Leadership Core Faculty
African Leadership University
Deadline of this Job:
14th march 2019
Date Posted: 26th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: RwF
Over the next 17 years, ALU aims to develop 3 million entrepreneurs and industry leaders by employing engaging, evidence-based teaching methods. The objective is to integrate student learning with the real world, empower students to take ownership of their own learning, and equip them with the ability to think entrepreneurially. Two campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are well in operation, as is the ALU School of Business. Moving forward, we plan to scale across the continent. and then around the world. We are growing rapidly: student enrollment increased by 1,200% between 2015 and 2017 and revenue grew by 650% in 2017. In 2017, the New York Times described ALU as one of ‘8 places in the world where history is being made’, and in 2016, Fast Company named ALU the ‘third most innovative company in Africa’ while CNN described ALU as the ‘Harvard of Africa’.
HOW WE WORK
As members of a high-growth start-up, the ALU Faculty Team works in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.
WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP CORE?
ALU’s Learning Model is governed by the 7 Meta Skills we have identified as necessary skills for any graduate to be highly effective in the real world. Within these 7 Meta Skills are Core Skills that make up the tangible skill sets we apply on a daily basis. They range from writing to quantitative reasoning, research and more. Our Leadership Core focuses mainly on these four areas: Project Management, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Data and Decisions, and Communicating for Impact. Learn more about the Leadership Core here.
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP CORE FACILITATOR ROLE
The Leadership Core facilitator supports young leaders to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, the Leadership Core facilitator plays a key role in guiding students to build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, the facilitator would help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive.
Outside of the in-person sessions, facilitators are responsible for supporting young leaders through their journeys by providing constructive feedback and career development mentorship.
If you are passionate about enabling young leaders to reach their full potential, to coaching and developing the next generation of African leaders, while growing your professional skills and leadership foundation in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with ALU. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!
In the Classroom
Facilitating class sessions with 30-35 students.
Reviewing student assignments and providing regular feedback based on rubrics that we have defined.
Holding office hours where students are able to get more targeted coaching and feedback.
Outside the Classroom
Identifying and scoping projects for students to work on with clients from external companies
Managing relationships with external companies
Providing input on and assisting with the design of the curriculum
Identifying relevant databases and datasets that could support learning
Coaching students as they explore their own leadership journeys
Staying connected with local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping the ALU community stay plugged in
Supporting other student-facing initiatives and the overall ALU community.
A Bachelor’s degree.
Strong work experience in at least two of the following expertise areas: business expansion, data analysis, communications, marketing, business process analysis, financial modelling, and starting/supporting profitable entrepreneurial ventures.
Ability to liaise with and manage stakeholders of varying levels (from junior to senior stakeholders).
Ability to engage and facilitate large group conversations, without lecturing or commanding Centre stage, or willingness to build that skill very quickly.
Valued Characteristics and Mindsets
Self-aware and effective communicator; Outstanding written and verbal communication, ability to give and receive feedback well, and is intentional about showing a high level of humility despite experience or expertise
Passionate facilitator; Excited about ALU’s vision for innovation in learning and leadership development, ideally, has past experience facilitating large/small sessions or workshops with an innovative, human-cantered twist
Results-Oriented and Collaborative team player; Energized by engaging collaboratively (online and offline) and working across multiple teams to achieve best outcomes in a timely manner
Quick and Agile Learner; Thrilled to engage with new ideas, a quick learner especially during uncertainty and change, one who continuously seeks feedback and is particularly quick at learning to engage with technology and tools related to performing the role well
Critical thinker; Easily able to think beyond what is given at face value, and able to pick and synthesize implications of problem-solving for a diverse set of stakeholders.
What gets us excited
Passion for working with young people
Capable of quickly identifying the strengths and weaknesses in a deliverable, and asking exactly the right question(s) to help someone else see it too
An iterative mindset – the ability to develop and implement recommendations
The ability to learn new skills in a fast-paced environment
Experience making data-driven decisions
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