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Join KELY Support Group to empower young people to reach their full potential

Deputy Director

KELY Support Group (“KELY”) is a small but growing nonprofit that has been serving Hong Kong youth for almost 30 years. We believe that every young person can reach their full potential, overcoming the many external and internal challenges they face. Our mission is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to support themselves and each other, especially related to mental health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol awareness and positive youth development.

COVID-19 has presented unique opportunities for KELY from expanding and enhancing our scope of service provision to youth and new models of funding to ensure long term sustainability for the organisation. In light of these changes, we are seeking a Deputy Director with a passion and commitment to seeing young people facing today’s multi-faceted challenges in Hong Kong supported and thrive.

This new senior position, directly reporting to the Executive Director (ED), will be part of KELY’s leadership team, and will play an integral role in key growth initiatives and managing overall operations. We are looking for an exceptional individual, who is self-motivated, positive and will work well with our dedicated, diverse and youthful team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated thoughtful knowledge about issues and interventions related to youth wellbeing, and experience with building systems and leading projects in a growing organisation. They will enjoy working in KELY’s fast-paced culture, producing high quality services and collaborating through diverse partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive strategic development of KELY’s fundraising, marketing and communications functions
  • Develop and oversee implementation of annual plans for KELY fundraising and the overall marketing and communications function
  • Propose and build improvements to KELY marketing, communications and fundraising systems, referencing local and global best nonprofit practices and leveraging available pro bono and low bono external resources
  • Motivate and train team of 3-4 staff (direct line management)
  • Design and lead specific fundraising initiatives each year
  • Deliver on mutually agreed upon annual fundraising targets
  • Initiatives may include campaigns for general, undesignated funding and/or applying for institutional program grants 
  • Oversee general corporate functions and reporting
  • Working with the Office Manager and retained professionals (e.g. auditors, lawyers), monitor, review and improve KELY HR/Fin/IT/Admin/Legal systems and processes
  • Suggest improvements for KELY’s risk management, corporate governance, data collection, analytics and reporting 
  • Produce regular financial, HR and management dashboard reporting
  • Support ED in running annual planning and budgeting process
  • Support ED to prepare for board meetings and annual general meeting, and to meet all regulatory and compliance reporting requirements
  • Actively participate in KELY’s overall senior leadership work
  • Contribute to the strategic development and implementation of KELY’s talent management, to build a highly engaged and professional team and workplace culture that is empowering, inclusive and supportive
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with external KELY partners
  • Continuously learn about topics and practices related to KELY’s mission and provide input to KELY’s thought leadership and communications content
  • Authentically and effectively represent KELY within the nonprofit and youth sectors
  • As required, serve as the Acting Executive Director and temporarily cover the responsibilities of the Executive Director

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in public administration, business, or a related field. Applicants with a background in social work, public health or psychology are also encouraged to apply.
  • Required fluency in Cantonese and English.
  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience, with demonstrated leadership and management effectiveness, ideally, in a non-profit organization or foundation. 
  • Track record of assuming increased responsibilities, and executing multiple tasks while balancing multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Ability to think strategically, to challenge the status quo, and to navigate and adapt when there is uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Dynamic and flexible, with keen interest in continuous learning and growing
  • Experienced with verbal and written executive communications.
  • Results-oriented with proven ability in managing projects, setting priorities, planning, handling complexity, and adept at problem-solving. 
  • Highly values quality, and attention to detail. 
  • Experienced people manager with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, transparent, direct and fair, and ability to lead and engage diverse teams in a collaborative manner.
  • Resilient and resourceful, with the ability to remain focused and deliver in the face of pressure.
  • Ability to inspire, work with efficiency, excellence, flexibility, and in good humour.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, full resume and expected salary to the Executive Director at ed@kely.org.  KELY is an equal opportunity employer. All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purposes.

For more company details, please visit our website at http://kely.org

Community Engagement & Events Consultant

The role of the Community Engagement & Events Consultant is a new role reporting into the Deputy Director. We are looking for a proactive, outgoing, and organized individual to lead community-building, events & outreach efforts.

This key role will be responsible for building the KELY community of alumni, volunteers and stakeholders, managing our broad network, and executing events from end to end. S/he will work directly with the Deputy Director to develop and execute programs and initiatives that serve the various stakeholders that connect to our work. 

Responsibilities

  • Implement and develop volunteer and other corporate partner CSR programmes, managing and coordinating with internal and external parties, and ensuring clear communications and delivery of our commitments.
  • Develop and implement alumni programmes, liaising with various stakeholders, and increasing alumni engagement. 
  • Raise awareness of KELY’s work in the community, by organizing events and community engagement initiatives, often in teamwork with youth volunteers.
  • Strengthen KELY’s positive connections with youth and parent groups through the planning, execution and follow-up of events, initiatives and communications. 
  • Support Deputy Director in establishing and maintaining relationships with different stakeholders, such as funders and partners, systematically communicating and following up with them in an intelligent, positive and caring way.
  • Support Deputy Director in the monitoring and evaluation of community programme impacts and provide regular updates to stakeholders.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required and support and participate in various KELY events and initiatives.

Requirements

  • Degree holder in Marketing, Business Development or related discipline; a Master’s Degree in any of the above would be an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in an NGO setting with experience in working with corporate partnerships and alumni programming
  • Experience working with volunteers including youth in projects to raise awareness and engage community in dialogue
  • Leadership experience in project management would be preferable
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Cantonese
  • Good presentation skills and ability to manage stakeholders
  • Strong organisational and critical analysis skills to continually learn and grow with KELY

This is a 2-year renewable contract. Interested applicants should send covering letter and full resume with expected salary to Office Manager - Kelvin Chee (Email: kelvinchee@kely.org). Prospective employee should conduct Sexual Conviction Record Check before employment. KELY is an equal opportunity employer. All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purposes. 

Applications who do not hear from us within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Senior Corporate Communications Officer

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate annually an effective communications strategy to meet the overall goals of the organisation.
  • Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, social media content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organisation's services and activities;
  • Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews for the organisation,
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, digital and broadcast media
  • Manage, update and track analytics on website, media and databases/archives for regular reporting.
  • Assist in organising marketing campaigns, fundraising events and other public education opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 2 years' relevant experience in a communications role.
  • Possess excellent command of spoken English and Chinese and exceptional writing skills.
  • Understand best practices of mainstream social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc.
  • Detail-minded, well-organised, strong sense of responsibility and able to handle multiple-tasks.
  • Able to understand issues affecting young people and provide thought leadership in the local community.
  • Proven experience in Hong Kong’s social service sector is an asset.

This is a 2-year renewable contract. Interested applicants should send covering letter and full resume with expected salary to Office Manager - Kelvin Chee (Email: kelvinchee@kely.org). Prospective employee should conduct Sexual Conviction Record Check before employment. KELY is an equal opportunity employer. All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purposes. 

Applications who do not hear from us within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Registered Social Worker (Drug and Alcohol Service)

Responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate and deliver school based drug and alcohol prevention education and outreach programmes in both Chinese and English communities
  • Monitor and evaluate programme impact
  • Establish and maintain relationships with different stakeholders
  • Provide support in the development of new programmes and other initiatives where needed
  • Support and participate in organisation event
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required and weekend work occasionally

Requirements

  • High Diploma, Associate Degree or Degree holder in Social Work
  • Minimum 1 year’s experience in an NGO setting
  • Experience and interest in youth related health and wellbeing initiatives would be preferable
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English; comprehension of Cantonese will be an asset
  • Experience in programme evaluation would be an asset
  • Good presentation skills and knowledge in delivering workshops
  • Strong organisational and critical analysis skills

This is a 2-year renewable contract. Interested applicants should send covering letter and full resume with expected salary to Office Manager - Kelvin Chee (Email: kelvinchee@kely.org). Prospective employee should conduct Sexual Conviction Record Check before employment. KELY is an equal opportunity employer. All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purposes. 

Applications who do not hear from us within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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