Director of Programs at a Learning Centre – Eden Solutions and Resources Limited

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Eden Solutions and Resources Limited – Our Client, a learning Centre located in Abuja, which offers learning opportunities to both children within the primary and secondary school age cadre; and also adults is organizing a summer school starting July 2017.
During the summer school program, learners will have the opportunity their abilities in coding, photography, painting, music, cooking, math, and even physical based activities such as Taekwondo amongst others.
To accomplish this goal, the learning center is looking to employ highly motivated professionals who will be engaged permanently for the position below:

Job Title: Director of Programs
Job Description

  • The Center is a place for expanded learning and application of knowledge, our focus is on application of Knowledge, a paradigm shift from traditional learning to a more practical, mind stimulating, problem solving, critical thinking style of learning.
  • Our Mission is to provide a wealth of learning opportunities to children and youth in a safe and stimulating environment that breeds their natural curiosity and expands their minds to see the limitless possibilities in our world and then act on it.
  • All of us connected to the Center think it's a really special place full of creative, innovative, inventive, forward thinking, out of the box, all round cool people and we know you'd see it too, our greatest delight is helping our little clients discover purpose and fulfilling them.
  • We are looking for an experienced Educator who understands and aligns with our philosophies for teaching and learning, values, policies and procedure, has the ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience in giving our little clients the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed.
Responsibilities
  • Maintains the coordination, implementation, and administration of all programs and processes for the purpose of providing services within established quality standards and timeframes at the learning center.
  • Responsible for overall accountability for the growth, quality and success of the program operation, its clients and staff.
  • Management of all Heads of Departments, providing guidance on: excellent teaching, schemes of work, professional development, preparation of Departmental Development Plans, self-reviews and budgeting.
  • Line management of the following: Cognitive Development Coordinator, Creative Expression Coordinator, Language & Literacy Coordinator, Test Preparations & Homework Tutoring Coordinator, Physical Development and Wellness Coordinator. This includes responsibility for the Professional Development Reviews and performance management of these colleagues.
  • Oversees the design and develop curriculum and schedules that are consistent with the Learning Center goals and philosophy.
  • Responsible for recruitment and supervision of dedicated staff that meet the highest standards of qualifications in being able to carry out TSC's mission and goals.
  • Review and develop the admission processes, in conjunction with the director of first impressions, head of business development and other relevant staff.
  • Participate in performance management reviews and other staff management matters in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • Conduct one-on-one consultative admission discussions with new and prospective students/parents at the center.
  • Understands, accepts, and abides by the learning center's philosophy and mission in dealing with enquires from customers.
  • Develop budgets for programs and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.
  • Lead whole-staff training on program initiatives, keeping staff up to date with research informed developments in learning/teaching techniques and strategies and the use of digital technology to enhance learning.
  • In charge of structuring program schedules and theme events
  • Keeps up with current and developing trends in Developmental Education and learning enrichment programs
  • Represent the center at professional organization meetings and events.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.
  • Works excellently, able to satisfy customer beyond expectation

Requirements



  • Must possess a BA/BSc, master's degree in Education, Counselling or core academic area; 8 or more year's related experience including supervision of employees, 2-3 years experience in developing and implementing enrichment programs.
  • Must be inclined to 'Constructivism' style of teaching and learning.
  • Possess excellent communication, supervisory, administrative, and fiscal management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of management methods and techniques
  • Possess strong computing skills, have the ability to track data and produce reports.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite: Excel, PPT, Word, etc.
  • Proficiency in English, strong communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and to lead
  • Advanced crisis management, troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills

Job Location: Abuja

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and copies of verifiable references to: [email protected]



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