JOB AT Akilah Institute Rwanda : Director – Summer Camp
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?
We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to lead the execution and supervision of a Summer Camp for children ages 7-16. There will be two camps, separated into age-appropriate activities as follows: 7-11 and 12-16 year olds. The Director is responsible for the effective oversight and quality control of each camp, as well as for serving as the primary liaison to the parents of campers. S/he would work closely with the New Ventures team on campus, as well as virtually with the Managing Director. The Program Director oversees all of the camp programs to ensure that they are fun, safe, always prepared, meets the needs and exceed the expectations of campers and parents.
Roles and responsibilities:
Lead and manage Summer Camp, staff, and all related activities
Serve as primary liaison to parent community
Develop and lead Orientation
Assist in development/content creation of Summer Camp
Train and prepare relevant staff and assistants
Develop a risk management plan
Oversee daily operations of the camp including food service, program, camper and staff supervision and safety; troubleshoot problems
Ensure programs are high quality, challenging, creative and safe for all campers
Develop and monitor budget for camp operations
Conduct periodic evaluations to ensure the camps are meeting the needs of campers
Desired skills and qualifications:
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree
Has a minimum of 3-years related experience with programming and administering programs that reflect the camp’s population
Holds CPR and Standard First Aid certifications
Is passionate about children’s development and education
Has experience leading children and liaising with the parent community
Has good judgment
Is creative, happy, energetic, organized and proactive
Has excellent leadership, communication, judgment and team-building skills
Loves the outdoors, physical activity and is in great physical condition
Has skills in Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Internet research