Area 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: Area ManagerLocation: Yaba - LagosJob SummaryWe are looking for passionate, dedicated and energetic people to join our rapidly growing organization. If you believe in our mission and are looking for a fast-paced, always changing working environment with room to grow and learn, we are looking for you!What you will doBridge ensures efficient management of its schools through a schools organizational structure that divides schools into regions and territories and assigns management oversight of each region to one supervisor. An area manager is responsible for the management of a group of schools and area managers report to a regional manager who in turn is responsible for the success of that school region or territory. The schools are situated in various communities across the state in Nigeria to which you are assigned. As area manager, you will:Work closely with a large group of schools in your territory to ensure that they are operating at the highest levels across operations, instruction and finance. Area Managers completely own (and therefore are accountable for) the performance metrics of all of the Schools in your territory, as measured by financial, operational and instructional benchmarks.  This role requires a constant presence at the Schools and close interaction with each School Head, as well as Teachers, to ensure that there is continuous bi-directional communication and coaching.In addition to interactions with schools, the Area Manager is expected to build close relationships with the local and state level government officials, the traditional and local community leaders, and Parents of the children in the school to promote the importance of education, garner support for the school and education ministry’s activities as it relates to their children and to keep a constant monitor on their feedback.Travel: Must travel on a daily basis via public means to Schools in your region.  Depending on region, Area Managers may spend as many as 15 nights per month away from home to meet the travel demands of the territory.

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