Posted on :
4 Jun, 2013
4 Jun, 2013
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 (www.ashesi.edu.gh) 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
Support of charitable activities around the world
PR and Marketing
Working with our PR and Marketing Officer to:
Professional Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate will represent a high calibre person with commercial experience, they will:
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]