Bhumi | Careers: Director – Ignite (Supplementary education)
Bhumi, NGO, Youth Organisation
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Careers: Director – Ignite (Supplementary education)

Job Title : Director – Ignite (Supplementary education)

Location : Chennai

Job nature : Permanent Full-time

The Director (Ignite) will be responsible for ensuring holistic education for children in shelter homes and slum communities leading to sustainable livelihoods. The program Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibilities towards driving the vision and mission of the program. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Engage all stakeholders including the volunteers, coordinators, employees, donors, and the board in shaping shared goals, strategy for the programme to maximise impact & reach
  • Build a strong culture of ownership towards impactful programme delivery among volunteers and employees
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation and delivery of the programme including volunteers, employees, communication, budgeting & finance
  • Continuously monitor the effectiveness of the projects, rigorously evaluate, and engage all stakeholders proactively 
  • Build structures, systems to support the execution of the programme in the best possible manner with a focus on continuous learning, improvement, and rapid growth.
  • Lead, coach, groom employees and volunteer coordinators into a high-performance team
  • Track, follow up and report on the timely implementation of the goals for the project
  • Manage partnerships with NGOs, learning centres, funders, government & community
  • Support communication about the programme to all stakeholders

Preferred Education Qualification / Experience:

  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience
  • Any graduate; Having an MBA/relevant fellowship would be an advantage
  • Teaching, Volunteer, leadership experience with Bhumi (preferred) or similar organisations will be helpful
  • Excellent track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization
  • Hands-on experience in project management
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Experience / exposure to teaching, pedagogy, curriculum design and training including digital learning adoption would be desirable
  • Prior experience in non-profit sector would be an advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to drive outcome-oriented plans through the team’s collective effort
  • Strong alignment to the values of the organisation
  • Strong influencing skills, people engagement, networking and listening skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Emotional maturity to empathize with the perspectives/needs of team members
  • Strong IT skills and aptitude for adoption of digital technology 
  • Highly resourceful team-player, who is self-driven
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

Other Information:

  • Reporting to: Board of Directors
  • Expected Age: Below 35
  • Scope: Full time
  • Remuneration: Rs.12 lakhs per annum, negotiable based on candidate’s profile
  • Minimum commitment: Three years
  • Expected Joining Date: December 2020

We are looking for someone who is committed to Bhumi for at least three years. If you qualify and are interested to take up the rolefill up the form below