Executive Director - Non- Profit
Top Talent Professional Services
Durban, South Africa
15h ago
source : Executive Placements

KZN Non Profit is seeking a dynamic Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, driven individual to lead a strong organization with tremendous potential and advance it in its next chapter and beyond.

The Executive Director will have overall strategic, operational, and managerial responsibility for the organization, including fundraising, and oversight of the annual budget, which is targeted to grow in this next chapter.

The ED will also empathically manage and empower a staff of 28+, with a deep dedication to professional development and growth for team members, who are primarily alumni of the NGOs programs.


Strategy, Leadership and Collaboration

â ª Work with Board of Directors and senior management to define overall strategic direction of the organization and its evolution (adhering to core values and striving to maximize impact)

â ª Oversee day-to-day operations of the organisations local operations (operations, programs, development and finance) including supervision of senior managers

â ª Maintain active collaboration with international sites with a view to share knowledge, experience, expertise and learnings, increasing connections and maximizing impact of the entire organisation

â ª Lead development of new strategic initiatives that align with global priorities


â ª Build and manage organizational budget for South Africa according to the local and global organizational fiscal years (subject to approval from local board and global functionaries)

â ª Manage system of income projections, cash flow and budgetary balance

â ª Support and oversee finance and administrative management, bookkeeping, accounts payable, payroll, approve expense reports, annual reports to authorities, managing grant allocation, audits etc.


â ª Collaborate and engage a local board of directors comprised of community stakeholders (including quarterly board meetings, an annual general meeting, ad hoc special board meetings when required, audit and executive committee and annual reporting)

â ª Ensure adherence to the organisations Constitution and that governance procedures and processes are followed.

â ª Drive strategic direction of the board including engagement, responsibilities and accountability

â ª Ensure sound and up-to-date financial and legal policies are put to the board for approval.

Human Resources and Culture

â ª Help facilitate connections and relationship building among team members

â ª Assess human resource needs, and recruit and hire effective and suitable staff members accordingly

â ª Support on-boarding of new team members

â ª Oversee performance review system (2-3 times per year), while providing on-going feedback and salary reviews for staff

â ª Ensure human resources policies are sound and implemented accordingly

â ª Live and lead in a manner in-line with the organizational culture and core values

â ª Learn and implement the organisations Core Values in the Workplace model

Programs / Operations

â ª Work with operations and programs team to build annual operational plan that corresponds with budget

â ª Ensure all operational outputs are met while ensuring high quality and impactful programming

â ª Manage restricted / specified programs grants, ensuring that budgets and programs are implementing according to plan and required reporting is done timeously

â ª Oversee operational systems (i.e. operations tracking, database), ensuring all operations are tracked according to plan

â ª Monitor effectiveness of programs and operational systems

â ª Work with global programs support team to execute monitoring and evaluation plan and incorporate into organizational learning and development functions

â ª Engage local staff in global training programs and professional development opportunities

â ª Support implementation of programs in the field with a view to maximizing impact and ensuring ethical stewardship of donations

â ª Ensure that all statutory reporting and contractual reporting is done timeously and accurately.

Fundraising and Development

â ª Work with development team to create and implement annual fundraising plan, ensuring that goals are met (with a target to raise 80% of the expense budget in the first year, and 100% by year 3)

â ª Oversee and lead donor cultivation and stewardship strategy and its implementation

â ª Serve as representative and steward with current and prospective partners and donors (in-person meetings, site visits, correspondence, etc.)

â ª Lead strategic decision making in matching donor interests with appropriate programs

â ª Oversee donor obligations, grant management systems and collateral.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and

characteristics :

Passion for the Mission

Fully embracing with enthusiasm and pride the values and goals of the organisation, the Executive Director will be passionate about fulfilling the organisations mission.

The Executive Director will be energized by identifying and taking on meaningful issues and driving toward solutions. This leader will have a strong a personal commitment to youth development, peace building, conflict resolution, and a fundamental belief in the transformative power of sports.

This leader will care deeply about helping to develop underserved, underrepresented youth into leaders in their communities, working to dismantle inequities, and use sport as an effective catalyst for social change.

This leader will be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values; someone who can be trusted without reservation.

A Skilled and Strategic Leader

The Executive Director will be a strategic, nimble and results-oriented leader, with an entrepreneurial ambition and approach.

An inspiring, empathetic, and engaged leader, the Executive Director will have the ability to cultivate and retain diverse teams with a broad set of ideas and skills and achieve organizational impact by recognizing and leveraging individual strengths and teamwork.

This executive will be successful at orchestrating strategic processes and leading a passionate team to execute on organizational goals and to ensure accountability and high standards for staff deliverables, while providing staff with a mission-driven work environment and professional growth opportunities.

Serving as an internal champion, the Executive Director will foster a positive environment for participation, collaboration and innovation with the goal of advancing the mission and impact.

An Effective Fundraiser

The Executive Director will have a proven track record as an effective fundraiser in South Africa. They will have the know-how and network to build a sound development plan that will serve to sustain and grow the organization over time.

They will have had past success securing major gifts. The ED will be a strong, writer and communicator, with experience in stewardship, front-line fundraising as well as institutional government and foundation grants (private and public bodies)

A Dynamic Ambassador

The Executive Director will be an energetic and enthusiastic leader who will serve as an Ambassador for the organisation.

This leader will be a confident public speaker who inherently enjoys the external side of the role. The Executive Director will be a demonstrated or emergent leader in the field of development.

This leader will embrace the current funding landscape and will enthusiastically work to expand and diversify funding sources.

The Executive Director will represent the organisatiom to a broad range of constituents and will utilize brand and marketing strategies to elevate the organisations recognition, while maintaining strong, trust-based relationships with the local communities the organisation serves.

The Executive Director will be confident yet humble, ambitious to accomplish great outcomes while sharing the credit broadly with all involved, and able to command respect and have the gravitas to work across the diverse spectrum of current and future stakeholders including the staff, Board of Directors, donors, communities, program partners, and beyond.

This leader will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from all stakeholders.

The Executive Director will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Salary : Market Related

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