Student Life Counselor at ALU: (Deadline 20 August 2020)
We are looking for someone with an understanding of, as well as a passion and deep sense of empathy for youth development. We need someone with experience working with teachers and students to foster learning through providing psycho-educational support and promoting a safe educational environment. You need to have experience counselling students and crafting and delivering psycho-social programs to support them in their learning journey.
As the most innovative company in Africa, 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 along with 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. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of 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 well-being.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role of the counselor is to lead our efforts to ensure psychological and emotional wellness within the student community. This person will be required to counsel students (and sometimes staff), provide psycho-educational support and help craft and deliver psycho-social programs to support students in their learning journey. At times, the psychologist will also be required to support other program offerings of the Student Life team.
- MA or MSC in Psychology or Counseling and registration with a Professional Board is a must.
- Mentoring, counseling and Coaching Skills
- 2 years experience in working with the youth
- Skills is psycho-educational program planning, execution, and facilitation.
- Experience in a diverse educational environment
- Evidence of ability to work in a team
- High levels of professionalism and ethics
- Experience in project management