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Formation, Éducation

YKA School Program Manager CDD

YKA is hiring a School Program Manager

The YKA school program manager is an employee who plans, coordinates, and oversees YKA’s overall school
program and management office, keeping oversight of the various programs or projects on behalf of the school board, while maintaining flawless communication of the YKA vision for YKA new/current parents and families, staff and broader school community. S/he is responsible for implementing policies and procedures, maintaining budget and records pertaining to the program expenditures, and organizing the activities and agenda for the YKA academic program.

YKA School Manager Duties & Responsibilities

Program managers oversee the fulfillment of larger organizational goals. They coordinate activities between multiple projects without directly managing them. Instead, they manage the main program, giving detailed attention to program strategy, project delegation, and program implementation. This manager has a large responsibility to ensure that all the team members understand how to work

  • ●  Articulate and Share YKA’s vision and translate it into operational reality on a daily basis
  • ●  Assist with planning and coordination of YKA programs and their activities
  • ●  Monitor implementation of program policies and practices
  • ●  Work to keep programs on schedule, within stated budgets and functioning


  • ●  Support program growth and development as necessary
  • ●  Coordinate effective program communications, including welcome to perspective

    families, provide school tours, and answer requests for information

  • ●  Manage staff work assignments, workloads and work schedules
  • ●  Administer or oversee fundraising operations for programs as well as community


  • ●  Schedule and organize team and program-related meetings and events
  • ●  Coordinate interactions/relationships between staff, clients, administrators and all

    other program stakeholders

  • ●  Oversee the use of technology for program operations, such as video

    conferencing technology, presentation software and other communications technologies, for instance

  • ●  Create and maintain program records, reports, presentations and proposals
  • ●  Facilitate positive relations between the program team, the public, the media.

    other departments within the organization, and all other involved parties.

  • ●  Manage marketing and communications (media relations, social media)

What Does the YKA Program Manager Do?

together and coordinate their efforts on the way to a larger goal.

Program managers help organizations stay on schedule, on budget, and ultimately on an upward trajectory of growth and success.

At YKA, your overarching goal as school program manager will require the execution of multiple individual projects. And when these projects are all interconnected, it can be challenging to keep them organized. This is where you step in as the school program manager.

As program manager, you will focus on implementing strategic tasks that align new programs with YKA’s organization’s business strategy and goals. The job description centers around high levels of coordination, delegation, and more.

As a program manager, you’ll analyze your programs with a broad, high-level view—leaving day-to-day project activities to your respective project/department coordinators. Your primary job description and responsibility is to ensure that all of your project managers are efficiently and effectively working toward program goals. You’re also responsible for making sure that your programs deliver the best return on investment (ROI).

Basically, you can think of yourself as a “meta-project manager,” strategically and simultaneously orchestrating all of a program’s intertwined projects. If you love to multitask, this is the job for you!

Typical day-to-day program management activities include:

  • ●  Planning and monitoring program execution
  • ●  Project coordination and managing project interdependencies
  • ●  Creating and managing a budget
  • ●  Cross-project resource management
  • ●  Identifying and addressing problems and risks
  • ●  Program documentation
  • ●  Stakeholder communications, negotiations, and problem-solving
  • ●  Aligning or realigning deliverables with program outcomes

    What Skills Does the YKA Program Manager Need?

    Since the YKA program manager will work with a variety of stakeholders, exceptional leadership and communication skills are part of the job description. The successful applicant will need to meet the following requirements:

    •   Native-level mastery of French and English
    •   University Degree in management, administration, education
    •   15+ years of demonstrated experience managing programs
  •   Highly analytical and organized
  •   Excellent teambuilders
  •   Great negotiators and influencers
  •   Adept at conflict resolution
  •   Creative problem solvers
  •   Outstanding planning, resource, and stakeholder manager
  •   Able to see the bigger picture and sell their vision
  •   International School management experience is an asset.

    Elements of the application:

    – Cover letter
    – CV
    – Letter of reference + contact details of previous employer

    Send your application before December 01, 2023 to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.


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  • Date d'expiration: 30 novembre 2023
  • Fermé:30 novembre 2023
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: YKA School Program Manager

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