Community Engagement Manager
Bridge international
Nigeria, Nigeria
9d ago

Description

Job Title : Community Engagement Manager

Who We Are

Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.

Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.

Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing.

Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.

The Bridge Approach

Education is in crisis in many countries around the world. It is estimated that 264 million children and young people are out of school, and 330 million children are in school but not learning.

In addition, an extra 69 million teachers are needed to achieve the 2030 UN education goals.

Many education systems are plagued with inadequate materials and poor management systems, all leading to chronic teacher absenteeism and a lack of learning.

Education reform is challenging but it is urgently required if we are to prevent another generation of children missing out.

So, we work in partnership with governments, NGOs and non-state actors to address the huge education imbalance between what is available and what is needed right now we work to bridge the gap.

We believe parents have the right to choose a school for their children and we enable families to enjoy seeing their children learn, improve and flourish at Bridge schools.

We locate our schools in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Families in our communities can be earning just $1.

90 per person a day; a level the World Bank notes is at extreme poverty. By putting learning at the centre of all we do, Bridge has become an extremely popular choice for underserved families and low-income communities.

With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious social enterprises, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.

Schools / Community Engagement

About the role

The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for implementing all outreach programmes across academies with the purpose of attracting new parents to Bridge and developing loyalty among existing parents.

The work of the Community Engagement Manager includes the development, execution, and monitoring of academy advertising, communications, events, programmes, community relations, and well as well as analysing results and suggesting improvements to future programmes and developing ad-

hoc programmes as needed.This is a highly hands-on job with the expectation that the Community Engagement Manager will spend a lot of time in the field, ensuring that all programmes are implemented as planned and making the gains expected.

The Community Engagement Manager must be incredibly organised, customer-centric, skilled at negotiating and relationship building, and exhibit excellent problem solving skills with the ability to multi-

task and prioritize effectively. The Community Engagement Manager must thrive in fast-paced environments with multiple demands.

What you will do

  • Coordinate all academy-level communications to academy staff, parents, and community members, including writing and tracking message content in the form of letters, emails, internal messages, advertisements, SMS, robocalls, and more
  • Project manage the production, execution, and distribution of community outreach materials such as posters, flyers, and signposts across all Bridge communities
  • Purchase local and national media such as billboards, radio, print advertisements, and more as needed
  • Project manage the execution of all planned academy and community events and programmes including parent meetings, parent-
  • teacher conferences, parent-teacher associations, pupil performances, community events, grand opening celebrations, back to class celebrations, prize giving day / graduations, and more

  • Work with national and global leadership teams to develop new events and other academy programmes as needed
  • Help with creative material design as needed including copy writing, design evaluation, photography, marketing testing
  • Work with global or national PR teams to help prep academies, staff, parents, and / or pupils media engagements as needed
  • Ensure all academies are able to implement all community outreach programmes at scale, providing support as needed
  • Analyse what is and isn’t working across all community outreach initiatives and make recommendations for improvement, including initiating customer research as needed
  • Manage a small team in accomplishing all of these goals; some national travel will be required
  • What You Should Have

  • Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed
  • 8+ years relevant experience including extensive experience in programme management, communications, marketing, advertising, event planning, community relations, and managing a team
  • Results-driven, scrappy attitude with a desire for continuous improvement;Flexible and ready to work hard, travel, do whatever is needed to get the job done
  • Proven success driving growth at a data-driven, customer-facing organisation and ability to operate to scale
  • 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
  • Supreme organisational, critical thinking, and communications skillswith impeccable spoken and written English; additional local language skills preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, graduate degrees preferred
  • You’re also

    A detailed doer You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.

    You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a startup or social enterprise.

    A creative problem-solver Growing any enterprise from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often challenging, low-

    resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

    Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.

    A customer advocate Our customers these families living on less than $2 a day per person never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).

    Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.

    A life-long learner You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.

    You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

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