Enactus is dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders have a shared vision - to create a better, more sustainable world. https://enactus.org/ 

Enactus Ireland https://www.enactus.ie/ develops future talent by enabling third level students to create and implement social entrepreneurial projects which positively impact our local communities. As well as using their innovative and creative energies to positively impact the lives of others, our students have the opportunity to develop the leadership, interpersonal and practical skills necessary for the workplace before they graduate. 

Currently we have participating student teams from ten higher education institutions. Enactus Ireland is supported by KPMG, Bank of Ireland, Aer Lingus, AIG, Citi, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KBC Bank, MERC Partners, The Ireland Funds, Unilever, HSBC and Havas. Ireland is one of 37 countries around the world operating the Enactus programme.

Job Summary

The Country Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Enactus Ireland strategy and for managing and directing a programme implementation team. 

This role includes

  • People management & overseeing the rollout of the Enactus Ireland Programme

  • Business development and ensuring that the organisation has the right partners to deliver value to all the Enactus stakeholders

  • Continuing to look at ways we can engage with a broader Partner network, getting more students involved and providing value to all stakeholders

  • Maintain a robust and sustainable organisation, focused on quality and making a positive impact on society

  • Engagement with Enactus globally and ensuring the organisation has best practice

  • Managing the budget and finances and providing financial updates to the board

  • Providing progress reports to the board of directors and to Enactus Worldwide

  • Relationship management with the current Enactus Ireland business and university partners

  • Project management of the Enactus Ireland National Competition

  • Lead the Irish delegation at the Enactus World Cup held internationally each year

  • Ensuring good governance and directing the engagement of the board of directors

  • Enhancing the media and PR opportunities of the organisation, working in partnership with Communications Committee and the communications partners

  • Representing and promoting Enactus Ireland at relevant events

    The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • 7+ years relevant management experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a paid or voluntary role

  • Proven track record of business development

  • A recognised third level degree in any field

  • Experience of innovative thinking and creativity

  • Track record of project management experience and partnership building

  • Familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals

  • A social entrepreneurial mind-set

  • Proven leadership ability & interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to adapt and be flexible

  • Drive and ambition

  • Can work well in a team environment and motivate people

  • The ability to be self-motivated and proactive

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Irish third level education system

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 August at 12noon. Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter to Karina Howley (karina.howley@kpmg.ie).