It’s all change at Roundabout, the Beijing-based social enterprise, as they seek a new Director of Operations and open a new store.
Last week we brought you the news that their much-loved retail store on Yuyang Xilu was closing down. Now we can reveal that Mary Kate Brown, who has headed up Roundabout jointly with Becky Wang since founder Leslie Simpson left Beijing in 2013, is herself moving on.
Roundabout are now looking for someone to replace her. The right person, Brown said, needs to be “compassionate, caring, organized, driven, a team player.” However, they can also expect a deeply fulfilling job.
“Being part of Roundabout has been the greatest honor while in China,” she told us, “and also very humbling, as we support individuals who have no one else to turn to. We focus on each person who needs help and support as best we can. We have an incredible Roundabout family of 35 full-time employees, and thousands of volunteers, sponsors, and friends who support what we do. We respond to those in need with compassion. We’ll never change the whole world but can change someone’s world. Being part of Roundabout is a gift that keeps giving – kids receive medical and educational support, and go on to work and look after others.”
Wang will continue in her role, and Brown will still be involved with the organization remotely. Brown also told us that Roundabout have identified a new location for their retail store.
“We’re hoping to reopen on December 1,” she said.
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