Academy Manager at Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Academy Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • The Academy Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the operations of the Bridge Academy in all respects.
  • The role holder is ultimately responsible for the smooth running of the Bridge school, the academic achievement of its pupils and the management of its staff.
  • This job requires a strong presence around the academy and the local community.

Responsibilities
What You Will Do:

  • Academy management – ensure that the academy’s financial, operational, and instructional goals are met leveraging smartphone and computer tablet technologies to manage operations and track oversight; escalate any problems immediately.
  • Implement and enforce approved education and administrative policies as directed.
  • Community relations – develop and maintain strong relationships with local leaders and organisations to advocate for higher-quality education and promote Bridge.
  • Parent outreach – conduct various forms of customer outreach ranging from door-to-door canvassing to academy-hosted events in order to attract new pupils to Bridge.
  • Customer relations – maintain positive relationships with existing families to ensure their loyalty, timely fees payments, and word-of-mouth recommendations; be accountable and ensure all parent queries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Academic oversight – Supervise and mentor teachers to ensure pupils are receiving a world class education; recruit new teachers as needed.
  • Supplies and facility maintenance – ensure the academy has all of the resources needed to teach pupils, and that its environment is clean, safe, and conducive for learning; manage non-academic staff.
  • Financial sustainability – ensure the academy is able to grow and pay all staff salaries and vendors on time by ensuring all pupils’ fees are paid on time and academy spending is on budget.
  • Any other related duties that are in line with your training and competencies.

Requirements
What You Should Have:

  • University Degree in Education or NCE or Post Graduate Diploma in Education. TRCN (Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria) Certificate is an added advantage.
  • A well liked teacher (or youth leader) with at least 2 years of teaching experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in managing a team of 5 to 10 people is an added advantage.
  • Experience in fee management and enrolment and oversight of other teachers as an added advantage.
  • Motivated in doing something for the development of the community.
  • Ability to address the parents with utmost respect and solve the problems with right solutions.
  • Ability to handle a team and face challenges on day to day operations.
  • Ability to assess a team of teachers in respect to their deliverables.
  • Innovative with an appetite for trying out new things.
  • Should not be too comfortable in delegating and therefore comes with expectations of support staff.
  • Respected in the community with a strong connection with the community.
  • Should not have a criminal history.
  • Positive and never-say-die attitude, extroverted and sunny.

Skills:
You’re also:

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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