Student Life Coordinator
African Leadership University,
Deadline of this Job:
Open until filled
Date Posted: 27th february 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: RwF
African Leadership University is building the “University of the Future” by leveraging world class pedagogy, advanced education technology, linkages to employers, and a focus on skills development. Our first campus is up and running with 300 students on the beautiful island of Mauritius. Our second campus will open in Rwanda in 2017, and from there we plan to scale across Africa.
HOW WE WORK
As a high-growth start-up, the ALU 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.
ABOUT THE STUDENT LIFE TEAM
Our learning philosophy at African Leadership University can be summarized through the acronym ASHIP for we believe that learning should be active, social, holistic, integrated and personal. Put differently, learning is centered around the student’s own life. What happens in our students’ day-to-day, within and outside of the classroom, contributes equally to their learning experience? The Student Life (SL) team at ALU is in charge of every aspect of the student’s life. We ensure our students’ overall wellness through the ALU Alive program which encompasses various support systems, programs and activities which promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
The Student Life Coordinator reports to the Student Life Lead with weekly check-ins/check-outs, weekly sit-ins, quarterly developmental one on ones through coaching as well as peer coaching. You will be assigned a peer coach and will be required to undergo the SL training programme through regular support from the peer coach. you will also get the chance to manage other team members and coach several students through the different core offerings like Assembly, Arts@ALU etc. Finally, you will be working in close collaboration with the Student Recruitment and Selection, Operations team and external bodies for student VISA processing.
Design and coordinate several Student Life programs and offerings, mainly : Student Representative Council, Student Clubs & Initiatives, Arts@ALU, ALUAlive, Assembly, Student internships and Student’s Leaders training
Lead all the operations under the Student Life team in the following areas – Orientation and Reorientation, Student events, Student Leaders Bootcamp
Collate needs for student handbook, orientation items, branded items and any other and being in charge of the procurement
Manage the Student Life budget that includes monitoring the departmental budget, tracking the expenses and making recommendations as to projected budgets.
Streamline the processes in the student life team and ensuring that all student offerings are communicated to students
Minimum Bachelor Degree
Experience with project management (at least 1 years)
Experience in youth mentoring/ coaching and/or working in an educational environment
Skills in program design and program management
Strong communication and listening skills
Strong analytical skills
We are looking for people with a passion to make a difference in the lives of our students. People who have a keen knowledge of what it takes to operate optimally in an educational environment, and strive to share that knowledge with others. We are looking for mentors, project managers, coaches, and leaders. If that person is you, and you meet the above requirements, please APPLY below to join our incredible team!
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