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Chief Executive Officer - Educational Industry

Max Salary: R70000
Description: My client supports a network of no-fee public ordinary schools in Cape Town, South Africa. As they enter this next chapter, they seek an exceptional CEO to lead the organisation to achieve even greater levels of strategic impact, innovation and influence across its network of partnership schools.

The CEO will bring transparency, empathy and visionary leadership to all areas of the business, providing oversight of learner outcomes, school improvement, operations, culture, people development and financial objectives.

• Relevant tertiary qualification
• Must be a South African national or possess a permanent resident permit
• Experience in a start-up environment would be beneficial
• Demonstrated experience in engaging, collaborating and negotiating with stakeholders
• Have solid, demonstrated, experience in leading a team
• An excellent command of English language, both written and spoken and impeccable communication and presentation skills
• No criminal record - (candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check)

Candidate Profile:
• A commitment to redressing inequality through education, and a belief that a high quality education can transform lives
• Be a great team builder, making excellent hires and then empowering staff to grow in their expertise and authority
• Be agile and highly adaptable and very comfortable with operating in an ever changing environment
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and collaboration skills
• Hold yourself and others to the highest standards of excellence and accountability
• Ability to act as an entrepreneurial team player with ability to juggle multiple priorities
• Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
• Have the maturity to engage hard conversations and healthy, constructive conflict when needed
• Ability to operate as an effective strategic thinker
• Be pragmatic and willing to roll up your own sleeves and to lead by example
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Well-groomed, highly organised, self-motivated and displays highly ethical and professional behaviour at all times
If you meet all the above requirements and YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT REDRESSING INEQUALITY THROUGH EDUCATION then email your CV to asap. Please include a motivational email – this will be the 1st step in assessing your suitability for the position.
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Location: Cape Town    
Consultant: Morag Wallace Share This Job: