Rising Academy Network

  • Accra
  • Rising Academy Network
Job Description:

  • 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. Our mission is to create the best schools and the most powerful teaching and learning tools for the people that need it most. We’re one of the fastest-growing quality-focused education companies in Africa, and a Certified B Corp®.

    About us:

    We own and operate our own great value private schools, partner with governments to improve the quality of public school systems, and use our content and technology to help other education providers. Founded in Sierra Leone in 2014, we provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola Epidemic before opening our first school in April 2015. Today, we serve more than 250,000 students across more than 900 schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and now Rwanda.

    Through great curriculum, intensive teacher coaching and actionable data, we help teachers and school leaders bring quality to every classroom. And we get results: independent studies show Rising students make more than twice the progress of their peers in comparable schools.

    About the role:

    The Talent Associate position is a high impact role with responsibility for sourcing, assessing and delivering top talent – primarily for teacher roles – for our private schools in Ghana. The ideal candidate will have experience in finding top talent within the education industry and the communities where we operate, and will leverage market data and talent acquisition expertise to strengthen the candidate pool. The Talent Associate will also be highly skilled at educating and guiding hiring managers on making high quality hiring decisions.

    The Talent Associate will support the broader talent team and own the candidate experience by acting as a company ambassador to internal and external candidates. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to grow their career in recruitment and talent sourcing within a fast-paced and innovative environment.

    The Talent Associate, Private Schools will:

    • Develop and implement targeted recruitment marketing campaigns to attract the most exceptional and qualified candidates for our schools
    • Proactively engage passive candidates through sourcing, pipeline building, and adopt new sourcing channels for our private schools in Ghana
    • Identify, screen, and pre-qualify candidates through behavioural-based interviewing techniques
    • Analyze and report on hiring data against baseline scores, real-time insights, time to fill, diversity statistics, and other key metrics regularly to inform strategy
    • Provide complete, accurate and inspiring information to candidates and ensure an exceptional candidate experience for school-based hires
    • Review current practices and improve upon them based on market experiences and other learnings
    • Mentor, train and guide other internal team members in effective interviewing processes and candidate engagement techniques
    • Provide extra capacity for the broader talent team in meeting their overall objectives

    Location and reporting:

    This is a full-time, one-year contract to start, with opportunity to renew. The role will be an on-site role based in our Ghana HQ office in Weija. The Talent Associate will report directly to Rising’s Talent Manager.

    Application deadline:

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, thus we encourage qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. The target start date for this role will be May 2024 or earlier.

    Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
    • A minimum of 2 years of a combination of corporate and agency recruitment experience
    • Experience recruiting top tier talent in the education industry or school level is a plus
    • Experience leading full-cycle or end-to-end recruitment with minimal supervision and delivering on results
    • Great at closing candidates and discussing compensation packages leading to acceptance
    • Familiarity with local talent organisations/market in education and ability to strategically recruit top talent
    • Experience in building and implementing a school level talent acquisition/recruitment strategy
    • Experience in understanding and embodying the message and culture of the organisations you have recruited for
    • Experience in building and cultivating relationships to attract top talents into an organization
    • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in utilizing creative sourcing resources and social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

    About You:

    • Passionate about Rising’s mission
    • Ability to build great relationships and partner closely with the private schools, Academics team, and senior leaders
    • Demonstrated ability to set and hit goals, timelines and deliver within deadlines
    • Ability to prioritise and succeed in an environment with growing demands
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
    • Passion for advancing the workforce as it relates to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of organisations, partners, and stakeholders
    • Excellent customer focus with the ability and desire to partner with HR colleagues, hiring managers and external vendors
    • Strong communication skills including ability to clearly articulate information and ideas verbally and in writing; ability to communicate compellingly to impact and influence decision making
    • Ability to provide quality candidates for our private schools with a focus on sustained pipeline development throughout Ghana
    • Good sales aptitude with demonstrated ability to create compelling interest in both the position opportunity as well as the candidate

    Benefits

    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 recognizes the importance of safeguarding children and prioritizing 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.

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