Executive Director, World Education
World Education, Inc. works to improve the education and
social/economic security of people around the world. Since 1951,
World Ed has worked in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa,
Latin America, and the US to address barriers to education and
improve the lives of millions of people. With a focus on innovative
and sustainable solutions, World Education excels in the areas of
professional development, project design and management, technical
assistance, and research grounded in program contexts. World Ed
became an affiliate of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
in 1980, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of
individuals and communities throughout the world, with a
fundamental goal to ensure that all individuals live their best and
World Ed strives to build lasting relationships with partners
across geographic regions and technical sectors, collaborating with
educators, government agencies and partners strengthen systems to
achieve better education and social development outcomes for all.
With an annual budget of $46 million and a staff of 550, World Ed
is currently structured in four divisions.
World Ed seeks a visionary Executive Director (ED) to help
reimagine the organization and its relationship with JSI. The
Executive Director is an enterprise leadership position, reporting
directly to the new CEO of JSI, who has embarked on a comprehensive
change management agenda.
This role for a seasoned executive to lead a global organization
across multiple international environments and articulate a
strategy through exciting times. The ED will partner with the CEO
to develop and drive forward the vision, mission and key strategies
of World Ed and JSI.
We seek candidates possessing strong business strategy and
leadership skills with a demonstrated proficiency at managing
organizational change in a multi-tiered organization. In close
collaboration with the global leadership team of JSI, the ED will
serve as a thought partner for the CEO and leader among colleagues,
anticipate and identify trends, optimize financial opportunities,
and ensure quality. The ED will play a primary and visible role
increasing World Ed's national and international profile and
positioning the organization for growth and impact. This is an
opportunity for a leader to think strategically and holistically
about the interplay among operations, business processes, human
resources, and institutional planning; to extract and analyze data,
set attainable goals, and establish priorities while working to
inspire others to action.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Knowledge of NGO and non-profit sector.
• Experience working in multiple cultural, social and political
contexts, and the ability to work with diverse global
• Strong organizational and management skills, with experience
managing staff and programs across multiple time zones in multiple
countries, preferably in global regions of Africa and Asia,
demonstrating a strong cultural awareness.
• Demonstrated engagement with best-in-class management strategies
and techniques to improve operational efficiencies and the quality
and cost of services delivered.
• Fundraising and establishing and maintaining collaborative
relationships with philanthropic funders and supporters.
• Previous Executive Director or senior organization management
• Strong communications skills: Compelling presentation and
speaking skills with experience engaging diverse audiences around
• Ability to travel 15%-20% of the time with a mix of domestic and
• BA or equivalent required, MA or equivalent preferred.
We support diversity and inclusion efforts across every level of
our business—from our employees, to our suppliers, contractors and
vendors, because it is important to us that our company reflects
the vibrant, diverse communities that we serve.
To offer referrals or apply via email please contact:
Vice President & Managing Associate