Southern Africa Regional Director, Room to Read
Room to Read's mission is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education.
Room to Read is a results-driven organization that seeks to intervene early in a child's life to provide ongoing educational opportunities in their communities.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree or higher preferred
A minimum of ten years of professional experience
Experience in the international educational field
Prior experience living and working in Africa
Fluency in verbal and written English and at least one African language
Experience in successful implementation of a wide range of tasks, as well as developing and implementing improvements in a prior position
Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
Ability to travel frequently (at least 50% of the time) and spend extensive time in each country we will operate in Southern Africa
Effectiveness in working in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and a low overhead
Prior experience in a fast-paced, growth-oriented global or regional organization
Proven track record of achieving results
Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
Have a passion for the mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization
Be an innovative and creative thinker - you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction
Work well independently as well as part of a team
Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired.
Benefits including health and a retirement plan are also provided.
Additional benefits include a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world through the lifelong gift of education.
Please send a cover letter and resume by email with "Southern Africa Regional Director" in the subject line (no letters, calls, faxes, or drop-ins) to ruth[at]actionappointments.co.za.