Global Teachers Institute Ongoing Job Vacancy

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4 Feb, 2021

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

Global Teachers Institute is one of South Africa’s leading non-profit organisations providing youth from under-resourced communities an alternative pathway to the traditional contact universities to be become teachers. Our flagship Future Leaders Programme offers paid teaching assistant internships at rural and township schools in five provinces in South Africa. At the same time, interns also complete their B.Ed. degree via UNISA with support from GTI.

Based in Parktown, Johannesburg, Global Teachers Institute seeks applications from high level strategic leaders for the role of:




Location: Johannesburg

Job Summary:
We are looking for a seasoned Executive Director to lead a team to grow GTI from our current fledgeling public-private partnership with the Department of Basic Education and private funders to having a national presence in the medium term, and an African footprint over the next decade. This position is ideal for a visionary leader committed to social justice and equity in education who can work with a young leadership to take an emerging organisation to maturity and help write a new story for education on our continent.
Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Developing and executing the GTI strategies in order to attain the goals and objectives determined with the full agreement of the Board
Providing strategic leadership to the Board and Board Chairperson to ensure they have an accurate view of the landscape and the future work of the GTI
Recruiting and developing staff members with the appropriate capabilities and potential to become outstanding managers and advocates of the work of the GTI
Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of staff, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance
Preparing and implementing comprehensive operational plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
Ensuring GTI policies and legal guidelines are communicated and adhered to at all levels of the organization
Communicating, developing and maintaining trust relationships with all relevant stakeholders, business partners and education entities and authorities
Overseeing the GTI’s financial management, operating systems and new ventures
Developing and implementing a performance management system that ensures individual accountabilities are clarified and monitored
Representing the GTI in public forums and to represent the GTI as a public relations representative in ways that strengthen its profile and operations

Essential requirements:

Minimum of 10 years of overall professional experience, of which at least 5 years as a director or senior managerial position
Relevant academic degree/s including business administration
Demonstrated experience in developing strategic and business plans
Thorough knowledge of the education landscape and forces that influence the work of the GTI
Strong understanding of financial management and measures of performance
Familiarity with labour law and management best practices
Excellent organisational and leadership skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

Applicant high-level strength requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a reflective strategist, an effective manager, and a dynamic leader able to steer the GTI to the most sustainable direction while also implementing its vision, mission and long-term goals
Very strong crisis management skills will also be essential since the organization is in a quality-driven growth phase, moving beyond initial start-up successes
The goal is to ensure the GTI is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic framework.
Desired requirements for the Executive Director are:

Experience as a educator at head of department level or higher
Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent NQF Level 9 qualification

To Apply:

View the full job description and application instructions on the vacancies page at and email your application by Wednesday 10th February 2021 to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

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