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Want to Develop 21st Century Youth?

Nova Academies is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills.

We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager  to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences to develop innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.


Position: Science Teacher


As a Nova Science Teacher you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices that will make our students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom.

This is an opportunity to create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

Function: School

Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus or Tatu City.

Reports To: Principal

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.
How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?
  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Integrating interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Meeting up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are  mapped to standards.
  • Setting and communicating rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Attending  weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
  • Heading a club opportunity for students each term.
  • Providing feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made
  • Fully participating in opportunities for professional growth including  daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities
Who you are?
  • A born-teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
  • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
  • A Bachelor's degree In Education from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
  • You have between 1-6 years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
  • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of tech for instruction
Does working at Nova Academies excite you? 
 
If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately 


Position: Teacher - Humanities
 
As a Nova Humanities Teacher you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices that will make our students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom. 

This is an opportunity to create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

Function: School

Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus or Tatu City Campus

Reports To: Principal

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.

We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.

We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.

We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.

How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?
  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Integrating interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Meeting up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are  mapped to standards.
  • Setting and communicating rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Attending  weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
  • Heading a club opportunity for students each term.
  • Providing feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made
  • Fully participating in opportunities for professional growth including  daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities
Who you are?
  • A born-teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
  • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
  • A Bachelor's degree In Education from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
  • You have between 1-6 years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
  • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of tech for instruction
Does working at Nova Academies excite you? 
 

If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately.


Position: Human Resource Associate and Receptionist
 

As a Human Resource Associate and Receptionist you will be responsible for managing our Reception desk and assisting the human resources manager in providing an effective and efficient human resource generalist functions aligned with departmental and company strategic goals.


You are expected to successfully implement HR strategy and deliver customer service within the organization. 

The responsibilities will include strategic partnership and organization design, recruitment and selection, employment equity, salary and benefits management, employee relations, talent retention, performance management, change management, diversity management, skills development, policies and procedures, HR reporting, HR projects and managing staff
 
Function: School
 
Your role will be based in our 2nd Campus, a girls only secondary school in Tatu City
 
Reports to: Senior Manager, Human Resources
 
Working at nova means:
  • Fully embracing Nova’s values and beliefs and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents and members of the outside community 
  • Living the culture principles inside and outside of the school
  • Working cohesively in a team, being respectful of each person’s contributions and style. 
  • Maintaining positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families, and colleagues.
How will a typical week at Nova look like?
  • Manage the reception desk
  • Provide information by answering communications; referring special communications to appropriate persons/departments 
  • Implement human resources programs by providing human resources services, including administrative (receptionist), talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees. 
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Comply with local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintain human resources records by maintaining applications, résumés, and applicant logs 
  • Enroll new employees by issuing forms and applications; verifying completion
  • Accomplish human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Develop human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action. 
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. 
Who you are
  • A graduate in either of the following: Commerce with specialization in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management or degree in other field with a diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • You hold a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • You have exposure to other HR training. This is preferred but not compulsory
  • You have experience with Recruitment and Systems set-up.
  • You have exposure to 1-2 solid internships with well-recognized companies and perhaps 1 full-time role in Administration/HR
  • You have 1-3 years’ experience in a busy organization, preferably in a school
The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. 

Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Qualified applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate is identified. 

All applications should be launched online via http://goo.gl/ZElXxo


Position: Technology Educator

As a Technology Educator you you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience using technology to solve real world problems  for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices. 

This is an opportunity to be the technological force behind the creation of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake 

Function: School

Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus, Kikuyu Township, Kiambu County

Reports To: Principal

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning
How will your  typical Week at Nova Look Like?
  • Helping to design a world class computer studies programme that will be used in Nova schools across the region.
  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • You will be a founding member of the team that will develop the instructional model that we will use in our first school in Kenya in January 2016 and then in schools throughout the region.
  • Ensure that technology is being used effectively and innovatively throughout the school
  • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities
Who you are?
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You have a world-class understanding of technology, programming, hardware, and software. You have such a strong understanding that you are able to teach others.
  • You are able to develop new ways of presenting information that are both exciting yet still accurate. You are creative in the ways that you approach technology.
  • You’re not scared of change. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve. enough to deal with the changes of plan and unexpected tasks that arise in a founding school.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s) Engineering, Computer Science etc
  • Certificate in teaching or interest in obtaining a certificate in teaching
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in technology (e.g., coding) and have used technology in your teaching or have taught about the facets of technology that you already know.
  • Knowledge of C programming is an added advantage.
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?  
 

If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

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