Dec 02, 2022

Executive Director (Global)

  • GiveDirectly
  • Hybrid (Africa based remote work)
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED) Fundraising/Development Programs

Job Description

The Executive Director will oversee all day-to-day operations of the organization reporting to and working in close partnership with the President. You will manage our 900+ globally distributed team members, a $200M+ annual budget, and the strategy, operations, program development, technology, and revenue generation functions. 

As someone passionate about shifting the status quo in the aid space, you’ll define the roadmap and vision for maximizing the cash we raise to deliver to recipients. We believe elevating recipient choice is critical, as is demonstrably committing to transparency around metrics and evidence. We are looking for applicants who are deeply aligned with these objectives, and energized by the prospect of leading our organization through continued growth and improvement.

Reports to: President

Level: Executive

What you’ll do:

  • Manage and act as a strategic partner to  a team of high-performing senior leaders, overseeing all core functions of the organization, including Finance, People, Program Operations, Revenue, and Research and directing organizational strategy in alignment with GiveDirectly's mission and vision
  • Oversee day-to-day activities and organization operations, translating strategy to annual operating plans, and establishing systems to track progress and ensure accountability across the organization
  • Cultivating an organizational culture in alignment with GiveDirectly’s values, and one that attracts, retains and motivates a high-performing, diverse team
  • Represent GiveDirectly externally with funders, government officials, and other stakeholders

Hiring Organization



What you’ll bring:

  • Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.
  • Proven leadership ability and experience managing large (900+ people), fast growing, diverse, globally distributed teams at an executive level
  • Analytical problem solver: Looks at problems w/an analytical and iterative mindset, with strong framework for prioritization 
  • Ability to build trusting, inclusive, high-performing teams
  • Exceptional relationship management: you’re excited to build a movement to achieve our mission, both via establishing new relationships for GD and strengthening existing ones
  • Strong, succinct communications: Skilled in speaking, writing, presenting, and negotiating across multiple stakeholders
  • A belief that people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives
  • Significant work experience in multiple low-income countries globally. Preferred: Experience in African countries

Industry/Service Area

Impact Investing, International/Foreign Affairs, Public Safety/Disaster Relief



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