• Regional Director - Africa

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    1 month ago(12/19/2018 6:05 AM)
  • Overview

    Position Title: Regional Director - Africa


    Department: Chapters and Regions


    Reports to (Title): Operations Director, EMEA


    Location: South Africa, remote work 

    Regional Directors are responsible for regional team leadership and business operations management, within their geographic region, to ensure the delivery of the highest quality customer service. Regional Directors are the primary YPO management representatives of their assigned regions and are responsible for understanding the chapter-level needs and requirements of the region, and serving as their advocates in the organization's product development efforts.



    • Primary point of contact for YPO and YPO Gold regional officers and chapter chairs
    • Works closely with the Operations Director for strategic oversight of entire region.
    • Leads the regional management team in the champion support, implementation, delivery and measurement of regional objectives
    • Direct supervision of Regional Specialist(s)
    • Ensures succession plans are in place for every relevant functional YPO and YPO Gold chapter officer and regional officer and that every officer is on boarded, trained and receives support to perform their role.
    • Facilitates sharing of best practices among YPO and YPO Gold chapters as well as inter-regional and inter-department sharing
    • Oversees the process, collection of submissions, and judging for any relevant functional regional awards including those for further submission for international awards.
    • Provides proactive support to YPO and YPO Gold chapter and regional officers inestablishing, presenting, and implementing long-term strategic plans and annual goals for the regions they support
    • Implements an effective and efficient communication plan with both regional member leadership and management team.
    • Visits all chapters in the region once per year and ideally holds chapter strategic planning sessions together with Regional Chair and/or Regional Officers.
    • Manages operational budgets, regional development and regional funds.
    • Manages and responds to day-to-day requests from chapter and regional officers and management team
    • May support the development and execution of relevant functional workshops as assigned at annual Global Leadership Conference, Chapter Leadership Workshops, and global webinars, including the development and periodic review of associated materials
    • May support relevant international committee portfolios in reaching committee goals, including providing relevant data/reports and participation in periodic calls and meetings, as needed



    • Diplomatic communicator with the ability to share context and garner support; Ability to work collaboratively with a team and manage volunteer committee dynamics.
    • Strong leadership/coach/team talent development with remote and diverse employees.
    • Able to effectively comprehend and articulate the policies and procedures of the organization.
    • Effective time management, organization and prioritization skills.
    • Strategic thinking/planning with eye to large scale impact across the region.
    • Confident in problem-solving and conflict resolution.
    • Captivating presenter who is agile during Q&A.
    • Must be verbally fluent in local language and well-versed in customs (region designated).
    • Must be fluent in verbal and written communications in English.
    • Able to adapt to frequent changes and lead teams through change management process.


    • Account manager experience or similar (3 - 5 years)
    • Team leadership and development (3 - 5 years)
    • Managed workload in fast paced, empowered environment that includes travel (3 - 5 years)
    • Proven business professional with experience working alongside chief executives
    • Built strong customer partnerships resulting in high levels of customer service
    • Membership or association experience helpful (2 - 4 years)


    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
    • Budget management including negotiations
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Communication, or related fields
    • Master's degree in Nonprofit Organizations a plus
    • Certified Management Professional Certification a plus
    • Project Management Professional Certification a plus


    • Able to travel extensively (domestically and internationally).


    YPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YPO takes pride in supporting a diverse workforce and demonstrates this through its policies and practices. YPO does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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