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Senior Director, International Programs

Company: Cuso International
Date Posted: May 25, 2016

Established in 1961, Cuso International is an international development organization that annually mobilizes hundreds of volunteer to work alongside local partners to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality. With approximately 110 staff based in 20 countries, Cuso International works in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multi-lateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs in the fields of health, education, income and livelihood, natural resource management, access to justice and good governance. During the past few years, Cuso’s Canadian office has expanded in scale and scope, including the addition of working with Canada’s indigenous communities. It is within this context that Cuso International is seeking a Senior Director, International Programs to join their team.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Senior Director, International Programs will provide strategic leadership for the development and management of Cuso’s programs and operations in North America, the Andes, the Caribbean, Central America, Central, East & West Africa as well as Southeast Asia. The Senior Director is also responsible for raising funds from, and stewarding relationships with, institutional donors and for building relationship with government officials, partners and key stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a minimum of ten years senior-level management experience ideally from within the not-for-profit sector, coupled with a minimum of four years of field experience working to alleviate poverty and inequality in developing and/or middle income countries.  You are a strategic thinker with a solid track record in securing funds and stewarding relationships with institutional donors as well as supporting the efforts of multiple funding streams.  You are recognized for your ability to develop relationships with high profile donors and volunteers and demonstrated experience in relationship building and development across cultures. You have the ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate and have a strong sense of integrity and a commitment to human dignity and respect for diversity.  Proficiency in both English and Spanish, or English and French, is essential and this role will require frequent international travel.

To further explore this opportunity, contact Jane Griffith or Sarah Adams at or apply online at