Nova Pioneer Founding Headteacher Jobs in Kenya

Nova Pioneer is looking for an outstanding instructional leader to serve as the Founding Primary School Headteacher at our school opening in Nairobi in late 2018. This is an opportunity to help create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.



Key responsibilities for the role include:


  • Act as an effective leader and ambassador for the organization
  • Articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and student program;
  • Drive the development of an exceptional teaching team including through coaching teachers through observation and feedback;
  • Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset among staff and students alike
  • Collaborate with fellow School Leaders in the network to continuously develop and improve the Nova education model across schools
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with other schools and organizations to provide enriching academic and extracurricular opportunities for students
  • Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture
  • Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
  • Partner with parents and other key community stakeholders to build the Nova Pioneer brand
  • Plan and lead school staff meetings


    Skills and Qualifications required:


  • You have 7+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting including instructional leadership roles (e.g., deputy headteacher, teacher coach, etc.).
  • Experience as a headteacher is highly valued but not a prerequisite.
  • You are widely recognized as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like. If you don’t have teaching experience, you are instructionally passionate and have a desire to learn and entrench yourself in the Nova approach to teaching and learning.
  • You are excited about your own professional development, always seeking out opportunities to grow, whether by asking others for feedback, forming communities of learning with other school leaders, or seeking out training
  • You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching, building uncommonly strong relationships, developing creative training sessions and sharing feedback
  • 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 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
  • You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth


    How to Apply:

    Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then Apply 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: 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 Microsoft Word® or PDF format to protect formatting.

    All applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of next steps within a week after this closing date. 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.

    For more information and job application details, see; Nova Pioneer Founding Headteacher Jobs in Kenya

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