• Job Opportunities at Nova Pioneer - 7 Positions

  • Posted on: 10 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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 prepare young people to create their future, not just work in it. Nova Pioneer is a launchpad where ambitious young Africans can begin to shape a better future for the continent and the world. We began by asking ourselves the question, “What capabilities will young people need to succeed in and shape the future that they will encounter, and what approaches to education will best develop those capabilities?” All of our founders have extensive backgrounds in education at top institutions across the globe, having studied at universities such as Harvard and Stanford and led education programs for McKinsey and Co., the African Leadership Academy, and top school networks in the US (Excel Academies). Yet at Nova Pioneer we believe that you never stop learning. So we visited and studied leading schools spanning from Singapore to Peru, and the United States to the United Kingdom. We connected with leaders of the cutting-edge education research, and leading thinkers on 21st Century Learning such as Sir Ken Robinson and teachers and atelieristas from Reggio Emilia, the leading global early education model, to name a few. We launched our first school in South Africa in 2014, with the aim of incorporating the best education models in the world, while keeping it as affordable as possible. We’ve since expanded within South Africa, and to Kenya as well – with our first Kenyan school launching in 2015. In all of our schools, we bring in and train top educators to deliver educational excellence in an environment that nurtures our students to uncover their potential and blaze trails in the world beyond our school walls.
     

    Science Teachers

     

    Science Teachers Job Responsibilities

    • Teach Math, Physics, Chemistry, Business Studies and Computer Studies
    • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence.
    • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
    • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
    • Meet up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are mapped to standards.
    • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
    • Attend weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
    • Head a club, house opportunity for students each term.
    • Provide feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made.
    • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities.

    Qualifications for the Science Teachers Job

    • A born teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
    • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
    • A Bachelor’s degree from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
    • Energetic and passionate about education.
    • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
    • You have 2-6+ years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
    • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of technology for instruction

    Financial Analyst

     

    Financial Analyst Job Responsibilities

    • Collection & reconciliation of school fees
    • Scholarship students’ revenue and expense management
    • Extra-curricular activity fee management
    • Debt management and developing alternative payment plans with banks for parents
    • Developing systems and reporting for school fees collection
    • Communication to parents on any finance changes e.g. bank details
    • Assist with the new business process and working with Finance and Business Managers.
    • Cash reconciliations, payment date accounting, monthly reporting and report production, daily modeling, analysis and reporting and financial Analysis.
    • Responsible for the day- to-day general ledger accounting and reconciliation, financial reporting and analysis for assigned functional areas.
    • Perform monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analysis
    • Analyze data to ensure proper accounting procedures have been followed
    • Investigate and report to the Manager any inconsistencies or improprieties.
    • Prepare financial reports, charts, tables and other exhibits as requested
    • Responsible for performing special projects to improve process efficiency and performance projects as assigned by Manager
    • Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting & analysis of the results of the organization’s performance against historical, budgeted, forecasted and strategic planning results to facilitate decision-making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plan.
    • Maintain and develop various financial models and standard templates distributed for use by all of Finance during the planning processes, ensuring quality, accuracy and focused analytic review.
    • Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and apply them.
    • Describe an insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools, and concepts, to provide practical counsel to management to drive business results.
    • Understand and facilitate the integration of business processes, people, and relevant technology, in order to identify, configure, and communicate useful information, and to provide practical business leadership to drive business decision making across the company.
    • Support the Manager by being the first point of contact for issues and questions.
    • Identify non-value added processes within the department and seek solutions.

    Qualifications for the Financial Analyst Job

    • Should have Bachelor’s Degree and professional qualifications in CPA, CFA, ACCA or equivalent
    • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in a large audit, insurance or accounting environment
    • Experience in leading implementation of highly effective controls and processes.
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
    • Knowledge of financial and accounting procedures including an understanding of IFRS and their application in the preparation of financial statements
    • Ability to effectively interpret financial information
    • Good presentation and communication skills including the ability to write proper reports
    • Proficiency in common computer applications
    • Great Interpersonal, cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated good attitude towards work and willingness to continuously learn
    • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity and work well in a team
    • Strong organization and analytical skills as well as keenness to details

    Humanities Teachers

     

    Humanities Teachers Job Responsibilities

    • Teach Geography, English, Kiswahili, History and C.R.E
    • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence.
    • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
    • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
    • Meet up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are mapped to standards.
    • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
    • Attend weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
    • Head a club, house opportunity for students each term.
    • Provide feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made.
    • Fully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities.

    Qualifications for the Humanities Teachers Job

    • A born teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
    • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
    • A Bachelor’s degree from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
    • Energetic and passionate about education.
    • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
    • You have 2-6+ years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
    • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of technology for instruction

    Finance Leader

     

    The Finance Leader position is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and innovative individual to help build robust financial management and reporting systems and processes and provide strategic direction for the finance department of Nova Pioneer in Kenya.

    The position is initially based at the Nova Pioneer Network office in Nairobi but will require travel between schools from time to time.

    Some travel to our South African schools may be required. This is an 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.

    Finance Job Responsibilities

    • Design and develop improved robust financial management and reporting systems and processes that will lead the finance function to becoming a high performing and highly effective department
    • Drive financial planning and cashflow management for the organisation. Conduct monthly financial reporting and provide analysis to executive team and relevant budget owners
    • Manage a team of junior and mid-level finance people across schools in Kenya
    • Oversee the collections process and ensure all targets are reached through collection of fees
    • Oversee all audit and internal control operations
    • Oversee robust budget setting and management system and engage with managers around this process
    • Liaise and coordinate with the Finance Leader for South Africa to ensure best practice and transfer of knowledge, processes and systems across all Nova Pioneer geographies
    • Ensure adherence to financial laws and guidelines

    Qualifications for the Finance Job

    • You have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MA or CPA is a requirement
    • You have at least 5 years of experience managing a finance department significant responsibility
    • You have very strong finance capability and you have an interest in a long term pathway to CFO. This role could grow into a Finance Director role for Kenya or into a CFO role overseeing both South Africa and Kenya
    • You are relatively entrepreneurial and enjoy a challenge. You get excited about designing and building effective financial systems and processes. This is a demanding role where you’ll be required to create order from chaos.
    • You must be ready to put in the time it takes to build your vision
    • You have led teams and coached individuals to achieve results. People love working with you and for you
    • You have excellent communication skills. You are able to communicate effectively with your finance team, school leadership as well as shareholders and investors. You are able to provide a clear and persuasive pitch to anyone and have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • You are results driven. You set clear, attainable and measurable targets for your team and are able to motivate them to achieve their personal and the departmental goals
    • You have a vision for your department which aligns with the organisation’s long term vision
    • You are a stickler for detail and ensure that you and your team are accurate and thorough in all that you do

    Marketing Data Manager

     

    The right person will have a deep understanding of tech platforms, cross-channel analytics, attribution, and tracking methodologies, lead scoring, and digital marketing.

    You will be capable of developing tools and processes related to market research, knowledge management, and cutting edge technology that improve all of our processes.

    Marketing Data Manager Job Responsibilities

    Build our digital marketing muscle

    • Use innovative digital marketing techniques, formats and channels to engage Nova Pioneer’s target audience including email, paid search, SEO, and social
    • Work with creative / content teams to develop, produce and execute digital marketing campaigns for our audiences that achieve Nova Pioneer’s business objectives and deliver high impact results.

    Drive Data-Driven Decision-Making

    • Develop comprehensive dashboards and regular reports that are user friendly and easily accessible, which allow us to synthesize data to inform business decisions
    • Build new tools, processes and methods to assess and measure the current experience across all stakeholders and facilitate decision-making related to customer experience initiatives
    • Measure the performance of Nova Pioneer’s online and offline campaigns to deliver actionable insights that allow us to drive customer-centric decision making across geographies

    Develop our Insights

    • Develop and implement systems and platforms that allow us to reach and understand our prospective parents, build awareness, and deepen relationships
    • Design and implement new research processes and methodologies to gather insights on our customers across the pipeline
    • Manage the analysis and reporting of a continuous stream of qualitative and quantitative data related to our key stakeholders

    Thought Leadership

    • Promote a culture of innovation and experimentation within the marketing team and beyond
    • Be a thought leader on the latest and digital marketing tools, platforms, approaches, channels and potential partners for Nova Pioneer to consider

    Qualifications for the Marketing Data Manager Job

    • Highly motivated self-starter with bias for action and teamwork, comfortable working in a startup environment
    • Broad range of hands-on direct project experience within digital
    • Experience making recommendations and implementing new technology and tools within an organization, experience in collaborating with web developers, technical or creative partners
    • Experience and track record of coaching and managing small teams and coaching individuals to deliver results
    • Outstanding organization, project-management, problem-solving, and communication skills
    • Experience conducting both quantitative and qualitative market research

    Talent Recruitment Manager

     

    Talent Recruitment Manager Job Responsibilities

    Recruitment & Selection

    • Manage a portfolio of open positions across the organization.
    • Develop a thorough strategic plan for reaching all recruitment and hiring goals.
    • Liaise with school leaders and hiring manager to design and execute a year-long hiring plan.
    • Set up the processes and systems that enable efficient hiring for each role.
    • Develop and implement a clear analytics strategy and approach towards recruitment using data at all time for decisoning
    • Refine pre-existing (and develop new) selection tools to ensure alignment between how we hire and what’s needed for each role.
    • Manage other team members to fulfill each step of the process.
    • Support Hiring Managers in making final hiring decisions

    Outreach

    • Design and implement innovative ways to attract and source top talent to the organization.
    • Increase local and international awareness about Nova Pioneer and the career opportunities available.
    • Plan and host outreach events at school campuses and attend events hosted externally.
    • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders and establish partnerships to expand reach.

    Qualifications for the Talent Recruitment Manager Job

    • At least 5-7 years’ experience in recruitment, institutional e.g. school-based recruitment
    • You have a proven ability to build strong relationships across diverse audiences
    • You are extremely detail oriented and can manage a lot of moving parts at once
    • You strive for excellence in every detail of your work and inspire and challenge everyone around you to do the same
    • You take pleasure in excellence more than credit or status
    • Our culture resonates deeply with your values—and in particular, you are excited to challenge yourself by taking risks and getting more feedback than you’ve ever gotten before
    • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in a related field, required

    Global Content Lead

     

    Global Content Lead Job Responsibilities

    Content Strategy

    • Develop and oversee Nova Pioneer’s content strategy and creation across all platforms with clear and measurable goals
    • Establish goals and priorities for both feature and daily planning with the team in both geographies
    • Identify key areas for growth in audience, engagement, traffic and conversion
    • Story Telling
    • Develop shareable storytelling assets customized to different platforms and audiences and help tell our brand stories through consistent and compelling content
    • Develop Nova Pioneer’s brand narratives and other creative inputs that drive a streamlined content plan across all geographies

    Content Optimization

    • Develop our story dashboard across geographies and work with the data team to measure performance
    • Leverage analytics to drive editorial decisions, from story ideation to distribution, properly segmenting our customer base and delivering customized content that promotes high levels of engagement
    • Perform multivariate testing, and monitor the story dashboard to make weekly recommendations

    Design & Execution

    • Personally oversee and own the results for all content production across channels and format types.
    • Ability to create all types of visual content in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to guarantee our visuals (images, graphics, etc.) align with defined voice

    Qualifications for the Global Content Lead Job

    • 3+ years experience with Content Marketing or similar background
    • Strong understanding of how content is shared and consumed differently across digital, social and mobile platforms
    • Extensive graphic design and production experience for web, print, and video
    • Ability to use analytics to help drive daily decisions and overall strategy
    • Project management experience, including a consistent track record of delivering results
    • Experience managing copy writers, editors, and creatives
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, in a high-pressure environment, and consistently meet deadlines for project deliverables
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Proficient in Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; bonus: After Effects, Premiere, and Blender
    • A solid online portfolio demonstrating command of typography, color, and layout.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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