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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Nova Pioneer Education Group is a Pan-African independent school network offering preschool through secondary education for students from ages 3 through 19. We prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. We established Nova Pioneer because we believe education should ...
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    Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning (Internal Job Advert)


    Nova Pioneer already has 13 schools on the continent - six in Nairobi and seven in Johannesburg. Prior to assuming the Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning position, you will go through core training to get you ready to lead in the Nova Pioneer way with support, participation and leadership in the Emerging Leaders’ program. The series of experiences will be customised based on your prior experience. These experiences include shadowing the Dean of Instruction and Learning and gaining experience with coaching teachers using the Nova Pioneer system.

    Key responsibilities of the role include:

    Living the Nova Culture

    • Fully embrace Nova Pioneer’s values and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents and members of the outside community  
    • Live the culture principles inside and outside of the classroom and school.
    • Lead cohesively in a team, being respectful of each person's contribution and style.
    • Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with teachers, students, their families and colleagues.
    • Attend daily team, weekly staff and other meetings that arise throughout the school year
    • Contribute as a part of the regional leadership team to support the growth and health of the collective Nova Pioneer brand.
    • Work with the Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program.
    • Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain culture
    • Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset

    The Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning, with the support of the School Principal and the Dean of Instruction and Learning, shall have responsibility for the following key areas:

    Instructional Leadership

    • Coach teachers through extensive observation and feedback
    • Facilitate collaboration among teachers within/across grade levels and subject areas
    • Supervise professional development routines and activities across the school
    • Serve as the hiring manager for instructional staff hires
    • Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behavior issues
    • Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance
    • Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment
    • Lead instruction sessions for parents
    • Follow up with the Learning Design team on teachers’ feedback on lesson plans
    • Coordinate with the Academic Support team on availability of learning materials and teaching resources.


    • You have 2+ years of experience in instructional leadership and/or coaching experience in a rigorous high expectations lower and/or upper primary school setting.
    • You have your TSC number and certificate.
    • You have a minimum qualification of a P1 Diploma in Education ; a Degree in Education is desirable. 
    • You are widely recognised as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like.
    • You consistently seek 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.
    • A strong community leader, with the ‘head and heart’ to foster a caring community.
    • You have an exceptional ability to think strategically—and are  unusually detail-oriented and conscientious.
    • You are excited about our organisational 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nova Pioneer on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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