Nova Pioneer Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Nova Pioneer Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

About Nova Pioneer

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century.

A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them.

A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content.

At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school.

Nova Pioneer uses a unique, inquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”.

It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration.

Learn more about our learning approach here. Nova Pioneer currently has 10 schools across South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule meetings for the School Principal in line with their diary
  • Facilitate the public relations function of the front office
  • Prepare documents ahead of internal and external meetings as directed by the School Principal (photocopying, binding, filing etc.)
  • Prepare documents for internal display on pin-boards or notice boards (brochures, posters, etc.)
  • Keep custody of the students’ attendance registers and any confidential documents on behalf of the School Principal
  • Maintain the school’s student roster (termly) and update it as necessary
  • Maintain The Principal’s Google calendar, scheduling meetings, calls, virtual/teleconferences, and attend to meeting logistics so that meetings are started on time with full participation
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders via telephone, in person and in writing through the drafting of letters, memorandums, reports, and emails
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation for the School Principal
  • Handle petty cash, invoices and transportation requests for the School Principal
  • Facilitate logistical arrangements for weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings
  • Provide administrative services and take minutes for various meetings when required
  • Receive guests and/or visitors for the Principal as well as any other visitors in the network office
  • Assist in managing PTA communications and meetings
  • In addition to these typical duties, may perform other duties as assigned and require

    Skills and Qualifications
  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma in Office Administration/Management
  • You have 2 to 4+ years as an Administrative Assistant, preferably of an established startup, large company or a school
  • You are experienced or open to learning the Google software suite (Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, G Mail, etc.) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • You are experienced and proficient in MS Suite with strong writing
    skills (for office communication) and are skilled in making posters and certificates
  • You have excellent organizational, planning and time management skills - you are able to handle many moving parts while maintaining high standards of excellence
  • You demonstrate capacity to analyze complex situations and solve problems
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide a clear and effective written and verbal communication to the leaders and school team
  • You have an exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you sweat the small stuff—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious
  • You have the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive matters
  • You have a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • You are proactive and have an enthusiastic approach to work
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback

    How to Apply
  • To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.
  • Please note: Where a copy of your resume is required, copying and pasting from a formatted document e.g. Microsoft Word may not result in the formatting transferring correctly to the final resume.
  • You are encouraged to attach your resume in PDF format to protect formatting.
  • There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage.

    The process is as follows:

  • Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.
  • Practical demonstration of what you can do: you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for.
  • Teachers participate in a half-day selection day at one of our campuses as well as deliver a lesson to a class.
  • In-person interviews: at this point, you will visit one of our schools to meet the team and participate in a series of in-person interviews.
  • Final interview: you’ll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th November 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Nova Pioneer Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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