IREX seeks a strategic, innovative and collaborative Director of the Leadership Practice to spearhead IREX’s efforts to develop and deliver highly effective programs that cultivate leaders who subscribe to IREX’s mission of building just prosperous and inclusive societies.
The IREX Leadership Practice supports the cultivation of leaders at all levels of society including youth, community leaders, public managers, educators and media and business professionals, to drive positive change in their organizations, communities, and governments. The practice does this by offering training, consulting, mentoring, internships, academic fellowships, and networking opportunities to individuals in over 100 countries around the world. The Director of the Leadership Practice manages and mentors a team of over 45 talented staff who support, coordinate, design and implement programs within a nearly $85 million dollar portfolio of leadership development and exchange programs.
A self-starter, the Director of the Leadership Practice will continually assess the competitive environment to consolidate existing partnerships and to identify new opportunities for IREX to advance its mission. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of international education and development and proven experience with leadership development, including with new models of developing leaders in partnership with governments, the private sector and the philanthropic community. A proven team leader, s/he will guide the Leadership Practice and collaborate with other IREX teams to develop and observe standards of excellence and to ensure customer and partner satisfaction. S/he will work with IREX’s Global Programs and the Strategy and Development Group to fine tune and maintain a framework for measuring the impact of IREX’s leadership development activities. S/he will work with professionals across IREX to cultivate a spirit of learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship and to further strengthen systems for delivering high quality services and products. S/he will maintain a broad understanding of leadership development, IREX’s comparative advantage, and IREX’s operating environment. This is a role that combines strategy, program execution, relationship building, and supporting the generation and acquisition of new revenue. The Director of the Leadership Practice serves on IREX’s senior management team, which provides leadership to the whole organization.