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Executive Director, IBBY
Deadline: Wed 1 Sep 2021
The Executive Director of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has a pivotal role in this exceptional international network of idealistic, dedicated people who work to bring children and books together. This job entails providing ongoing leadership and connectivity to IBBY’s National Sections in 80 countries.

We are looking for someone who has:
• the freedom and willingness to travel extensively around the world;
• an appreciation of cultural differences;
• excellent communication skills;
• management expertise, including the ability to plan and anticipate upcoming requirements.

You will have extensive knowledge and experience in programme and project management, a solid understanding of children’s literature, reading promotion and literacy, and a thorough knowledge of and demonstrated leadership in community development, advocacy and policy work.

Location: Nonnenweg, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

Starting date: 1 September 2022

IBBY is a non-profit organization that was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953. IBBY represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. IBBY membership is made up of librarians, writers, teachers, illustrators, academics, editors, publishers, book event organisers, translators and anyone interested in children's books, from all over the globe.

Download the full job description here

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2021

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Contact Name:
Liz Page
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