The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will lead an ambitious effort to advance CE International’s mission through its delivery of quality programs. The CPO is a key member of CE International’s Executive Leadership Team and as such will play a key role in the overall development of the organization and in strategic planning. S/he is responsible for overseeing all program development and program operations under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The CPO will oversee the organization’s portfolio of programs and related services; evaluate their effectiveness of programs and seek relationships with new partners to develop unique and innovative programs. An important role of the CPO is to support the financial sustainability of CE International through effective resource stewardship and diversification of funding. The CPO will work in partnership with the Chief Business Officer (CBO) to ensure a balance of government funding, fees for service and philanthropic support. The CPO will also engage in proposal writing and grant submission in collaboration with the CBO. It is critical that the CPO stay continually abreast of developments in global education, human development, teaching and learning and changes and trends occurring in related sectors such as health including relevant global initiatives.
To be successful in this role, the CPO must be a self-motivated, results oriented, a team player, and able to thrive in a continually evolving environment. The ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful is essential as well as exhibiting a high level of professionalism and energy to help to shape a growing organization. A desire to help CE International become a leading professional services organization is essential as this is a unique position that offers an opportunity to help to grow and expand an international organization.
Program Development and Oversight
Capture Planning and Financial Sustainability
Outreach and Environmental Scanning
Profile of the Ideal Candidate
The Chief Program Officer must be self- starter who is ready to engage with CE International to meet its mission and its goals for organizational growth and sustainability. S/he must display a demonstrated commitment to children’s education and well-being, and have direct experience implementing education programs, especially those related to current global education movements and initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals- Goal 4.
The CPO will have experience responding to RFP’s and writing grant proposals, and experience developing and delivering education programs internationally. The ideal candidate will have the ability to use project management tools and approaches to guide and track program development and implementation. The CPO should have experience participating in, and acquiring, government funded education projects. (Examples: USAID, DFID, AusAid, etc.)
S/he will possess a desire for achieving outcomes in collaboration with others, possess a results-oriented approach and be able to propose ways to innovate and continuously improve the organization’s programs and services. The CPO will engage with their network of individuals and organizations for program opportunities.
Ability to speak Spanish, French or other languages a plus, but not required.
This position is performed in an open office environment. There is also a telework schedule available.
Salary for this position is based on level of experience and career achievements, however, it will not exceed $128,000. Please state your salary requirements or salary range in the cover letter.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; use fingers and hands to type or write; reach with hands and arms; or talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Childhood Education International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability.
Benefits offered include a 403b retirement plan, paid holidays and sick leave.
To apply, email cover letter and include salary requirements or salary range and resume to [email protected] Only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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