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Invitation to apply for MII CEO post

10 April 2024

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) –The Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII)

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII), a not for profit organisation, is dedicated to advancing the practice of mediation in Ireland. Since our inception in 1992, we have built a robust organizational framework focused on regulating mediators, providing accreditation, and developing training programs. We enforce a Code of Ethics, Practice Standards, and Quality Assurance measures to uphold the highest professional standards. Through partnerships and collaborations with national and international entities, we nurture and maintain the best mediators across the country. Our mission to set the standard for excellence in mediation throughout Ireland.

The MII seeks a dynamic and progressive leader to serve as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) initially on a part time basis (equivalent to 3 days per week).

The CEO will be responsible for providing strategic direction, fostering innovation, and ensuring the overall implementation, success and sustainability of the Institutes’ s mission. He/She/They will be responsible for the operational management of the institute. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership qualities, strong business acumen, and a passion for driving growth and excellence in the institute. The CEO will liaise with the MII Executive and Council members and report directly to the President of the MII in the delivery of the following duties:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Lead the institute in setting ambitious goals and objectives.
  • Oversee all aspects of the institute’s operations, including budgeting, financial management, resource allocation, and risk management. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with the President, the MII Council and the Executive Council to provide regular updates, seek guidance, and collaborate on strategic decision-making. Facilitate effective communication and maintain strong relationships with Council members.
  • Drive fundraising efforts by identifying new funding opportunities, cultivating relationships with donors and stakeholders, and diversifying revenue streams. Develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to support the organization’s growth and sustainability.
  • Provide leadership and direction to programme initiatives, ensuring alignment with the institute’s mission and objectives. Monitor program performance and impact, make adjustments, as necessary, to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive organizational culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lead, mentor, and empower staff members to excel in their roles and contribute to the institute’s success.
  • Serve as the ambassador for the organization, representing its interests to government, internal and external stakeholders, national and international bodies. Build and maintain strategic partnerships to advance the institute’s mission and goals.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the organization’s progress and impact. Regularly evaluate performance against these metrics and implement improvements as needed.


  • Proven track record of leadership and management experience, preferably in the not for profit sector.
  • Strong operational background with ability to define and establish new operational and governance procedures for third parties. 
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit governance, finance, and fundraising principles.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with proven ability to effectively represent an organisation across all media platforms.
  • Strategic thinker with sound judgement and ability to develop and execute innovative solutions to complex challenges across diverse organisational and public policy areas. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead with a focus on empowerment, collaboration, and accountability.
  • A proven track record of significant achievement as a leader and senior manager in a complex service delivery or representative organisation in either the private or public sector. 
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.


  • In-depth knowledge and appreciation of the MII’s ethos, mission and values.  
  • Knowledge of the current and developing issues pertaining to mediation practice and regulation in Ireland.
  • Experience working with public sector agencies.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to no later than midday Friday 10th May.

Our organization is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

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Additional details: 

CEO Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII)

The Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII), a not for profit organisation, dedicated to advancing the practice of mediation in Ireland, is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer who will drive the mission, vision, culture and strategic direction of the MII, together with its implementation. The CEO will have responsibilities for leading and managing the effectiveness of the Institute and drive the operations of the Institute. The CEO will liaise with the MII Executive and Council members and report to the President of the MII. 

Post Status: 2 year contract 

Hours of Work: 24 hours per week, requirement for out of office hours engagements

Salary: Compensation package commensurate with seniority of the part time position of a representative body in the charity sector

How to Apply: Interested applicants should (i) submit a full curriculum vitae and (ii) an application letter (max. 2 pages), addressed to the Selection Committee, indicating how you fit the role profile as set out in the detailed job description. Applications via the apply button

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) 10th May 2024. Application will only be accepted by applying directly to

Applications must be made by the date and time specified. Late Applications will not be accepted.

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