Current Openings

Executive Director

Location: Global, remote position

Salary: Competitive, based on compensation for similar roles and the candidate’s experience

Closing date: April 31, 2018 early application date. Accepting on a rolling basis

Reports to: Board of Directors

Commitment: Full time


The Role

The Executive Director of Jusoor will be an inspirational leader with a passion for identifying innovative and scalable solutions to the education crisis facing Syrian youth.  In addition, the Executive Director will also have a passion for building a high-performing organization that is positioned to make a critical difference.

The Executive Director will report to Jusoor’s Board of Directors and will oversee all aspects of the organization including establishing the strategy and annual budget in partnership with the Board, fundraising, external communication strategy, program management, financial operations including risk and compliance, partnership management and nurturing a high performing team including staff and volunteers.

The Executive Director will own the development of the long-term strategy for how Jusoor can make the largest contribution possible to the educational challenges facing Syrian youth, in partnership with the Board.  S/he will diversify the organization’s donor base while building productive relationships with donors and influencers at the highest levels. S/he will identify innovative new approaches for scaling Jusoor’s programs to drive tremendous growth in impact over time.


Key Responsibilities

Strategic planning:  Work with the Board of Directors to develop a one year and three year strategic plan that is consistent with our mission and is (1) responsive to the quickly changing landscape facing Syrian children and youth education and (2) increases our impact materially each year in line with our goals.       

Fundraising:  Establish and implement a strategy to ensure that the organization’s programs are fully funded in the short and long term and lead the effort to raise funding in line with the plan.

Managing the overall team:  Oversee a team of 9 paid and volunteer administrative staff members to ensure the organization is a high-performing, efficient, and offers a world-class experience for all those involved.  Oversee hiring and coaching of the team. Evolve the organization structure to support the delivery of the annual plan.

Tell the story:  Oversee the public relations and communications effort for the organization, building the storyline and working with our team to ensure it is covered in key global media outlets and across our own communications strategy.  Ensure all inbound communications are responded to and Jusoor data shared across platforms are up to date.

Stakeholder management:  Build relationships across all key stakeholder groups, including individual donors,  foundations and grant providers, universities, ministries and government agencies, and partner NGOs and international development agencies across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Financial management and governance: Lead the team that oversees all financial matters including budget development and management, accounting, record-keeping, tax filings, and governance issues in partnerships with the Board of Directors and the organization’s staff. Fiscal management of the organization, including operating within the approved budget. Report to the Board of Directors on the financial position of the organization. Jusoor is registered in the US, UK, and Canada and all three jurisdictions require separate filings and financial management.

Working with the Board:  Engage the Board of Directors on key programs and lead Board meetings.


Ideal Experience

• Proven management experience in an organization with evidence of measurable success in strategy and impact.

• Proven track record in fundraising specifically attaining and increasing fundraising as well as growing donor base.

• Strong in public relations and media.

• Skilled in technology tools and platforms, mainly  Google Suite, QuickBooks, MailChimp, and payment gateways.

• Experience building and nurturing partnerships to drive positive impact for all parties and to creatively amplify the impact of initiatives.

• Experience managing internal organizational operations, including budget, finance, staff recruitment, project management, and development.

• Experience working directly with a board of directors and cultivating relationships with its members.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.  Fluency in English and preferably in Arabic as well.


The position can be based globally, though ideally in one of our strategic markets
(North America, London, Paris, Berlin, or the Middle East).


Application Process

If you wish to apply for the role, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  






Current Openings


Coordinator of Brevet Remedial Education Program


Location: Lebanon, with the program being implemented in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley.

Salary: Competitive, based on compensation for similar roles and the candidate’s experience

Closing date: March 31, 2018

Reports to: Jusoor’s Academic Director.

Full time

Program Objectives:

Reaching 100 participants in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley, the program aims to provide a basic education to teenagers, aged 14-16, and help participants pass the Brevet national exam.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Management responsibilities:

• Student recruitment and follow up

• Communicating with participants and their families

• Tracking student attendance, participation, and academic performance within and due to the program

• Managing the program’s budget and document spending in accordance with Jusoor processes

• Building partnerships with the target community

• Evaluating the success of the program and making recommendations for improvement in the future.

• Leading the design of the next edition of the program, targeting wider segments of adolescents in Lebanon (in terms of research, partnership-building, and program design) for the next edition to benefit more young people at lower cost.

• Creating communication materials (essays, interviews, pictures) about the program for Jusoor’s various media outlets

• Reporting on the program internally to Jusoor, and externally to donors

Academic responsibilities:

• Helping with recruiting and hiring teachers

• Providing additional academic support (including on one-on-one basis) to the students as needed

• Identifying areas in need of improvement and training for Syrian Brevet students, monitoring the Brevet Curriculum, and supervising student assessment

• Meeting regularly with school principals and work closely with them

• Meeting with Brevet teachers regularly

• Assisting and guiding Brevet teachers in writing weekly plans, writing exams and assessments, and creating correction rubrics

• Observing Brevet classes and come up with recommendations for improvement

• Updating administration and teachers on any changes done to Brevet curriculum and rubrics

• Attending the MEHE meetings for the official exams

Desired qualifications:

• BA, preferably in Education or similar field

• Speaks and writes Arabic and English fluently

• Experience in the Lebanese Brevet (at least 5 years)

• Knowledge of rubrics for Brevet

• Experience in giving workshops

• Ability to review data and analyze it

• Experience in writing reports and recommendations

• Experience with financial management

• Team player with strong working relationships and ready to share experiences and knowledge

To apply

Please submit a CV, cover letter, and minimum of 3 references to Ms. Suha Tutunji at with “Coordinator of Brevet Remedial Education Program Vacancy” in the subject line. The application deadline is March 31, 2018.

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