Career Opportunity: Director of Global Operations




Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) – established in 1967, the UWC is the global voice for the 20+ million Ukrainians living in over 60 countries outside Ukraine. As an international non-governmental organization (NGO), UWC coordinates the activities of Ukrainian communities around the world. UWC educates and advocates to governments, international organizations, media, civil society groups and other stakeholders in support a sovereign, democratic, prosperous, European Ukraine. With representative offices in Toronto, New York, Brussels, and Kyiv, the UWC is a recognized NGO by the United Nations and the Council of



Ukrainian World Congress is seeking an energetic and experienced Director of Global Operations to join a high impact and rapidly growing global team of professionals and volunteers that are defending global peace and security in Ukraine, while supporting Ukrainian communities around the world.

Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Global Executive Director, the Director of Global Operations (Director) is responsible for managing both the strategic initiatives and the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that UWC achieves its objectives. You will help set and operationalize UWC’s strategic goals. You will oversee a team of finance, administrative, human resources, IT, legal and other professionals on UWC’s global team, including Toronto, Kyiv, Brussels, Poland and New York offices.

  • Working closely with the Executive Director to execute on UWC’s strategy and objectives as set by its President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Support the work of the Board, Councils and Committees, Foundations and other key initiatives of UWC.
  • Responsible for financial management, operations, legal & regulatory compliance, organizational operations, and logistics.
  • You will work closely with the Director of Development to support the fundraising goals of UWC.

Qualifications Required

Education: Minimum post-secondary degree. A Masters in Public or Business Administration, Masters in Management, Public Policy or similar post-graduate degree would be an asset.


  • Minimum seven years related experience in the public, private or not for profit sector in progressively senior positions in managing organizations and people.
  • Extensive experience working with volunteer-based organizations with knowledge or policies and procedures and an understanding of financial and board governance.
  • A record of success in leading and managing projects, programs and events.
  • Managing third party vendors and agencies.
  • Developing and implementing organizational policies and best practices in a decentralized and highly complex organization.
  • Strategic Vision and Agility – ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
  • Capacity Building – ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch team and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly.
  • Leadership and Organization – exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, cultivate initiative, and lead people.
  • Action Oriented – enjoys working hard across multiple time zones in a fast-paced, challenging, dynamic and demanding environment.
  • General Management—thorough understanding of finance and accounting systems; broad experience with the full range of an organization’s functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, reporting metrics, information systems, human resources, communication and marketing.

Skills: Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom, CRM software, and social media tools.


  • Strong research, writing, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of political acuity, professionalism and judgment.
  • Ability to establish credibility and work with stakeholders and donors in a manner which facilitates cooperation and consensus building.
  • Ability to take initiative, drive time-sensitive initiatives, high degree of discretion and tact.
  • Ability to work under pressure; superior organizational skills in planning, project management and task coordination.
  • Flexible, resourceful and strong problem solver.
  • High emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Strong leadership capabilities and professional curiosity.

Language skills: Highly articulate in written and spoken English. Fluency in Ukrainian and ability to function in bi-lingual work environment is an asset.

Closing Date: August 26, 2022

Salary: Competitive at-market compensation.

Location: UWC head office in Toronto, Canada.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. UWC is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity.

Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, applicants must confirm that they are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


To apply, put the name of the position in the subject line and send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]