Executive Director, World Education

World Education, Inc
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 26, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

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 healthiest lives.

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.

• Knowledge of NGO and non-profit sector.
• Experience working in multiple cultural, social and political contexts, and the ability to work with diverse global stakeholders.
• 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 experience preferred.
• Strong communications skills: Compelling presentation and speaking skills with experience engaging diverse audiences around complex issues.
• Ability to travel 15%-20% of the time with a mix of domestic and global travel.
• 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.

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Vice President & Managing Associate


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