Just Share: Executive Director

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 8 January, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Just Share is a dynamic new non-profit organisation which has been established to mobilise investor power for a fairer South Africa.
Just Share is looking for a:

Based in Cape Town, Just Share is a dynamic new non-profit organisation which has been established to mobilise investor power for a fairer South Africa. Just Share will advance responsible investing and support shareholder activism to reduce inequality, prevent environmental degradation and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing strategic leadership and direction for Just Share
  • Ensuring proper governance and oversight of Just Share by its board of directors, to be appointed, including acting as director on and convening meetings of the board of directors
  • Raising funds for Just Share, reporting to and maintaining relationships with donors
  • Ensuring implementation and maintenance of proper financial management systems and reporting of all funds
  • Human resource management of all staff of Just Share, including recruitment and appropriate policies
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation
  • Building the profile of Just Share with key stakeholders and audiences, and managing media relations
  • Building a local and international network between Just Share and other institutions and stakeholders
  • Establishing website and social media presence
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation indicators
  • Assisting with the recording and sharing of learning for systemic change

The Executive Director must meet the following criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification and financial and/or legal background, and at least 10 years’ relevant experience
  • Previous experience in establishment of non-profit organisations is preferable, but not essential
  • A solid understanding of the responsible investment space and the impact of the investment system on society and the environment, coupled with an activist attitude that motivates for positive change
  • Willingness to engage with and learn from the experience of others, and to support and amplify the work of partner organisations
  • A strong commitment to collaboration and support for the social and environmental justice sector, with the overall aim of reducing inequality and promoting human rights
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of strategic communication
  • Strong strategic planning, research and analysis skills
  • Experience and skills in human resource management, budgeting and financial management
  • Experience and skills in fundraising and building and maintaining relationships with donors
  • Substantial and demonstrated networking capabilities, including building partnerships with community and civil society organisations, corporates and government
  • Public speaking skills, and experience in dealing with the media
  • A passion for social and environmental justice
  • A commitment to diversity, inclusion and transformation

Just Share strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural and gender diversity within its staff complement. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Monday 8th January 2018 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za  

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