POSITION FILLED - ICOS - Executive Director

ICOS is now seeking a new Executive Director who will offer dynamic leadership to the organisation as it seeks to consolidate and enhance its position as the leading voice for international students in Ireland.

Appointed by the Board of ICOS, the Executive Director will act as representative for policy fora, work collaboratively within their team to enhance the public influence of ICOS, explore potential funding opportunities and strengthen membership engagement.

ICOS require a dynamic, innovative and driven professional with a minimum level 8 qualification. You will have experience working at senior management level with a sound knowledge of the Irish higher education system. Proven experience in advocacy and immigration matters would offer distinct advantage to your application and you will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the NGO/Charity sector.

If you possess strategic abilities with outstanding leadership skills, a personal commitment to international education as well as a demonstrable flair for negotiation, we’d love to hear from you.


The recruitment campaign for the role of Executive Director is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Irish Council for International Students by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland. If you would like to find out more about this role, please email recruitment@charitycareersireland.ie to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 10th May

Role type: Full-time (35 hours per week); 3 year contract initially
Location: Head Office – Dublin 4
Salary: €55,000