3 Job positions at Akilah Institute Rwanda

3 Job  positions at Akilah Institute Rwanda

3 Job positions at Akilah Institute Rwanda 

Job at Akilah Institute Rwanda : Information Technology Bridge Program Instructor

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: Information Systems Program Manager,

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Information Technology Instructor for our 2018 Summer Bridge Program. The Information Technology Instructor will play a critical role in the IS department with duties related to delivering IT Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer to continuously improve the Information Technology Bridge curriculum. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively deliver IT classes with a Competency Based Curriculum to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the IT Bridge curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the IT curriculum for cultural and situational relevance.
  • Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each course by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.
  • Work with students to complete extra tasks in order to become proficient in their competencies
  • Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out every week in Sycamore the student management system and as per the deadlines set by Akilah. In addition, students participation, attendance and homework is recorded and update on a weekly basis in a Google Doc sheet.
  • Provide students with objective and well-timed feedback on their performance.
  • Ensure students’ attendance is recorded by period daily via the Student Management System. Alert the Academic Director and Dean of Studies regarding particular student attendance issues for effective and appropriate timely management.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline by establishing and enforcing Akilah regulations as per the Student Handbook policies.
  • Perform other duties including, but not limited to, meeting with students who have academic challenges, providing tutoring and additional instruction, and providing encouragement to students.
  • Attend weekly PLC meetings
  • Attend all required professional development sessions
  • Adhere to and observe all policies as detailed in the Akilah Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook.
  • Teach any other related courses as per the need of the Institute.
  • Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per Academic Director/Principal’s instructions.

Desired skills and Qualifications

  • Interest in teaching and a commitment to grow their individual teaching practice.
  • Open to and willing to work on feedback regarding teaching practice.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Google drive and databases.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with young women, empowering them through education, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a commitment to the mission of Akilah
  • Excitement about working in a vibrant and evolving start-up environment.
  • Extraordinarily resilient, positive and proactive character.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to juggle and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs, Degree in IT or IS required. .
 


Job at Akilah Institute Rwanda : Campus Communications Manager

 

Organisation Description:

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. 

We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position:

The Campus Communications Manager will play a key role in executing Akilah’s communications strategy at our Kigali Campus. He or she will be responsible for managing day-to-day campus communications operations and logistics.

The Campus Communications Manager will work closely with our headquarters in Hong Kong and the Digital Marketing Manager to develop and execute a marketing and communications plan for an international organization. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from event planning to public relations to communications coaching.

This position is ideal for professionals with a background in communications, marketing, and/or operations. He or she should be meticulous, highly organized, creative, an excellent communicator, and a self-starter. We’re a fast-paced organization looking for someone who can adapt and learn quickly.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda & the Campus Communications Manager reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.

Roles and responsibilities:

Campus Communications Liaison

  • Serve as on-campus point-of-contact for communications needs
  • Advise colleagues re: communications/marketing protocol and direct requests to the appropriate person on the communications team
  • Oversee content collection for Akilah’s bi-monthly internal newsletter
  • Facilitate on-campus implementation of large-scale communications projects, such as new marketing campaigns and updates to existing communications materials
  • Manage work-study students
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of campus events
  • Provide content for social media and the Akilah blog as needed
  • Contribute to communications/marketing brainstorming and strategy sessions
  • Support the development of communications materials and editorial products, including newsletters, brochures, reports, and blog posts
  • Work with the Communications Team to elevate the Akilah brand by identifying strategic outlets, audiences, and partners

New Student Recruitment

  • Provide communications feedback, support, and training to recruitment officers
  • Check in regularly with recruitment to solicit new recruitment needs and provide feedback on existing processes and messaging

Public Relations

  • Pitch stories to local reporters and news outlets
  • Maintain an updated list of local news outlets and contacts
  • Inform media contacts of upcoming events and announcements

Event Support

  • Help organize on-campus events, such as open houses and official visits
  • Provide support during Akilah’s graduation ceremony
  • Help coordinate Akilah’s presence and involvement at external events in Rwanda

Desired skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field
  • At least five years of professional experience in communications, marketing, or a related field
  • A masters degree in communications / marketing will be an added advantage
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in digital technologies, such as Google Drive
  • Self-driven and results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s education and living/working in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Experience in project management, particularly large-scale, long-term projects
  • Experience in event planning and execution
  • Result oriented, superior attention to detail and comfort operating in a fast-paced environment with accountability to results.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding targets. Must be flexible and able to pivot quickly to meet changing needs of the department
  • Ability to exercise both individual and collaborative decision-making.
  • A strong social media presence in Rwanda / East Africa
  • Rwandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Organization Description:

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. 

We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position:

Are you looking to kick-start your career while getting to know an extraordinary and fun African destination? Do you want to combine travel and adventure with building your global network of business contacts? Are you passionate about the global startup world?

The Akilah Institute is entering an exciting new phase of long-term institutional sustainability and thus has launched a new department called New Ventures. This team is responsible for generating new streams of revenue through a systematic and nimble process of internal innovation and entrepreneurship. We are looking for a motivated individual to help us with the business planning and research process, and learn how entrepreneurship works in practice!

The Fellow would work closely with the Director of New Ventures on the Akilah campus, and virtually with the Managing Director.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research
  • Assist in development of brainstorming sessions
  • Develop business plans and financial models
  • Develop evaluation tools for the iteration process
  • Liaise with stakeholders and customers critical to venture launches

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or recently graduated from an MBA or related master’s program
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Financial modelling experience/background
  • Confident about ability to learn from open source evaluation tools and adapt one tailored for NV use
  • Get things done quickly
  • Energetic, organized and motivated to learn
  • Strong skills in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Internet research

 



Organization Description:

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing innovative educational products for the African market. We’re on a mission to prepare students to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through a lens of opportunity and sustainability. 

We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at our campus in Rwanda. Our unique model leverages technology, competency-based education, and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success. Ninety percent of our alumnae are employed within six months of graduation, and they earn, on average, 12x Rwanda’s national median income.

We opened our doors nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to scale our proven model across the continent: We’re increasing enrollment, opening new campuses, and offering a suite of other educational products to reach young learners and working professionals.

Our academic pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) will serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. They define every program that we offer. We’re committed to delivering a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all. Will you join us?

The Position:

Are you looking to kick-start your career while getting to know an extraordinary and fun African destination? Do you want to combine travel and adventure with building your global network of business contacts? Are you passionate about the global startup world?

The Akilah Institute is entering an exciting new phase of long-term institutional sustainability and thus has launched a new department called New Ventures. This team is responsible for generating new streams of revenue through a systematic and nimble process of internal innovation and entrepreneurship. We are looking for a motivated individual to help us with the business planning and research process, and learn how entrepreneurship works in practice!

The Fellow would work closely with the Director of New Ventures on the Akilah campus, and virtually with the Managing Director.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research
  • Assist in development of brainstorming sessions
  • Develop business plans and financial models
  • Develop evaluation tools for the iteration process
  • Liaise with stakeholders and customers critical to venture launches

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or recently graduated from an MBA or related master’s program
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Financial modelling experience/background
  • Confident about ability to learn from open source evaluation tools and adapt one tailored for NV use
  • Get things done quickly
  • Energetic, organized and motivated to learn
  • Strong skills in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Internet research

 







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