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Executive Director

IEARN-USA

New York, NY, USA

Position

Executive Director, iEARN-USA


The Organization
Since 1988, the International Education & Resource Network (iEARN), a coalition of organizations located in countries across the world, has been pioneering the use of the internet & other innovative technologies to link youth worldwide in collaborative, project-based learning. Today, iEARN has a global network that is active in more than thirty thousand schools & youth organizations across 140 countries. More than two million students are engaged in collaborative project work through iEARN. iEARN-USA, the US member of this powerful, international educational coalition, shares a mission  to enable young people in the US to make a meaningful contribution to the health & welfare of the planet & all its people.


The Candidate
iEARN-USA is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for day-to-day management of operations, financials, & staff development. S/he manages & works alongside the staff to create a productive & comfortable networking environment to engage with students in the United States & worldwide. The ED is responsible for pursuing & securing new revenue streams while crafting a new & innovative vision to drive the organization’s future development.
The ideal candidate should be a dynamic & creative leader with expertise in both U.S. & global education. The ED will work closely with a variety of diverse stakeholders in order to identify, establish and nurture effective partnerships to help expand the size & impact of the iEARN network. The ED should be deeply invested in & knowledgeable about  K-12 education, & committed to providing opportunities for teachers & students everywhere to learn with the world, not just about it. S/he must be a strategic and creative leader & an advocate for both the US organization & its wider mission. S/he must be an articulate and forceful spokesperson, capable of publicizing the importance of global, project-based learning by following & enhancing the established iEARN model. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned leader to join a strong, creative, & highly motivated team at a key moment in the field of virtual exchange.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership, internal communications/HR, external communications, program and partnership development, financial management, fundraising and development, board governance

 

Critical Qualifications

  • Non-profit management: Proven management & leadership skills with the ability to build strong teams and mentor staff

  • Education management: 10 years senior  management experience in an organization focused on education, preferably K-12

  • Revenue, Fundraising & Development: Demonstrated business acumen, experience as an effective entrepreneur

  • Program Development: Experience with developing and launching innovative, new business and program activities

  • Community Engagement: History of building/ maintaining partnerships & collaborations preferably at an international scale

  • Technological Capacity: Knowledge of educational learning platforms and tools.
     

Compensation

Candidate will be offered a competitive compensation package

 

How to Apply

For a full description including key responsibilities & the ideal candidate’s qualifications, see http://bit.ly/iearnED. To apply, email a resume & cover letter addressing the position’s responsibilities, qualifications & salary requirements to iearnsearch@supportcenteronline.org. Rolling review; early applications encouraged.

HOW TO APPLY

How to Apply

For a full description including key responsibilities & the ideal candidate’s qualifications, see http://bit.ly/iearnED. To apply, email a resume & cover letter addressing the position’s responsibilities, qualifications & salary requirements to iearnsearch@supportcenteronline.org. Rolling review; early applications encouraged.

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