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Senior Regional Manager, Schools

Published on 22.01.2022

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Website : https://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com/
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Position : Senior Regional Manager, Schools

Bridge Liberia

In 2016, Liberia’s President and its Ministry of Education announced Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), an innovative public private partnership designed to transform the primary public education system. Eight education providers - with proven track records in delivering high-quality education - were paired with public primary schools across Liberia; while teachers remained on the Government payroll. After a change of national Government, PSL became the Liberian Education Advancement Programme (LEAP).

 

LEAP was designed to be self-sustaining once the Ministry of Education raises its education budget to $100 a child per year; until that moment it remains reliant on philanthropic support.

Today, we work across the country, in 11 of Liberia’s 15 counties, to ensure that all children have access to a high quality education and that Sustainable Development Goal 4 focussed on Quality Education becomes a reality for all children in Liberia.

 

You will join a group of dynamic and passionate Liberians taking concrete action to help address the education crisis in Liberia and ensure a better future for the children of Liberia.

 

Schools Group

Schools is the heart of our work. The team is mandated to inspire teachers to teach with passion, pupils to learn with purpose, parents to believe in a better future for their children, and communities to become the change they want to see in the world. To achieve this vision, the team ensures schools are smoothly run - the school team is motivated and inspired, delivering life changing lessons, creating an experience that makes parents stay with us, and also cultivating interest and excitement in our work in communities where we serve. Schools is responsible for ensuring all of the work created by our expert teams, including Instructional Design, Leadership & Development, Technology, Communications, Creative and Insight, are used in each school, and each school is managed to achieve its goal of ensuring every child enjoys a learning environment that develops her core skills, knowledge and confidence. The performance of the entire organization is led by the Schools Group, which is responsible for day-to-day management of each school. Schools works to strengthen school enrollment and student retention, ensuring every school is regarded as the strongest school in its neighborhood and delivers on improved learning outcomes for children and earns the trust of the parents. We engage with school leaders and teachers every day, ensuring ongoing professional development, performance management, and intensive coaching. We are always seeking effective ways of ensuring every school is supported with data-driven practices. We measure our success through both the financial sustainability of the school and the learning outcomes of the children in the classroom. We are performance driven.

 

About the Role

  • Schools ensure efficient management through an organizational structure that divides schools into regions within a territory, and oversight of a region to one Regional Manager. Each Regional Manager is responsible for the management and professional development of Supervisors. A Supervisor is responsible for the support and professional development of a group of schools; Supervisors report to a Regional Manager who in turn is responsible for the success of that school region or territory. The Senior Regional Manager oversees all Regional Managers.
  • Supervisors are in schools each day, providing ongoing mentorship, feedback, and on-going group and personal training. They also engage with all stakeholders of the schools under their care, including government officials, parents, and community groups as may be required. Their role is the nexus of all that we do, ensuring the implementation and results of our overall programing, integrating school management, leadership & development of school staff, instructional design and technology. Using big data that provides visibility into everyday teaching practices and school management, they work with school staff to improve performance – with the goal of pupil performance and character development in mind – and provide feedback on core programming to our design teams.
  • In your role, you will lead your team of Regional Managers in relentlessly pursuing excellence through their Supervisors, and achieving their learning, operational, and school strength outcomes. You will provide oversight and mentoring to Regional Managers so that they can succeed in their oversight and mentoring for Supervisors. You will hold each Regional Manager accountable in meeting their targets, while ensuring that they have the management skills to support achievement of their Supervisors and school goals. You will also use big data to provide targeted feedback, coaching to individuals on your team. Their success is your success.
  • This team is laser focused on outcomes, inherently collaborative in nature, loves fostering leadership in others, is unwaveringly committed to ensuring a quality education for our pupils, and is excited about creating incredible learning interventions that drive positive behavior and mindset change in adults. You will flourish on this team if you are: a team player, hyper-focused on results, flexible in a dynamic environment, and have fun while working hard.
  • This role reports to the Schools Director.

What You Will Do

  • Be responsible for the success of schools and all Regional Managers, including all aspects of learning outcomes, school management, and community and parent engagement.
  • Ensure each Regional Manager delivers on their oversight of Supervisors and individual KPIs. Their schools should deliver the promise of learning and holistic development for children, and have a strong and high-performing cohort of teachers.
  • Provide Regional Managers with day to day oversight, guidance and coaching. This includes facilitating regular touchpoints with Regional Managers, reading and responding to reports submitted by the Regional Managers, and providing feedback on their work.
  • Provide Regional Managers with all training necessary for their success, including their onboarding, professional development, and “train the trainer” sessions for content that Regional Managers need to deliver to their Supervisors.
  • Use data from multiple sources, including your own field visits, quality assurance audits, and big data on school staff behavior, and lead Regional Managers to improve their oversight, mentoring and professional development for Supervisors.
  • Coach Regional Managers in their use of data to provide data-driven oversight and guidance for Supervisors, and creation of Supervisor route plans.
  • Be in schools 20% of the time, observing Supervisors and providing feedback to Regional Managers after on ways the Regional Manager can further support the Supervisor on coaching the school leader and/or teachers.
  • When observing or holding meetings, use rubrics or other documents to support structured observation and reporting.
  • Support specific school events, including collaborating on programming for such events as school opening celebrations, parent teacher conferences and school closing celebrations, as well as community showcases and participation on co-curricular competitions.
  • Through Regional Managers, ensure school staff and students are prepared to sit in government-proctored exams, as they may occur on a termly/semester basis, and with particular attention to national examinations.
  • Through Regional Managers, ensure school strength and support enrollment efforts.
  • Through Regional Managers, ensure local regulatory processes are followed, including environmental & social standards, as well as national regulations.
  • Through Regional Managers, ensure that leadership & development sessions are delivered to schools during the course of the school year, and during induction training for new staff. Supervisors should use the materials and programming developed by the Leadership & Development team.
  • Work with the Leadership & Development team and L&D Manager to provide, facilitate on-going professional development for Supervisors through Regional Managers
  • Through Regional Managers, support schools through transition of staff, including school leaders and teachers.
  • Supervise budget and optimization, prevent fraud and ensure financial discipline among Regional Managers.
  • Guide Regional Managers in assigning and overseeing a clear travel plan and workflow for each Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned
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What You Should Have

  • Proven management and leadership experience, leading teams of people to accomplish an objective
  • Proven experience managing field-based teams
  • Experience in mentorship and coaching of youth and adults
  • Teaching experience a plus
  • Belief in data-driven decision making
  • Relentless focus on achievement for yourself and others
  • Bias towards action
  • Flexible and loves to work in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborative leader with strong relationship building skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) or Masters degree

You’re also

  • A detailed doer
  • A creative problem-solver
  • A relentless advocate
  • A malleable learner
  • A data-driven decision-maker
  • A curious investigator
Job criteria for job ad : Senior Regional Manager, Schools
Job category :
HR, training
Management
Industries :
Education, training
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - River Gee - Rivercess - Sinoe
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 1

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