• Head of Boarding Job at Nova Academies (2 Posts)

  • Posted on: 9 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Nova Academies is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. We currently have three schools in South Africa and one school in Nairobi. We are also launching a girls secondary school in Nairobi in 2017.

    Heads of Boarding - 2 positions


    Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

    1. We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
    2. We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
    3. We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow
    4. We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves
    5. We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning

    Heads of Boarding Job Responsibilities

    • Develop and manage a highly engaging and rigorous schedule of student activities outside of the classroom, including sports and clubs;
    • Build and manage a strong team focused on student’s non-academic experience and development, including resident teachers, matron(s), and others. Develop a strong system to ensure student activity is monitored and supported at all times;
    • Develop and oversee a robust student counselling program to support strong emotional development;
    • Run an exceptional sports program for students, including directly coaching sports team(s);
    • Oversee strong student discipline and behavior within the residential experience such as evenings and weekends;
    • Build a rich spiritual experience for students through leading partnerships with churches and other spiritual partners;
    • Develop and execute off-campus activities that will enrich student development, including sports and club competitions and other exchanges with partner schools and organizations;
    • Build strong programs for student health and wellness, including health services on and off campus;
    • Play a central role in building and sustaining an exceptional student and staff culture as a member of the school’s management team;
    • You will be provided with lodging on the campus and will be expected to be present on campus many nights and weekends.

    Qualifications for the Heads of Boarding Job

    • You love working with teenagers and have previously engaged with teen and youth programmes to help them develop holistically;
    • Experience with youth development in various settings such as sports coaching, mentoring/counseling, and/or teaching;
    • Previous experience in a boarding school is a plus but not required;
    • You are an exceptional with Nova’s culture, bringing energy, positivity and humility to your work and constantly looking to improve yourself;
    • You possess a Bachelor of Education degree or degree in social sciences
    • 8+ years of relevant experience
    • Significant experience in managing people as you will be leading a team
    • Proven record of success in high-intensity work environments
    • An awareness, understanding, and experience of issues relating to safeguarding the health, welfare, and safety of children

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nova Academies Kenya career website on novaacademies.applytojob.com to apply

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