Nova Pioneer External Relations Intern - Leads Engagement Jobs in Kenya

Nova Pioneer External Relations Intern - Leads Engagement Jobs in Kenya

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Brand and Admissions Associate to help expand our footprint across Kenya.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

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, enquiry-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.

Nova Pioneer currently has 10 schools in 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

  • Content Creation / Engagement: Building an ecosystem of compelling content that engages current parents and prospective families, drives brand awareness and catapults Nova into the stratosphere of game-changing educational organizations.
  • This includes but is not limited to regular and agreed upon social media engagement (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), student-run blog, regular newsletters, video, and web content.
  • You will be responsible for developing and implementing fresh ideas across a variety of media, and measuring its effectiveness on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Customer Engagement / Events: As the Admissions & Brand Associate, you will be expected to organize and execute events (liaising with external companies and individuals where necessary or applicable) that both creatively encourage increased engagement with current parents, and which drives admissions with prospective families.
  • You will be responsible for the collection and analysis of data to determine the effectiveness of the admissions events, and for making recommendations on potential improvements.
  • Admissions: Tracking each applicant through the admissions funnel, from application to admissions decision in an organized and timely manner that reflects the Nova brand – as well as monitoring the data to regularly provide updates to your manager and the team on the progress.
  • Communications:Taking the lead on any written, verbal (phone, in person), and electronic (email, SMS) communications to parents of Nova students, this includes copy-editing, proofreading, and revising communications across a variety of channels, and escalating it up to the chain where necessary or prudent.
  • Data & Reporting: Giving the organization visibility into our progress against targets will be a key responsibility in this role.
  • Filling and maintaining the Brand and Admissions dashboard in a timely manner, preparing and submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports on activities mapped out
    will be key to measure our progress against your team’s key objectives.
  • Procurement: Liaising with suppliers (and within a budget set by your manager) to order and refill marketing materials including (but not limited to) promotional materials, decorative materials, admissions materials, Nova swag, etc.
    About You

    Skills and Qualifications
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of working experience. Experience in marketing and communications is ideal but not required.
  • Experience in a startup or in a company that gave you significant autonomy and responsibility is a plus!
  • You are a great communicator: You are able to provide a clear and persuasive pitch to anyone and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are results driven: You are goal oriented, move fast and take ownership of work.
  • You have strong skills working with data: You know how to structure data in a compelling way, analyze data to pull out key insights and trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • You have strong project management skills: You are able to juggle multiple tasks, provide support to junior level staff and meet deadlines and targets.
  • You are entrepreneurial and empathetic. You are able to understand the various Nova Pioneer stakeholders and think creatively about how to effectively communicate to them.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a fire-hose of feedback.

    How to Apply:
  • Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply here now!
  • 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: 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.
  • 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 1st August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Nova Pioneer External Relations Intern - Leads Engagement Jobs in Kenya

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