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Head Coach

Head Coaches : Rugby, Football, Basketball and Athletics

Tatu City, Kenya

Working hours: 16-20 hours weekly.

Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Head Coaches who are passionate about coaching students in various game strategies and techniques to prepare them for different sports competitions. This position motivates students to develop an appreciation of the sport. 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, 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. 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. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

 

About the role:

As a Head coach, you will need to:

  • Hold organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages students to participate in the sport.
  • Assess player’s skills and assigns team positions.
  • Develop a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
  • Work with the Principal in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.  
  • Coach and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • Observe players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
  • Determine game strategy based on the team’s capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behaviour and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times.
  • Monitor the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met, and encourages students to maintain a high academic standard.
  • Models sports-like behaviour and maintain appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators.
  • Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
  • Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
  • Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, insurance records, equipment inventory, and other related records.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

 

About You:

  • Some experience as a Basketball, Rugby or Football Coach or assistant coach at the secondary school or college level preferred.
  • Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.
  • Eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit. The ability to travel between locations.
  • Course work in sport coaching and the prevention of athletic injuries. Continue educational training.

 

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.

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Applications for this role will close on 29th of November. 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.

 

Working at Nova Pioneer

Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing personal development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels our work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.

 

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