An exciting opportunity has recently become available for the pivotal role of Executive Director of the International Detention Coalition (IDC).
The IDC is a unique global not-for-profit network of over 300 civil society organisations that advocates and promotes alternatives to immigration detention for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Based in Melbourne, Australia, with employees located around the world, the IDC is a highly recognised, impact-driven organisation, offering a stimulating workplace committed to global change.
The IDC Executive Directorís role is to ensure the vision, tone and direction of the organisation is anchored to IDCís mission to end immigration detention, particularly for children, through the use of more humane policies. The Executive Director is also responsible for securing continued funding for the organisationís work.
This full-time position will suit an experienced and committed leader with proven high level advocacy experience in the human rights field. The role requires strategic thinking, expert stakeholder engagement and excellent staff empowerment skills, as well as a proven track record in managing relationships with funders and fundraising. This role reports directly to the IDC Governance Board. The role requires international travel, and flexibility of hours to support staff located over multiple time zones.
Responsibilities include supporting, motivating and mentoring a team of highly skilled advocates to implement national, regional and international multi-year strategies. The Executive Director will develop and oversee projects across various locations within sensitive contexts, and ensure delivery of high impact outcomes. The Executive Director will collaborate with the IDC team to provide technical support and advocacy, and expertly engage with multiple stakeholders to promote IDC vision of alternatives to immigration detention. The Executive Director will work with IDC staff to develop and implement funding strategies to secure continued funding for carrying out the organisations mission and goals.
Information regarding the key selection criteria and application process are available online at https://idcoalition.org/news/are-you-our-next-executive-director/
Applications close Monday 5 February 2018.
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