Head of University Admissions Job in Kenya – Mpesa Academy

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Head of University Admissions Job in Kenya – Mpesa Academy


JOB REF: HUA/01/2023



The role of the Head of University Admissions at Mpesa Foundation Academy will be to connect students with the right universities, colleges and tertiary level programs and resources globally available, to help them get them transition successfully from the Academy. This role will serve both students in the Academy and the Uongozi Scholars. The HoUA will meet with students to assess their academic standing and extracurricular activities, inform them about university and tertiary college programs and connect them with funding resources that will help them get into and pay for their tertiary education. The role will also involve conducting interviews, arranging for campus tours, conduct information sessions, advise on ACT/SAT preparation and represent the Academy at university fairs or other recruiting or outreach initiatives, both nationally and internationally.

The Head of University Admissions  must be committed to learning more about the students they work with and how they may benefit from specific post secondary education programs. They must be knowledgeable, resourceful, and supportive with strong communication skills.


  • Assisting students to prepare for, select, and get into tertiary education programs in line with their career aspirations
  • Making students aware of the benefits of specific courses and universities available globally that meet their aspirations and abilities
  • Guiding students through the application process for universities globally. This will include reading through student’s documentation prior to submission
  • Advising students on sources of funding
  • Preparing students for ACTs and SATs in preparation for possible applications to US universities i.e. with students at Y10 level onwards (present MYP 5)
  • Maintain status of excellence of MFA as an IELTS test centre and carrying out the responsibilities of a site supervisor
  • Helping students, in liaison with MYP and DP coordinators, select subjects choose courses and extracurricular activities that will help them get into their chosen career paths after graduation
  • Staying current with university and college admission processes and requirements, tertiary level programs and developments in education and financial aid
  • Developing relationships with university partners and proactively promoting the IB programmes offered at MFA
  • Organising University Fairs and careers events at the Academy and represent the same at schools at other college fairs and other promotional opportunities.
  • Conducting interviews, reviewing application materials, and assisting in the decision making process of students
  • Advising parents on the transition process from the Academy
  • As the direct line manager guide and advise Assistant Academic Counsellors in delivering the careers education and college counselling programme and conduct regular appraisals
  • As the direct line manager guide the Internship and Placement Coordinator on scholars’s internship placements
  • Maintaining accurate and current knowledge of educational legislation, trends, developments, and resources
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with beneficial outreach stakeholders such as regulatory bodies and scholarship awarding institutions
  • Reporting annually to all stakeholders on university destinations
  • The Head of University Admissions acts as the Child Safeguarding Lead at the Uongozi Centre


  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Education or any other relevant field
  • Minimum five years experience in career guidance, college and holistic counselling
  • Experience in the university admissions process, with particular focus on scholarship awarding institutions globally
  • Familiarity with college and university programs, admissions requirements and processes, and scholarship and financial aid resources.
  • Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning and people management skills
  • Ability to multitask and stay organised
  • Willingness to guide others and provide ongoing support as they make important decisions
  • Budgeting experience is an added advantage

Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Director Uongozi Centre
  • Liaises with the Director of Studies and the Director of Student Life
  • Supervises Assistant Academic Counsellors and Internship Placement Coordinator

How to Apply

Send your application letter and CV to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke

as one document by Tuesday 24th January 2023 stating clearly on the email subject line the job title and reference of the position you are applying for. E.g., HEAD OF UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS HUA/01/2023

Please note, only soft copy/ email applications to the address provided will be accepted.

 Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


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