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  • Dean Development Lead (Kenya) at Nova Pioneer

  • Posted on: 27 September, 2019 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.

    Dean Development Lead (Kenya)

     

    About The Role

    We are looking for an outstanding educator and leader to serve as Dean Development Lead and coach emerging, school-based leaders at Nova Pioneer's schools in Kenya.

    As Dean Development Lead, your primary role will be to coach our emerging leaders (deans and associate deans) to support their schools more effectively through instructional and cultural best practice, ensuring that teachers get higher-quality and more intensive on-the-job coaching than they have ever experienced before. Our deans are tasked with building a pipeline of homegrown talent in their schools that produces both amazing teachers and amazing results for our students. Your job is to help them succeed.

    Also core to your role will be the development and implementation of operational best practices to ensure the day-to-day smooth operations of our schools in-region, so that our deans can focus on what they do best in instruction and culture.

    You may also be asked to support unique school needs as they arise, such as demo teaching or serving as an interim dean at one of our schools.

    Key Responsibilities For The Role Include

    Dean Development

    • Support school-based deans and associate deans to deliver on the Nova Pioneer vision of teacher development through ongoing coaching and delivery of PD, demos and co-observation
    • Work with Academic Leadership to solidify and codify common teacher coaching practices, and support school-based leadership in mapping a path to instructional excellence at their respective campuses
    • Provide ongoing feedback to Academic and Regional Leadership on the quality of instruction across schools in region
    • Work with Academic Leadership to articulate the vision of an excellent Nova Pioneer classroom, and support school-based leadership in leveraging existing systems — walkthroughs, data summaries, observation tools, PD, learning design, etc. — to further that vision

    Regional Academic/School Operations

    • Develop systems, processes, and policies to support our schools in achieving excellence in academic and school operations, including but not limited to areas such as:
      • Emergency preparedness planning
      • Textbook auditing
      • School registration and teacher registration
      • Formulation and revision of school policies
    • Establish guidelines for sharing, implementing, monitoring, documenting, and updating operational systems and processes across the organization
    • Partner with school-based leaders in implementing operations systems

    About You

    • You have 4+ years of instructional experience and have led adults in a rigorous, high-expectations school setting (Note: This is a minimum requirement. Candidates without this experience will not be considered!)
    • Experience working in a school network is highly preferred
    • You have demonstrated an ability to improve student achievement and other school outcomes by leading through others, and to improve other people's performance through coaching and building systems for scale
    • You have experience with and passion for enquiry-based learning, possibly including project-based or expeditionary approaches
    • You are driven by data and know how to use data from student assessments to strengthen and differentiate student learning
    • You are excited about our organizational 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 instructional leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth

    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 at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional 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 work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.

    Method of Application

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

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