EduSpots Ambassadors Network Manager
Hours: 10-14 hours a week, flexible
Location: Working remotely but ideally Ghana-based
Renumeration: Competitive, dependent on experience
Start date: asap
EduSpots is a UK and Ghanaian registered NGO which connects, trains and equips local volunteers to drive sustainable community-led change through education centres named Spots. Together, we are creating a movement of community-connected educators.
Since 2016, through working with over 250 local volunteers, we have supported nearly 50 communities in creating community-led education centres named ‘Spots’, with an aim to move them towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’. Our Ghanaian team creates collaborative learning opportunities through our Ignite and Community Leadership in Development Programme alongside offering training to lead our EduLit & EduSTEM clubs and locally designed education projects. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 for the best UK international education project and in 2021 our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize, supported by UNESCO. Do visit www.eduspots.org for further information.
In 2022, we are building a structured ambassadors’ network to support and promote our work, drawing on the strong school partnerships base we have already established in the UK and Ghana.
About this role
As we enter an exciting phase of development, we are looking to bring on board an energetic, experienced, and committed manager to create and grow our new EduSpots Ambassadors Network. This network will comprise school-aged students, university students, individuals and organizations across the world who want to support and promote EduSpots’ work whether through fundraising activities, resource donations, professional support or sharing our work and ideas!
Through this network, we hope to spread understanding of aspects of our model for sustainable, community-led development and build the capacity of our volunteers to drive meaningful changes. Across the year we plan to involve Ambassadors in a three-term structure of: team building and learning; resource empowerment & fundraising; reflection and presentations.
This role would suit a strong communicator, with the energy and passion to draw people towards EduSpots’ model of community-led education and build long-term partnerships. They will need to understand how to liaise with educational institutions in the international as well as Ghanaian context and understand how to bring people on board with our work and attract meaningful support.
The manager will need to have particularly strong IT and social media skills, with the ability to market our work. They will be able to work efficiently remotely using online tools such as Zoom, WhatsApp, and Canva with confidence, thriving in working in a fast-paced, fast-growing organization where expectations and ambitions for our communities are high.
You will likely manage a part-time Ambassadors Network Coordinator in this process and this role intersects with all of EduSpots’ core delivery work which it aims to support.
This role involves oversight of developing and sustaining our EduSpots Ambassadors Network, likely with some administrative support. This includes:
- Development and oversight of a new Ambassadors Network for individuals and organizations.
- Creating a strategy to engage and support individuals and organizations in supporting our work through fundraising, monetary and resource donations and wider partnerships.
- Exploring connections with Ghanaian and wider organizations to secure donations in kind such as books, laptops, science kits etc.
- Supporting the development of community fundraising initiatives and exploring new paths to attract individual and supporters across the world.
- Oversight of all elements of the Student Ambassador Programme (for schools and universities), including but not limited to:
- Marketing our student ambassador programme, with a particular focus on recruiting more students from universities and schools across the world (note that we already have strong UK partnerships).
- Creating a clear timeline, strategy, and educational process for the Student Ambassador Programme.
- Updating the student ambassador handbooks on Canva.
- Opening educational opportunities to student ambassadors such as our Empowerment Sessions and online courses.
- Leading a clear induction process which includes parental permission for school-aged students.
- Ensuring all student ambassadors are supported in key activities such as leading book drives, fundraising initiatives, profiling EduSpots work in their universities and schools, alongside exploring and supporting other ways of empowering the ambassadors to create an impact for EduSpots and the ambassadors.
- Working with the team to lead online group sessions to offer support and a structure to this work.
- Exploring strategies to motivate student ambassadors, such as an Ambassador of the Month award and similar.
- Supporting monitoring and evaluation and conducting interviews.
- Ensuring our safeguarding strategy is implemented.
- Supporting the organization of an end of year Ambassadors conference where students will present on their work.
- Communication relating to the above areas:
- Management of our Ambassadors WhatsApp group.
- Oversight of our use of social media channels relating to the Ambassadors’ Network.
- Writing effective letter and email approaches, approaching organizations and institutions via telephone and in-person where appropriate.
- Contributing to the EduSpots newsletter and our annual reports.
- Supporting all staff team members with the successful delivery of their roles and taking on other tasks as required to meet organizational needs.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to create positive working relationships and motivate staff, volunteers and a range of stakeholders at all levels.
- Experience of working with international schools and organisations and partnerships development.
- Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work to maintain a high standard of performance with minimum supervision and guidance.
- Strong social media and IT skills (office suite and google drive), and basic design skills (Canva) with the ability to learn quickly.
- A strong understanding of key concepts relating to global citizenship education and wider development education.
- Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
- A high level of attention to detail.
- Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
- Flexible with the ability to react to change and be adaptable.
- Ability to create and foster a culture of respect, honesty and commitment to our values and organisational aims.
- A strong personal affinity with EduSpots’ mission, vision and values with a genuine passion for educational equity and community-led development.
- Experience of working in a multicultural team
- Experience of leading network engagement
- Volunteer experience
How to apply:
- Please send a tailored covering letter and updated CV addressed to the Chair, Miss Cat Davison, at email@example.com by Monday 15th August. We hope to meet shortlisted candidates for a first round interview shortly after this.
- For further information please see eduspots.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Also follow us on social media – @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook
Note that due to volume of applications and staffing constraints we may not be able to contact all those who are unsuccessful and cannot give feedback on applications. Please assume you are unsuccessful we do not contact you by the end of August.
EduSpots is committed to the safeguarding of children. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post. Please note that you may be required to provide additional documentation as proof of your identity and qualifications.
Note that we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline, should we find the right candidate.