4 JOB POSITIONS AT Kepler : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

4 JOB POSITIONS  AT Kepler : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )


 

4 JOB POSITIONS AT Kepler : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

 

 

JOB AT Kepler : Internship and Employment Coordinator : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

 

Kepler
Sector:
Academic
In 2013, we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable university programs, enabling even students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed. Nearly 300 students are now enrolled in Kepler.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. Studies show that more earning potential is unlocked with each year of higher education than any other period of study. We aspire to help unleash a generation of African students who otherwise would lack the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Internship and Employment Coordinator

Academic – Kigali, Kigali City

Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Internship and Employment Coordinator

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Generation Rwanda began in 2004 and has supported young people in Rwanda in achieving their higher education goals through scholarships for universities throughout the country. In 2013, GR expanded its reach when it started Kepler.

Kepler is a nonprofit university program designed to deliver the skills that emerging economies need. Kepler combines the best of online learning and an American competency-based degree program with in-person seminars and intensive education-to-employment support.

About the Role:

The Kepler Internship and Employment Coordinator position is one of the most essential positions in the organization to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The Internship and Employment Coordinator is the first point of contact to support students’ learning to prepare them for the workplace and to support the application of classroom learning on the job.

The role includes developing and strengthening the structures and protocol for internship and job placement, modifying and implementing a revised internship and career coaching model that increases various stakeholder engagement, supporting employers as they seek to fill key roles by creating efficient and user-friendly methods of engagement and communication, supporting students through workshops, advising and coaching in varying group sizes, networking through external forums to expand the Kepler Employer base and coordinating with CfA and other departments to create job opportunities through staff networks.

This position has non-traditional work hours that may require starting work early or finishing work late, and/or working weekends. The position is equivalent to 45 work hours/week with some fluctuation throughout the year.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

Implement the coaching protocol and documentation process for all students to engage a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally e.g. workplace mentorship program.
In collaboration with the Careers Alumni Coordinator & Coach, implement alumni big sibling/little sibling coaching protocol
Participate in Careers team meetings and other meetings as necessary
Collaborate with the Curriculum Coordinator and the Director of Curriculum to create careers-based courses.
Create and support the development of relevant courses and support systems to target student learning needs e.g. Kiziba vs. Kigali, Males vs. Female, National vs. International etc.
Plan and facilitate professional development and workshops to support buy-in and gather feedback from staff.
Liaise with employers, and elicit feedback from the Employer Advisory Board on curriculum and student/graduate performance.
Create and participate in networking events and other opportunities for students to engage with employers.
Create and maintain a structured feedback loop that contributes to strategy and decision-making for expanding the internship and employment program.
Collaborate with other departments at Kepler to improve communication with the careers team, both internally and externally.
Grade competency-based work and provide student feedback in a timely manner (48 hour turnaround max).
Engage in team meetings to collaborate and build quality products for student consumption and use
Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student’s progress through the curriculum
Research and utilize effective online, in-person and blended learning teaching techniques
Conduct optional and mandatory office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conferences, group supported work time, etc.
Share and train other educators in implementation of online education in a blended learning environment
Seek internship and job opportunities in alignment with the Director of Careers and Academic Campus Directors.
Collaborate with the Data department to track, utilize and communicate employment data to the broader academic team
Create and facilitate specific workshops to support students who are already on-the-job to find success
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Careers and Alumni Affairs.

 

 




 

Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree or higher
Highly motivated with a passion for education
Has experience working in a big organization.
Must have advanced proficiency in English, both written and spoken. Preferred fluency in French, Kinyarwanda and/or Swahili.
Has strong communication skills, including interpersonal skills, written communication skills and networking skills, online and off
Demonstrates a strong desire to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
Has high expectations of him/herself and believes in high expectations for students
Has the ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
Is open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues and supervisors.
Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats
Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and off.
Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with technology: Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome
Thrives in a dynamic environment and believes that change leads to progress
Comfortable with not having or providing answers to students through an inquiry-based model where the facilitator of the class is not the “keeper” of all knowledge
Finds comfort in discussing and promoting Kepler and its students.
Reports to: Director of Careers and Alumni Affairs

 

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JOB AT Kepler : Dean of Faculty : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

 

Kepler
Sector:
Academic
In 2013, we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable university programs, enabling even students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed. Nearly 300 students are now enrolled in Kepler.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. Studies show that more earning potential is unlocked with each year of higher education than any other period of study. We aspire to help unleash a generation of African students who otherwise would lack the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Dean of Faculty

Academic – Kigali, Kigali City

Generation Rwanda / Kepler

Dean of Faculty

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do: Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

Our history: Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners.

The future: Currently, all Kepler students earn their degrees through our degree partner Southern New Hampshire University and that will continue to be a key part of the Kepler model. In parallel, we are working on developing a bachelor’s degree provided by Kepler and accredited in Rwanda. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities; and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

 

 



 

About the position

 

The Dean of Faculty is responsible for leading the newly created faculty of business and administration. His/Her most important responsibility will be creating a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. The Dean of Faculty is a new position at Kepler so a successful candidate will get to take initiative to help define and shape the role. The Dean will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He/She will oversee the hiring and development of faculty committed to student-centered learning and innovative, technology-enabled pedagogy.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

· Assist the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the development of the Faculty into an academically excellent unit with world-class standards for teaching and learning;
· Coordinate the delivery, assessment and development of academic programs within the Faculty;
· Develop effective channels of communication for faculty members, other staff, students, and other stakeholders in order to maintain an open and collaborative culture;

Make recommendations for hiring, promotion, and compensation of the members of the faculty;
· Prepare regular reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, including review and evaluation of educational performance and progress against education plans and strategies;
· Undertake any other activities as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

· Master’s degree in a field of study relevant to management, project management or operations;
· Deep understanding of student-centered and blended learning;
· Ability to foster a positive student and staff culture;
· Excellent understanding of the landscape and trends in higher education and training in Rwanda, regionally and globally;
· High academic credibility, intellectual curiosity and commitment to the values and culture of Kepler, including its students and their concerns;
· Professional or educational experience in operations, project management or general Management
· Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills;
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and manage competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced, changing environment.
Willingness to experiment, try things out, fail fast, and learn constantly

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
· Doctoral degree in a field of study relevant to management, project management or operations;
· Experience in program/curriculum development, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning;
· Experience with providing high-quality professional development to teachers;
· At least six (6) years of teaching experience at the University level, including using innovative and effective pedagogies;
· Experience with effective assessment creation
· Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvements

Reports to: Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

 

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JOB AT Kepler : Lecturer : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

 

Kepler
Sector:
Academic
In 2013, we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable university programs, enabling even students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed. Nearly 300 students are now enrolled in Kepler.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. Studies show that more earning potential is unlocked with each year of higher education than any other period of study. We aspire to help unleash a generation of African students who otherwise would lack the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Lecturer

Academic – Kigali, Kigali City

Generation Rwanda / Kepler

Lecturer

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do: Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

Our history: Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners.

The future: Currently, all Kepler students earn their degrees through our degree partner Southern New Hampshire University and that will continue to be a key part of the Kepler model. In parallel, we are working on developing a bachelor’s degree provided by Kepler and accredited in Rwanda. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities; and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

About the position

Kepler has several open positions of Lecturer in the new Department of Project Management in the Faculty of Business and Administration. We seek for talented educators with experience in project management, operations, business, communications, accounting, and related fields. The role will focus on facilitating student-centered learning and conducting project-based assessment. The Lecturers will also conduct related activities to support the students and Kepler as an organization in constant learning and improvement, including creating, documenting, and sharing best practices. In contrast to traditional Lecturer positions, Lecturers at Kepler are focused on creating student learning experiences that are active and encourage students to be self-guided learners. In short, Lecturers at Kepler do not deliver traditional lectures. The Lecturers shall be assisted by Tutorial Assistants in planning and delivering teaching and learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Teach modules within his/her areas of competence in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures

· Regularly evaluate student learning through project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments and provide clear and actionable feedback to students

· Conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler academic and assessment policies

· Create or modify lesson plans as needed in the specified format provided

· Under the direction of the faculty leadership, collaborate with the curriculum team in planning and implementing new learning content

· Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students

· Participate in various University activities such as meetings, workshops and seminars as may be scheduled from time to time

· Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Dean of Faculty or the Head of Department

 

 




 

Required Qualifications

 

· Master’s degree in a field of study relevant to management, project management, communications, or operations, or alternatively an MBA

· Experience of innovative teaching

· Ability to support students in their various learning needs

· Knowledge of the business needs of the employment sector(s) most relevant to their academic discipline

· Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and networking skills

Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and manage competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced, changing environment.

· Willingness to experiment, try things out, fail fast, and learn constantly

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

· At least Two (2) years of teaching experience at the university level, preferable in the East African Community

· Experience in program/curriculum development, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning

· Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvements

Reports to: Head of Department

 

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JOB AT Kepler : Course Facilitator : ( Deadline : 12 March 2019 )

Kepler
Sector:
Academic

In 2013, we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable university programs, enabling even students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed. Nearly 300 students are now enrolled in Kepler.

Africa has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, but its education systems are not ready to unleash what could be the transformative generation of talent that permanently changes the face of the continent. Studies show that more earning potential is unlocked with each year of higher education than any other period of study. We aspire to help unleash a generation of African students who otherwise would lack the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Course Facilitator

Academic – Kigali, Kigali City

Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Course Facilitator

About Generation Rwanda/Kepler

Generation Rwanda began in 2004 and has supported young people in Rwanda in achieving their higher education goals through scholarships for universities throughout the country. In 2013, GR expanded its reach when it started Kepler.

Kepler is a nonprofit university program designed to deliver the skills that emerging economies need. Kepler combines the best of online learning and an American competency-based degree program with in-person seminars and intensive education-to-employment support.

 

About the Role

 

The Professional Competencies Course Facilitator position is one of the most essential positions in the organization, other than the student, to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The Course Facilitator is the first point of contact to support students’ learning and growth. The role includes developing structured lessons, adapting curriculum to best meet student needs, analyzing and utilizing data to support diverse learners and collaborating with colleagues to holistically develop and support all students at Kepler.

This role is a full-time position located in Kigali district.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

● Instruct non-native English speakers to rapidly improve English fluency through a competency-based, blended learning curriculum

● Conduct class sessions in a variety of content areas with university students

● Conduct study groups in a variety of content areas with university students

● Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System online.

● Grade competency-based work and provide student feedback in a timely manner (48 hour turnaround max)

● Collaborate with the Lead Course Facilitator to generate Professional Competencies lesson plans and other curriculum that supports diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant skills

● Modify curriculum for applicability to the context and to best support students

● Engage in team meetings to collaborate and build quality products for student consumption and use

● Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student’s progress through the curriculum

● Support student success in the Kepler-based curriculum

● Administer benchmark, unit and formative assessments

● Provide feedback on the program, curriculum and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner

● Research MOOCs and other content delivery options to incorporate “flipped classroom models”

● Research and utilize effective online, in-person and blended learning teaching techniques

● Collaborate with peers to share best-practices and innovations from the classroom

● Conduct optional and mandatory office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conferences, group supported work time, etc.

● Share and train other educators in implementation of online education in a blended learning environment

● Participate in the Kim Marshall Observation process as outlined by administration

● Work in collaboration with the academic team to achieve annual academic goals

 

 



 

 

Qualifications

 

● BA Degree or higher

● Highly motivated with a passion for education

● Demonstrates a strong desire to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing

● Has high expectations of him/herself and believes in high expectations for students

● Has the ability be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students

● Is open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues and supervisors.

● Excellent writing and language skills in English. Preferred fluency in French, Kinyarwanda and/or Swahili.

● Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats

● Exceeds at building and maintaining relationships, online and off.

● Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with technology: Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome

● Thrives in a dynamic environment and believes that change leads to progress

● Comfortable with not having or providing answers to students through an inquiry-based model where the facilitator of the class is not the “keeper” of all knowledge

Reports to: Lead Course Facilitator for Professional Competencies.

 

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