Chief Executive Officer – Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)


About The Role

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation into the next stage of its development, in line with the new Strategic Plan (2024 – 2029). As IDEA prepares for significant capacity development over the next three years, this role offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, creative, and innovative team committed to fostering a more just and sustainable future for all.

The Chief Executive Officer will focus on cultivating knowledge and good practice in members, strengthening the networks across the membership, building internal capacity, and championing Development Education across the wider sector.

IDEA is seeking a passionate and strategic leader who will embody the values of the organisation and provide the long-term vision required to advance Development Education in Ireland and internationally. To be successful in the role, the CEO will have excellent relationship building skills, enabling them to manage diverse opinions and unite people towards common goals.

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About IDEA

The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is the national network for Global Citizenship Education in Ireland and a leading voice for the sector. Established in 2004, IDEA grew out of calls from the Development Education (DE) sector for an umbrella body to represent them nationally. Since then, they have been representing members involved in the practice, promotion and advancement of Global Citizenship Education in formal, non-formal and informal settings.

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How To Apply

This recruitment campaign is being managed exclusively by 2into3 on behalf of IDEA.

To apply or discuss further, please contact Orla Dolan at or at +353 86 792 4696. Please send your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role in Word doc format only.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th August 2024.