Executive Director for the School of Activism

Action Appointments
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 January, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment
The Bertha Foundation is in the process of establishing a new school of activism based in Cape Town, South Africa, to provide an opportunity for structured and reflective learning to complement the organisational experience of social justice activists. The school aims to attract those engaged in struggles to advance justice and equality, mainly in poor and marginalised communities and once.

The Executive Director will have the following responsibilities, amongst others:

  • Preparation of a detailed plan for the first 3 years of the school;
  • Recruiting, leading and building a cohesive team;
  • Leading the curriculum design;
  • Establishing a sound system of corporate governance;
  • Building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders; representing the school publicly.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned manager with a Masters-level Degree or equivalent experience and a strong knowledge of political economy, history, social theory, and educational theory and practice. Substantial experience of grassroots organising, community-based struggles, and/or progressive social movements or campaigns is essential, and experience in creative advocacy campaigns and legal advocacy is desirable.

Other requirements include: experience in managing people, finances, and material resources; building and sustaining collaborative collective work; and designing and implementing education or training processes that build the capacity of activists and communities.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Friday 16th January 2015 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za

 
Location: 
Cape Town

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