Project Director

To apply, please send resume and salary requirement to info@gbc-education.org. State your name and “Project Director” in the subject line of your email.

About the Organization

The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis.  Established by Theirworld in 2012, its mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.

The Global Business Coalition for Education leverages the collective power of business, government, international organizations, NGOs, youth, and other stakeholders to deliver free, equitable and inclusive quality education for all.

With a network of more than 150 influential private sector companies committed to best practice in supporting education and Sustainable Development Goal 4, GBC-Education has become one of the world’s most effective forums for connecting businesses that aim to make an impact on the lives of young people through education.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is registered as a 501-(c)-3 in the United States.

Position Summary

The new era of Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices underscore an opportunity for the education sector to be at the forefront of the new way of working with companies to align their internal activities to create systemic, strategic and scalable change.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is launching a new multi-year “Business Investment for Education Impact Initiative.”  The initiative aims to build a stronger, more informed and impactful network of businesses with the potential to transform education outcomes through more strategic and coordinated investment.  Using a quasi-design approach, the initiative will conduct a consolidated mapping of the global education landscape and evidence, including major actors, regulatory frameworks, guiding principles, strategic efforts and initiatives; provide a series of design options for solutions for business and non-corporate stakeholders; test and prototype the solutions and develop a refined product for companies and non-corporate stakeholders; and develop a business model to implement, deliver and scale the use of the solutions to improve corporate investment in global education.

The Project Director will oversee full project strategy, management and execution, maintaining the strategic vision and implementation of the “Business Investment for Education Impact Initiative” phases and delivery according to an ambitious three-year project plan.  The Project Director will be hands-on in managing the day-to-day relationships with corporate and organizational partners, overseeing consultancy deliverables, and achieving project milestones.

The Project Director will be responsible for high-quality quarterly reporting and developing innovative solutions through a design method with internal and external stakeholders.

The Project Director will also run workshops and focus groups, speak externally on behalf of the project, and cultivate a group of companies contributing to the development of tools and resources to improve business investment in education.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have direct experience working in corporate philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; environmental, social and corporate governance; or a related field.  Experience with international development, particularly education, is a plus.

The candidate will be able to:

  • Lead and supervise a team
  • Foster a sense of team spirit among internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate well and relay information in a timely manner
  • Engage with external corporate and philanthropic audiences
  • Manage a project and quarterly reporting
  • Manage external consultancies
  • Think creatively and develop innovative, practical solutions
  • Possess excellent budgeting skills and is able to reduce costs without affecting the quality of work
  • Have strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

At the Global Business Coalition for Education, we value all types of learning – both formal and through professional experience.  An advanced degree in Business Administration or related fields is preferred, but not required.  The ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of experience of direct project management in a related field.

 

Other

Equipment
to be Used:
Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.
 

Typical
Physical Demands:

 

Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.

 

Typical
Mental Demands:

 

Able to deal with stress associated with fast-paced work environment.  Multiple priorities/tasks.  Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Grasp and apply new ideas.  Communicate with various personalities at all levels.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Works in a typical office setting.  Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule.

The Global Business Coalition for Education offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical, dental and transit benefits, and a 401 (k) plan.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The organization’s success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran’s status, or any characteristic protected by law. We adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

The Global Business Coalition for Education provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.
Qualified candidates only.  No search firms.