Early Childhood Education Associate

Rising Academies

Rising Academies

Accra, Ghana
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

The context:

Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school – but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help. Our mission is to create the best schools and the most powerful teaching and learning tools for the people that need it most. We’re one of the fastest-growing quality-focused education companies in Africa, and a Certified B Corp®.

About us:

We own and operate our own great value private schools, partner with governments to improve the quality of public school systems, and use our content and technology to help other education providers. Founded in Sierra Leone in 2014, we provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola Epidemic before opening our first school in April 2015. Today, we serve more than 250,000 students across more than 900 schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and now Rwanda.

Through great curriculum, intensive teacher coaching and actionable data, we help teachers and school leaders bring quality to every classroom. And we get results: independent studies show Rising students make more than twice the progress of their peers in comparable schools.

About the role:

We are looking for a passionate Early Childhood Education (ECE) Associate to join our Academics Team. This role offers the opportunity to develop an engaging curriculum which supports the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of pre-primary students. The ideal candidate will play a key role in enhancing the learning experiences of students across our network.

The ECE Associate will:

  • Develop a curriculum map which is aligned to global and national standards across the RAN operating countries.
  • Design age-appropriate lessons that foster cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Provide professional development opportunities and resources for school-based teams, to enhance teaching effectiveness.
  • Implement assessment tools to monitor child progress and curriculum effectiveness, recommending adjustments as needed.
  • Support school-based teams to improve communication with parents, and increase the involvement of parents in their child's education.
  • Stay up to date with research and trends in early childhood education to inform curriculum development and teacher training.

Location and reporting:

This is a full-time position with hybrid working schedule, based in our Ghana HQ Office in Accra (Weija). This role reports to Rising's Curriculum Manager.

Application deadline:

The target start-date for this role will be Mid July 2024.