Program Manager-Schools Management

School Leadership Monrovia, Liberia



Program Manager, Schools Management-Liberia

Who We Are

Bridge partners with governments, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops his/her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country. We are dedicated to supporting teachers, empowering school leaders, and ensuring every child has the learning support needed to master the national syllabus and have the confidence to succeed in a competitive world. Each of our project or country teams are supported through expertise and programming from additional offices around the world, combining world-leading expertise in core design areas with locally resident leadership and execution. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to support and scale every aspect of quality education delivery. Bridge managed and supported schools are technology enabled and data driven to ensure accountability in the classroom for both teachers’ performance and children’s learning.

The Bridge model delivers significant learning outcomes at large scale by combining technology and customized learning materials. At Bridge, we believe innovation and technology can transform learning. Our model – which uses technology to deliver thoroughly researched and carefully designed daily lesson guides to teachers in our academies – is proven to increase learning outcomes for children. We are a solutions-driven, implementation-focused organization, using design principles to work in varied and often highly constrained contexts to ensure learning outcomes and positive development for children. Working in regional and national scales is important to us, as empowering entire generations of children with core knowledge, skills, and confidence is what builds the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future for us all.

Our mission is to provide our pupils with a life-changing education and we believe that every child should have a right to world-class education regardless of her family’s income. Core to our approach is the conviction that every child can learn, as long as the school she attends is committed to her development and puts her needs to learn at the forefront of all decisions. We have seen teachers and children transform and excel in both government and private schools that we support and manage.

We invite you to join this incredible endeavor that is having world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.


Liberia, Program Manager-Schools and Community Management

Bridge partners with the Liberia Government, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops his/her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country. The Program Manager for Schools is an integral part of this partnership. The person in this role is expected to work with the community and local government in supporting teachers, empowering school leaders, and ensuring every child has the learning support needed to master the national syllabus and have the confidence to succeed in a competitive world.



Schools Department

The Department is responsible for managing all things relating to schools. The team work to ensure teachers are teaching, students are in class and learning is happening, parents are informed of what is happening at the schools concerning their children and local government is aware of progress and challenges at the schools. The team comprises of a Director, Program Manager, Regional Manager and several Area Supervisors.

About the Role

As the Programme Manager of School and Community Management you will be responsible for assisting in the management of the entire “front of house” school operations from beginning to end. This is a highly hands-on job, involving intense programme management, impeccable customer service, and constant accountability. This includes managing the engagement field team responsible for launching and managing new partnership schools as well as overseeing the execution of advertisements, events, and parent programmes


What You Will Do

        Coordinate the Management of Bridge International Academies in collaboration with the Director of Schools and Academics

        Supervise and Manage Community engagement strategy for building powerful public schools

        Develop, manage and supervise PTA engagement activities in day to day running of the schools

        Coordinate schools, supplies, grounds, and overall inventory management; principal supervision and mentorship; and more – including accountability measures

        Coordinate community outreach across all Bridge International Academies communities including advertisements, events, communications, programmes, promotions and more aimed at parents, community leaders and influencers, and general public

        Spend time in Bridge International communities developing knowledge of the communities as well as driving customer insights and critical business issues opportunities

        Assist in recruiting, induction trainings, workshops, and on-going professional development

        Oversee the collation of information from all departments; maintain weekly trackers, supervise data collection from field; work with assign partners and Director to increase community linkages.

        Ensure that schools` grounds and buildings are maintained, oversee repairs, and training principals.

        Develop and work with Parent Teachers Associations, Community Leaders in developing strategic plan for school management.

        Oversees activities of the department in the absence of the Director


What You Should Have

        A Bachelor’s degree Social sciences, Community Development, Business Management or in any relevant field

        At least 5 years relevant experience, including extensive experience in operations, programme management, managing field teams, retail, sales, and customer strategy

        Prior experience working within a fast-paced, metric driven sales organization; start up or high-growth company experience preferred

        Experience working with low income customers; community engagement in the education or health sector is a major plus

        Experience planning events; interacting with major stakeholders; community, business and government

        Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed


You’re also[1]

        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 start-up or other rapid-growth company.

        A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

        A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.

        A malleable 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.

        A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.

        A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.





[1] These are core values of Bridge. This section needs to be standard for all our roles, across all our territories and support offices. If any hiring manager requests a change, ask why and then follow the change request process.