Director of Post-Secondary Scholarship Program (volunteer)

Position: Director of Post-Secondary Scholarship Program (volunteer)

Employer: Canada-Mathare Education Trust (CMETrust)


Deadline: April 30, 2021

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: April 30, 2021

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Brief Description:

Description of Position:
The Director of the Post-Secondary Scholarship Program (PSS) is a member of the CMETrust Board of Directors. They will work closely with the Kenyan Field Representatives and volunteers to provide leadership and advice to CMETrust’s post-secondary scholarship program. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact along with your CV and a short note expressing interest in this role.

Main responsibilities include:
-Together with CMETrust’s Kenyan Field Representatives who lead the program in Kenya, and the Canadian PSS volunteer committee, coordinate the post-secondary scholarship program, including the review of requests for support and recommendations to the Board.
-Working closely with the Communications Director, develop communications material related to the post-secondary program, scholars and graduates/alumni.
-Maintain CMETrust records related to the post-secondary scholarship program.
-Provide financial oversight, organizational support and strategic management for the charity at large, contributing to consensus building through open dialogue amongst the Board of Directors.
-Attend (in person or via teleconference) and contribute to the five Board Meetings held each year, and actively engage in email dialogue between meetings.

Attributes and Skills required:
-Experience or interest in program coordination in a non-profit setting, preferably related to education and/or youth.
-Experience in working in a cross-cultural setting with volunteers.
-Commitment to CMETrust’s five key values.
-Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills to collaborate effectively and efficiently with other Board members and volunteers.
-Experience and/or knowledge of the Kenyan post-secondary education system would be an asset (however not required).

-The successful candidate would work from home and participate in meetings in person in Ottawa or Toronto or via teleconference/webinar from elsewhere.
-Time commitment of approximately 15 hours per month.

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