Executive Director


About Our Organisation

Suas Educational Development is an ambitious, education-focused social change organisation that supports programmes in Ireland, India, Kenya and Zambia. Our vision is a world where all young people are given the opportunity to realise their full potential in life and go on to create positive change in their society.

We are at an exciting stage in our development and are looking for an Executive Director to lead the organisation as it creates a new strategic direction and builds on its achievements in the third level and volunteering sector in Ireland. Our STAND programme focuses on global citizenship education and supports third-level students to progressively engage with global justice issues through various activities including a news website, an arts festival, evening courses, and action learning programmes here in Ireland, while our International Volunteer programme works towards the same mission with programmes overseas in India, Zambia, and Kenya (with approximately 80+ volunteers annually).

About the Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide strong strategic, professional and managerial leadership for all aspects of the operations of Suas.  Partnering with the Board and the Suas team to set the strategic direction of the organisation, they will develop plans to ensure the strategic objectives are achieved.

He/she will maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of Suas and assess organisational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervise key positions and establish individual goals; work closely with the Finance team to manage organisational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks.

Full details of the role can be found here.

About the ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be passionate about global citizenship having either worked or volunteered in the area of international development for a number of years. They will also have a strong track record in financial, project and people management with excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to engage at all levels with stakeholders.

Candidates should apply by email to [email protected] enclosing a CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021 with first round interviews taking place via Zoom on Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Only those who meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted for interview.  We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies at this time.

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