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5 JOB POSITIONS AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

5 JOB POSITIONS AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

5 JOB POSITIONS AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

 

External English Grader (Camla) AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

 

Position: External CaMLA Grader

 

Reports To: CORE Head of Department

 

Department: CORE

 

Status: Part Time Contract

 

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

 

About the Organization

 

Are you ready to revolutionize global education? We’re on a mission to provide transformational, personalized learning experiences that prepare students for professional success in the 21st century.

Over the past ten years, the Akilah Institute has become East Africa’s pre-eminent institution for women’s leadership and career development. Now, after a decade of impact in Rwanda, we are launching Davis College, a new global co-ed network of universities. We’re expanding access to more students than ever, and will offer degrees to male and female students. We have an ambitious vision for scale of our unique model of personalized and affordable higher education, while maintaining Akilah as a unique campus for female leaders.

Davis College Rwanda and Davis College Hong Kong will open in 2020. By 2030, we will create a global network of 10 Davis College campuses in Asia and Africa and educate 1 million students in online and face to face environments over the next ten years.

Our pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) underpin all of our academic programs and serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. We’re committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

About the Position

The CaMLA external consultant will play an instrumental role in working with the Admissions Team to ensure that Davis College Admission Assessments (Writing and Speaking tests) are graded according to Davis College English Assessment Standards. The ideal candidate should have significant experience in teaching English, have fine attention to detail and be a results-oriented grader.

 

Consultant Responsibilities

 

Have the ability to interpret a rubric and use it to evaluate a candidate’s language level.
Be responsible for grading the written exam according to Davis College English assessment standards.
Be responsible for grading at least 60 essay copies per day within Davis college.
Hand over all the examination materials back to Davis college and refrain from taking pictures or keeping voice recordings.
Administer and grade speaking assessments in Kigali and in the different upcountry test centers (Muhanga, Musanze and Kayonza), using the Davis College English assessment standards.
Enter interview grades directly into the system for all completed interviews.
Hold with high regard and confidence all Davis College applicant information such as, but not limited to grades, token numbers, contact information during or after the Consultancy contract period.
Keep information about interview grades confidential during or after the consultancy contract.

 

Education, Experience and skill requirements

 

Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in English Literature or English Language or a related field.

Minimum of one year of experience in teaching English.
Fluency (speaking, reading, writing) in English.
Have a clear understanding of lexical structures and general English language conventions.
Be familiar with The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Ability to work in a timely manner and meet strict deadlines.
Availability to administer speaking tests upcountry during weekdays, as requested by the Admissions team. Grader will be informed of schedule ahead of time.

 

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Academic & Administrative Assistant AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

About the Organization

 

Are you ready to revolutionize global education? We’re on a mission to provide transformational, personalized learning experiences that prepare students for professional success in the 21st century.

Our history is rooted in a commitment to women’s equality. Our campus for female leaders, Akilah, opened in Rwanda in 2010. As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah’s graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. After a decade of impact in Rwanda, we are launching Davis College, a new global co-ed network of universities.

Now, we’re expanding access to more students than ever, and will offer degrees to male and female students. We have an ambitious vision for scale of our unique model of personalized and affordable higher education, while maintaining Akilah as a unique campus for female leaders.

Davis College Rwanda and Davis College Hong Kong will open in 2020. By 2030, we will open 10 Davis College campuses in Africa and Asia and educate 1 million students.

Our pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) underpin all of our academic programs and serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. We’re committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. Will you join us?

 

The Position

 

Davis College is seeking an Academic Affairs Assistant to provide administrative support to the Davis College Academic Affairs Department during a time of rapid growth and expansion. In addition, the position will oversee all library and school store operations and interact directly with students, providing academic support during daytime library hours..

 

 

Job Responsibilities

 

Librarian/Research Assistant duties:
Maintain, develop and update the database of library materials.
Explain the use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies.
Check books in and out to students and prepare student notices and collection for overdue books
Locate standard or unique information in response to requests.
Compile materials (graphics, graphs, periodicals, articles, audiovisual) on various subjects.
Develop informational aids and materials related to the library or research including but not limited to tutorials, FAQs, or how-to documentation
Maintain a clean, organized, and welcoming library:
Assist in developing, coordinating and overseeing Student Affairs programming specific to student support.
Provide assistance to students during day library hours
Train,oversee and develop work schedules for work study students who provide assistance during evening and weekend library hours.
Create a library booking system / schedule & ensure that the library is accessible to everyone who needs and requests to use the space.
Review, evaluate, gather, and collect online academic resources for academic use, such as research papers, reports, proposals, policy, and more.
Evaluate materials to determine outdated or unused resources.
Check, proofread, and edit academic documentation as requested by students
Offer academic assistance to the Academic Affairs department as needed.
Academic Support Assistant duties:
Develop personal and collaborative relationships with students by maintaining regular contact through the use of multiple communication platforms (e.g., in person, phone, email, instant messaging, and Zoom meetings) to provide coaching and support relating to academic support and student success.
Encourage students to take an active role in their learning. Collaborate with students to identify barriers, determine solutions, and leverage resources.
Work directly with the Academic Advisor and collaborate on methods to work with students to overcome obstacles.
Track conversations and interventions with students; respond to requests for information, support and/or analysis.
Encourage students to achieve self-awareness in order for them to gain a greater understanding of their personal strengths, values, and interests.
Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the support approach to the DVC and DOD, Student Affairs.
Follow defined plan for collaborating with on-campus departments to ensure that students receive support related to academic advising
Assist students to understand, embrace, and acquire the skills needed for effective student agency.
Accept additional assignments and projects, as needed. Meet deadlines and provide deliverables as per DVC, Student Affairs’ instructions.
Participate in weekly team meetings.
Campus Store Support duties:
Receive Campus Store guests & deliver excellent service
Keep the Campus Store tidy & organised
First point of contact for all ad hoc sales in the Campus Store
Ensure all sales are immediately processed and recorded through VEND
Support the New Ventures team with any Campus Store visits as requested
Strictly adhere to cash policies, which includes cash management, cash deposits, and cash safeguards

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university / Diploma from one of our Davis college programs
English proficiency in writing, speaking, listening
At least 2 years experience providing administrative support.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Desired Skills & Qualifications

 

Our ideal candidate will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Exceptional attention to detail.
Student-focused orientation.
Adept at using computers, doing online research, and creating and maintaining electronic databases.
Demonstrated ability to complete projects and assignments with strict deadlines.
Growth mindset; desire and aptitude for learning new concepts and skills.
Exceptionally motivated by the idea of building a global community of lifelong learners.
An enthusiastic proponent and impeccable user of all systems available to you to continually drive improvements in operational efficiency.

Ability to “draw the owl” and complete projects without an exact roadmap for how to get them done.
Relentless resourcefulness, refusing to be slowed down by anything in your way.
You approach your work with a commitment to building a positive organizational culture that values continuous learning, excellence, transparency, honest feedback, perseverance, and sense of humor.

 

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Employer Partnerships Manager AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

Position: Employer Partnerships Manager (EPM)

Reports To: President, Davis College

Department: Partnerships

Status: Full time

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

 

About the Organization

 

Are you ready to revolutionize global education? We’re on a mission to provide transformational, personalized learning experiences that prepare students for professional success in the 21st century.

Over the past ten years, the Akilah Institute has become East Africa’s pre-eminent institution for women’s leadership and career development. Now, after a decade of impact in Rwanda, we are launching Davis College, a new global co-ed network of universities. We’re expanding access to more students than ever, and will offer degrees to male and female students. We have an ambitious vision for scale of our unique model of personalized and affordable higher education, while maintaining Akilah as a unique campus for female leaders.

Davis College Rwanda and Davis College Hong Kong will open in 2020. By 2030, we will create a global network of 10 Davis College campuses in Asia and Africa and educate 1 million students in online and face to face environments over the next ten years.

Our pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) underpin all of our academic programs and serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. We’re committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

 

About the Position

 

You will work closely with the Davis College President and Director of Partnerships to grow, manage and maintain important employer relationships with Davis College’s Employer Partners. You will be responsible for researching and bringing new partners on board. Sourcing placement and employment opportunities for students, graduates and alumnae. You will also regularly seek feedback from Employer partners in order to deliver relevant feedback to the Academic team re career development curriculum.

 

Responsibilities

 

Employer Relationships Management

Work in collaboration with the Director of Partnerships to develop and implement an employer engagement strategy and related processes to support a growing pipeline of students and alumnae.
Proactively identify a steady stream of new potential employers and develop strong and trusting relationships with existing employers in order to expand the number and type of internships and employment opportunities in alignment with Akilah’s careers targets.
Source internships and jobs in a number adequate to meet annual targets for Akilah sourced internships and % of active job seekers launching careers 6 months post graduation.
Represent Akilah at networking events, business functions and local conferences. Constantly source new lead opportunities.
Set weekly and monthly outreach targets in collaboration with the Director of Partnerships to provide a steady stream of internship and job opportunities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Event Management

 

Manage career fairs, speaker series, students’ interviews and other career activities/events in collaboration with the Director of Partnerships, College President and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs.
Account Management:

Effectively manage all internships and employment opportunities by gathering all key information and promptly responding to employers’ inquiries, offering an outstanding customer experience.
Effectively communicate internships and job opportunities with students and graduates through the Careers Platform and other communication channels.
Collaborate with the Careers team on the selection of students and graduates, determining their eligibility in alignment with employers’ expectations.
Follow up with employers to confirm interview schedules and communicate selection results with students.
Diligently record and maintain detailed information on employers’ contacts, opportunities, meetings, and outcomes in SalesForce.
Increase adoption of the Mindsky Careers platform by employers, persuasively communicating the value proposition, its features and benefits.
Work in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer and Davis College President to implement an effective feedback loop mechanism gathering feedback from the Private Sector/employers on students/graduates performance during internships and employment.

Education & Experience Requirements

 

Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in Business, Human Resources, Marketing or a related field; an Associate’s degree plus relevant experience may be substituted.
Relevant experience in client relationship management, corporate relations or business development & sales.
Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda.

Desired Skills/Qualifications

 

Results oriented, comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with accountability to outcomes.
Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent oral presentation and written skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
Has a deep understanding of the growing Rwandan labor market and is well networked with both private and public sectors.
Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and manage clients portfolio to ensure a steady source of opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; relevant advanced degree preferred.
Private, public, and non-profit backgrounds are all valued. The ideal candidate will have succeeded in a high-performing organization and be eager to apply best practices.
Proficiency with Google Drive applications and Microsoft Office applications strongly preferred

 

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Hospitality Management Instructor, Davis College Rwanda AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

Organization

 

Are you ready to revolutionize education across sub-Saharan Africa? Join us! We are pioneers in developing unique educational products for the African market.

We’ve built our reputation on delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at the Akilah Institute in Rwanda. At Akilah, we created and fine-tuned an academic model that puts our 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’ve also developed a careers platform, www.mindsky.com, that connects students and graduates to employers.

Innovation and sustainability are the cornerstones of our educational philosophy. Our model combines academic and market-relevant skills with soft skills in leadership, public speaking, and community service to prepare young people to solve business, social, and environmental challenges. We’re committed to educating the next generation of leaders and inspiring them to make decisions that balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all.

We opened our first campus in Kigali nearly a decade ago. Now we’re leveraging our experience to deliver our proven academic model to exponentially more students. We have plans to open new campuses in Rwanda and Uganda within the next few years. Long term, we will establish a network of schools across sub-Saharan Africa. We’re also expanding our product offerings to include certificate courses, corporate trainings, events, and conferences.

The Position

Akilah is searching for an energetic & motivated candidate for the position of Hospitality Management Instructor. Reporting to the Hospitality Management Program Manager, the Hospitality Management Instructor will play a critical role in the Hospitality Management department with duties related to deliveringHospitality Management Courses, planning student centered lessons, and provide ongoing feedback to the Academic Director and Chief Financial Officer to continuously improve the Hospitality Management curriculum. The candidate will have continuous professional development opportunities at the Institute. This position is ideal for a determined and passionate Instructor who wants to empower women through education.

 

 

POSITION PURPOSE

 

Effectively deliver Hospitality Management classes including but not limited to Food and Beverages, Hospitality Sales and Marketing, Restaurant Concept Design, Marketing for lodges, Principles of Customer Care to Akilah learners as per Akilah Standards.

Provide ongoing feedback on the effectiveness of the Hospitality Management curriculum to the Academic Director and Chief Academic Officer. Provide input and recommendations on how to successfully adapt the Hospitality Management curriculum for cultural and situational relevance

Ensure that students provide course evaluations at the end of each trimester by scheduling with students to complete this requirement.

Invigilate and assess weekly and monthly exams.

Ensure marking/grading and reporting of students’ performance is carried out in a regular, timely manner and as per the deadlines set by Akilah.

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.

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.

 

CHARACTERISTICS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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 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 pro-active 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.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Education or field related to Akilah’s educational programs or Hospitality required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position is based in Kigali, Rwanda.

REPORTS TO

Academic Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

 

 

Senior Salesforce Administrator AT Akilah Institute – Kigali

 

About the Organization

 

Are you ready to revolutionize global education? We’re on a mission to provide transformational, personalized learning experiences that prepare students for professional success in the 21st century.

Our history is rooted in a commitment to women’s equality. Our campus for female leaders, Akilah, opened in Rwanda in 2010. As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah’s graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. After a decade of impact in Rwanda, we are launching Davis College, a new global co-ed network of universities.

Now, we’re expanding access to more students than ever, and will offer degrees to male and female students. We have an ambitious vision for scale of our unique model of personalized and affordable higher education, while maintaining Akilah as a unique campus for female leaders.

Davis College Rwanda and Davis College Hong Kong will open in 2020. By 2030, we will open 10 Davis College campuses in Africa and Asia and educate 1 million students.

Our pillars (21st-century skills, personalized learning, innovation, ethical leadership, and sustainability) underpin all of our academic programs and serve as our guiding light during this phase of rapid expansion. We’re committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. Will you join us?

 

Job responsibilities:

 

Feature Maintenance & Implementation:

 

Monitor and maintain existing features (workflows, processes, fields, objects, queries, etc.) to ensure proper working
Implement new features upon request or as needed, designed with consultation from relevant departments and Director of Business Operations
Present new features to relevant departments regularly to ensure procedures are consistently improved and evaluated
Monitor and maintain all peripheral systems and their relevant data

Data Maintenance:

 

Ensure proper data entry for all records in Salesforce across the organization. Actual data entry varies between departments, but the SA must monitor entry for inconsistencies and errors
Upload and update existing records using Excel and data loaders when necessary
Ensure proper flow of data between Salesforce and its peripheral systems(Formstack, Canvas, Chancen, and a variety of additional applications like attendance, transcripts, etc)
Build validations and processes to automate data consistency as best as possible

Data Analysis:

 

Create reports and dashboards for staff use upon request
Maintain existing reports and dashboards to ensure staff is receiving the proper information

General Administration:

 

Manage all Salesforce licenses, users, profiles, and permission sets
Manage users and licenses for all relevant peripheral systems, including but not limited to: Formstack, Funraise, and Mailchimp)
Regularly liaise with the Tech team in order to establish improved syncs between external systems and Salesforce

Training & Support:

 

Regularly train staff on relevant features and processes
Update the existing Salesforce Manual as necessary
Provide general technical support upon request

 

Required Education & Experience

 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience
At least 2 to 3 years of Salesforce development experience
Salesforce.com Developer Certification preferred
Previous re-engineering experience updating an existing Salesforce.com configuration to provide solutions with custom objects, custom fields, picklists, page layouts, workflow, approval processes, validation rules, custom tabs, reports, Visualforce pages, dashboards, and email generation according to application requirements
Experience with Salesforce Marketing Automation Tools (Pardot, Marketing Cloud) is a plus
Problem solving, interpersonal, data & software applications skills
Proficiency with Google Drive applications & Microsoft Office applications
Detail-Oriented & a self-starter.
Strong listening and communication skills. .
Ability to consistently contribute to the Davis College community of spirit, trust, interaction, and learning.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 





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