Director of Partnerships at Right to Dream Ghana

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4 Jun, 2013

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The Right to Dream Academy, based in Ghana, is at the forefront of development-focused elite sport in Africa with a unique talent development model and an ambition to become the world’s leading multi-sport academy. The world class talent in our catchment area, coupled with Right to Dream’s first class programmes to identify and develop talented young sportsmen and women mean that we are uniquely positioned to achieve this goal.

Right to Dream (RtD) has exhibited amazing growth since inception. Through hard work and dedication, we’ve transformed the academy from a small, temporary facility into one of Africa’s leading sport and education campuses. Today, the Academy has a multi-million dollar, purpose-built facility in the Eastern Region of Ghana, on the banks of the river Volta. West Africa’s most talented male and female footballers are educated at our Cambridge-accredited school and trained at the best football facility in the region.

In the past five years, the Academy has produced 13 junior and senior international footballers, with four players representing the national team during the last year. In the past five years, we have produced 19 professional footballers, who have signed for English Premier League clubs including Manchester City and Fulham, as well as playing in the top divisions in countries including France, Spain and Russia. Our graduates have made appearances in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

32 of our graduates have gone on to win scholarships at leading schools and universities around the world, including The Hotchkiss School (USA) and Millfield School (UK), and universities such as Williams College and Georgetown. The value of scholarships awarded to RtD graduates has exceeded US$7 million. The recent introduction of girls to RtD is a global first and is destined to produce many of our continent’s best female footballers in the future while challenging and changing perceptions of gender equality in Africa. We are also working to establish the first ever residential youth Parasports programme, which will create role models who will challenge how disability is perceived in Africa.

The core motivation of our work is to produce a generation of leaders and role models capable of leading the massive change required on the African continent. The initial success of RtD has only scratched the surface of the potential our vision holds.

Our success has also opened many partnership, sponsorship and commercial opportunities that we are now seeking to exploit. Right to Dream is a Social Enterprise with NGO status in Ghana. Our development to date has been financed by commercial and CSR sponsorships, philanthropic giving, commercial partnerships and commercial activities that our unique position presents us with. Our business plan seeks to maintain all current revenue streams and focus on the development of sustainable sources of revenue through the growth and development of current and future commercial opportunities.

RtD recruit Junior Project Managers from Ashesi, Ghana’s leading university ( and we are now seeking to appoint a Director of Partnerships, who will form part of our Senior Management team.

Responsibilities of the role include:

Partnerships and Sponsorships 

  • In partnership with the CEO and Founder of RtD, managing all existing partnerships and sponsorships. Current partnerships exist with some of the world’s biggest football clubs, Nike and other internationally recognised brands. We have opportunities with other major brands that we plan to develop;
  • Identifying new partnership and sponsorship opportunities locally and internationally. The growth of Ghana’s economy and global standing, coupled with Right to Dream’s vision, success and philosophy mean there are many new opportunities to be explored;
  • Designing a partnership strategy, and managing the successful implementation of this strategy, which will include the development and delivery of pitches to newly identified opportunities;
  • In partnership with the CEO and Founder of RtD, managing newly secured partnerships and sponsorships;

Commercial Activities 

  • In partnership with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), managing all current commercial activities of RtD;
  • In partnership with the CEO and Founder and the CFO, identifying new commercial opportunities locally and internationally. Our campus, location and brand offer us many commercial possibilities in the sports world which could increase our revenues and in turn the number of athletes we develop. Increasing our self-sufficiency through commercial sporting activities is at the core of our business plan;
  • In partnership with the CEO and Founder and the CFO, designing RtD’s commercial strategy and managing the implementation of this strategy, which will include designing and delivering pitches to newly identified commercial opportunities;
  • In partnership with the CEO and Founder and the CFO, managing newly secured commercial opportunities;

Support of charitable activities around the world

  • Right to Dream is a registered charity in the UK and USA – these charities are responsible for funding certain parts of our operation. The new Director of Partnerships and their team will provide support to both organisations in the form of PR and Marketing materials, information updates and reports to support grant application submissions etc.;

PR and Marketing


Working with our PR and Marketing Officer to:

  • Develop and manage the implementation of a coherent brand strategy which supports the sponsorship / partnership / commercial and charitable activities of Right to Dream;
  • Design and deliver individual Sponsor and Partner communication strategies;
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of any sponsor employee engagement programmes;

Team Management

  • Leading and managing all aspects of the Project Management team including:
    • Identifying new Junior Project Managers;
    • Managing a team of Project Managers and supporting their continuing professional development;
    • HR of the Project Management team, including leading on appraisals;
    • Allocation of Project Managers to accounts and supporting their successful account management;


  • Full time, performance-based, three year contract;
  • Expected split of time; 9 months in Ghana as a minimum, up to 3 months international;
  • Accommodation in Ghana provided;
  • 30 days holiday;
  • Salary: competitive (further information upon application)
  • Good bonus structure


Desired Skills & Experience

Professional Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will represent a high calibre person with commercial experience, they will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and have experience of working in a commercial environment in order to deliver against commercial and development objectives;
  • Have a proven track record of generating revenue through management and development of commercial opportunities;
  • Have the following core skills: Project Management and Leadership Skills, Relationship building and Account Management skills, Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills and will be a Strategic thinker with the ability to translate strategy into action;

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective account management, selling and marketing skills, with experience of contract development and negotiation;
  • A commitment to quality and a high level of attention to detail;
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously within a team environment;
  • Conscientious – willing to work hard, effectively and efficiently;
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with an ability to make things happen in Ghana;

Company Description

Nurturing Talent in Africa.

At Right to Dream we offer young underprivileged talent a unique opportunity – through our elite training programmes, world-class education, personal development and leadership philosophy we nurture the exceptional into future role models for Africa.

The Academy in Ghana is a non-profit making, fully residential school which offers 100% scholarships to children aged 10 and above. At the Academy we are focused on EVERY child achieving success and reaching their true potential, using the skills and knowledge we teach them and the experiences we offer, to build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.

Right to Dream is a non-profit making, fully residential international school and is a registered charity in the UK, the US and Ghana. Right to Dream has 501c status in the US and is registered with the UK Charity Commission, number 1108821.

Send CV and Application to : [email protected]

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