The Africa Talent Company
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Principal will provide inspiring leadership and professionalism to ensure that the college achieves its short term and long term objectives while upholding high quality standards and promoting growth.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB:
The Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the Institute.
Achieving academic excellence requires that the Principal work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the board of directors and other stakeholders to direct and nurture all members of the school staff. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum enhancement, extracurricular activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Principal shall:
Facilitate the transitioning of the current Institute to become the leading African University.
Ensure registration and accreditation of the University and its technical wing with the legal authorities.
Promote and facilitate the innovation and enhancement of the curriculum to ensure it delivers an outstanding range of education and training opportunities.
Provide support and be responsible for the recruitment of school personnel and faculty to run the maiden programs at the college with a view to transfer to the University once the same is commenced.
Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students by ensuring the faculty offers education that is practical/applied, problem-based, and student- centred.
Organise for attachment of students by ensuring strong alignment with the industry to provide incubation, mentorship, experiential training. This way the graduates gain skills that make them ready not just for employment opportunities, but also set up enterprises and embark on the route to be “creators and owners of wealth”.
Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the Institute consistent its mission, values, and its agenda.
Maintain positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with staff, parents while communicating with the Board regularly about the needs, successes and general operation of the school.
To maintain awareness and understanding of relevant legislation and changes in the education sector and the potential implications for the college.
Undertake any additional duties that may be required within the scope of the post.
Provide inspiring leadership ensuring that all staff are working in collaboration to achieve the highest results for learners.
Ensure that the appropriate targets are set and agreed through in order to achieve the agreed short term plans, that performance against these targets is monitored and that the college meets these targets.
Foster positive internal and external communication ensuring staff is made aware of developments and decisions of the task force.
Be an outstanding ambassador for the College promoting and representing it at local, regional and international level.
Ensure that overall management, internal organization and discipline of staff and learners are consistent with agreed policies and that they are applied fairly.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Ensure that high quality standards are set and achieved for all programmes and promote practices that support learners.
Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes (teaching, as duties allow) on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with the college on learning and students growth and development
Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment, approving all recommendations.
Ensure evaluation of staff and quality of education, training and services and respond to student’s feedback.
FINANCIAL AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Be responsible to the governing taskforce for the preparation of annual estimates of income and expenditure and the efficient, effective management of resources in line with approved budgets.
Ensure there is proper and effective operation of financial planning and management controls
Ensure continued solvency and good financial health of the College.
Ensure that information system are in place to provide timely robust data to support the management of the College.
Ensure the assets of the College are maintained in proper order to avoid deterioration in value and promote further development to support the College’s objectives.
Ensure the repair, stocking of workshops and the library and maintenance of all the college’s resources and facilities for promotion of teaching and learning.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree level qualification and / or Degree Level Certification with at least 10 years’ experience in education management of a technical Institute.
Evidence of training with leadership focus.
Evidence of entrepreneurial skills required in managing a technical institution.
DESIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The ability to analyse, solve problems and implement change with successful track record of managing and delivering change.
The ability to communicate a vision, show how it can be achieved, inspire others to embrace it and successfully take it forward.
An awareness and understanding of relevant legislation & regulation as it applies to education.
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