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Stanford Seed Transformation Network Manager
Stanford Seed Transformation Network Manager
Stanford Global LLC is seeking qualified candidates for the Stanford Seed Transformation Network Manager in Accra, Ghana.
Seed Transformation Program Background:Building on Stanford's decades-long history of educating innovators in Silicon Valley, Stanford Seed brings this innovative mindset and practical business training to entrepreneurs in Africa.
The 6-month Seed Transformation Program (STP) curriculum is customized for founders and senior leaders of high-potential small and medium-sized companies in developing economies who have the potential to, and are committed to, growing and scaling their businesses.
In 4 week long, highly interactive sessions over six months, leaders/founders will be exposed to, and deploy, tools and methodologies to help grow and transform their businesses.
In seeking transformative growth of businesses, traditional classroom learning is not enough. That is why the STP program is built to be highly interactive, and to allow leaders to both discover and apply the tools and methodologies that will help them transform their businesses.
Following each of the 4-week long curriculum sessions, leaders/founders will share their learning with their management teams through Stanford Seed facilitated workshops.Leaders and their teams will also work on projects designed to plan for the growth and scale of their companies.By the end of the 6 months, each leader/founder will complete a Transformation Capstone: a plan for growth and scale of his/her business.
The Stanford Seed Transformation Network Manager is responsible for managing and executing Stanford Seed West Africa's engagement initiatives with graduates of the Seed Transformation Program (STP).
The successful candidate will have responsibility to:
• In collaboration with Stanford Seed leadership, manage ongoing engagement strategy for STP graduates across West Africa.
• Serve as the chief Stanford Seed contact for STP graduates, and manage all communications with STP graduates regarding the Transformation Network and their ongoing relationships with Stanford Seed.
• Facilitate the execution of frequent Transformation Network events, including networking sessions, speaker series, reunions, etc.
• Provide support to regional Transformation Network chapters (event support, scheduling, member management, etc.).
• Manage communications with Transformation Network through virtual online community-management tools, intended to organize, engage, and cultivate Transformation Network members.
• Lead Seed impact data collection efforts, by formulating and executing strategies to collect critical company growth data from Transformation Network members.
• Alongside regional team, assist with the recruitment of new Stanford Seed Transformation Program participants. Execute new STP participant recruitment efforts including assistance interviewing applicants, conducting site visits, and other admissions processes.
• Assist Seed's Director of Communications with select marketing and communications campaigns in West Africa.
Education and Experience
• Four-year college degree at an accredited university and at least 6 years' relevant experience in alumni relations, program management, marketing, event planning, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• An advanced level of fluent English skills both oral and written
• Near native/fluent French language proficiency, both oral and written preferred
• Advanced knowledge of West African culture, history and business etiquette
• Computer proficiency with skill in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Strong interpersonal skills, adept at fostering and maintaining effective collaboration, trust, teamwork and respect
• Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
• Salary will be commensurate with experience.
• At the time of hire must be legally authorized to work in Ghana or able to gain work authorization.
• Must comply with all visa, work authorization, and tax related laws and regulations as a condition of employment.
• Position is benefits eligible subject to applicable Ghana/US laws, regulations and Stanford University policy.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 August 2016
STARTING DATE: 1 October 2016
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.