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About Nova Pioneer

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”.
It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com


School Success Manager
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Post School Success Manager who will launch our students on a journey toward a fulfilling career and life of impact. The Post School Success Manager will join our leadership team and will drive the development of a distinctive university and career guidance program that is integrated into everyday learning at Nova Pioneer.
About the Role
The Post School Success Manager is an essential role that will help drive one of our most important goals over the next 3 years – setting our students up for success on their path to becoming leaders and innovators for the African century. In this role, you will lay a strong foundation for career and university guidance that is embedded into the everyday learning and support at Nova Pioneer. You will be a thought leader, driving our vision to help students discover their interests, passions and strengths and match those to post-school opportunities, whether that be university, a gap year experience or a work experience. You will begin by developing partnerships with local and international universities, tertiary institutions and programs and will prepare our current grade Form 3’s to begin preparing for when they graduate in 2019. You will work with our Nova Pioneer school-based teams to establish strong coaching systems that will guide our students as they make important decisions about their futures. As we scale, you will grow exceptional teams to provide support across our many campuses across the continent.

Roles and responsibilities

·         Develop partnerships with a diverse range of local and international universities and other post-school opportunities for our students.
·         Represent Nova Pioneer and the Kenya secondary school(s) at meetings, conferences, or other networking events as needed.
·         Oversee provision of SAT standardized test prep
·         Write and/or edit effective letters of recommendation for university applicants
·         Deliver relevant on-campus trainings for secondary school students as well as teachers and parents supporting students’ engagement
·         Design and build coaching systems and processes that will provide deep, ongoing mentorship and guidance to students that will help them to uncover their passions, interests and strengths.
·         Guide students in selecting a post-school path that matches their strengths and interests and help them to identify opportunities to optimise their potential for entrance into programs they are excited about.
·         Help students to identify relevant financial assistance options that will ensure they can pursue their goals.
·         Support students as they navigate the university application process so that they can put their best foot forward.
·         Provide coaching and build rapport with students’ parents so that they are able to join their children in their journey toward preparing for life after graduation.

Qualifications

·         At least a Bachelor’s degree. Qualifications related to psychology and counseling are a plus.
·         You have 2+ years of experience in directly advising Kenyan students on how to apply to universities both in Kenya and internationally. Relevant experience working with teens in either a secondary school setting or in an organization that supports teen-aged students with academic development and/or university.
·         You love working with young people and you know what makes them tick. You find joy in helping them to uncover their dreams for their future.
·         You are a strong communicator and are able to build rapport and confidence with students’ families as well as partner institutions.
·         You have a vision for the journey that our students will go on to reach their goals and are able to inspire others to take up that vision and run with it.
·         You are a strategic thinker and a thought leader but you are also able to translate your ideas into action and execute on them.
·         You have strong project management skills. You are able to juggle multiple tasks, provide support to junior level staff and meet deadlines and targets.
·         You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making effort to find appropriate solutions.
How to Apply:
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
External Relations Associate
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar External Relations Associate to lead the design and implementation of partnerships efforts across our school network in Kenya. This is an opportunity to create a transformative brand with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

Roles

You will be mainly responsible for telling the Nova Pioneer story to various stakeholders, creating awareness and representing the  Nova Pioneer in the community. The role is based in Kenya.
You will also:
·         Be responsible for understanding the customer mix, segmenting them, designing and executing an effective engagement strategy based on this analysis.
·         Be responsible for developing a new lead generation strategy by understanding how and where to connect with partner organizations, and creatively designing engagements that optimize our effectiveness.
·         Organize and execute  Nova Pioneer’s external events that creatively encourage increased engagement with Heads of Schools, teachers and corporates among others.
·         Constantly seek new outreach opportunities for Nova Pioneer to connect with different (but relevant) audiences to raise the profile of our brand in Kenya.
·         Track and make datadriven changes to our enrollment tactics

Qualifications

·         You have at least 3 years experience building and managing important relationships in marketing, communications and/or business development positions.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Commerce/Business Administration or any other relevant related field.
·         You are a great communicator: You are able to provide a clear and persuasive pitch to anyone and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         You are results driven: You are goal oriented, move fast and take ownership of work.
·         You are entrepreneurial and empathetic. You are able to understand the various Nova Pioneers stakeholders and think creatively about how to effectively communicate to them.
·         You are passionate about providing excellent education at an affordable price even if you haven’t worked in education before.
·         You possess great computer skills- proficiency with Excel & PowerPoint
·         You have very strong organization, time management, and followup skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently
·         You have the ability to thrive in a fastpaced, entrepreneurial environment
·         You possess a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development.
How to Apply
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
Facilities Supervisor 
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Facilities Supervisor for our Tatu City Campuses. The  Facilities Supervisor will identify and address safety risks on the different Campus grounds. This is an opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who shape the African Century.

Key responsibilities

·         Being the go-to-person on the team when it comes to campus cleanliness, maintenance & repairs, facilities management, security and utilities.
·         Responsible for the operation, supervision and maintenance of building systems to provide continuous supply of water, electrical power, and other utilities required for operations.
·         Inspect the building and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions in need of repair.
·         Prepare a schedule for maintenance matters with the operations team and agree when work will be carried out.
·         Perform routine building maintenance tasks in a timely manner.
·         Minimize maintenance disruptions to the running of the school.
·         Adequately respond to maintenance requests.
·         Ensure that all building management equipment has an appropriate policy and standard level.
·         Respond adequately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise.

Qualifications

·         2+ years experience in facilities management.

·         Degree or Diploma in a related field.
·         You strive for excellence in every detail of your work and inspire and challenge everyone around you to do the same. You take pleasure in excellence more than credit or status.
·         You demonstrate capacity to analyze complex situations and solve problems
·         You are a great communicator. You are able to provide a clear and effective written and verbal communication to the leadership team.
·         You have an exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you sweat the small stuff—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious.
·         You have the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive matters.
·         You have a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
·         You are proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to work.
·         You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
How to Apply:                           
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
Procurement Internship
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Procurement Intern. This is an opportunity to create a transformative brand with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

Roles

You will also:
·         Ensure compliance with the standard procurement policy for all purchasing transactions
·         Data Entry of key procurement data  on the database
·         Maintaining an updated register of vendors.
·         Help generate PO’s and dispatch to vendors.
·         Receiving deliveries from vendors as per the purchase orders through liaison with the school operations administrators
·         Ensuring all invoices from vendors are received and prepared for payment in line with the Nova Pioneer payment schedules
·         Any other duty as may be assigned to you by your supervisor.

Qualifications

·         You have at least 3 months to 1-year experience.
·         Diploma in Purchasing and supplies or any other related relevant field.
·         You are a great communicator as well as have good negotiation skills.
·         You are results driven: You are goal oriented, move fast and take ownership of work.
·         You are entrepreneurial and empathetic. You are able to understand the various Nova Pioneers’ stakeholders and think creatively about how to effectively communicate to them.
·         You have very strong organization, time management, and followup skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently
·         You have the ability to thrive in a fastpaced, entrepreneurial environment
·         You possess a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development.
Duration: 3 months with a possibility of extension.
How to Apply
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now for the Procurement Internship!
Deputy Principal
Nova Pioneer is looking for an outstanding educator to serve as a Deputy Principal at Nova Pioneer Boys High School in Tatu City. This is an opportunity to help create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.
About The Role
We are looking for an exceptional individual to be part of our instructional leadership team at Nova Pioneer Boys High School at Tatu City. As Deputy Principal, you will play a critical role in realizing this aspiration by leading teacher coaching and development at Nova Pioneer Boys and co-leading on school culture together with the Principal.
You will help the Principal establish an extremely strong and vibrant school culture consistent with Nova Pioneer’s core culture principles. However, your primary focus is teacher development. Drawing on support from instructional leaders on Nova Pioneer’s network team, you will create a professional development “machine” inside the school: deliberate practice routines and management habits that stretch teachers professionally and give them higher quality, more intensive coaching than they can get anywhere else. You will build a pipeline of homegrown local teacher talent inside the school that produces master teachers and great instructional leaders over time.

Key responsibilities

·         Work with the Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program
·         Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset
·         Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture
·         Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
·         Serve as hiring manager for all instructional staff hires
·         Coach teachers through extensive observation and feedback
·         Supervise all professional development routines and activities across the school
·         Facilitate collaboration among teachers within/across grade levels and subject areas
·         Support the Principal in his or her own professional development—particularly as relates to instructional leadership
·         Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance.
·         Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment.

Qualifications

·         You have 4+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including at least one instructional leadership role (e.g., department chair, grade level lead, teacher coach, etc.)
·         You are widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like
·         You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching and build uncommonly strong relationships
·         You have an exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you sweat the small stuff—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious
·         You are driven by data and know how to use data from student assessments to strengthen and differentiate student learning
·         You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback
·         You have a desire to further develop your learning design skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
How to Apply:
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
Primary School Nurse 
Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Primary School Nurse to help us ensure the well being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and overall health of our Primary school students. We are searching for talented and inspiring individuals who are keen to inspire a passion for our mission in parents, students and the communities that we serve.This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Key responsibilities

·         Managing our students’ wellness and development and offering them psycho-social support as needed.
·         Maintaining close liaison with the Medical staff at the nearest Private Hospital consistently
·         Handle confidential situations, information and documentation.
·         Communicate effectively at all levels with students, staff, parents and other clinicians and paramedics
·         Inspecting boarding house facilities (toilets and bathrooms, laundry area) when pupils are away from the facilities and appraise the level of hygiene and cleanliness.
·         Monitoring standards achieved by cleaners and other support agencies within the Boarding House and report on any deficiencies to the Director, Operations.

Qualifications

·         A professional, flexible and conscientious registered nurse with the ability to build a harmonious, energetic and cohesive relationship with students and co-workers.
·         Prior experience working as a pediatric nurse
·         Professional counseling skills with a proven track record will be an advantage.
·         You are willing to work as a locum nurse in our secondary school.
How to Apply:
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
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