Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa Recent Job Opportunity

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13 Nov, 2019

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa are facility based after-school programs for school-aged young people. The Club offers a variety of activities in 5 different program areas designed to meet the interests and needs of members.

A Boys & Girls Club is more than just a place for kids to play and learn. It’s a safe haven that provides activities and experiences that enriches the lives of young people, creating opportunities and expectations that teach valuable life skills to rely on throughout life.


Location: Johannesburg

The purpose of the Chief Operating Officer is to oversee, direct, and organize the work of all internal organizational operations, ensuring operational cohesion and a high standard of functioning within Program Delivery, Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Communications, and Club operations. The COO will support the achievement of BGCSA’s growth targets, as well as the promotion and fulfillment of BGCSA’s mission and vision. The COO will contribute significantly to the organizational design and scaling systems, people, and processes as the organization seeks to fulfill its 2020 vision.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

1. Organizational Development & Design
Overseeing design and implementation of organization‐wide policies and processes, consolidating efforts to ensuring efficient operations as the organization scales

2. Club Operations
Overseeing operations of all program sites (currently 7) and their respective leadership

3. Financial Management & Budgeting
Overseeing finances and financial systems, managing costs against budget
Managing procurement, consolidating and creating efficiencies in purchasing and securing beneficial rates for services

4. Human Resources Management
Managing performance of all direct reports to ensure high staff performance and retention
Overseeing the implementation of human resource policies, including fair remuneration, evaluations, contracting and training

5. Facilities, Technology, and Infrastructure
Overseeing facilities, health & safety, IT infrastructure, and organizational assets

The Chief Operating Officer must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree in Business Management, Development Studies or a related field or proven experience in same; prior consulting experience a plus
  • 8‐10 years of experience in a senior operations / leadership position Interest in and alignment to BGCSA’s vision and value
  • Experience scaling a small business, NGO, or other entity preferred
  • Significant experience in Finance and HR Management is required; Knowledge of Pastel Payroll and Sage Accounting software experience a plus
  • Strategic and analytical thinker; proactive and performance‐orientated
  • Organized, self‐reliant, good problem‐solving, results‐oriented, multi‐tasker with superior management skills and judgment Written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with all team members and stakeholders Computer literacy skills with advanced knowledge of Excel
  • English required, and an African language required
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required
To apply
Please send your CV, letter of motivation and complete the AA bio summary form in MS word format to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday 25th November 2019

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