Bridge Ambassador Manager Job Placement – Bridge International Academies

Job Title:    Ambassador Manager 
Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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 leverage experts, data, and
technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education
delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected
and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We
are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability.
Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching
operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.
Job Summary: The Ambassador
Manager will support Bridge International Academies by playing focal role in the
launch of dozens of new academies – a time period that is the biggest driver of
an academy’s success, even two years later. Bridge Ambassador Managers work
hands-on with a team of Bridge Ambassadors to provide the leadership,
mentorship, and individualised support needed to ensure that all of their
communities launch strongly with buy-in from all stakeholders: key community
leaders whose support we need, motivated young adults who could go on to become
Academy Managers and Teachers, and potential parents whose kids can be admitted
to Bridge once the academy opens. Bridge Ambassador Managers are skilled
negotiators, relationship builders, conflict managers, and motivational
speakers. They exhibit excellent problem solving skills with the ability to
multi-task and prioritize effectively. They thrive in fast-paced environments
with multiple demands. Ideally they have been a Brand Ambassador before, or
done similar work running a customer-facing business that was results driven
and sought to create social change.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Launch oversight – supervise and
mentor Bridge Ambassadors to ensure all academies are meeting community, staff,
and parent outreach goals
Public relations – develop and
maintain strong relationships with local government and community leaders to
advocate for higher-quality education and promote Bridge
Academy staff recruiting and assessment – ensure
applicants are up to Bridge standard; conduct final interviews
Customer relations – support the
customer outreach work of Ambassadors; engage with customers personally as much
as possible to stay tuned to the unique needs of each community
Event planning and organisation – support the
planning that goes into each community’s Grand Opening Celebrations
Travel – 50% travel
between all of the academies in your region
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree
A minimum of seven years’ work experience
Proven leadership experience leading a large-scale
community organisation or business including a large sense of personal
responsibility, a dynamic ability to mentor and motivate field-based staff, and
the ability to be stern when needed; Experience as a Bridge Ambassador highly
Past experience and passion for education, community
development, or community organising; experience working with local
governments, doing brand outreach, or staff recruitment preferred
Proven success driving growth at a data-driven,
customer-facing organisation
Strong interpersonal skills including the understand
local cultures and build relationships with different types of people quickly
Proven resilience handing the realities of
on-the-ground operational challenges and ability to thrive in a fast-paced
environment with multiple demands
Strong familiarity of the communities Bridge
International Academies are in; you have lived or worked in low-income
communities for several years and are accustomed to how communities work
Clear communication skills with impeccable written
and spoken English and multiple local language skills (3+ languages preferred)
A desire to grow personally and professionally,
including the ability to quickly learn and follow the policies of a
multinational organisation; internal promotions are encouraged
The applicant should have worked in community
development, outreach, or organising in the past (be it social, political, or
religious), led a community organisation (youth group, community development
association, savings clubs, etc), or planned community/co-curricular events
throughout the country;
Has managed 4+ people in the past; Thrives in new
The applicant must have worked with and has some
connections within local government or important community organisations.
Age: 27- 40 years
How to Apply:
If you so
desire to join Bridge International Academies in the aforementioned capacity,
please Apply Online by Clicking on the link below
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