Jobs at Nova Academies
8. Heads of Boarding Job Opportunities
Nova Academies is looking for 2 superstar Heads of Boarding to play a critical role for all the non-academic aspects of student experience – weekends, nights & mornings, sports, clubs and pastoral services.
A female candidate for Nova’s girls school and a male candidate for Nova’s boys school.
Your focus will be to ensure that the highest standards of culture, behaviour, pastoral care, co-curricular participation, learning and academic attainment prevail across Nova.
This is an opportunity to create a unique new school model that will grow the future leaders of communities and companies across Kenya and Africa.
Imagine a world in which every young person in Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century.
A school that demands excellence, helps students learn by doing and exploring rather than by memorizing, equips students with globally competitive science and technology skills, and builds the character and growth mindset that will shape the rest of their lives.
Now imagine that this school is not in one town, in one country, but in every town, in every country. This is what we imagine, and we want you to help make it happen.About The Role
You will also:Develop and manage a highly engaging and rigorous schedule of student activities outside of the classroom, including sports and clubs;
Build and manage a strong team focused on student’s non-academic experience and development, including resident teachers, matron(s), and others. Develop a strong system to ensure student activity is monitored and supported at all times;
Develop and oversee a robust student counselling program to support strong emotional development;
Run an exceptional sports program for students, including directly coaching sports team(s);
Oversee strong student discipline and behavior within the residential experience such as evenings and weekends;
Build a rich spiritual experience for students through leading partnerships with churches and other spiritual partners;
Develop and execute off-campus activities that will enrich student development, including sports and club competitions and other exchanges with partner schools and organizations;
Build strong programs for student health and wellness, including health services on and off campus;
Play a central role in building and sustaining an exceptional student and staff culture as a member of the school’s management team;
You will be provided with lodging on the campus and will be expected to be present on campus many nights and weekends.
You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes to help them develop holistically;
Experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, and/or teaching;
Previous experience in a boarding school is a plus but not required;
You are an exceptional with Nova’s culture, bringing energy, positivity and humility to your work and constantly looking to improve yourself;
You possess a Bachelor of Education degree or o degree in social sciences
8+ years of relevant experience
Significant experience in managing people as you will be leading a team
Proven record of success in high-intensity work environments
An awareness, understanding, and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare, and safety of children
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?
If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately.
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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.
If you do not hear from us within 8 weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.
For more information and job
application details, see; Heads of Boarding Job Opportunities
9. Managing Director, Property Company
Pioneer and Nova Academies are looking for an experienced dealmaker to lead the real estate subsidiary that will drive property development for the Pioneer/Nova school network as it expands in Kenya, South Africa and beyond. This is an entrepreneurial opportunity to do well by doing good: building a large and successful real estate venture that turbocharges the growth of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.
About the Role
Pioneer and Nova Academies are establishing a subsidiary real estate company to source and develop the school campuses that will enable Pioneer/Nova to launch new schools quickly and enhance its brand positioning as a 21st-century learning environment. You will launch, build and manage this captive real estate venture as it grows in the coming years.
During your first year on the job, you will launch the subsidiary company and lead a small team that closes at least 2-3 major deals to develop Pioneer/Nova campuses in Kenya and South Africa. Working with the Pioneer/Nova leadership team you will determine the optimal structure for the company and best way to capitalize the venture at the corporate level.
You will build a small team under you—spanning Kenya and South Africa—and then lead that team to secure deals to develop one new school campus in each country for new school launches in January 2017. In addition, you will explore opportunities to pursue the next phase of expansion and development for our existing leased campuses in both countries.
You will oversee all development projects to ensure that they are completed in a timely way and on budget. You will report to the CEO and be a member of the Leadership Team.
Specific key responsibilities for the role include:
Develop and manage an overall property strategy and business plan for the group that will both achieve the long-term vision of the schools and deliver necessary return to investors
Lead the sourcing, structuring and management of deals to deliver optimally designed and located school campuses. This will include:
Initial sourcing of land, through acquisition, joint venture, or other structures, with sizes and locations aligned with the school roll-out strategy;
Design of campuses in close coordination with academic teams;
Creation and ongoing close oversight of development of buildings that maximize quality and cost-efficiency;
Structuring of financing and legal agreements that provide sufficient return to investors and partners while providing each school with affordable and predictable long-term building costs;
Cultivate and close major capital investment for the property company from local and international investors
Build and manage partnerships and/or a small team to enable the efficient execution of the above responsibilities for more than 20 campuses over the next 5 years
You have 8+ years experience, including significant experience managing property acquisition, financing, and/or development in high performing organizational settings
You have a track record of building strong relationships with and managing diverse stakeholders, from investors to land owners to contractors
You love problem solving and are particularly skilled at crafting arrangements that satisfy the objectives of multiple stakeholders while meeting the core objectives of the organization
You have an exception ability to operate and deliver great results in a highly fluid, fast-paced environment, including creating the necessary structures and carefully managing tight deadlines
You are an entrepreneurial self-starter and able to independently manage work execution and lead company development
You have a passion for education and Nova Pioneer’s vision of transforming schooling across the African continent
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.
For more information and job application details, see; Managing Director Job
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