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Who is Spire?

Spire is a unique further education organization tackling the massive challenge of youth unemployment in Africa. 

With 90% of Spire graduates receiving job offers within 3 months of graduating from our rigorous programmes, we give young people the skills, confidence, and experience needed to launch great careers and grow into leaders. 

This video best captures some of the impact we have had to date.

A manager of one of our recent graduates said: “one month at Spire is equivalent to one year of experience at a good company.” The same goes for working here. 

We challenge our students to grow, adapt and realize their potential and we challenge ourselves to do the same. As a rapidly growing start-up, theses are exciting times, not just for the organisation, but for our team too. 

We practice what we preach and give every member of staff the ability to shape their own future as well as the future of the students we serve. 

Job Title:
 Director of Programme Delivery

Who are we looking for? We are looking for driven individuals with a track record of exceptional results in demanding environments to join us in a critical leadership role. 

Our Director of Programme Delivery will lead the delivery of our unique learning experiences, including supporting and developing our coaches, managing seamless operations for hundreds of trainees on a large campus, and constantly improving the programme to ensure trainees learn and secure jobs. 

The Director will manage a team of 10-20 high-performing professionals and will report to Spire’s Chief Academic Officer. 

The ideal candidate will have had extensive experience doing the following:
  • Building and leading teams that dramatically exceed performance expectations
  • Managing complex systems requiring simultaneously executing many different priorities, from tiny details to major programme improvements. 
  • Developing and coaching individuals to realize their full potential
  • Building and leading a data-driven continuous improvement system to significantly improve results
But that’s not all. At Spire we believe that culture and people are the two most important of great organizations so we are looking for people who are willing to give their all to achieve our mission and help build our exceptional team. 

Specifically, we are looking for people who are true servant leaders. 

We want people who lead by getting their hands dirty and who have the humility to know their weaknesses and empower their team to lead as much as possible.

To join our team, you should also have:
  • A passion for learning and an interest in new methods that could dramatically improve educational outcomes 
  • A love of fast-paced, autonomous working environments
  • An ability to understand and work with people to create a happy team
  • An eye for creative problem solving and working with limited resources
More About Us
  • We are in high demand: more than 3,000 young people have applied for the first spots in our programmes and dozens of leading companies have been recruiting our graduates
  • Our leadership has spent decades working and training in top institutions like McKinsey, the Clinton Foundation, and Harvard Business School and that experience helps to shape Spire’s model.
  • We are a lifestyle, not a job: you will be challenged every day and, as a result, you will grow more and feel you have had more impact on the world that at any other point in your life
How to Apply

Apply at our Resumator site here:

Job Title: Digital Learning Production Manager 

As a Digital Learning Production Manager…

…You’ll be:
  • A great communicator: You’ll be able to explain complex ideas concisely and clearly. You’ll also be able to communicate great ideas visually, be it on posters, websites, social media or anywhere else needing creative and visual flair.
  • A great project manager: You’ll be able to keep track of and plan many different priorities that need to be completed at the same time and coordinate actions among many different people. You will be great at building and running systems for storing piles of information so they can be retrieved at a moment’s notice.
  • Able to multitask and cope with pressure: You’ll be flexible enough to deal with the changes of plan & unexpected tasks that crop up in a fast-growing company like Spire.  You’ll be good at managing your time and won’t get stressed by running lots of different pieces of work simultaneously.
  • Willing to work around the clock: This isn’t a 9-5 job. Sometimes you’ll be reporting live from one of our innovation events or answering questions over a weekend.
  • Detail oriented: You actually care whether your emails are spelled properly and capitalised correctly.  You notice when other people don’t do this.  It will annoy you to see small details like this not taken care of.
You’ll have:
  • A real interest in education & professional growth: You’ll be passionate about helping people learn new skills, develop fantastic careers and become the best possible versions of themselves.
  • 1-5 years of experience: In project management, production and/or communications roles that involve organising and executing complex processes to produce creative content for business purposes.
  • Versatility with production: You’re passionate about photography and/or videography. You regularly experiment with different cameras and equipment and know how to make the most of limited equipment.
  • Good computer & graphics skills: You’ll be very adept with Excel, PowerPoint & Word.  You love playing around with visual editing programmes like Final Cut, Illustrator and Photoshop. Good working knowledge of Google Docs will be a plus. 
  • A hunger to grow: You’ll be looking to learn a lot & quickly.  You aren’t afraid to try things & make mistakes because you know that failing is the best way to learn. 
And things you’ll do as part of the job will include:
  • Building and managing the processes and schedule for the production of all content for Spire’s innovative online learning experiences.
  • Coordinating production activities across a range of people, from internal Spire experts to managers and leaders at Spire’s partner companies.
  • Running video production processes end to end; getting a brief, storyboarding, running pre-production meetings, pitching for resources, filming and post-production.
  • Gaining approvals for all content so that it not only matches your high standards but also the standards of our learning design and marketing teams.
  • Creating and running a flawless system for storing and using all the material Spire creates for its online courses
  • Integrating digital materials into Spire’s online courses, working closely with Spire’s global technology partners
  • Developing new approaches to improving the content in Spire’s online courses and building and testing them with Spire’s learning design experts
About us:
  • We’re taking on one of the biggest problems in the world: youth unemployment is soaring and businesses are starved for skills
  • We’re a social enterprise with multi-year seed funding already secured
  • We received over 3,000 applications for our first 40 student places and have been written up in the international press and more recently, in the Daily Nation & on CNBC
  • Our leadership has spent decades working across East Africa with leading institutions such as the Clinton Foundation, McKinsey, and Partners in Health.  We believe there are two things that drive game-changing organisations: great people and great culture
  • We’re a lifestyle, not a job: working at Spire, you’ll be stretched every day and will feel you’re having had more impact on the world that at any other point in your life
How to Apply

Apply at our Resumator site here:

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