Organisation: STREETS International

Position: Executive Director – Vietnam

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam

Salary: Competitive salary

Closing date: 15/12/2019 (day/month/year)

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Executive Director – Vietnam

STREETS International


STREETS INTERNATIONAL (STREETS) is an ambitious and successful social enterprise for street kids, orphaned, out-of-school, trafficked and other disadvantaged youth in Vietnam, providing a future of dignity through vocational hospitality and culinary training since 2009. The comprehensive 18-month residential STREETS program includes the Restaurant Café and Oodles of Noodles Center enterprises in Hoi An. We are proud of our 100% track record of 300 grads starting their careers at international 5-star hotels within 30 days of completing the program.

STREETS has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, Hyatt Global Community Awards, the World Travel and Tourism Council, CNN and has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times and National Geographic.

Job description

Job Overview/Summary:

STREETS is offering an extraordinary opportunity for a mature individual who is ready for an encore or mid-career change and who aspires to the CEO role, as the founder and director transitions exclusively to chair of the board. We are looking for a savvy and experienced international business, hospitality, education or development professional for the executive management of STREETS in Vietnam. We seek an accomplished, organized, detail, hands-on and goal-oriented executive or educator. This position is well suited for someone with strong managerial skills and experience with an international NGO or in the hospitality business. Experience as an owner, executive, or educator, would be especially helpful.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the 100+ Vietnamese professional staff and program participants, including Program and Enterprise Managers who supervise the education, apprenticing, life skills, housing and hospitality/culinary training of the program.
  • Report to the Founder and Board Chair to implement operational plans, provide periodic updates, and to develop strategic directions for continued growth and sustainability.
  • Coordinate closely with partner NGO’s and international hospitality and other business partners, while growing these external partnerships.
  • Manage and responsible for all VN budget and fiscal systems, including the fund-raising and annual sponsored events 

Candidate requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Eight years of progressive management experience with an international NGO or business with experience in international business, education or development.
  • Accomplished, organized, detail, hands-on and goal-oriented executive or educator.
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Experience in the hospitality industry, as an owner, executive, or educator, would be especially helpful, but is not required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent leadership and management skills in providing development and direction for a diverse team of staff and program participants
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to interpret a broad vision and translate it into actionable steps to drive projects forward;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • A high level of energy, self-confidence, initiative, and follow-through;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently;
  • Ability to multi-task in response to shifting priorities;

Language Skills: 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Vietnamese is not required or necessary.

Working Environment: 

  • Requires full time residence in Hoi An, Vietnam and a multi-year commitment.
  • The post provides flexible work schedule with ample time for regional travel.
  • STREETS is a 100% No Smoking environment for all staff, program participants and guests, with a zero tolerance policy.

Additional comments

Location:Hoi An, Vietnam

Reports to: Founder and Board Chair

Salary: Competitive salary, living allowance and yearly round-trip air transport home, depending on the candidate

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post, and your specific suitability for this role, along with your CV/resume (no photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to (see email above).

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV. Please put “Streets Vietnam Executive Director” in the email subject line and please state how you found out about the job announcement.

Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2019

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling process

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

Response email:


Preferred method of response: Email

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