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Chief Operating Officer

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Ashesi University, a world class liberal arts and sciences university college that offers majors in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Engineering seeks to hire a Chief Operating Officer.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will provide leadership on daily operations of the university to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of business and administrative functions.


  • As a key member of the executive team, the COO is responsible for ensuring a high-quality and economically efficient administration that supports the university’s mission.
  • Oversee the administrative integrity of the university and provide leadership in long-range planning; budgeting; and daily operations.
  • Work with the Director of Human Resources, Academic Deans and other senior executives, to recruit, retain, and support outstanding staff who continuously add to the university’s excellence.
  • Inspire and foster a strong spirit of collegiality and shared accomplishment between faculty members and administrative staff.


  • An MBA or its equivalent, a PhD will be an advantage
  • Strong project management background, with a demonstrated track record of completing complex projects, is required
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience, managing multi-functional teams
  • A strong background in finance and accounting is a plus
  • The ability to work well with colleagues and direct reports across a wide range of functions such academics, finance, facilities, human resources, information technology and student services, is crucial in this role.

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Location: Accra

Industry: Education

Job type: Full-Time

Job status: Interviewing

Years of Experience: 10

Educational Level: Post-graduate

Deadline: 2018-03-12

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