Suas Educational Development: Suas General Manager
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Job Title: Suas General Manager
Reports to: Suas Board of Directors
Theme: Literacy Education
Suas Educational Development is an ambitious, education-focused social change organisation that supports programmes in Ireland, India, Kenya and Zambia. Our vision is a world where all young people are given the opportunity to realise their full potential in life and go on to create positive change in their society. We have two main strands of work: we work with partner schools and organisations to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities, and we also seek to increase third-level students’ awareness, understanding and action on a range of development issues including education.
We are at an exciting stage in our development and are looking to hire a General Manager to lead Suas’ work to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities. Suas holds a simple but powerful belief, for children in disadvantaged communities, literacy changes everything. It is the means through which every child can realise their potential.
Suas works with designated disadvantaged schools across Ireland to provide intensive support to students who are struggling with reading and maths. Suas volunteers have been proven to significantly boost the reading, maths and confidence levels of the children involved in the programme who are aged 8 to 14. In the 2018-19 school year we supported 1273 children with the help of over 800 trained volunteers. We are currently piloting online literacy support programmes in response to COVID-19. The programme is delivered with support from various foundations and corporates e.g. Rethink Ireland, basis.point, Folens.
Suas has also worked to improve literacy outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities abroad, and has recently completed a pilot programme supporting 15 community schools and over 6,000 children in Zambia. This programme was supported by Irish Aid. Suas is currently reviewing its international programme in the context of COVID-19.
The Suas General Manager (GM) reports directly to the Suas Board of Directors. The incumbent is responsible for leading programme development and delivery, fundraising, partnerships and representation. The Suas GM leads and directly manages a team of Project Managers to ensure quality programme implementation. He/she is also responsible for ensuring effective financial management, reporting and donor compliance in close collaboration with the STAND GM as part of a power sharing executive.
Please see full Job Description attached below.
Applicants can apply by submitting a CV and cover letter to email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 3rd August 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application. We regret to inform you that we are not in a position to respond to all candidates and will only respond to shortlisted candidates.