The Regional Director of Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a new position overseeing Grassroot Soccer’s four southern Africa-based Impact Teams (Impact Teams are in-country teams: Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, and Global Partnerships, charged with delivering programs and impact via GRS sites or partners). The Regional Director will work collaboratively with GRS senior leadership in leading and directing the organization globally to achieve its mission and the GRS 5 Year Strategic Plan.
Grassroot Soccer is a rapidly growing adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Since 2002, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in 50 countries with life-saving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services. Grassroot Soccer is looking to significantly scale its impact via partnerships over the next five years, and reach over 1M kids annually.
Grassroot Soccer is seeking an experienced, team-oriented senior manager to join the senior leadership team in overseeing GRS in-country operations. The Regional Director’s primary responsibility will be to support, lead, and direct the Managing Directors of the four in-country Impact Teams (100+ employees): South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Global Partnerships to ensure effective program delivery and impact in line with Grassroot Soccer’s mission and 5 Year Strategic Plan (please see 5 Year Staffing Plan on last page of job description). The Regional Director role is one of a problem solver, facilitator, and mentor to the Managing Directors – someone who can see around corners, anticipate and remove road blocks, facilitate discussion, help build systems, and advise the Managing Directors at the country level. S/he is someone who enjoys building and growing organizations, and leads through influence, the power of ideas, collaboration, and problem solving. In addition, s/he is comfortable working within a matrixed organization, coordinating operations with all Global functions: Research & Curriculum, Business Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Partnering Strategy, and Finance and Operations. Note, while this person will help support GRS business development globally and in-country, this position is not primarily an externally-facing business development or strategic planning role but rather more of an internal support and management role to the more externally facing Managing Directors at country-level.
To Apply: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title the email “Regional Director”. Please indicate name of referral party, if any. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 31 January, 2019.
December 21, 2018