Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto (“the Collegio”) is an independent research and higher education institution based in Turin (Italy) with a strong international vocation. It was founded by Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Turin.

The Collegio aims to attract first-class researchers and to retain them both in the city and at the University of Turin, according to international best practices.

The Collegio engages in the following activities:

  • Basic and applied interdisciplinary frontier research in economic, legal, political and social studies
  • Advanced training programmes
  • Dissemination of pressing contemporary socio-political issues, based on the best international research
  • Analysis and evaluation of policy measures


According to the current Statute, the Governing Bodies of the Collegio are the following (art. 10):

  • Assembly of Participants
  • President (appointed by the Founding Members)
  • Board of Directors (appointed by the Assembly of Participants. In addition to the President, the Board includes four members designated by Compagnia di San Paolo and four by the University of Turin)
  • Board of Auditors (appointed by the Assembly of Participants, consisting of three members, two of which are appointed by Compagnia di San Paolo and one by the University of Turin)

The Bodies mentioned above remain in office for three years.

The Senior Management of the Collegio is currently made up of the Chief Scientist, who coordinates scientific and educational activities, and the Managing Director, who is in charge of operational and management activities.

Both are appointed by the Board of Directors. The Chief Scientist and the Managing Director are hierarchically equal and are accountable for the responsibilities entrusted to them. They report directly to the Board of Directors and the President.

The Managing Director (MD), in particular, is in charge of the management and administration of the Collegio in the areas described below. The MD is expected to work in close collaboration with the Chief Scientist. Therefore, in addition to the necessary management skills, the MD is expected to possess the cultural and relational skills required to entertain and maintain close ties with the academic world of higher education as well as local research and socio-cultural interlocutors/stakeholders, while ensuring the autonomy and scientific independence of the Chief Scientist and the Faculty of the Collegio. Moreover, the Managing Director is in charge of interacting with the University of Turin.


The Managing Director is in charge of managing the Collegio and pursuing the Collegio’s objectives by ensuring excellence in management and organisation. To this end, the MD can count on the cooperation of the Collegio’s administrative and research support staff.

The following is a detailed list of the tasks that the Managing Director is expected to perform in each of the main functional areas of the Collegio.

  1. Implementation of strategic guidelines

The MD oversees the development of the Collegio’s activities, of which he/she is in charge as laid down in the strategic guidelines drawn up by the Board of Directors and the President, in accordance with the indications provided by the Founders and the guidelines set out in the Strategic Plan for the current planning period, for which the MD also provides the Chief Scientist with a budget and financial plan.

The MD supervises, jointly with the Chief Scientist, all operational aspects related to the scientific positioning and growth of the Collegio in international research and education, as well as to the possibilities for integration/operational cooperation with the University of Turin and other Italian and International Research and Advanced Education Institutions and other Centres involved in similar areas in which Compagnia di San Paolo and the University have a stake.

  1. Regular operation of the Collegio

The MD is in charge of managing the Collegio’s activities in line with the indications issued by the Board of Directors, through collaboration with the staff and in coordination with the Chief Scientist concerning specific needs related to scientific activities. He/she is expected to manage and support the Collegio’s research and teaching activities, including but not limited to: logistics; operational, administrative and legal reporting to Partners and Funders; communication; assistance in reporting, in collaboration with the Chief Scientist. He/she is also in charge of coordinating and overseeing relations with the entities that make up the Compagnia di San Paolo-Sistema Torino consortium (CSP-ST), as well as operational relations with the Founding Members.

  1. Staff management

The MD is in charge of managing the Collegio’s staff. He/she oversees all administrative aspects related to the management of the faculty and other scientific personnel in agreement with the Chief Scientist. He/she is charged with the definition of personnel development and reward policies, in line with the guidelines drawn up by the President and the Board of Directors, in agreement with the Remuneration Committee.

  1. Financial management and reporting

The MD is entrusted with the drawing up of the Collegio’s preliminary and closing budget, in cooperation with the Chief Scientist, to be submitted to the President and the Board of Directors for approval. He/she is also in charge of the Collegio’s financial management, in cooperation with CSP-ST and in line with the instructions by the Financial Management Board.

  1. Assets and liquidity

The MD is in charge of drawing up proposals on the management of the Collegio’s assets and liquidity to be submitted to the President and the Board of Directors; implementing resolutions; overseeing the correct monitoring of asset performance and the related risk profiles, according to prudential risk criteria so as to preserve the value of the assets and to ensure adequate profitability, in line with the overall strategy implemented by the Compagnia di San Paolo group.

  1. Compliance

The MD is accountable for safety (Legislative Decree 81/2008) in his/her capacity as the Employer. He/she defines and supervises, directly and by proxy, the implementation of the Collegio’s safety regulations. He/she is responsible for the observance and implementation of the provisions laid out in the Organisation, Management and Control Document pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231 of 8 June 2001, adopted by Compagnia di San Paolo for its operating bodies.

The MD is in charge of ensuring the Collegio’s compliance with privacy regulations pursuant to European Regulation 2016/679 (so-called GDPR), and to Legislative Decree 196/2003 if applicable, including the drafting of required documentation and the appointment of referents to fulfil these obligations. He/she performs these activities in compliance with the indications of the Compliance Committee.

  1. External Funding

The MD assists the President to attract resources to support the activities of the Collegio. Furthermore, in cooperation with the Chief Scientist and the Fundraising Office of the CSP-ST Consortium, the MD supervises the submission of bids and proposals to participate in European and International competitive tenders, collaborating with the University of Turin with a view to maximising synergies with the University.

  1. External relations

The MD is in charge of institutional, operational and administrative relations with the Founding Members, in accordance with the resolutions of the Board of Directors and the decisions of the President. He/she maintains close relations and fosters collaboration with stakeholders, institutions and representatives of local organizations, as well as national and international partners, to achieve the Collegio’s goals.

  1. Communication, Outreach and Third Mission

The MD is in charge of communication activities, to be implemented jointly with the office in charge, any external agencies if need be, the Chief Scientist, the competent offices of Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Turin. Together with the Chief Scientist and the Faculty, he/she is also responsible for disseminating information on the Collegio’s research, and organising events addressed to the general public, in line with the goals set out in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.

More generally, the MD is in charge of promoting the image of the Collegio among local stakeholders and the general public, in coordination with the Chief Scientist and the Founding Members. The MD is expected to engage in communication activities using traditional methods and new technologies.

The MD is also in charge of the organisational and administrative aspects of the Third Mission concerning the implementation of policy evaluation activities. He/she is also in charge of promoting the identification of users that may be interested in the Collegio’s expertise in this field.

  1. Logistics

The MD is in charge of supervising the logistical and organisational aspects related to the use of the Collegio’s premises, and to address any related legal and administrative issues.


  • Solid cultural background, preferably related to management, attested by a Master’s Degree or higher education certification. Good relations in the fields of research and advanced education.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing complex organisational settings, preferably in research and post-graduate education in the field of social sciences, either in the public or private sector.
  • Goal oriented. Excellent management, organisational and financial management skills.
  • Strategic vision and good planning skills, and the capacity to support and assist the organisation in translating long-term plans and programmes into effective and shared operational projects.
  • Strong strategic and institutional leadership supported by guidance skills and authoritativeness.
  • Multidisciplinary and versatile approach and experience in coordinating heterogeneous teams and projects.
  • Institutional networking skills, diplomatic skills and the ability to develop alliances and partnerships.
  • Good relational and communication skills and negotiating sensitivity to interact effectively at internal, external and institutional level.
  • Ability to interact constructively with academic and independent researchers and faculty members. This aspect is crucial not only to maintain relations within the Collegio, but to collaborate with researchers working at the University of Turin.
  • International, open and flexible mindset.
  • Fluency in Italian and English, both written and oral.


The financial compensation for this post consists of a fixed component and a variable component. The fixed component corresponds to the Gross Annual Remuneration (GAR) as remuneration for employment, calculated according to the Collegio’s remuneration policy for executive level posts. The variable component is calculated based on the achievement of targets that are set and evaluated by the Board of Directors. These may include, for example:

  • Operational efficiency of the Collegio
  • Cost effectiveness of the Collegio’s operations
  • Consistency with the budget
  • Contribution to attracting financial resources and diversifying funding sources
  • International networking
  • Results in the implementation of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan of the Collegio and in the development of new areas of operation, particularly with regard to the Third Mission (dialogue with local stakeholders, outreach activities).

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be defined for each parameter to be evaluated.

The post is full-time. The place of work is Turin (Italy).

Applicants are requested to fill in the online form by 26 November 2019 and to attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Reference letter(s)

The call for applications is now closed.

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