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Academy Associate - Acumen HND / BA / BSc Job

2023-08-10 08:52   Maintenance / Support   Lagos   216 views
Job Details

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

The Associate's role is to support everything needed to run and operate Acumen Academy programs in West Africa. This implies being detail-oriented to support the delivery of the program objectives.

The key Responsibilities

Program Administration:

Manage operations and logistics for the delivery of programs in West Africa including participants communications, learning platforms (such as Thinkific), booking venues, monitoring and keeping track of expenses.

Supporting the team in preparing all training materials and in-session design

Attending and co-facilitating seminars and workshops (this could include weekends – both virtual and in-person).

Program Reporting:

Data collection & quality assurance (QA): document all relevant data for evaluating program effectiveness, including managing QA and feedback forms

Track data and stories on Fellows’ progress and create reports

Provide information and stories for newsletter and blog publications

Support writing reports: seminar, impact, feedback, and learning

Event Management:

Produce detailed show-flows for seminars, events, and programs

Collaborate with the Communications department to ensure coordination and marketing of all events

Help standardize event planning, production, and analysis

Outreach and Selection of Fellows and Participants:

Draft content for outreach campaigns with media outlets (press, radio, online) to drive awareness about Acumen Academy West Africa programs

Develop collateral for outreach and recruitment efforts

Support the selection of Fellows, and participants including reviewing applications, planning selection events, and managing communications with all applicants

Engage and support candidates and evaluators during the selection process

Foundry Engagement / Community Management

Support the Fellows community as needed in their self-led activities

Support the implementation of foundry activities led by Acumen Academy West Africa

Business Development & Growth:

Support the Acumen Academy team in West Africa to develop fundraising strategy and assess the funding gap in WA

Research into potential funders, partners and collaborators

Support the evaluation and communication of the brand value of the Academy in West Africa vis a vis the work of potential partners

Support on the development of pitch decks and collaboration packages

Skills and Qualifications

Ideal candidates will bring a deep commitment to Acumen’s mission of solving the toughest problems of poverty, and a passion for leadership development.

A Bachelor’s Degree

A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in fast-paced projects; Relevant experience in program administration and in the leadership development space is preferred

Strong Excel, PowerPoint and data management/analysis skills; ability to track data on program, report when asked, and use data to inform strategies and decisions

Experience working with HubSpot, Canva, and similar design tools is preferred

A proven track record contributing to the management of complex projects and multiple work streams with a multiplicity of stakeholders (project management)

Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, candor, empathy, patience, and strong team orientation

Ability to drive process improvement and efficiency

Organized and timely, with superior detail orientation

Familiarity with social entrepreneurs and the social impact sector in West Africa

Self-reflective and aligned with Acumen values

Permanently authorized to work in Nigeria

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Company Description
Acumen was incorporated on April 1, 2001, with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. Our desire was to transform the world of philanthropy by looking at all human beings as members of a single, global community where everyone had the opportunity to build a life of dignity.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services help people living in poverty to transform their lives