Chief Operating Officer

Date of Posting:25-May-2013
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Company Profile:

Sujaya Foundation established in 2002, is registered under the Mumbai Public Trust Act, 1950. It provides underprivileged children and youth an opportunity to establish themselves and give them a dignified life – which they deserve.

The Foundation attempts to bridge the gap for its students between education and employment. They teach underprivileged school-going children Mathematics, Science, English and Computers; as also English and Computers to underprivileged youth, giving them a much needed equal opportunity boost.


Recruitment open at :Sujaya Foundation
Job Description:

The role will be an integral part of the senior management team of Sujaya and will contribute significantly to planning, strategy and achieving the operational goals of education projects.
1. Oversee strategic design, delivery and quality of all existing programs.
2. Accountable for smooth operations on the field and for ensuring targets are met within agreed upon timelines for all current programs.
3. Define organizational direction, plan its growth and expansion of existing programs when required, and optimally serve the interests of the organization.
4. Work closely with Heads of Schools, BPO Head, Finance, and Operations staff to advance Sujaya Foundation’s programs.
5. Ensure organization-wide coordination and complementarity as well as maintain good working relationships with external partners.
6. Work as a key player for mobilizing resources whenever required, along with the CEO
7. Be a mentor and role model to the team and help build a cohesive atmosphere within the organization.

Candidate Profile:

• The incumbent should come with a post graduate degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience, of which at least 5 years have been in senior management.
100 % of Third Sector Partner profits are invested in Katalyst, our social initiative through professional tertiary education
• Strong leadership skills with significant experience of effective management of grassroots focused development projects/ programs in a growing and credible organization
• Should have an experience of managing a young, high impact and diverse team.
• Demonstrated the ability to multitask and work hands on in a lean and boutique set up
• Should have prior experience of raising resources and establishing strategic partnerships both with the government, NGOs and corporate.
• Comprehensive knowledge, analysis and understanding about issues related to education, health and livelihood.
• Good oral and written communication skills in English with fluency in Hindi.

• A very down to earth person who is comfortable working with the communities on the ground.
• The incumbent should be a self-starter who is flexible in nature to deliver the vision and mission of Sujaya Foundation.
• Demonstrated commitment and passion towards the social sector required.
• Should be a leader who is able to take the team along to deliver on the organization’s goals
• The incumbent should have ability to multi-task and work under minimum supervision.

Skill Requirement:
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituency

Travel Requirement:
• Willing to Travel when and if required

Work Experience:10-16 Years
Function:Chief Operating Officer
Location: Mumbai,
Level:Senior Management Level
Company Name / Recruiter Name:SUJAYA FOUNDATION
Contact Information:

Sujaya Foundation

Contact us at Tel: +91 22 43493333.

Last date for application is 15th June, 2013

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