Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help.
We are a growing network of inspiring schools in West Africa. Our mission is to unleash the full potential of every student, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and character to succeed in further study, work, and day-to-day life.
We support more than 250,000 students across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda and Ghana through a combination of low-cost private schools we manage directly, and partnership schools we manage in collaboration with governments. In Ghana, our private schools operate under the Omega Schools brand and offer three phases of education: pre-primary, primary and junior high. Independent evaluations have found that Rising students make learning gains two to three times larger than their peers in comparable schools.
About the role:
We are seeking an ambitious, motivated and highly organised Commercial Director to join our team in Ghana. They will make Rising Schools in Ghana profitable, year after year, by understanding customers and giving them what they want at the right price.
The Commercial Director will:
Location and reporting:
The Commercial Director reports to the Managing Director of the Ghana team and will be primarily based in Accra, Ghana.
Qualifications and Experience:
Rising Academies is committed to creating a culture within the organisation and its schools that recognises the importance of safeguarding children and prioritising their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm.
Compensation and benefits:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.
Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organisation and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.
The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.
Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.
Rising is committed to creating a culture within the organisation, and its schools, that recognises the importance of safeguarding children and prioritising their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm. Safeguarding questions are part of every interview process and all Rising employees undergo reference checks before joining the organisation.