requirements, including creating and distributing action items and agendas, monitoring timesheets, budgets, and expenses 
  • Manage a clear and smooth process for teammates and partners, providing regular communication of the project plans, activities, and next steps.
  • Lead business development and follow up with activities to fill the pipeline with projects (contracts and grants) in our thematic areas.
  • Analyze and communicate trends for future opportunities both short-term and long-term with the ability to plan and strategize at a senior level.
  • Pursue new ways to contribute to Catapult Design’s growth and vibrant culture.
  • Facilitate workshops with clients and partners as needed. 
  • Fluency in French is advantageous but not required.

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Please contact with CV, cover letter and portfolio link.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Catapult Design. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.