Reports to: This role reports to VP, Schools.
About the Role
The Regional Director, Schools is responsible for the educational and enrollment outcomes across schools in all territories, via his or her co-management and functional support of Schools Directors. Schools Directors are responsible for the performance management of every school in the territory or program. This includes school management, academic programming, school programming, staff professional development, regulatory compliance, commercial sustainability, and parent and community engagement in every school we support. The team they supervise is in schools each day, providing ongoing mentorship, specific performance feedback, and on-going group and personal training. They manage one of the largest teams in the company, led by the field team of School Supervisors, that give daily support to each school. They have the incredible responsibility for the integrated delivery of all our programming in each school, for each teacher, for each child.
This is a managerial role. The Regional Director, Schools is the functional manager of Schools Directors. You work with Managing Directors in each territory to ensure that all Schools Directors are using data to drive performance, constant coaching to change behavior, and ensuring rigorous implementation of core school programs. You will also hold Schools Directors accountable in achieving strong performance on schools KPIs.
You will also ensure that Schools Directors have a clear and focused work plan, ensuring that each territory has an up to date Schools Plan for each academic year, setting quarterly goals for the Schools Director to execute the Schools Plan, and The Regional Academic Director ensures that there is strong coordination and clear communication between territory and Shared Services teams regarding core schools programming. He or she ensures that our processes and tools for school management and parent and community engagement are implemented in each territory.
Finally, you will coach Schools Directors on all aspects of their role and responsibilities.
What You Will Do
Work with Managing Directors in each territory to ensure that all Schools Directors are using data to drive performance, constant coaching to change behavior, and ensuring rigorous implementation of core school programs.
Hold Schools Directors accountable in achieving strong performance on schools KPIs
Use data to drive School Director performance, and coaching needed across all parts of the Schools vertical in the territory, and program implementation
Collaborate with the Managing Director to ensure that Schools Directors have a clear and focused work plan
Ensure that each territory has an up to date Schools Plan and calendar for each academic year
Set quarterly goals for the Schools Director to execute the Schools Plan
Facilitate strong coordination and communication between Shared Services and Territory teams
Ensure that there is routine communication between the Schools Director, Regional Director, Schools and Managing Director
Ensure strong information flow and coordination between Shared Services Schools, Leadership and Development, Academics or other Groups and the Schools Director, as necessary
Guide Schools Directors in facilitating change through healthy change management (especially changes that affect daily operations or the experience of school staff, parents or pupils)
Coach and support Schools Directors in all of their work
Other duties as required
What You Should Have
Proven management and leadership experience, leading teams of people to accomplish an objective
Proven experience managing field-based teams
Belief in data-driven decision making
School management experience a plus
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
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 in Nigeria 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, NewGlobe 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 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.