JOB OPENING: African Programs Manager At Students For Liberty


Students For Liberty (SFL) is the largest libertarian student organization in the world with student leaders spanning well over 100 countries on every inhabited continent. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities.

Position Summary

Students For Liberty is currently seeking a passionate and professional individual to serve as African Programs Manager. This is a full-time position managing and executing the strategic plan for SFL programs in Africa. This role requires volunteer management experience, program management experience, and expert ability to keep a team engaged, motivated, and results focused.

The African Programs Manager will be responsible for shaping and consistent progress toward accomplishing the goals for Africa; communications including partner relationships, email newsletter, and social media platforms; ensuring successful execution of educational and leadership programs and events; ensuring constant communication with dozens of activists across Africa; student volunteer coordination; and all aspects of African operations.

A successful candidate will have a firm commitment to libertarian ideas and to SFL’s mission statement.


  • Manage the African Local Coordinator Program and Executive Board Program
  • Ensure successful progress toward goals laid out in the current African Programs Strategic Plan
  • Ensure goals are achieved within budget
  • Creation of future yearly African Programs strategic plans
  • Collect and report data on programs and budget
  • Identify high-quality students and success stories
  • Oversee growth of the organisation across Africa
  • Maintain and leverage relationships with related organizations in the region
  • Ensure effective marketing and communications
  • Oversee the African student grant applications process


The following qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with the network of pro-liberty groups and individuals in Africa
  • Volunteer management and/or supervising experience
  • Program management experience
  • Ability to balance many different programs while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Positive, goal-oriented outlook
  • Willingness to learn and provide assistance as necessary
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel proficiency
  • Familiarity with Google Documents
  • Integrity and ability to show discretion

Application Process

Anyone interested in applying for the African Programs Manager position should submit application materials to Olumayowa Okediran, the Assistant Director for International Programs, at

Application materials should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

At later stages of the interview process, we will kindly ask that you also provide:

  • Sample Recruiting Plan for African Programs

What would be your strategy to both recruit new students in countries where SFL has a presence and expand to new countries? What events, communications, and other outreach tactics would you use? How would you ensure stable leadership transition as SFL grows in Africa?

  • References from past co-workers and supervisors

We will conduct interviews and selection on a rolling basis. We will reach out to all candidates whose applications we wish to consider.

What does working for Students For Liberty mean?

The SFL team is passionate about liberty and making the world a freer place. SFL team members go the extra mile in order to make sure that more students around the world can benefit from our programs and resources.

Working for SFL is similar to working at a startup. We pride ourselves on fast growth, hard work, quick advancement to a high degree of responsibility and autonomy, embracing entrepreneurship within the organization, and a passion for liberty.

In addition to compensation, we are strongly dedicated to ensuring our staff have the ability to grow and reach their full potential. To this end, we invest in training and professional development opportunities.