11 JOB POSITIONS AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY, RWANDA : Leadership Core Faculty
Over the next 17 years, ALU aims to develop 3 million entrepreneurs and industry leaders by employing engaging, evidence-based teaching methods. The objective is to integrate student learning with the real world, empower students to take ownership of their own learning, and equip them with the ability to think entrepreneurially. Two campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are well in operation, as is the ALU School of Business. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent. and then around the world. We are growing rapidly: student enrollment increased by 1,200% between 2015 and 2017 and revenue grew by 650% in 2017. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, and in 2016, Fast Company named ALU the ‘third most innovative company in Africa’ while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of Africa’.
HOW WE WORK
As members of a high-growth start-up, the ALU Faculty Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP CORE?
ALU’s Learning Model is governed by the 7 Meta Skills we have identified as necessary skills for any graduate to be highly effective in the real world. Within these 7 Meta Skills are Core Skills that make up the tangible skill sets we apply on a daily basis. They range from writing to quantitative reasoning, research and more. Our Leadership Core focuses mainly on these four areas: Project Management, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Data and Decisions, and Communicating For Impact. Learn more about the Leadership Core here.
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP CORE FACILITATOR ROLE
The Leadership Core facilitator supports young leaders to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, the Leadership Core facilitator plays a key role in guiding students to build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, the facilitator would help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive.
Outside of the in-person sessions, facilitators are responsible for supporting young leaders through their journeys by providing constructive feedback and career development mentorship.
If you are passionate about enabling young leaders to reach their full potential, to coaching and developing the next generation of African leaders, while growing your professional skills and leadership foundation in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with ALU. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!
In The Classroom
Facilitating class sessions with 30-35 students.
Reviewing student assignments and providing regular feedback based on rubrics that we have defined.
Holding office hours where students are able to get more targeted coaching and feedback.
Outside the Classroom
Identifying and scoping projects for students to work on with clients from external companies
Managing relationships with external companies
Providing input on and assisting with the design of the curriculum
Identifying relevant databases and datasets that could support learning
Coaching students as they explore their own leadership journeys
Staying connected with local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping the ALU community stay plugged in
Supporting other student-facing initiatives and the overall ALU community.
A Bachelor’s degree.
Strong work experience in at least two of the following expertise areas: business expansion, data analysis, communications, marketing, business process analysis, financial modelling, and starting/supporting profitable entrepreneurial ventures.
Ability to liaise with and manage stakeholders of varying levels (from junior to senior stakeholders).
Ability to engage and facilitate large group conversations, without lecturing or commanding centre stage, or willingness to build that skill very quickly.
Valued Characteristics and Mindsets
Self-aware and effective communicator; Outstanding written and verbal communication, ability to give and receive feedback well, and is intentional about showing a high level of humility despite experience or expertise
Passionate facilitator; Excited about ALU’s vision for innovation in learning and leadership development, ideally, has past experience facilitating large/small sessions or workshops with an innovative, human-centred twist
Results-Oriented and Collaborative team player; Energized by engaging collaboratively (online and offline) and working across multiple teams to achieve best outcomes in a timely manner
Quick and Agile Learner; Thrilled to engage with new ideas, a quick learner especially during uncertainty and change, one who continuously seeks feedback and is particularly quick at learning to engage with technology and tools related to performing the role well
Critical thinker; Easily able to think beyond what is given at face value, and able to pick and synthesize implications of problem-solving for a diverse set of stakeholders.
What gets us excited
Passion for working with young people
Capable of quickly identifying the strengths and weaknesses in a deliverable, and asking exactly the right question(s) to help someone else see it too
An iterative mindset – the ability to develop and implement recommendations
The ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment
Experience making data-driven decisions
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY, RWANDA : Head of MBA Learning
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The ALU School of Business is pioneering a fresh approach to business education in Africa, offering accredited postgraduate degrees, short courses, research and executive education tailored to the needs of a rising Africa. Through innovative teaching methods and learning in real-time, we combine world-class business education with cutting-edge leadership training and the practical experience of doing business in Africa to help individuals develop the skills to succeed as a pan-African business leader. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for prosperity in Africa by developing world-class African business leaders and entrepreneurs who will make this the African Century.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
We are looking for someone to be at the helm of the only Pan African and leadership focused MBA program on the continent. In this role, you will have a lot of room to create and run innovative curriculum at a graduate level. We need someone to ensure the candidate experience is distinct, innovative and effective, with a view to ensuring that Africa’s future leaders discover and choose ALUSB. A constant pursuit of excellence is at the heart of this role.
WHAT KIND OF WORK IS EXPECTED?
The Head of MBA Learning is primarily responsible for creating, curating, monitoring and evaluating all learning within the business school. Looking forward to the long-term strategy of the school, the Head of Learning works with professors, content experts, expert practitioners, and the Chief Administrative Officer to design (or support design of) courses, course materials, and assessments. Post-course delivery, the Head of Learning will review courses, student data, and feedback to continuously improve school’s offerings. Part of your role will include managing costs to ensure we stay within budget while rolling out a world-class curriculum. Relationship building skills will be central to this role as you will be required to collaborate with others and bring consensus about what we are teaching and ensure it communicates our ethos of Pan African learning and leadership at the core.
WHAT WILL YOUR DAY TO DAY LOOK LIKE?
No one day is the same at ALU, but the majority of your days will have a big emphasis on the following:
Creating, iterating, and testing our curriculum
Conducting focus groups with our ALUSB students and collaborating with different ALUSB teams to ensure we are delivering a world-class MBA Education
Managing relationships with industry experts who will come into our programme as Guests Faculty.
Planning the “scope and sequence” of in-person, weeklong ALUSB intensives which occur every 4 months. Mixing in guest speakers, faculty-driven, and experiential learning sessions, the Head of Learning curates a cohesive experience for 50-75 students at a given time.
An MBA or MEd
5 years experience in curriculum design, assessment, experiential learning and monitoring & evaluation. A Business background is a plus
Experience working/living in Africa
Willingness to relocate to Rwanda
Experience with online education
The ability to take an idea, test it, learn from it, make the call to ‘use it or lose it’.
Exposure to startup culture or a group that created a new programme
WHY TAKE THIS JOB?
ALUSB brings together faculty and programmes from the world’s best business schools, leadership training developed and tested for nearly a decade by some of the greatest leaders on the continent, and some of the most accomplished African executives teaching real challenges that they, themselves, have had to manage. Joining ALUSB at this stage will give you the opportunity to build a world-class brand and curriculum for our students at a school that is reimagining business education for the African Century.
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY, RWANDA :Dean – School of Wildlife Conservation
We are looking for people who are passionate about conservation education in Africa to join the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation’s team. This role involves a balance of facilitation, fundraising, design and program building for undergraduate, graduate, and life-long learning students. We are looking for individuals who enjoy facilitating challenging conversations, coaching and mentoring aspiring leaders, and are excited to create highly effective and scalable learning experiences.
ALU is re-imagining university education for the 21st century by applying an innovative approach to tertiary education. Dubbed by CNN as “the Harvard of Africa”, we leverage modern pedagogy, advanced education technology and global partnerships with leading employers and universities to provide a deeply engaging learning experience. We are building programs across Africa to deliver this new model of higher education. Two campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are already open, as is the ALX site in Kenya. Our objective is to develop 3 million innovative game-changers for Africa over the next 50 years.
As a high-growth start-up, we work in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
ALU SCHOOL OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation is a specialized school delivering Undergraduate, MBA degrees and executive education under the overall ALU umbrella to develop the current and next generation of world-class African leaders for conservation. It also provides training for emerging conservation leaders via short courses through our new ALX program. It is attracting guest faculty from around the world, and will ultimately enable long-term sustainability of wildlife conservation efforts in Africa by harnessing top African leadership talent for this critical mission.
THE DEAN ROLE
You will be responsible for building the School’s academic curriculum from infancy to become the leading program for conservation education on the continent. This will entail (i) strengthening the faculty team, (ii) working closely with the learning team to create a portfolio of rigorous and relevant undergraduate programs, MBA courses, manager training and research programs, and (iii) advising on the sales, marketing and operations strategy of the School – in close collaboration with the operations and project management team. You will be a key contributor to the School-related strategic projects and new initiatives, such as the organization of the Business of Conservation Conference, the continental growth model of middle-managers programs across Africa (ALX Xcelerator program) or the possible development of a marine component based in Mauritius campus.
Based at our Kigali campus in Rwanda, you will build relationship and coordinate closely with the other academic teams such as the Global Challenges (ALU), the School of Business (ALUSB) and the AL Xcelerator (ALX) teams, to ensure seamless integration of conservation topics in the broader students learning environment. You will also be the face of the School, developing academic partnerships with other universities and building relationship with donors, governments, multilateral agencies, and African private players in conservation to strengthen the School professional network.
We are looking for a Senior Executive with deep understanding of the conservation sector in Africa and its talent pain points. You will have experience establishing and running new academic initiatives on the continent. You are extremely passionate about conservation and its potential for Africa and the world – both from a sustainability as well as economic development standpoint. You understand the ‘business’ of conservation and are excited about developing leaders in conservation who are equipped to handle the business, operations and people leadership challenges.
Academic Expert – 10+ years of work experience in both academic and managerial roles in the conservation sector. Deep understanding of the business of conservation and its challenges.
Conservation Lover – Passionate about talent and leadership development to impact the conservation sector in Africa.
Strong Networker – Masterful at understanding the needs of the industry, and extremely well connected in the conservation sector; ability to build and maintain long term relationships.
Curriculum Builder – Has experience in building academic programs and executing ambitious projects from scratch in the conservation space.
Strategic Thinker – Ability to see the larger picture, and drive both short-term and long-term goals simultaneously.
Master Communicator – Outstanding written and verbal communication to engage with conservation organizations, universities, experts, government officials, donors or practitioners.
Comfortable in a start-up – Excited to work in a fast-paced startup environment which provides a large degree of autonomy, but also requires a large degree of ownership.
High-performer – Results-oriented with proven track-record of exemplary performance and willingness to do what it takes to achieve the broader vision.
Team-player – Capacity to build, motivate and lead multi-functional teams to consistently achieve outcomes. Ability to navigate international, changing dynamic work environment.
Flexible mind – energized by the uncertainty and dynamic nature of an entrepreneurial environment and taking change in his/her stride.
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Operations Coordinator
ALU is pioneering a fresh approach to university education in the 21st century; offering accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a unique and imaginative way. By integrating students’ learning with the real world, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, equipping students to think entrepreneurially, and employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods, ALU will develop 3 million leaders and entrepreneurs who will transform the African continent by 2060.
ALU is at the beginning of a rapid growth spurt, expanding its student numbers, course offerings, and campus locations. ALU is also developing new programmes to meet demands from organisations for customised leadership and industry-specific training.
ABOUT THE OPERATIONS TEAM
As one of the future top universities in the 21st century all across Africa, ALU needs the best engines to make sure to face its growing. OPS main tasks as a team will be the following:
Ensures the organisation is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible
Plans, coordinates and controls resources needed to produce the company’s goods and services
ABOUT THE ROLE
Operations Associate will provide valuable day to day coordination of the campus and student housing. You should apply for this role if you thrive in fast-paced, hands-on situations. You will be responsible for assisting in the following tasks:
Procuring, implementing and maintaining equipment, services, and infrastructure aligning with ALU requirements;
Managing and maintaining relationships with current contractors.
Create processes and roll out implementation plans to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness within ALU;
Manage relations with current service providers and build relations with new service providers;
Work with Campus Coordinators to consolidate/improve the campus user experience.
Point person for daily campus operations: campus cleanliness, keys management, stationery, kitchen, overall campus setup, etc
Manage the reception: welcoming guest on campus and deliver campus tours where need be
Report and follow up on maintenance on campus with the proper contractors
Strengthen and consolidate processes in anticipation for September 2019’s intake
Professional experience in project management, operations, office administration of 3 or more years
Strong administration skills (e.g. multi-tasking, organisation, prioritisation)
High sense of urgency
Strong communication skills
Proactive and a problem solver
Fluent in English and (Kinyarwanda and/or French is a bonus)
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Social Media Associate
Are you a master multi-tasker with excellent writing skills and design sense? Do you want to help promote the story of a ground-breaking leadership institution that has been described by Fast Company as the ‘most innovative company in Africa’ and by CNN as the ‘Harvard of Africa’ ? Then join our Marketing team as a Social Media Associate. Our vision is unique and our methods are innovative, so we expect nothing less from our Social Media Associate.
Our purpose is to catalyze change in Africa and around the world by building the world’s most innovative university. Our engaging learning experiences integrate technology, personalized learning, real world projects and entrepreneurial leadership to create innovators, game-changers, and problem-solvers. We ask our students to declare a ‘mission’ for their lives instead of declaring an academic major. Our two undergraduate campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are well in operation, as is our graduate School of Business. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent and then around the world, ultimately developing 3 million entrepreneurs and leaders by 2035. We are growing rapidly: student enrollment increased by 1,200% between 2015 and 2017 and revenue grew by 650% in 2017. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, and in 2016, Fast Company named ALU the ‘third most innovative company in Africa’ while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of Africa’.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Social Media Associate is responsible for planning and executing the strategy of social media programmes. You will gain extensive personal and professional experience creating and promoting engaging content on all major social media channels and providing online customer service responses. You also will draw insights from relevant social media metrics and translate them into prompt action plans and engaging social media campaigns. Working closely with other key stakeholders to increase awareness of the company and improve its reputation, you will also get a chance to contribute content to the ALU website, articles, print and also video collateral.
Develop and execute organic and paid social media strategy that ladders up to overall communication and brand strategy
Own and maintain a tactical social media plan and editorial calendar for all social media platforms, including writing, curating, and scheduling all posts from social accounts.
Work closely with cross-functional teams across the organization to establish internal processes that support the promotion of our content and brand strategy
Develop, manage and execute successful social media campaigns, ensuring coverage of organizational achievements, community events etc.
Track, measure, and analyze the performance of social media content and campaigns by providing timely communication of weekly/monthly metrics, social media trends, post-campaign evaluations and competitive activity.
Manage the organization’s day-to-day social media presence, monitor consumer posts and lead the team in responding to and managing issues appropriately.
Identify appropriate influencers and complementary brands for the organization to follow.
Propose new ideas and concepts for social media content
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management, Communications or a related field.
Proven working experience in social media marketing (minimum 2 years)
Deep knowledge using social analytics tools
Ability to analyze and present the results of social media campaigns.
A thorough understanding of social media planning, online marketing technologies and strategies, with a balance of hands-on execution
Proven ability to manage an organization’s social presence across platforms and successfully engage followers with engaging content
Strong collaboration skills in managing stakeholders and agencies to achieve agreed goals.
Knowledge of latest internet trends, business models, social media policies and web/SEO technologies
Excellent verbal/written communication
Good eye for design and aesthetics
Knowledge of WordPress is a huge advantage
Has enormous energy with a dazzling sense of humour
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : People Team Lead
We are looking for an excellent communicator with a strong work ethic who’s dedicated to building and strengthening relationships with employees. A passion for designing a positive, holistic employee experience at ALU is at the heart of this role. You must be a detail-oriented professional with strong project management skills who is committed to constantly helping us improve our systems and processes to ensure our people are motivated to come to work everyday. Are you versatile and able to manage People functions including: implementing operational initiatives, staff well-being, and ensuring Talent Management practices are consistently implemented as well as maintaining high levels of employee engagement?
Then join our People Team to help us deliver great experience to our staff fulfill its mission of revolutionizing the African continent.
Our purpose is to catalyze change in Africa and around the world by building the world’s most innovative university. Our engaging learning experiences integrate technology, personalized learning, real-world projects and entrepreneurial leadership to create innovators, game-changers, and problem-solvers. We ask our students to declare a ‘mission’ for their lives instead of declaring an academic major. We have two undergraduate campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda and a graduate School of Business also in Rwanda. In 2018, we launched our Leadership Lab—ALX—in Kenya which runs two flagship Leadership Development programmes: the Young Leaders Program for recent university graduates, and the Leadership Xcelerator for professionals in high impact leadership roles (typically in middle management positions) in growing institutions. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent and then around the world, ultimately developing 3 million entrepreneurs and leaders by 2035.
ABOUT THE PEOPLE TEAM
The People team is at the heart of the organization. We are responsible for curating and overseeing the journey of every ALU hire from the moment they join our rocketship to when they decide to disembark. The team is also responsible for ensuring that our employees have all the resources and support they need to build on our vision and also develop as individuals as they progress through their professional journey. Our primary goal is to ensure that our employees have everything they need to thrive at ALU and to have a truly transformational experience. We are deeply passionate about our people and aim to always put them first. We have carefully curated an engaged and active organisational culture, and work hard to safeguard it.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role reports directly to the Head of People Operations while working closely with the relevant location Head of College and/or General Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of all our people operations initiatives and building positive employee relations. You will lead key administrative tasks such as processing payroll and travel documents, receiving, reviewing, and responding to correspondence and will be in charge of all employee information documentation. In addition, you will be responsible for sourcing and recruiting our talent, ensuring that we deliver an exceptional experience to ALU employees especially during New Hire onboarding.
Your responsibilities will include:
Ensuring all employee-related processes and drafted policies are in accordance with national and local regulations
Providing support to ALU employees in areas such as travel documentation and payroll
Liaising with management representatives, national agency contacts and employees to solicit or provide information on People processes and procedures
Maintaining up-to-date employee records and documentation
Performing duties such as writing job descriptions, job postings and sharing hiring analytics
Create, implement and manage onboarding activities – introducing new staff to the organisation in a manner that is inspiring, energising and sets them up for success
Disseminating information to all relevant stakeholders on employment policies and procedures
Minimum 3-4 years with at least 1 year experience in HR
Knowledge of labour laws and local regulations in Rwanda is necessary
Excellent knowledge of various People functions, such as recruitment, onboarding, pay & benefits and training & development
Experience working in a multi-national institution is a plus
Extensive knowledge of ATS and HRIS systems
Background/interest in PR and Event Management
Excellent communication and demonstrated problem-solving
Track record of being self directed, persistent, and systems driven
Attention to detail and excellent project management skills
Ability to exercise good judgement independently
Humility & learner mindset – eager to learn and gain new skills
Team-oriented and must enjoy working with and assisting people
Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Academic Admin
The Academic Admin’s primary role will be to ensure smooth logistics and operations within the learning team for both faculty and students. The Admin will need to liaise with the Learning Team, Operations Team, and Student Life Team to build and maintain a system for open communication, scheduling, and planning.
Build and manage the student academic calendar and communicate with faculty and students on updates as necessary.
Organize student transport schedule based on academic calendar and needs from faculty.
Ensure that spaces, where academic programming is taking place, are fully prepared for the coming session including technology needs and room setup.
Additional Learning Administration
Supporting Learning Leads with ad hoc administrative challenges that arise Registration
Manage student registration data, including ensuring the accuracy of student data. For Mauritius, you will need to ensure data consistency with our academic partners (e.g. GCU)
Registration and management of online learning tools
Collate and budget for learning supplies based on academic needs
A Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
Impeccable attention to detail
Project management skills, particularly strong work planning, prioritization, time management, scheduling and organization skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
What gets us excited
Experience in an administrative role
Experience working at a higher education institution in Africa
Experience using software to manage class scheduling and student data
High comfort level working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity
Openness to critique and curiosity to learn from other perspectives
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Conservationist in Residence Program
The School of Wildlife Conservation invites dynamic and innovative conservation practitioners to join the ALU Rwanda community each term. The program’s objective is to connect seasoned conservation professionals to the next generation of leaders for the sector while they conduct research, explore new project opportunities or simply take time to reflect and re-strategize for the next phase of their career.
ALU SCHOOL OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation is one of 14 ‘schools’ that will eventually exist under the overall ALU umbrella to develop the next generation of world-class African leaders for conservation. It will also provide training for conservation practitioners via short courses and executive education. It is attracting researchers and guest faculty from around the world, and will ultimately enable long-term sustainability of conservation efforts in Africa by harnessing top African leadership talent for this critical mission.
THE CONSERVATIONIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Professionals in the Conservationist in Residence program will be able to mentor the next generation of African conservation leaders, lead workshops or seminars and coach the students. All this while having ample time, support and flexibility to conduct their own research/projects with access to ALU’s network and resources in the safe and inspiring city of Kigali. The only cost to the residents will be round trip plane tickets to Kigali, and extra travel/leisure expenses within East Africa.
Conservation practitioner or seasoned academic with at least 5 years of experience in the sector. Passion for developing the next generation of innovative leaders for conservation
Ideal profiles include mid-career or retired conservationists, conservation entrepreneurs, policy-makers, professors on sabbatical.
Free housing (housekeeper and cook will be provided)
Opportunities to engage with other thought leaders in conservation, develop your own ideas and expertise in conservation
Access to ALU’s network and resources
A selection of top-notch undergraduate students to work with on your projects/research
Support from our wonderfully diverse ALU Rwanda staff
Commit at least two-four weeks to the program
Give one seminar/workshop per week for conservation scholars
Facilitate one or more sessions of the school’s executive education or MBA programs
Hold office hours at least one day/week for students in the global challenges conservation track
Provide mentorship and project input for one student in the global challenges conservation track
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Global Challenges Faculty
Global Challenges faculty should have experience working on at least one of the global challenges and an interest in designing and supporting students in engaging with these challenges. You don’t need to be an expert in pedagogy, but must be open to embracing new ways of teaching and supporting learning. As an institution, we approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building high impact learning.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES PROGRAM
The Global Challenges Program prepares students to work on the world’s toughest problems. Students develop leadership, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving skills, tools for moonshot and unconventional thinking, and the discipline to direct their own learning around big problems. The program involves a combination of project-based experiential learning, flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and student-directed learning.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You will join as a founding member of our Global Challenges program. Consequently, your role will involve a blend of design, facilitation, and administration of the global challenges program. You will be responsible for designing parts of the curriculum, delivering and iterating on curriculum designed by others. Your day to day will include organising sessions, facilitating discussions, reviewing student assignments, advising and encouraging self-direction, and providing regular feedback based on clearly defined rubrics.
You will also work closely with the Head of the Global Challenges Program and our Learning Design Lead to constantly tweak and enhance the program and curate powerful learning experiences for our students. On a higher level, you will be involved in the co-creation of a vision and strategy for the program, setting up the path that will allow students to extend the skills they learned to the outside world as the future leaders of the African Continent.
Openness to approaching learning design and facilitation from first principles, with a passion for creating transformative experiences that can scale
Experience working on at least one of the 14 global challenges and opportunities and/or with generative thinking, creative learning, or project-based learning.
Experience working with diverse and/or international organisations
Some teaching or facilitating experience (formal or informal)
Desire and enthusiasm to work with students
General knowledge across multiple development and social science fields
Flexible and comfortable with change
An advanced degree
Experience in Africa a strong plus
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : International Business and Trade Faculty
We are looking for someone with experience in International Business and Trade and a passion for teaching to help us build our Degree Programme. This role involves a balance of facilitation, programme building and design of real-world projects that help learners develop expertise and skills. We need individuals who enjoy facilitating challenging conversations, coaching and mentoring aspiring leaders, and are excited to create highly effective and scalable learning experiences. We are fusing product development principles, instructional design, and real-world expertise to create a programme designed to train a new generation of pan-African business leaders and entrepreneurs.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE MAJOR
Our International Business and Trade Degree Programme introduces students to foundational international business and trade skills through a “flipped classroom” model and challenges them to extend their learning through case challenges and live projects with corporate partners. It starts by providing students with foundational business skills, then adds complexity in the final years by understanding organisational contexts and international economic systems. Students gain valuable insight into innovative business through courses such as Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management, Cross-Cultural Management, and Digital Strategy. Our academic programmes use project-based assessment, active and experiential learning, as well as peer-to-peer teaching to create a rigorous, engaging, and effective learning experience. ALU’s International Business and Trade major introduces students to the knowledge and skills for launching and leading impactful businesses.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The day to day of this role involves building and developing relationships with corporate clients by visiting them, understanding their needs, creating projects for our students to work on; as well as supporting and coaching students throughout their projects by building their skills. You will be acting as both a Project Manager with our Corporate Partners and a coach for our students. You will facilitate skills-based workshops needed for our students to be able to deliver on their projects. You will also work closely with the rest of the team to provide support in designing experiences that enable students to push beyond the baseline of learning for the sake of learning. On a higher level, you will be involved in the co-creation of a vision and strategy for the programme, setting up the path that will allow students to extend the skills they learned to the outside world as the future leaders of the African Continent.
Advanced degree (preferably a PhD) in International Business and Trade or a related field
Experience doing Business in Africa in various sectors
Have experience working with diverse and/or international organisations
Some teaching or facilitating experience (formal or informal)
Desire and enthusiasm to work with students
Understanding of best practices for learning pedagogy in Business
Enthusiasm to push boundaries
Flexible and comfortable with change
JOB AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY ( ALU ) RWANDA : Student Life Coordinator
African Leadership University is building the “University of the Future” by leveraging world class pedagogy, advanced education technology, linkages to employers, and a focus on skills development. Our first campus is up and running with 300 students on the beautiful island of Mauritius. Our second campus will open in Rwanda in 2017, and from there we plan to scale across Africa.
HOW WE WORK
As a high-growth start-up, the ALU Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
ABOUT THE STUDENT LIFE TEAM
Our learning philosophy at African Leadership University can be summarized through the acronym ASHIP for we believe that learning should be active, social, holistic, integrated and personal. Put differently, learning is centered around the student’s own life. What happens in our students’ day-to-day, within and outside of the classroom, contributes equally to their learning experience. The Student Life (SL) team at ALU is in charge of every aspect of the student’s life. We ensure our students’ overall wellness through the ALU Alive program which encompasses various support systems, programs and activities which promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
The Student Life Coordinator reports to the Student Life Lead with weekly check-ins/check-outs, weekly sit-ins, quarterly developmental one on ones through coaching as well as peer coaching. You will be assigned a peer coach and will be required to undergo the SL training programme through regular support from the peer coach. you will also get the chance to manage other team members and coach several students through the different core offerings like Assembly, [email protected] etc. Finally, you will be working in close collaboration with the Student Recruitment and Selection, Operations team and external bodies for student VISA processing.
Design and coordinate several Student Life programs and offerings, mainly : Student Representative Council, Student Clubs & Initiatives, [email protected], ALUAlive, Assembly, Student internships and Student’s Leaders training
Lead all the operations under the Student Life team in the following areas – Orientation and Reorientation, Student events, Student Leaders Bootcamp
Collate needs for student handbook, orientation items, branded items and any other and being in charge of the procurement
Manage the Student Life budget that includes monitoring the departmental budget, tracking the expenses and making recommendations as to projected budgets.
Streamline the processes in the student life team and ensuring that all student offerings are communicated to students
Minimum Bachelor Degree
Experience with project management (at least 1 years)
Experience in youth mentoring/ coaching and/or working in an educational environment
Skills in program design and program management
Strong communication and listening skills
Strong analytical skills
We are looking for people with a passion to make a difference in the lives of our students. People who have a keen knowledge of what it takes to operate optimally in an educational environment, and strive to share that knowledge with others. We are looking for mentors, project managers, coaches, and leaders. If that person is you, and you meet the above requirements, please APPLY below to join our incredible team!