Executive Director - Bangkok

Long-term contract
Localisation Bangkok, Thailand
Full remote
7 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-04-2024


Wedu is building a world where half of all leaders are women. We nurture and invest in women's purposeful leadership journeys and mobilise allies towards feminist futures where women leaders thrive.

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[remote Southeast Asia/ South Asia]

The Executive Director at Wedu will spearhead strategic initiatives aligned with the organisation's mission and values. They will represent Wedu externally, fostering partnerships and positioning the organisation as a gender equity thought leader and partner. Managing an annual budget of USD 1 million, they will cultivate funding relationships and oversee financial planning. Ideal candidates will demonstrate visionary leadership, stakeholder management skills, and a deep commitment to gender equity. Wedu welcomes diverse applicants, recognising the value of varied perspectives and experiences. For contextual and regional relevance, candidates with established networks and lived experiences on the transformative impact of women's leadership and gender equality initiatives in Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more info about the role, check this link.

Please apply through this link by Friday 14th June at 23:59 ICT - Don't apply on JTMS!!


You demonstrate a passion for our mission and a commitment to using your skills to make a positive impact on gender equity. You bring a feminist and systems lens to strategic thinking, embrace feminist leadership, and are attuned to developments on women’s leadership in Asia.

● You are a visionary, versatile, and low-ego leader. You bring at least 10 years of experience, including at least 5 years at a director level, in relevant roles leading high-impact initiatives and organisations, ideally in the Asia regional context.

● You are a skilled and well-networked stakeholder manager with the ability to raise funds, forge relationships, and build trust with diverse audiences. You have a deep understanding of the regional gender equity landscape, and the ability to navigate it. 4

● You are a thoughtful relationship-builder who develops rapport easily and inspires trust. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to fostering lasting relationships with a range of personalities. You communicate and connect across cultural and regional differences, and operate from a place of deep respect for others.

● You are an attuned people manager who leverages individuals’ strengths and promotes teamwork. You build strong teams, coach direct and indirect reports, and foster a culture of collaboration and accountability. You ensure that roles are clear, set clear success metrics, and develop others to realise their full potential.

● You are creative, open, and innovative in searching for new solutions, skilled in translating high-level strategy into tangible activities and goals.

● You maintain a high level of discretion, integrity, and executive judgment in difficult and/or complex organisational decisions. You leverage the wisdom of others, along with resources and insights from the field, when making strategic decisions.

● You are comfortable with both strategic thinking and execution to a high standard and are able to manage multiple projects at once while maintaining a keen eye on program quality and detail. You can translate broad organisational vision and strategies into specific objectives and operational delivery plans while responding quickly to changes.

● You have strong, persuasive, and compelling interpersonal skills with superior written and oral communication and presentation abilities.

● You have demonstrated experience in remotely leading a dispersed and diverse team.

● You enjoy, and are experienced in, working with people from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds.

● You are excited to embrace Wedu’s values: leading by example, showing up with courage, building collective power, and taking purposeful action.