The strongest competitive advantage an organization possesses is the people who carry out its mission. As a leader in operations and strategic implementation, you will have the opportunity to support, develop, and empower our staff – ensuring they are equipped to carry out Exile International’s mission in restoring rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care. To broaden the depth of experience among EI’s executive team, we are seeking an operations leader with proven success in managing, leading, and implementing strategy.
As a cross-functional leader, the Managing Director will oversee daily operations and implement strategies, processes, and operational tasks to empower EI to serve all constituents efficiently and effectively.
Program Supervision, Management and Strategic Planning
Lead the collaborative processes of daily operations, implementing short and long-term strategic vision, and tactical plans to accomplishing EI’s mission — restoring and empowering children of war to become leaders for peace
Coordinate with domestic and international partners
Supervise DRC and Uganda program managers — overseeing progress and tracking measurable strategic objectives
Support administrative and management needs
Organizational Development, Human Resources & Leadership
Provide on-going support for field managers and domestic staff — empowering your teammates to succeed in their roles
Serve as lead for all field office employee relations and performance management as well as certain employee development matters
Oversee strategic management of domestic team: including performance management and reviews, employee relations, legal compliance, the implementation of best practices, and, to a lesser extent, compensation & benefits
Lead in the development of a staffing plan that includes appropriate training and professional development
Support the Executive Team in the shaping and maintaining of a healthy organizational culture as the organization grows and evolves
Evaluate and strengthen internal policies, procedures, & processes
Offer leadership to compensation and benefit programs as appropriate
Develop and maintain partnerships with appropriate domestic and international organizations
Provide leadership and administrative oversight to ensure programs are effectively achieving their intended impact
Further develop and implement strategic goals to further the success of EI’s mission
Participate in the planning and development of annual program goals and objectives in conjunction with the strategic plan.
Offer key leadership to international program, coordinating program managers and staff
Finance & Administrative
Assist program leadership to ensure the timely submission of operational and financial reports required for internal monthly reporting
Through collaboration with the Financial Coordinator, ensure the proper maintenance of appropriate financial records and preparation of required financial reports;
Facilitate the development of and adherence to an annual budget and provide for the preparation of clear, concise financial reporting to the Board, management and external constituencies
Participate in budget planning and monitor programming budgets
Participate and support grant writing related to the mission of the agency.
Participate in the planning and execution of funding applications
Monitors program budget within the assigned areas
Information & Technology Systems
Lead the team in the selection, implementation and proper utilization of technology solutions to accomplish organizational objectives
Through collaboration with the team and communications professionals, support the organizational marketing and fund development efforts through best practice tools and technology