Hiring: Managing Director

Job Description

The Managing Director provides strategic oversight and support to Exiles US and African partners. This individual is passionate about people and brings creative problem solving and ideas to help implement the short and long-term vision of Exile’s programs. The Managing Director serves on Exile’s leadership team, overseeing day-to-day operations and fostering relationships with our US and African team members and partners, empowering them to thrive in their roles.

Key Job Tasks & Responsibilities

Program Supervision, Management, and Strategic Planning

  • Lead the collaborative processes of daily operations, implementing the short and long-term strategic vision, and tactical plans to accomplishing Exile’s mission — restoring and empowering children of war to become leaders for peace
  • Provide strategic support and leadership to domestic and international partners
  • Regularly coordinate and communicate with DRC and Uganda leadership teams and country liaisons — overseeing progress and tracking/reporting measurable strategic objectives
  • Provide support and leadership as part of the Executive team, fulfilling various administrative and management needs

Organizational Development, Human Resources, and Leadership

  • Provide ongoing support for field managers and domestic staff — empowering teammates to succeed in their roles
  • Oversee strategic management of domestic team: including performance management and reviews for direct report staff
  • Assist in planning and leading weekly development meetings with Co-CEO(s)
  • Facilitate weekly team meetings
  • Provide support to Admin Director and Co-CEOs relative to employee relations, legal compliance, the implementation of best practices, and, to a lesser extent, compensation, and 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, and processes alongside Administrative Director
  • Offer support to compensation and benefits programs as appropriate

Program Management

  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with relevant domestic and international organizations and stakeholders
  • Provide leadership and administrative oversight to ensure programs are effectively achieving their intended impact
  • Collaborate with domestic and international partners in planning and implementing of strategic goals to further the success of Exile’s mission
  • Participate in the planning and development of annual program goals and objectives in conjunction with the strategic plan 
  • Collaborate with international partners to ensure timely tracking and reporting of key program overviews, counseling reports, financial updates, budget requests, and approvals 
  • Plan and co-lead monthly calls/meetings with international leadership teams
  • Participate in quarterly child sponsorship meetings with Admin Director and Finance team  
  • Assist International partners and Exile Finance team in planning, oversight, and follow up of yearly program audits
  • Travel with Exile to Africa 1 – 2 times per year to:
    • Provide administrative oversight and ensure programs are achieving their intended impact 
    • Provide and implement strategic goals to further the success of Exile’s mission
    • Provide training as needed
    • Any other job-related request of Board and Executive Team


  • Assist program leadership to ensure the timely submission of operational and financial reports required for internal monthly reporting
  • Provide oversight and collaboration with the Financial team, ensure the proper maintenance of appropriate financial records, and preparation of required financial reports
  • Assist CEO and Sr. Project Accountant in yearly and monthly budget planning/approval and monitor programming budgets as needed
  • Assist Sr. Project Accountant and International team members in monitoring and updating program budgets as needed

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

General Job Requirements

  • Provide leadership to Exile by providing vision and strategy to achieve Exile mission and objectives
  • Provide leadership and oversight to daily operations of Exile’s domestic and international programs
  • Coordinate with Board of Directors as directed by the Executive Team to provide progress of programs, and operations related to mission directives
  • Speak on behalf of Exile at churches, schools, fundraising events, etc., as needed
  • Return all emails within 48 hours from the date they are received. If possible, return internal team emails within 24 hours of the date they are received. 
  • Support the successful execution of, being available for the duration of, and completing all contracted duties during crucial organization events (fundraisers, fundraising campaigns, and awareness campaigns), including but not limited to: The Big Payback (24-hour giving campaign), Hope Wins, Giving Tuesday (24 hours giving campaign), and Exile’s End-of-Year Campaign (November 1st to January 1st of each year). 



Talents Required

  • Committed to the mission and vision of Exile International
  • Self-starter and motivated team player with the confidence to take the lead on projects
  • Dependable and resourceful
  • Teachable and open to feedback, bringing a positive attitude
  • Adaptable to changing demands/deadlines/priorities
  • Creative problem solver that possesses great ability to identify potential crises and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues
  • Extremely detail-oriented, logistical minded, very organized, with impeccable follow-through skills
  • Assertive, positive personality. A “Go-Getter” who brings joy to those around them
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith, as indicated by an agreement with Exile’s Statement of Faith

Skills Desired

  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of competing demands and multiple deadlines
  • Adept in Technology
  • Professional demeanor with strong written and oral communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Familiarity in MAC/ios software, Apple Calendar, Outlook
  • Experience with Doodle Link, Sign Easy, Slack, Asana, and Google Drive apps preferred

Experience Preferred

  • 3+ year of previous experience in program or operations director role
  • History of success managing multiple projects in a professional setting with little supervision of the day-to-day
  • Ability to present quality projects for approval/feedback and meet stated deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out and/or cast vision, communicating clearly and efficiently to team members and relevant stakeholders

Additional Information


This is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday alongside the Exile team out of a Nashville-based office, along with some evenings and weekends (as needed). We offer competitive benefits including; paid time off, monthly health care stipend (for full-time employees), and an opportunity to participate in a 401k retirement plan (for full-time employees).

About us

Exile International is a nonprofit organization that provides healing and hope to rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war to become leaders for peace. We work with local leaders to provide art-focused trauma care and holistic, rehabilitative care, seeing over 6,700 war-affected children’s lives forever changed since 2008. Today, the organization is poised to expand its work by growing its programs and passionately serving the next generation of African leaders!  

Mission: Restoring rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care.

Method: Healing of spirits, minds, and bodies.

Motivation: Bring good news to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to the captives. –– Isaiah 61:1

How to Apply

If you believe you would be a great addition to Exile’s team, please send the following application materials to meredith@exileinternational.org with the subject line “Managing Director”:

  • Résumé that includes all employment experience
  • Pay history
  • Position-specific cover letter that includes:
    • How you heard about the position,
    • Why you are interested, and
    • Why you are an excellent candidate.

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