Are you an entrepreneurial leader who enjoys building things and can operate with ambiguity? Are you nimble and agile? Can you create high performing teams? Do you enjoy operations and ‘getting things done’ with excellence? Are you adept at using data to make decisions? Are you strong with finance and excited about driving revenue & owning a P&L? Then this could be the role for you
ABOUT THE ROOM
In 2035, Africa will have the largest workforce in the world and will need to catalyse transformation by empowering its largest untapped resource - its people. The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions with a shared vision to harness Africa’s abundant human capital and transform the continent and the world by selecting, developing, and connecting 2 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders by 2030. The Room is our connection arm, a community that our young talent join to access a lifetime of extraordinary opportunities and meaningful relationships.
Our mission at The Room is to help the world's most extraordinary talent to fulfil its potential. We do this by selecting the most extraordinary talent in every city, engaging them through in-person experiences, and connecting them to exceptional opportunities for impact. We are building a global community of extraordinary talent who do hard things- one city at a time. The Room is part of the African Leadership Group and is designed to ultimately create opportunities for millions of talented young Africans. To learn more about the philosophy behind The Room, please read this article & go through this deck.
ABOUT THE CITY COMMUNITY TEAM
Do you enjoy creating something out of nothing? The City Teams are startups within a larger startup. Each City Team harnesses the power of The Room global network by training exceptional talent and connecting them to jobs and other opportunities for professional development. Along the way, each team unlocks value by making it easier for companies to find the top talent they need. Each City Team is like a standalone business that is blazing a new path for The Room, but is supported by the history and reputation of the African Leadership Group.
In pursuit of our mission, we encourage autonomy, creativity, and experimentation. We embrace risks and failure. We seek those that have a beginners’ mindset, are lifelong learners, thrive in uncertain circumstances and uncharted territory, and have a deep passion for youth engagement. If you're entrepreneurial and ready to work in a hyper-growth environment, this is a chance to build a new business and learn an insane amount in a compressed period of time.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As the General Manager, your mission is to grow The Room community in Accra while driving its commercial success and impact. You will build and oversee a high performing team, run day to day operations, and oversee revenue generation.
As General Manager, you will be responsible for:
This position is based in Accra, Ghana, and all applicants need to have work authorization to be considered.
What Makes The Room Different?
Born in Africa, not in Silicon Valley, The Room is inclusive and global from inception. We seek to build the most diverse community of top talent in the world.
An ‘ofﬂine’ community
We believe trusted relationships are best built in person. While we leverage the best technology and virtual experiences (esp in the pandemic), we prioritize in-person events and spaces.
Built on a higher purpose
Each member is expected to not only strive for their personal success, but to ultimately aim for “signiﬁcance”. We challenge our members to use their inﬂuence to enable positive outcomes for society.
We give as much as we get
Every Room member is expected to create opportunity for others. As Michelle Obama said: “When you’ve walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed”.
Relationships, not transactions
We seek to build long-term, trusted relationships with our members as they progress through different stages of their lives.
Because we are tied to the AL Group (which is training 3 million leaders in Africa by 2035), we constantly infuse the community with fresh, innovative young leaders with new ideas for solving the world’s big challenges.