Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar University Guidance Project Manager to build and manage post-high school transition programs from scratch and manage relationships that will ensure great post-graduation outcomes for all Nova Pioneer students. We aim to make an investment in that sets a new bar for what schools across Africa need to be doing to set students up for success in the 21st century—in university and beyond. This is an opportunity to be the architect of a University guidance and counseling programme that will be a lasting exemplar that raises expectations and helps students pursue their boldest aspirations. Prior experience in University guidance & counseling whilst a plus, is not a must.
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 6 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.
Our distinctive team culture reinforces our ambitious vision:
To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com
ABOUT THE ROLE
As University Guidance Project Manager you will work closely with the Director of Partnerships to rapidly begin designing and implementing our university guidance and counselling programme for university readiness, counseling, application support and placement. Our overriding goal will be to deliver great university admission outcomes for our first alumni cohort who will graduate from Nova Pioneer schools in Kenya and South Africa in late 2019. Working backward from that goal, you will build a roadmap for key relationships that need to fostered with university admissions officers and representative across the world and work with internal stakeholders to prepare the students to submit strong applications. Together with colleagues you will engage directly with students and families to understand and shape expectations and aspirations, help them take early action to get a step ahead with readiness, and make them feel supported. Prior experience in University guidance & counseling whilst a plus, is not a must.
The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Application and Beyond
Work with the Admissions team to streamline the Scholarship selection and application process for prospective Nova Pioneer students across Geographies
Our culture resonates deeply with your values—and in particular, you are excited to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback
HOW TO APPLY
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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