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Senior Faculty (Director, Training Program)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Accra

The purpose of the Senior Faculty role is to lead and manage the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) so that students (entrepreneurs-in-training) within the one-year program are able to form new software companies that are fundable and compelling.

The Senior Faculty will be required to drive an excellent student experience through cutting edge teaching methods and latest thinking in curriculum content and design with support from other teaching staff who bring diverse experiences.

As the voice of the school, you will play a leadership role across MEST and within the MEST Leadership Team.

Work with great people

Ashwin Ravichandran
Director, Ghana
Aaron Fu
Managing Director
Kamil Nabong
Senior Portfolio Fellow
Tobi Lafinhan
Recruitment Manager
Neku Atawodi-Edun
Director, Nigeria
Victoria Jackon
Director, South Africa
Felix Darko
Technology Fellow
Funke Makinwa
Communication Teaching Fellow
Kathrin Sühlsen
Business Teaching Fellow
Alexis Roman
Portfolio Fellow
Jakub Byc
Portfolio Fellow
Katjana Kammin
Portfolio Fellow

Skills & Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and provide an implementation plan for the curriculum of teaching content – iterate when required.

  • To provide mentorship to assigned teams and individuals particularly leveraging your areas of expertise.

  • To provide leadership on a day to day basis for the school and manage the performance of operational staff to deliver on time and within budget.

  • To promote and advocate for the school externally and build a reputation to be best on the continent – specifically to source funding and engage in public speaking to promote the brand.

  • To ensure KPIs are met, take corrective action where needed, update leadership and propose changes which will continue to drive higher standards within the training program.

  • To build community by defining the student and fellow experience, managing expectations and taking feedback on execution.

Experience

  • 10+ years experience in higher level education as an educator within technology and or entrepreneurship practitioner.

  • 10+ years experience in leading and managing educational/training facilities at a national level, some of which should be on the continent.

  • Proven research ability and track record of publications, recognized as a thought leader within the continent.

Characteristics

  • Excellent speaker/teacher
  • Leadership across disciplines and geographies with diverse individuals
  • Teambuilding
  • Decision making
  • Judgement
  • Innovative
  • Lifelong Learner

Great Place to Work

  • International Visa and Travel Expenses

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Healthcare

About the company

MEST is a Pan-African training program, seed fund & incubator, headquartered in Accra, Ghana. We offer a 1-year training program for skilled, aspiring tech entrepreneurs, led by a staff of internationally experienced teaching fellows. Each year, we look for Africa’s top talent looking to begin their journey toward becoming globally successful software entrepreneurs.

Since its inception in 2008, MEST has invested over $15million in training 400+ individual entrepreneurs and over 25 high technology companies across Ghana and Nigeria have been mentored and funded.

MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local & global markets, received outside follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.


Aaron Fu | Hiring Manager

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Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology

Accra
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