National Director, USA

Ref: 4569

Right to Play

New York, NY

Role Managed by:

Daniel Flynn

Research Associate

t: +1-312-957-6596


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 06/03/2020

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Right to Play | Appointment of National Director, USA (4569)

Right To Play protects, educates and empowers children to rise

Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 2.3million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria, and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. Right To Play is the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease, and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Right To Play (RTP) is now seeking a strategic and visionary leader to increase our reach, impact and reputation in the USA. The National Director, USA position is a senior leadership role for RTP in the United States and is accountable for fulfilling the goals and objectives of the organization within the USA. The National Director will work closely with our Toronto headquarters as well as colleagues in other National and Regional Offices to achieve global revenue, brand and stewardship goals.  Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer of RTP International, and to the Chair of our US Board of Directors, the National Director, USA is responsible for the effective operation of our New York-based national office.

The successful candidate for our next National Director, USA will be an inspiring, innovative and growth-oriented leader and committed team-player, an effective manager of people and operations, and a passionate and compelling representative of RTP’s mission with our range of stakeholders. The National Director is responsible for developing revenue through HNWI, corporate, foundation, institutional, and mass market channels in support of Right To Play’s brand awareness and strategic funding objectives.  They will cultivate and steward the U.S. Board of Directors while working to double the size of the US Board through strategic recruitment efforts. The individual will lead, support and engage our diverse and dedicated group of staff.

If you are excited by this opportunity, and bring a skillset that combines proven and effective fundraising and business development, management, strategic planning and analysis, budgeting, advanced written and oral communication, as well as the ability to collaborate across a global and dispersed organization, then we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Daniel Flynn at Perrett Laver at daniel.flynn@perrettlaver.comThe deadline for applications is Friday March 6th 2020 at 12 noon EST.

The offices are based in New York, NY, USA. We anticipate around 10% travel required, domestically and internationally.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.  We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance. We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

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