Incumbent is required to have experience in strategic planning and execution, knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management, experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of communication and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
The Regional CEO/MD’s critical responsibilities are as follows:
Accept leadership accountability for continuous improvement and implementation of the mission, vision, goals, values, and policies of the School.
Represent, communicate, and advocate on behalf of the school at authorizing agencies, local and state government agencies, and business partners, as directed by the Board.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity in the school.
Recruit, manage, evaluate, provide leadership to, and inspire the leadership team, including Heads and Assistant Heads of the School.
Execute all decisions approved by the Board. Understand that authority resides with the Board, organizational bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, charter agreements, state, and federal law.
Leadership/ Decision Making/ Comprehensive Planning
Work with the Board and Leadership Team to create, refine, and implement a comprehensive plan that develops a stable, sustainable organization for the success of the school and the stakeholders it serves.
Assist the Board President in the development of Board agenda.
Attend all Board meetings. Provide guidance to the Board and assist in decision-making.
Work with the Board and the Heads of School as a “governance advisory team” and ensure collective responsibility for building a unity of purpose, communicating a common vision, and creating a positive organizational culture.
Evaluates all school management systems, annual goals and objectives in conjunction with faculty, the board and parents on an annual basis.
Develop plans for continuous quality improvements.
Advocates / promotes organization and stakeholder change related to organization’s mission
Supports motivation of employees in organization products/programs and operations
Ensures staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information
Looks to the future for change opportunities
Interfaces between Board and employees
Interfaces between organization and community
Formulates policies and planning recommendations to the Board
Decides or guides courses of action in operations by staff
Implement and instill best practices in education, instructional programs, and charter school operations.
Make student-centered decisions that ensure equitable education for all students.
Promote the success of all students and support the efforts of the Board to keep the school focused on learning and achievement.
Develop academic goals and performance benchmarks with instructional leaders.
Execute sound performance management of instructional leaders to ensure student achievement gains are being realized.
Build a high-performing, consistent, data-driven culture.
Ensure that academics, school culture and climate, community engagement, and external partnerships are positive, effective, and tightly aligned to the organization’s mission and goals.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Nigerian education practices and policies and encourage best practices.
Provide the Board with regular updates of the schools’ activities regarding curriculum implementation, board directives, and fiscal matters.
Provide timely communication out to the Board, staff, local community and state and federal agencies.
Preserve and promote the vision, mission, core values, and culture of the School.
Foster a culture of excellence that is aligned with the legal requirements of the Country.
Develops policies for employment, employee relations, benefits and services, safety consciousness, performance appraisal and salary administration of all employees.
Collaborate with the Leadership Team to strategize, develop, and implement plans for staff development, staff participation in decision making, and establishing career paths within the organization.
Oversee the development and execution of consistent and fair personnel policies and procedures, including grievance procedures.
Oversee staff recruiting, training, and the development of hiring practices.
Oversee and develop evaluation protocols for all teachers, school-based employees, and Leadership Team.
Directly manage, recruit, and evaluate the Leadership Team.
Operations, Finance and Compliance
Oversee all organizational operations including budgeting, accounting, human resources, contract management, facilities, and compliance.
Work with the Board to set economic objectives, financial and accounting policies.
Manage facility acquisition, maintenance, and renovation efforts.
Provide, in conjunction with the Business Manager, financial reports to the Board, state, and other agencies, as required.
Oversee the school’s income streams and provide direction for maintaining fund.
Direct the School’s activities to achieve the most efficient, effective and sustainable provision of education to the highest quality, prioritizing and making the most effective use of the resources available.
Ensure the School complies with all statutory and legal requirements including safeguarding and health and safety
The Regional MD is under the direction of, and accountable to, the Board of Trustees. Maintain a positive image of the school.
Be the face of the school to the external community.
Build a strong, positive relationship between the organization and the school’s governing board, employees, students, families, and the broader community.
Passion for innovative education and a commitment to serving diverse groups of children.
Demonstrated entrepreneurial drive with proven track record.
Experience in managing and leading high performing teams, schools, private schools or non-education organizations including strategic development and operations.
M.Ed. or MBA. Preferred; Graduate degree in Education, Business, or related area required.
Ten years of experience in a leadership role for a Secondary and primary school. Preferred Experience: ● Running successful schools. ● Direct classroom or instructional leadership. ● Launching new ventures or major initiatives especially in educational institutions
Required Knowledge and Skills
Superior relationship skills.
Ability to oversee the fiscal, educational, and operational areas of the upper and lower schools.
Excellent coalition-building skills, negotiation skills and ability to navigate a complex political environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead by example and create a positive work environment.
Commitment to a culture of transparency, high expectations, and continuous improvement.
Experience recruiting, building, and retaining a strong, diverse team.
Superior presentation and communications skills, including the ability to be an effective spokesperson.
Capacity to work well with people at all levels within the organization and at key external agencies and organizations.
Excellent business skills including financial management, personnel administration, vendor relations, and regulatory compliance.