Chief Executive Officer

at Tiger Kloof Educational Institute
Published August 5, 2022
Location Vryburg, Vryburg, South Africa
Category Administration  
Job Type Full-Time  


About the Organisation

Tiger Kloof is a non-denominational Christian school. In many of the local communities our children experience physical abuse, violence, drugs and poverty. Tiger Kloof can be a passport out of poverty, as well as instilling in them values of service and discipline, rooted in the same Christian faith brought by the missionaries more than a century ago.


While we want to develop young leaders, we want to see leaders who have a heart to serve in their communities, inspired by the example of the Old Tigers, who, while being great leaders, understood the importance of service in public life. In 2013 the school won the very prestigious Mail and Guardian 'Drivers of Change' award for education, in recognition of its commitment to the upliftment of children from our local community and beyond.


About the Job

The successful applicant will be the custodian of the vision, mission and ethos of TKEI and work with the Board of TKEI to determine the aims and policies thereof and develop and implement the strategies, plans and procedures that will support these. The CEO will oversee and be responsible for the implementation of approved policies and plans, and give guidance on how TKEI should operate and develop to improve its standards of education and service. The CEO will also provide the TKEI Board with the information, advice and recommendations it needs to carry out its governance function effectively and to assess performance.


Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Ethos


Drive the strategic direction of TKEI and key changes and developments that will ensure long-term sustainability and growth


Be the guardian of the history and tradition of TKEI and he/she should ensure that all stakeholders are keenly aware of the heritage of TKEI


Have strong people management skills, be approachable, understanding and empathetic, while building a strong performance culture


be accountable for decisions made by the TKEI Board and must possess good business acumen, complemented by a strong passion for the welfare of the TKEI community


Management of Departments


Have regular meetings with and progress reports from the Head of Boarding to ensure that good practice is maintained in the boarding, catering and hostel cleaning departments and that the boarders are given the pastoral care needed


Have regular meetings with and progress reports from the Estate Manager to ensure that good practice is maintained in the maintenance, cleaning and security departments


Have regular meetings with and progress reports from the Finance Manager to ensure that good practice is maintained in the finance department and in all the income-generation activities


Develop a staff development strategy


Finances and Fundraising


Ensure the future financial sustainability of TKEI


Develop, nurture and maintain donor relationships to secure funds for the development of TKEI infrastructure, bursaries, development programmes and other initiatives


Manage bursary fundraising and bursary programme implementation according to TKEI and donor policies, procedures and criteria


Manage marketing to build a strong profile that builds interest and awareness of TKEI, attracts boarders and expands the income-generating activities of TKEI


Strategic Development


Initiate and lead strategic planning sessions and strategic plan reviews regarding Board objectives as outlined in the Memorandum of Incorporation


Initiate, lead and develop strategies for attracting and retaining fee-paying boarders to decrease dependence on bursary donors


Initiate, lead and develop strategies for attracting and retaining funding for boarding bursaries



A post graduate degree in education and management


10-15 years of experience in running a medium sized organisation with a successful record in fundraising to ensure sustainability


Project management skills


Ability to draft and implement competitive strategies for TKEI to achieve its goals


Willingness to learn, unlearn and relearn in the current volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment


Be an agile, creative thinker to adapt to continuous disruptive change


The ability to lead change and transformation through collaboration and forward-thinking


Advanced stakeholder engagement including effective lobbying skills


The ability to demonstrate situational responsiveness, conflict resolution skills and resilience


Advanced analytical thinking, strategic acumen and innovative leadership skills


Advanced financial and business acumen


Strong people management skills for effective collaboration within and across various departments, stakeholders and governing structures


High level of professionalism, ethics and integrity


Have strong communication skills


The ability to plan strategically and to deliver against organisational goals and objectives


The ability to function independently


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